Recover Webpage – How to Fix Internet Explorer Freezing up?

Internet explorer is not my favorite browser and it will never ever be in the near future, unless Microsoft does something to improve its performance compared to Chrome and Firefox. However, being a webmaster of this site I need to constantly check my website in different browsers to make sure it is optimized for readers using different browsers. Today, when I opened IE it gave a message “recover webpage” at the bottom of page. On clicking “recover webpage”, it gave a message the website is not responding. Played with this issue for some time and noticed that the site did show up after almost 3-5mts. This article covers the manual and logical steps to follow to get this problem fixed.
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Check Internet explorer settings

Slow performance and frequent crash of Internet explorer can be attributed to presence of lot of temporary files and corrupted files in internet cache folder. Also, changes can happen in the internal settings without your knowledge after using it over a period of time.  Do an IE optimisation as mentioned in the link. An IE optimization will reset all IE settings and remove temporary files. This should fix most of the problems. Check if the problem is fixed now.
If the above step didn’t fix the issue, this step have more chance of fixing this.
  • Close all Internet explorer windows
  • Press Windows Key + R to open Run window
  • type inetcpl.cpl to open internet options
  • Go to Advanced Tab
  • Click on Reset
This step will Reset Internet Explorer settings to the default manufacturer settings which should fix most cases.

Check Internet explorer Add-ons

Add-ons give additional functionality to a web browser. But the same add-ons are responsible for creating most problems in browsers. Check if the problem is created by add-ons.
  • Close all Internet explorer windows
  • Click Start -> Run -> Type “inetcpl.cpl
  • Go to “Programs” tab -> Select “Manage add-ons
  • Under add-on type, select “Toolbars and Extensions”. This will show you the list of all add-ons on the right side
  • Select an add-on and then select the disable button at the right corner. Do the same for all add-ons. Open Internet explorer after disabling all add-ons.
  • If Internet explorer works fine with add-ons disabled, this is an issue with add-on. Now enable add-ons one by one followed by checking internet explorer. Once you enable the corrupted add-on, internet explorer will show problem. Now you can go to add/remove program to remove the corrupted add-on.
    manage add-ons internet explorer
In my case, it was the shockwave flash object which was corrupted. Disabling it fixed the problem immediately. I removed Adobe Flash Player add-on. Re-installed it and everything worked fine.

Check Internet explorer settings using Ccleaner

This is one additional step I added later as I was able to catch some issues using ccleaner.
Ccleaner is one of the software, I recommend as a must have software in a computer with Windows Operating System. In this case, I recommend running Ccleaner because the entries that may not be displayed inside Internet options my get listed here. Ccleaner is free for personal use.
  • Open Ccleaner, go to Tools option on the left side, then click Startup. Click on Internet Explorer.
    You can see a list of add-ons which are connected to Internet explorer. Look for suspicious looking and then Disable it. Check if that fix this problem. Once you confirm the problem is caused by a particular add-on, use the Delete option to remove it.
    internet explorer add-on ccleaner
Check this article on how to Use Ccleaner like a Pro

Make sure Internet explorer files are healthy and working fine

Over a period of time, Internet explorer .dll and .ocx files might also get corrupted after being subjected to attack from malwares and compatibility issues. Re-registering the IE dll files will fix the problem.
Copy the files below. Open command prompt with administrator privilege, right click on command prompt windows, click Paste and hit Enter. This will execute all the below commands in command prompt window.
rem Script used to manually reregister Internet Explorer and Shell related *.dlls
rem Also included the Digital Signing and Cryptographic Provider *. dlls if needed
rem rundll32.exe advpack.dll /DelNodeRunDLL32 C:\WINNT\System32\dacui.dll
rem rundll32.exe advpack.dll /DelNodeRunDLL32 C:\WINNT\Catroot\icatalog.mdb
rem regsvr32 setupwbv.dll /s
rem regsvr32 wininet.dll /s
regsvr32 comcat.dll /s
regsvr32 CSSEQCHK.DLL /s
regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /s
regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /i /s
regsvr32 asctrls.ocx /s
regsvr32 oleaut32.dll /s
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /I /s
regsvr32 shdocvw.dll /s
regsvr32 browseui.dll /s
regsvr32 browsewm.dll /s
regsvr32 browseui.dll /I /s
regsvr32 msrating.dll /s
regsvr32 mlang.dll /s
regsvr32 hlink.dll /s
rem regsvr32 mshtml.dll /s
regsvr32 mshtmled.dll /s
regsvr32 urlmon.dll /s
regsvr32 plugin.ocx /s
regsvr32 sendmail.dll /s
rem regsvr32 comctl32.dll /i /s
rem regsvr32 inetcpl.cpl /i /s
rem regsvr32 mshtml.dll /i /s
regsvr32 scrobj.dll /s
regsvr32 mmefxe.ocx /s
rem regsvr32 proctexe.ocx mshta.exe /register /s
regsvr32 corpol.dll /s
regsvr32 jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 imgutil.dll /s
regsvr32 thumbvw.dll /s
regsvr32 cryptext.dll /s
regsvr32 rsabase.dll /s
rem regsvr32 triedit.dll /s
rem regsvr32 dhtmled.ocx /s
regsvr32 inseng.dll /s
regsvr32 iesetup.dll /i /s
rem regsvr32 hmmapi.dll /s
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s
regsvr32 actxprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 dispex.dll /s
regsvr32 occache.dll /s
regsvr32 occache.dll /i /s
regsvr32 iepeers.dll /s
rem regsvr32 wininet.dll /i /s
regsvr32 urlmon.dll /i /s
rem regsvr32 digest.dll /i /s
regsvr32 cdfview.dll /s
regsvr32 webcheck.dll /s
regsvr32 mobsync.dll /s
regsvr32 pngfilt.dll /s
regsvr32 licmgr10.dll /s
regsvr32 icmfilter.dll /s
regsvr32 hhctrl.ocx /s
regsvr32 inetcfg.dll /s
rem regsvr32 trialoc.dll /s
regsvr32 tdc.ocx /s
regsvr32 MSR2C.DLL /s
regsvr32 msident.dll /s
regsvr32 msieftp.dll /s
regsvr32 xmsconf.ocx /s
regsvr32 ils.dll /s
regsvr32 msoeacct.dll /s
rem regsvr32 wab32.dll /s
rem regsvr32 wabimp.dll /s
rem regsvr32 wabfind.dll /s
rem regsvr32 oemiglib.dll /s
rem regsvr32 directdb.dll /s
regsvr32 inetcomm.dll /s
rem regsvr32 msoe.dll /s
rem regsvr32 oeimport.dll /s
regsvr32 msdxm.ocx /s
regsvr32 dxmasf.dll /s
rem regsvr32 laprxy.dll /s
regsvr32 l3codecx.ax /s
regsvr32 acelpdec.ax /s
regsvr32 mpg4ds32.ax /s
regsvr32 voxmsdec.ax /s
regsvr32 danim.dll /s
regsvr32 Daxctle.ocx /s
regsvr32 lmrt.dll /s
regsvr32 datime.dll /s
regsvr32 dxtrans.dll /s
regsvr32 dxtmsft.dll /s
rem regsvr32 vgx.dll /s
regsvr32 WEBPOST.DLL /s
regsvr32 WPWIZDLL.DLL /s
regsvr32 POSTWPP.DLL /s
regsvr32 CRSWPP.DLL /s
regsvr32 FTPWPP.DLL /s
regsvr32 FPWPP.DLL /s
rem regsvr32 FLUPL.OCX /s
regsvr32 wshom.ocx /s
regsvr32 wshext.dll /s
regsvr32 vbscript.dll /s
regsvr32 scrrun.dll mstinit.exe /setup /s
regsvr32 msnsspc.dll /SspcCreateSspiReg /s
regsvr32 msapsspc.dll /SspcCreateSspiReg /s
regsvr32 licdll.dll /s
regsvr32 regwizc.dll /s
regsvr32 softpub.dll /s
regsvr32 IEDKCS32.DLL /s
regsvr32 MSTIME.DLL /s
regsvr32 WINTRUST.DLL /s
regsvr32 INITPKI.DLL /s
regsvr32 DSSENH.DLL /s
regsvr32 RSAENH.DLL /s
regsvr32 CRYPTDLG.DLL /s
regsvr32 Gpkcsp.dll /s
regsvr32 Sccbase.dll /s
regsvr32 Slbcsp.dll /s
exit

Check if the problem is fixed.

Downgrade Internet explorer

Lots of articles mention downgrading IE9 to IE8 or IE8 to IE7 to fix this problem. However, I won’t recommend this unless you started having this problem soon after upgrading to the latest Internet explorer version or after installing an update for IE.
Hopefully, this should fix recover webpage error. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact or comment me below.

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