It happens to the best of us. You download a seemingly helpful toolbar or piece of software, and the next thing you know, your Internet Explorer crashes. The browser may pop up for a second and then quickly disappear. Or it may execute with the message “Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close.” Or, Internet Explorer may not open when you click the icon.
In some cases, you can delete temporary internet files to solve the problem. Or you may want to try resetting your Internet Explorer to factory settings. To do this, go to control panel>network and internet> internet options> advanced tab> reset.
If all else fails, try a reinstall. To do this,
1. Insert your Windows XP CD
2. Click Start > Run
3. In the Run box, enter the following command:
rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%Infie.inf