# Internet Explorer 9 won’t start

internet explorerinternet-explorer-9

I have installed Internet Explorer 9. Now when I try to start it the application window flashes up briefly before closing again. What's wrong?

I have tried to uninstall IE9, then the problem persisted with IE8. I reinstalled IE9 and the problem is still there.

I have tried to use inetcpl.cpl to reset all settings and turn on software rendering, but it didn't help.

I can't find any error messages in the Event logs, and the crash doesn't give any kind of error message.

My system is Windows 7 Enterprise with SP1.

I had the same issue. I looked in C:\program files\internet explorer and there was an exe called iecleanup.exe. I ran that and voila! Problem solved.