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Resolve That Application Crash The Easy Way

Posted by William Diaz on October 14, 2011

Sometimes Microsoft applications do a a good job at identifying the problem module when they crash. For example, in the Windows Vista/7 OS IE crashes with “Internet Explorer has stopped working”. Simply click the Details chevron to and look at the Fault Module Name:
Armed with this, find out what application or add-on this module belongs to:
Update, disable, or uninstall it. In this case, disabling it in IE stops IE from crashing.
Another example, Word hangs:
Looks like it’s waiting on another process. Perhaps some shared resource is locked up. Killing MovieMaker.exe resolves the Word hang.


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