Fix: Internet Explorer crash due to iertutil.dll on Windows 10/8/7

Microsoft released Microsoft Edge as a replacement for the old Internet Explorer starting with Windows 10. Unlike Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge was based on the UWP Platform that came in with Windows 10 as well. With other modern browsers being so fast and reliable than Internet Explorer came in all these years, the market share of Internet Explorer started to decrease rapidly. Thus, very fewer people nowadays use Internet Explorer. Microsoft still ships Internet Explorer with Windows 10 just in case to help these organizations in continuing with their work and users are prone to encounter a number of issues due to different causes. One such error is when iertutil.dll on Windows 10 causes the Internet Explorer browser to crash. Thankfully, we have a fix for that. The error is due to iertutil.dll which is responsible for Internet Explorer Run Time Utility Library – and it is essential for the smooth working of Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer has stopped working because of iertutil.dll

To find out if iertutil.dll is causing Internet Explorer to crash, type Reliability History in the Windows Search Bar and click to open it. There you can look up in the incidents and check if iertutil.dll is causing crashes.

Now, let us just check how you can fix it as soon as possible.

Fix Internet Explorer crash due to iertutil.dll

1: Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer using Windows Features

Start by right-clicking on the Start button and clicking on Control Panel.

Then under the Programs menu, click on Uninstall a Program.

A new dialog box will pop up.

Internet Explorer crash due to iertutil.dll

Inside that dialog box, search for Internet Explorer 11 and uncheck it.

Now hit OK. This will result in your PC rebooting, and this will uninstall Internet Explorer 11.

Now again open this box and select the Internet Explorer 11 option and then reboot to reinstall Internet Explorer 11.

This should help!

2: Using DISM

If this does not help, open Command Prompt (Admin) and execute the following command:

fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\&fsutil usn deletejournal /d /n c:&Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&&sfc /scannow&Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth&sfc /scannow&Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase&pause

Once the DISM process is completed, execute the following command to run System File Checker:

sfc /scannow

After the System File Checker is completed with the execution, restart your PC and see if it has helped.

All the best!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.