I have a laptop which runs Windows 7 Home Premium, Internet Explorer V8.0. When I launch IE, it works fine. Sites such as StackOverflow, SuperUser, WebApps.StackExchange, Programmers.StackExchange all work fine.
I launch GMail, enter my credentials and as soon as I am in, IE crashes and attempts to autorecover. It tries the autorecover twice.
The event viewer has the following entry.
Faulting application name: iexplore.exe, version: 8.0.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc69e Faulting module name: Flash10h.ocx, version: 10.1.53.64, time stamp: 0x4bfd7406
I installed the Windows Updates and it all worked fine now. Thanks people for your answers!