I now have a Dell laptop running Windows 7 Home Basic. From time to time IE8 (the default, builtin version of IE) gets in a state where it becomes unkillable. If I type sometihng in the search box, like this:
...IE doesn't respond. If I click the "close window" X, which normally results in a dialog box asking "Close all tabs?"... nothing happens. If I try to close an individual tab, nothing happens.
How to diagnose this?
Have I got a bad BHO?
Anyone else seen this?
My current approach is to kill all IE windows from within Task Manager, then restart.
Assistance or hints appreciated.