Internet Explorer which ships with Windows is still one of the popular web browsers available today even though it lost its market share to Chrome. With every version of Windows, Microsoft has improved the features available in IE. If you have been using IE on Windows 8.1 you might have encountered this error of “recover web page”. This error happens when the current page you are viewing has crashed for some reason and IE is offering an option to recover it.
Although you can recover the page, sometimes your data might be lost. So how to fix this error of recover web page in Internet Explorer?
You must be using add-ons in IE like Flash player, Silverlight, Skype and many more. While Microsoft’s own add-ons are not an issue, the third party add-ons can cause issue in Internet Explorer.
Steps to Fix the Recover Web Page Issue in IE:
1. Open Internet Explorer and select Settings-> Manage Add-ons.
2. This will open the settings where you can manage add-ons.
3. Here you can see the list of all add-ons installed, try disabling the add-ons which you feel might be causing the issue. You can disable all the third party add-ons and see if it fixes the issue.
4. Similarly you can also try disabling the toolbars installed on IE, right click on the toolbar and select disable.
You can try running Internet Explorer in safe mode and see if the error happens. To do this, open Run command in Windows (Win + R) and type “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” -extoff and press enter. This will open IE in safe mode.
Try opening the sites once again and see if the error happens again.
If these options does not work out, you can also try resetting IE to default settings. Open Settings-> Internet Options. Select the advanced tab and click Reset option.
Once the reset process is complete, you should be able to use Internet Explorer without any issue.