IE 11 Crashes

Upgraded to Windows 8.1 from 8 Pro on the 17th, things running fine until two days ago. When I open IE just get white screen then it closes. I have disabled all add-ons, reset settings, changed settings to software rendering, removed IE 11 and reinstalled several times. Uninstalled the last couple of Windows updates, only one had to do with IE - flashplayer update for IE. There were many updates done on the 18th, most for Office 2013. Everything was working fine after those updates. At this point I'm stuck.
I'm finding nothing about this anywhere. If I could put IE10 back on that would be great but apparently that's not possible.
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dpachecoAsked:
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dpachecoConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Well, this is a bit embarrassing, MalwareBytes found entries for Movie Toolbar it listed as PUP. I looked in programs and features, no entry for Movies Toolbar but one for APN LLC which apparently is the company that makes Movies Toolbar so I uninstalled that. I also uninstalled software for printer I don't have. IE now works! I'm assuming it was that toolbar and not the printer. I had disabled all toolbars, ran it with no extensions, etc. but it must've corrupted something in IE. Not sure where this came from, it changes the search engine to Ask.com and changes the home page. My home page had not changed but I did notice sometime back that if I typed something in the address bar it would do an Ask search, I could not see anywhere the Ask search was installed. This toolbar was installed on 9/25 and my problem occurred around 10/22 so I wasn't looking for anything that far back, not sure why it all of a sudden decided to cause a problem but I guess the moral of the story is scan first!
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aadihCommented:
What is your graphics card?  Try updating the driver.
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GaryCommented:
Have you got this update
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2901549

Do you have any adblocking software running?
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dpachecoAuthor Commented:
I have the update.
The device manager was showing "Microsoft basic video driver" as not installed. I reinstalled the video driver - Geoforce GT630M, restarted but same thing. Reset IE settings again and will restart but I've done this a couple of times.
I'm going to run system file checker. Other ideas?
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aadihCommented:
Does IE 11 work from safe mode with networking?

Also, please look into the event manager.  Any hints there (Windows log: application and system)?
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dpachecoAuthor Commented:
Haven't tried safe mode yet, nothing in event logs.
Forgot to mention that I had Kaspersky 2013 installed and I have uninstalled that.
Interesting that now an update to the video driver is showing up, I ran Windows update to reinstall it earlier. I'll install that and also an update to my wireless card.
No errors in the logs that occur at the time IE crashes.
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GaryCommented:
I would guess it is the video rendering causing the crash i.e. no video driver.
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dpachecoAuthor Commented:
After installing the video update I restarted, same problem. I enabled software rendering in IE options, restarted, same problem. I'll be gone for a few hours so will try safe mode when I get back. If that doesn't work then I'll do system file checker.
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
I would think Microsoft would be interested in helping you out...
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dpachecoAuthor Commented:
You would think so, I am a Microsoft Partner ;)
I booted in safe mode, same thing blank white screen then shuts down. I'm running Malwarebytes scan now, I'm doubtful that will help but it's possible.
I'll run system file checker, if that doesn't work I'll call Microsoft.
I have a couple of projects to finish today so I'm not sure how far I'll get on this but I will let you know.
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aadihCommented:
Great. You solved it. :-)
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dpachecoAuthor Commented:
Solved it myself.
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