Recently, I found I was experiencing issues when editing lists in SharePoint. After switching to datasheet view, Internet Explorer displayed a message which said:
Internet Explorer has stopped working
Windows is checking for a solution to the problem…
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
IE then attempts to reload before presenting a page that gives more information:
It seems that Windows Data Execution Prevention (DEP) detected an add-on trying to use system memory incorrectly, so I took a look at the DEP settings but everything seemed in order.
Eventually I tracked the problem down to cells that contained HTML code (for a dashboard that I created in SharePoint), being mis-interpreted as a malicious exploit. I created a new view, minus the columns containing HTML and was able to edit without any browser crashes. It’s a bit of a nuisance but it seems to work…
Given the choice, I wouldn’t be using Internet Exploder anyway but, as this is SharePoint 2007, I don’t have a lot of choice (I understand that cross-browser support is a lot better in later SharePoint releases).