I have heard that if IE browser crash during the surfing of the net, the whole system must be rebooted. I am not sure whether it is true, but i have found an option that might help. Theoritically that is... I think this option is only found in IE 4.0 and above.
- Goto Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Internetand click on the Advanced tab
- Tick the checkbox next to Browse in a new process
Theoritically, this will isolate the crashing to the specific window that it crashed in so that it will not affect the other parts of the operating system. At least that's what i think it does.