IE crashing on site

Tried to hit this site just now:

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/06/20/4304820/kansas-first-public-natural-gas.html

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Internet Explorer crashed. That’s the technical explanation. But In laymen’s terms Internet Explorer hit a piece of code it didn’t like and threw an exception of some kind and Internet Explorer caught it and the Windows 8 error reporting or WER (Windows Error Reporting) took over and threw up the message:

Error message:

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer has stopped working.

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

Debug and Close program buttons appear at the bottom of the message box.

Thankfully when I clicked on Close program it refreshed the page and all is well.

Event Viewer

Checked the MMC snap-in Event Viewer that I’ve pinned to my taskbar.

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Application Log
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Windows Error Reporting information event ID 1001

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The primary application, obviously is Internet Explorer. But I haven’t seen this nvwgf2um.dll file before.

Search

Searched on this file using Bing and found these:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie9-windows_7/nvwgf2umdll-causes-a-full-appcrash-condition/dfc29639-ba4e-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5

http://corrupteddatarecovery.com/File-Data/nvwgf2um.dll-NVIDIA-D3D10-drivers-NVIDIA-Corporation-7.15.11.5824.asp

Not much. So I searched my hard drive by opening Windows Explorer (File Explorer), selected the Local Disk (C) drive, and in the box on the upper right typed pasted nvwgf2um.dll

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Windows Explorer

Waited about a minute… Had to expand the file path column:

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Finally finished:

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File description: NVIDIA D3D10 Driver, Version 311.50

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