a) Tick the box next to Internet Explorer and click "Yes" to
b) Then Restart the computer.
Check if the issue persists.
Try the alternate steps to create a shortcut to Internet Explorer.
Carefully select and then copy the following command in the start search box:
Important: Make sure that you select the quotation marks (“) at the beginning and end of this command.
a) Right-click a blank space on your desktop, point to New, and then click
b) In the Create Shortcut Wizard, right-click the Type the location of the item box, and then click Paste to paste the command that you copied in
c) Click Next.
d) In the Type a name for this shortcut box, type Internet Explorer. e) Click Finish.
A shortcut to Internet Explorer is created on your desktop. You can double-click this icon to open your home page in Internet Explorer.
Check if it works.
Run SFC scan
You may run system file checker [SFC] scan on the computer which will replace the missing or corrupt files. Check if the issue persists after the scan.
Refer this KB article for more information on how to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7.