AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 18810 posts, RR: 64 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 523 times:
I'm having a little problem with IE 6 for XP Home (with SP2 installed). I'm a complete dunce when it comes to this doorstop of a Dell I've got hooked up to my network, and this may be an easy-to-fix problem or more trouble than it's worth to bother with.
When booting up IE fresh, the first site I go to will usually come up with the "The page cannot be displayed" error message, but if I pull up another site from my bookmarks, then go back to the site I wanted, it will usually kick in okay. When it doesn't, I have to completely reboot the system to get the site to load. Such a bother.
Simultaneously cross-checking the same sites on the Macs on my network bring up the pages as requested without error. When I've cross-checked the same sites using Firefox 1.0.6 on the Dell, I'll get the "The operation timed out ... " message.
The way my network is setup, a central router assigns IP numbers to each computer behind a firewall, and everything else with the network and DSL connection seems to work okay. The Dell is up-to-date with Windows Updates, and scrupulously scanned for spyware, adware and viruses.
Kay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 510 times:
download mozilla and see how that one behaves. if the page doesn't load neither, you will know it has nothing do with the IE setup.
on the other hand, if the page loads fine, then at least you'll sleep tonight knowing a new fact: the "Miscrosoft's suite of client/server software designed for secretaries sucks and now i can prove it" fact.
MD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3091 posts, RR: 60 Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 509 times:
Seems like IE or the computer is not resolving the site correctly. Did you try changing the home page and trying to get into the site 'manually'? Is it a secure site? (https://...) Are you having problems in Windows to get to other sites, like Homebanking, Hotmail, etc.?
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AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 18810 posts, RR: 64 Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 480 times:
Quoting TedTAce (Reply 7): Think about the fact it works after a reboot.
Yeah, that's why I've been wondering if it's some setting that's getting gunked up. Eons ago there used to be a hyperlink on the default page that let me check my network settings and that would clear it right up. That link is gone from this version of IE.
I was hoping I wouldn't have to reinstall Windows, but it's looking more and more like that's the next logical step.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 18810 posts, RR: 64 Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 474 times:
Now this is really funny. I just tried viewing this forum in IE on the Dell, and I got the "The page cannot be displayed" message within the area usually occupied by the banner ad. Other than that, the page opened normally.