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Internet Explorer will not open some pages

by ball00 / May 2, 2008 7:20 PM PDT

Hi can u please help me out when i try to open some pages on internet explorer i have a sign on screen saying this page cannot be opened and a list of things to do but me being old and not techie minded have done all what it says to do (Internet options and all that)but it says about Browser Settings which i dont know what to do with that some of the pages it will not open it used to open then like overnight it stopped and will not allow me to open it then at all ever. It doesn't stop there over the course of months it gradually stops opening other pages/sites too> I have checked for viruses and pc is clean i wondered if it is my wireless connection to as the other day i whent away when i came back it would not connect and i had to have techie help there too but the guy was great he talked me through it then it worked.

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Check into the IE7 glitch...
by Koil_1 / May 6, 2008 1:33 AM PDT

It came to my attention a while ago on several news forums. Internet Explorer 7 has some problems. It's due to the Microsoft Update package that contained it. You can probably find that post here on CNET or on slashdot. Edge security might have some information too. I would highly recommend getting Mozilla Firefox and using that from now on. Honestly it's updated far more often than any Microsoft product because it's open source. In this case it's much safer than IE because it gets updated so often.

If you get Mozilla and the problem persists then you either have a modem issue or some sort of network security program like Net Nanny. In that case, configuring the modem is easy so long as your the network administrator. Simply remove the blocked addresses in that section of your modem's interface. If it's a software issue and your not the system admin, I won't help you because there's probably a reason it's there.

On the side of safety:
You should go to an online live virus scan site and have your machine scanned by an outside source. This will eliminate the possibility that your machine has been infected by a virus that can corrupt your virus definitions (The info your antivirus software uses to know what's bad)causing your machine to not recognize the threat. Sites I would recommend are Trend Micro and BitDefender. Both are excellent and I highly recommend them. Other software I recommend is "Spy Bot Search & Distroy" because it's free and does a decent job of getting rid of unwanted tracking cookies and other malitious software (MalWare). It even has tools to manage your system start-up in it's advanced mode. A word of caution when using the start-up manager is to identify program entries before you delete or uncheck them. Doing so blindly can cause your machine to stop booting into Windows.

I personally use these methods to clean computers for customers and my computers at home. I have been virus and MalWare free since 1995. I'm also the head operations security specialist for several local businesses. This kind of thing is what I do for a living. I hope this helps...

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Try this
by Dango517 / May 16, 2008 11:55 AM PDT

Path is: Start>All programs>accessories>Command Prompt> at the prompt type "ipconfig/flushdsn" <<< no quotes.

You could try this as well:

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/pc_ie_intro

One last suggestion, reinstall Java.

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about those links
by Dango517 / May 16, 2008 1:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Try this
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internet exp wont open some pages
by wooff / May 16, 2008 12:59 PM PDT

I had this problem over@over--------------@*#@
solved it by DUMPING it
i now use Mozilla Firefox problem solved
woof

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internet explorer wont open pages
by susanai / May 19, 2008 3:07 PM PDT

I have been having a lot of problems since SP3 was downloaded. I have firefox though and use it most times. I reccomend downloading and using mozilla firefox. Use IE7 only if you have too.

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You might also empty your temp internet files folder
by SultanEmerr / May 16, 2008 2:18 PM PDT

You might also empty your temp internet files folder, and then go to: tools/ internet options/ general/ temp internet files/ settings/check for newest version of pages(either automatic or every time)/ok/ok.
.... And then tools/ io/ security/trusted sites/sites/add that url/ok/apply/ok, and then tools/ io/ security/trusted sites/custom level/low/ok/apply/ok , and then tools/ io/privacy/add that url/allow/ok/apply/ok
Also try tools/internet options/ clear files and cookies/ok/ok. If that doesn't fix it, try tools/internet options/advanced/scroll down to "security" and uncheck the first 3 boxes/apply/ok/ok , then
Click Start, click Run, type cmd and click OK, at the command prompt type the following commmand = ipconfig /flushdns and then hit the Enter key. Now restart the computer and see if the problem is resolved.

and then reboot your pc, then scan for spyware and/or trojan infestation.

Check to see if you accidentally added it to the adblock list or blocked it in your tools/internet options settings, and be sure your firewall is allowing IE outbound access to the Internet.

Also, you might want to go to tools/internet options/settings - and move the slider for the amount of disk space to use for the temp internet files folder to the right some, then hit OK/OK. This might reqire a restart for the new setting to take effect, but at least it may be worth a try.

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Internet Explorer will not open some pages
by cmjcmjcmj / May 16, 2008 3:04 PM PDT

Having the same problem, its Vista cause Vista has complete control of where the Temporary Internet Files folder is located, even so I have it stated for C:\Windows\Temp\Temporary Internet Files and locations I have looked into reveal no URL's or files from the Internet. I think it has something to do with VirtualPC that Microsoft began using in Vista and I don't like it this way. I really would like those files to be seen by me and not sheltered somewhere without my approval. I can select to delete the Temporary Internet Files but it is deleting from the location it is showing me and theres nothing in that folder ever. I can open another tab to paste in a link from the first tab which is the same site and try accessing another topic and IE cannot find the website and after repeated trys I try to get Vista to fix the connection problem and Vista finds nothing wrong with the connection. Same is true when I am on Google Search and paste in links to a new tab and IE fails to get the webpage.

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yep,
by Dango517 / May 16, 2008 3:41 PM PDT

exactly. I was having this problem several weeks ago did the ipconfig/flushdsn (above) and haven't had the problem since.

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Why use IE?
by morninglory / May 16, 2008 10:55 PM PDT

I don't know why anyone would use IE anymore. I only use Firefox until I go to MSN for games or if I ask a Windows question.

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If your using firefox
by dshipp28760 / May 18, 2008 7:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Why use IE?

Why don't you have the plug in for IE tab? Any site that gives you an issue using firefox, you just click on the Plug-in Icon for IE Tab and voile', every time you go to that site, you will be using Internet explorer rendering. You should have no problem loading any thing from Microsoft, even windows and IE up dates.

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Hi dshipp
by morninglory / May 18, 2008 11:10 PM PDT
In reply to: If your using firefox

Actually I did not know about the plug-in for IE from Firefox. I will try this although it's not any trouble to close out FF & open IE. Thanks for the tip.

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Question! dshipp,
by morninglory / May 18, 2008 11:18 PM PDT
In reply to: If your using firefox

BTW, is that the Windows Media Player for Firefox plug-in? That seems to be the only plug-in that applies. Thanks.

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No, it's called IE Tab...
by John.Wilkinson / May 19, 2008 11:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Question! dshipp,

You can set it to automatically load select websites within Firefox using the IE rendering engine. It avoids the inconvenience of launching another browser to access Windows Update and other IE-only sites.

John

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Goodmorning John!
by morninglory / May 19, 2008 11:29 PM PDT

Thanks for your reply but! I, along with some others, am unable to download the IE tab. The site says to upgrade to the latest FF version & I already have that. I think I am going to wait for FF3 and then try the IE tab. There is some kind of glitch with this download so I will just keep my computer the way it is for now.

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Previous version...
by John.Wilkinson / May 20, 2008 11:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Goodmorning John!
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addons/versions/1419

The latest 1.5.2 version is for Firefox 3.0 (beta) only, but version 1.3.3 is downloadable from that page and works with the latest stable version of Firefox 2.x.

Hope this helps,
John


P.S. I've noticed some issues with IE Tab under Firefox 3 (beta), so I'd hold off a bit on it.
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Previous version....
by morninglory / May 20, 2008 10:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Previous version...

OK, John, I installed the IE tab for FF. Now, how do I use it?

Thanks, Morninglory

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In the bottom right corner of Firefox...
by John.Wilkinson / May 21, 2008 5:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Previous version....

You should see a Firefox icon (the red fox wrapped around Earth). Whenever you wish to view the page using IE's rendering engine simply click that icon...the page will refresh and the icon will change to IE's blue 'e' to reflect the change. Then just click again to return to Firefox's rendering engine. Right-clicking that icon will also give you the ability to set a specific website to always load using IE's rendering engine, which is great for Windows Update and other IE-only websites.

Just note that while using IE's rendering engine it's IE's security features, not Firefox's, protecting you, and that many of your Firefox extensions won't work. That's because the page is actually being loaded by IE, just within Firefox's browser window.

John

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Why not use number 1
by Dango517 / May 18, 2008 8:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Why use IE?
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This "go team" stuff gets old.
by Dango517 / May 19, 2008 4:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Why not use number 1

Now I'm even catching myself doing it. This "us against them" stuff isn't good, just creates strife. The worst offended seems to be Cnet itself. Seems some will do anything for a few extra numbers. Creating turmoil is no way to sell papers. The best content is the game here not pushing peoples buttons for an emotional response.

A note to the new boss. Welcome, CBS.

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IE has a problem? Which problem?
by PrefersOVMS / May 19, 2008 2:06 PM PDT

Why use IE? I guess that's the main question. From personal experience, I would recommend either Opera or Firefox. Opera will let you fool most sites by identifying itself as either "Opera", "FireFox", or "Internet Explorer". I've had as many as 15 tabs open at one time. NOT 15 instances of the same browser open at the same time. Using Opera I can download a file BUT should something happen that would interrupt that download, Opera will let me resume or retransfer it from the point of interruption. IE doesn't do that, and Firefox needs an add-on to do the same thing.

The point is simple: Load all three browsers on your machine. Access the same page using each browser. If Firefox and Opera works, and IE doesn't, then why have IE? Except to download updates. Or use Quicken (where the program is written using the IE browser engine). But other than that, why use IE??

Don't use it and watch as more frightware (virii/malware/trojans) are not attacking your machine.

Unless you like the attention.

OBTW, I've used Opera since version 0.8 when I encountered it on the Macintosh platform. Since then, I've used it on Windows, and Fedora (Linux) with no problems.

Good luck.

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try this
by jicitss / May 19, 2008 9:57 PM PDT

maybe the code of page not support by your browser

try othee browser

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Well ball00
by Dango517 / May 20, 2008 2:16 AM PDT

any progress on this?

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