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Must click link twice for web page to display

by mike.searles / August 17, 2007 8:41 PM PDT

I'm running XP Media Edition with SP 2. Recently, I noticed that when I'm trying to display a web site, I must click on the link twice (sometimes more) in order to get the web page to display.

One example: my home page is www.yahoo.com, However, when I click on the Home icon, I get an error saying "The page cannot be displayed." I click on the Home icon again and the page is displayed.

When this happens with other links to web pages, I have to click on Back to get the page. Other times, I have to click on the Refresh icon.

Needless to say, this is a real pain! Why is this happening and what can I do to fix it?

Thanks,
Amelia

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by caktus / August 18, 2007 8:07 AM PDT

Create a System Restore point for in the event the following should cause undesired result.

Go to http://www.updatexp.com/dns-windows-xp.html and follow all of the instruction below "Flush DNS."

Or just go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. Scroll down to and double click on "DNS Client". Open the drop down menu beside "Startup Type:" and set to "Disable." Click on Apply > OK.

Then go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options. On the General tab click on delete Cookies > Delete Files > Clear History > Apply > OK.

Then restart the computer.

Hope this helps.

Charlie

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You might also try. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 18, 2007 8:46 PM PDT

clearing the cache. In Tools, Internet Options, under Temporary Internet Files, click Delete files. Now go to the Advanced tab. Scroll down to the Security group and put a check mark in "Empty Temporary Internet Files. . .". Close and restart IE.

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In addition
by tomron / August 18, 2007 11:16 PM PDT

Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem...

Which browser?

Have you run any scans?

Tom

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In addition ... I did include the following ...
by mike.searles / August 19, 2007 1:06 PM PDT
In reply to: In addition

I have Windows XP Media Edition with SP2.

I'm running IE 6. I'm having the problem with IE 6.

I run scans on a daily basis for security. I have not seen any problems with spyware, viruses, etc.

Amelia

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amelia jade
by tomron / August 19, 2007 1:42 PM PDT

I don't see this in your first post.

"I'm running IE 6. I'm having the problem with IE 6.

I run scans on a daily basis for security. I have not seen any problems with spyware, viruses, etc."

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Sorry ... it was another post I did
by mike.searles / August 19, 2007 2:10 PM PDT
In reply to: amelia jade

Thanks!

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No problem
by tomron / August 19, 2007 2:35 PM PDT
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