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.
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?