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Sever Error in '/' Application / Runtime Error message.

by dbarnesjr / June 23, 2008 8:47 AM PDT

This morning when I tried to log onto Facebook, it took me to this screen that said "Server Error in '/' Application' and 'Runtime Error.' Underneath all that it read:
Descrption: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".

Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.

What exactly does all of this mean? I've been in Spain for the past month, and while I was there I used my laptop (I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows XP) to access the internet, including Facebook, and everything was fine. I got back home last night, and this morning when I woke up and tried to log into my account, that page popped up. It doesn't matter what screenname I try to use either.

How can I fix it?

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