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Error Messages 403 & 404 In IE6 Browser

by suzieqcrafts / September 17, 2006 5:52 AM PDT

Hello Everyone, This is my 2nd most recent posting and I wish to thank all of the members who were a great help to me on my previous issue. The one we encounter now and again is when we try to link to a new page and a message appears stating "Message 403/404 - you are not allowed to view this page/website. Does anybody now why this occurs? My reseach has come up dry. Thank you and have a fine day. Rick, Dawna & Suzie Q.

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The good news is such messages come from the web server
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2006 6:23 AM PDT

And show you are indeed connecting to the web server.

However without an example I can't double check the response.

Nothing appears broken here.


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What I have found on the subject
by PudgyOne / September 17, 2006 6:28 PM PDT

is listed below

Error 403

Error 404

Not Found
The requested URL /introduction.html was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

This can be caused by the webpage being deleted. It can also be caused by not typing in the correct URL.

Now here is the most important one that causes this message. Some people use Hosts files. You can use a HOSTS file to block ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and even most hijackers. I use a hosts file to keep the children from certain websites.

More on hosts files can be found at

Hope this helps.


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A 404
by robnan / September 26, 2006 7:08 PM PDT

usually means the browser cannot find a site. If you are connected to the net and are trying, that is strange. But, it is IE, so I would try a different browser, or, try a few of these tricks.

Open up Windows Explorer and Click on Internet Explorer (will only work if IE shown on Desktop) See if that works

Try changing IE connection settings. For instance, if it is connecting to a proxy server that doesn't exist, that's no good! (I often tell it to go to at Port 80, to block it's outbound and inbound data transfer ability!!)

Try online diagnostic tests

Hope I helped


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Error Messages 403 & 404 in Windows Mobiles 6.5
by ekclee / November 25, 2009 3:13 PM PST

I encounter the same problem when I opened a particular web page with my HTC Touch Diamond 2 that operate on Windows Mobile 6.5 (or Windows Mobile 6.1 before the up-grade).
HTC don't have the Customer Support to give me any help and I can't find any source that can give me any clue in help.
Can any wise man at CNET give me some advice?

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