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IE 6 Failure to Display

by wibobc / April 17, 2004 6:54 AM PDT

I can no longer get IE 6 SP1 in XP to connect to any web site or display any web content, only the message "Cannot find server or DNS Error". Programs that use IE browser (Quicken, Turbo Tax, and Windows Update) will also not connect. I can display HTML pages that were downloaded previously.
I use a broadband cable connection which XP detects as operational. I also use Netscape with no problems at all

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Re:IE 6 Failure to Display
by Cursorcowboy / April 17, 2004 9:42 PM PDT

The article "Troubleshooting Browsing Error Messages in Microsoft Internet Explorer" describes the steps you can use to troubleshoot the following error messages:

a. The Page Cannot Be Displayed.

b. Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site Web address. A connection with the server could not be established.

c. The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

d. Cannot find server or DNS Error.

e. An internal error occurred in Windows Internet extensions.

Note: If you don't find anything relevant, step-back to the main page titled, "Internet Explorer Support Center" and start on another item.

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Re:IE 6 Failure to Display
by Leba / April 29, 2004 2:11 AM PDT

I use Direcway and something very similar happened to me as well on the same day. On my server, I can't get IE. I have all 3 SP installed and IE was working fine until that day. On my client computers, the same thing is happening, except on my laptop which is wireless, I can occassionally get IE to cooperate, but can most always get Netscape. I have uninstalled the Direcway unit and have redone all the settings, but nothing has changed. I get the same error message as you. Actually,come to think of it, the server does connect to IE, but will not get Netscape......

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