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IE 6 stopped working

Hello friends,

MY IE (updated till the most recent update) just stopped working. The IE just opens to a blank page or a standard error which does not give any idea how to settle the same.

Cannot run windows update too as it needs IE to execute the same.

Have a XP Home OS

Please assist and advice

JKList

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Try some of these remedies:
1. Manually download the latest IE Service Pack/Patch and install it.
2. Install another browser like Avant, Mozilla, or Firefox.

If these do not fix it then please reply with the error message it is giving you. It might not be the browser, it might be your internet connection in general.

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I agree with what Rabbies said - it maybe that u have connection problems in general - but if i can suggest one thing u can try first (other than doing a "repair" install of IE):- if you use "Outlook express" or any other email program that downloads your messages from your web server and you cannot download these either then do as Rabies suggests - that is to eliminate if it is IExplorer that is causing the problem by using another browser.
Peter

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My initial guess was that it was a settings problem but after reading the material provided by all of you, I have my doubts. In any case this is my current setup. I access the internet through a cable connection which goes into a router from which I and another system share the same. In my IE Options/connections I have clicked the "use proxy server...." under lan settings. I do not have anything in the address and port boxes. Would this be the cause ?

The error I get is :

The page cannot be displayed
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.

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Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
If your Network Administrator has enabled it, Microsoft Windows can examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings.
If you would like Windows to try and discover them,
click Detect Network Settings
Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed.
If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure your Security settings can support it. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section and check settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, PCT 1.0.
Click the Back button to try another link.


Cannot find server or DNS Error
Internet Explorer

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Do both systems sharing the same internet connection show the same error message, or is this just a problem with your own PC?

If the latter, your internet connection is working but not being activated by your own PC.

Assuming this is the case, the best way to diagnose and repair the problem is to follow these steps:

1. Left Click on START

2. Left Click on SETTINGS

3. Left Click on NETWORK CONNECTIONS

4. Read the info under the first icon, which should fall under the LAN OR HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION heading.

5. If it reads "ENABLED", RIGHT CLICK the icon and then Left Click "REPAIR."

6. If it reads "DISABLED," RIGHT CLICK the icon and then Left Click "ENABLE."

7. Before closing out this screen RIGHT CLICK the icon and Left Click "STATUS." A pop up screen will tell you whether your PC is connected to the internet and whether that connection is operational.

Hope this helps.

If not, the other suggestions which direct you to download "fixes" will require another PC that is connected to the internet and a CD burner to allow you to access the download via your own PC's CD drive. (But you probably know that.)

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Sorry but there does not seem to be any "SETTINGS" option after I left click start ?

Running XP Home OS

Please advice

JKLIST

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First off, uncheck the proxy setting in IE...you shouldn't need it. If that doesn't fix it, you may want to run a system file check by opening a command window (type cmd in the run window), type sfc /scannow. Make sure you put your Windows XP cd in your drive first.

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Tried the sfc /scannow but still the problem is not resolved.

I guess the problem must be my settings. I checked network connections from the control panel and my Internat connection is Disabled. When I try to enable the same, it stay disabled.

In the Internet connection properties, I don't have any services selected. Which should be the services I should be selecting.

I know this problems is difficult to solve remotely and would not mind if you suggested some link to articles which will help me resolve this problem.

Thanks in advance

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I know this problems is difficult to solve remotely and would not mind if you suggested some link to articles which will help me resolve this problem.


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