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IE7 and Mozilla only open selected web pages

by GNewsom2 / April 7, 2006 2:36 AM PDT

Win XP, Dell XPS machine. IE7 (beta), IE6 and Mozilla fail to open most web pages after a normal startup. (No IE6 and 7 were not installed at the same time). I have tried disabling, my Anti-Hacker, Anti-Virus (Kaspersky) without positive results. When i start the computer in safe-mode with networking the web pages open. With a normal startup, it seems to only open secure websites, ie banking etc. Any hint as to why this is occuring?

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What happens?
by John.Wilkinson / April 7, 2006 3:00 AM PDT

How exactly do the browsers fail to load the websites? Do they crash? Is there an error message? Do they even start to load? Do you have any other security software installed? I'm assuming a full system scan came up clean?

Since it happens with both browsers and works while in Safe Mode, it's caused by a third-party. Try checking Task Manager (ctrl + alt + delete) and find out what processes are running. It should give you some indication of what's causing the problem, and the above questions should help explain how it's doing it.

Hope this helps and give us a shout back,
John

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IE7 and Firefox timeout before loading the web page.
by GNewsom2 / April 7, 2006 3:13 AM PDT
In reply to: What happens?

Sorry. I could have put this in the first message. The web pages time out. They will appear to be loading and then the message will appear stating that the (insert web page) took too long to load.

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I won't speak to IE7, it's a BETA...
by jackintucson / April 7, 2006 8:18 AM PDT

But, when you get a "time-out" message in Firefox go to Tool -> Options -> Privacy -> Extensions and key in the url in the address bar. Do not put in the slashes or anything after .com and try the sites again.

The problem (and it's growing) is that web developers don't fully understand the standards used for web development. Microsoft doesn't seem to either. They should follow the standards approved by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Enjoy.

and life goes on...

Jack

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No extensions in Firefox
by GNewsom2 / April 8, 2006 12:30 AM PDT

That solution did not work for me. there was no extensions option under privacy. Obviously, i did not find that in IE6 either. any other hints. the browser has opened banking sites but not regular sites like cnet, espn, cnn, nytimes etc.

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(NT) (NT) humble apologies...it's "exceptions"
by jackintucson / April 10, 2006 8:08 AM PDT
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