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Server Busy Message

by kododog / November 25, 2011 2:29 AM PST

I live in area where I have two reliable choices for internet connection, dial-up and cable. I just got a cable connection. When surfing I get "Server Busy" message and I'm asked to select program or retry. Can anyone tell me what's going on and what I can do to fix this? I received this message when I had the dial-up service too. Thanks for the help!

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Tell us more.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 25, 2011 2:57 AM PST
In reply to: Server Busy Message

I am not sure I've ever seen those two error messages together before;

"Server Busy" + "Select program or Retry".

In what context do they appear together? What do you see when they appear?

Are you ever able to connect to the internet? If so, do you always get the Server Busy message in your browser when you try and visit web pages, or can you open web pages usually?

Which browser are you using?

Mark

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Server Busy Message
by kododog / November 25, 2011 3:01 AM PST
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Sorry, I meant "Switch to" or "Retry". I get the message when connected to the internet and I do not get the message in my browser. It's a separate dialog box from Windows.

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Hmm, still not sure.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 25, 2011 3:05 AM PST
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Retry what?

Do you mean that your internet connection works OK and you can surf the internet?

Mark

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Now that you have clarified the message ...
by Edward ODaniel / November 25, 2011 4:34 AM PST
In reply to: Server Busy Message

you might try telling us the WEB BROWSER you are using, Sounds like it might be the Firefox browser message presented when a web server is to busy to respond to the browser's request.

Since most of us aren't dentists and not in the habit of extracting teeth maybe you could fill in some of the blanks hinted at in that message at the top of the window you originally typed your message into and repeated in RED TEXT immediately above where you click the Submit button when you reply to a message on these forums:

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