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Web page is unavailable offline message

by The Living Legend / April 10, 2006 5:08 PM PDT

Every time I switch on my machine and try to connect to the internet, I get a dialogue box: Web page is unavailable while offline. To view this page, click connect. When I click connect, I can view the page and don't get the error message again until I switch off the machine.

Why does this happen?

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You have to...
by Papa Echo / April 10, 2006 6:43 PM PDT

...connect to your ISP first(dialer) to access the Internet, then access the website via a browser.

It seems that you are accessing a web site (via IE ?) without first dialing up to your ISP (Internet Service Provider).

However, you can select your connection options at (if you are usng IE) Tools>Internet Options >Connection Tab. Here, I suggest ''Always dial my default connection'' whereby you will be connected(dail up) to your ISP automatically. If you are on BroadBand, then it is advisable to select ''Do not make a connction''; then you will have to configure your Broadand modem to connect automatically to your ISP when you ''switch on'' the computer.

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Please help me!!
by moltar0910 / December 23, 2006 4:00 AM PST
In reply to: You have to...

Every time I login I get both "webpage unavailable while offline" and also sometimes "work offline"....I'm not attempting any actions, not trying to connect, just logging in....It's as if some program's trying to connect and I just don't know which one or why....I have a dial-up connection by the way. Thanks.


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Re: Web page is unavailable offline message
by Tufenuf / April 10, 2006 8:57 PM PDT

The Living Legend, When you open Internet Explorer click on File (in the upper Menu Bar) and make sure that "Work Offline" is unchecked.


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(NT) (NT) Work offline is unchecked anyway.
by The Living Legend / April 10, 2006 10:51 PM PDT
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Offline pages are unavailable.
by alza68 / March 29, 2009 8:47 PM PDT


I find the internet explorer 7 to be defecit in this function. I had always read my pages offline when I boot my computer desktop webpage would display its contents without connecting to the web. It was almost three months this function was effeciently performing until last saturday, I deciced to clean my "C" drive using via the > properties > Disc clean up. The moment this utility was used none of my offline pages begin to diplay the page after shutting down and booting. It always indicate a blank page stating your web page si unavailable offline.

I tried several counter measures to rectify the same but all turned in vain, like deleting the webpage from the the concerned folder and re-instituting the same back to its folder. Ensuring the the check on the webpage when offline, etc,etc.... Searched several micrsoft websites, conducted all instructions as directed, but none could bring the offline webpage avallable for reading when internet is disconnected.

I am currently using windws XP service pack 3. Operating system is XP professional. It is demt, there is some file that is erased when disk cleaning is conducted, else, there appears a conflict or so with the add ons in the explorer.

I am exhausted searching for a solution by googling and found none yet. Any help regarding this would be appreciated.


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