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Cannot display page error

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Complete Novice, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Complete Novice

    Complete Novice Flightless Bird

    Although I can connect to internet explorer (on my daughter's computer) it
    won't connect to any websites and just says "can't display page" and
    continues to try and connect but nothing happens.

    I have tested my connections and reset the internet explorer settings but am
    not getting very far. Would someone be able to advise me on what to do next
    (in very simple gargon) before I take it to the repair shop.

    Hoping someone can tell me what to do very soon.
    Complete novice
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    First always please state your Windows version and IE version when posting
    to these newsgroups and the MS Answers web sites.
    (Assuming IE8 on any supported Windows version)

    What is your homepage?

    MSN, Yahoo, Google?

    Which country are you located in? (if you don't know what your homepage is
    set to)

    Ok, first up, restart your computer to clear any unwanted IE processes
    (technical term for unseen IE windows)

    Try
    Tools>Compatibility View Settings - check "Include updated web site
    information from Microsoft" (best solution)
    (Oh, of coarse if you can't start IE, you cant access this menu option....
    there is no other way (from Control Panel) to access Compatibility View
    Settings.... this may be a showstopper for you.... Post back with your
    Windows version and IE version for instructions on how to re-install IE8 on
    your computer (if not Win7).. otherwise try setting your homepage to
    about:blank (instructions below)).

    If your homepage is set to your email provider or igoogle or myyahoo or
    mymsn etc then you should also add those sites to your Trusted Sites list
    (Start>Control Panel>Internet Options, Security tab, Trusted Sites, 'Sites'
    button.

    If any of those suggestions do not work go
    Start>Control Panel>Internet Options - General tab and set your (only)
    homepage to about:blank and clear your secondary homepages.

    Save changes and try starting IE again.

    Regards.

    "Complete Novice" <Complete Novice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:F5EF8219-83F7-452F-A50B-DCF06AA6A8B2@microsoft.com...
    > Although I can connect to internet explorer (on my daughter's computer) it
    > won't connect to any websites and just says "can't display page" and
    > continues to try and connect but nothing happens.
    >
    > I have tested my connections and reset the internet explorer settings but
    > am
    > not getting very far. Would someone be able to advise me on what to do
    > next
    > (in very simple gargon) before I take it to the repair shop.
    >
    > Hoping someone can tell me what to do very soon.
    > Complete novice
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE version
    when posting in an IE-specific forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next
    reply.

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    www.banthecheck.com


    Complete Novice wrote:
    > Although I can connect to internet explorer (on my daughter's computer) it
    > won't connect to any websites and just says "can't display page" and
    > continues to try and connect but nothing happens.
    >
    > I have tested my connections and reset the internet explorer settings but
    > am
    > not getting very far. Would someone be able to advise me on what to do
    > next
    > (in very simple gargon) before I take it to the repair shop.
    >
    > Hoping someone can tell me what to do very soon.
    > Complete novice
     
  4. lsink1

    lsink1 Flightless Bird

    "Complete Novice" wrote:

    > Although I can connect to internet explorer (on my daughter's computer) it
    > won't connect to any websites and just says "can't display page" and
    > continues to try and connect but nothing happens.
    >
    > I have tested my connections and reset the internet explorer settings but am
    > not getting very far. Would someone be able to advise me on what to do next
    > (in very simple gargon) before I take it to the repair shop.
    >
    > Hoping someone can tell me what to do very soon.
    > Complete novice
     
  5. LaMar

    LaMar Flightless Bird

    Open a Dos Screen, type at the prompt tracert www.yahoo.com, and see if you
    can trace a route to yahoo at layer three on dos, without the layer 7
    application, if not then you most likely have a DNS issue on your router, or
    you are not being issued a DHCP address from your router, so therefore you
    cannot surf the web. Very Very Possible.



    "Complete Novice" wrote:

    > Although I can connect to internet explorer (on my daughter's computer) it
    > won't connect to any websites and just says "can't display page" and
    > continues to try and connect but nothing happens.
    >
    > I have tested my connections and reset the internet explorer settings but am
    > not getting very far. Would someone be able to advise me on what to do next
    > (in very simple gargon) before I take it to the repair shop.
    >
    > Hoping someone can tell me what to do very soon.
    > Complete novice
     
  6. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    My friend had the same problem with cannot display web page. He deleted IE8
    and went back to IE7. Problem solved. I've been told that if you have had IE7
    and updated to IE8 and now deleted IE8 the system wil go back to IE7. Have
    not tried this.
    -- I had the freezing problem. Deleted all adobe products and reloaded them.
    Problem went away.
    chuck


    "LaMar" wrote:

    > Open a Dos Screen, type at the prompt tracert www.yahoo.com, and see if you
    > can trace a route to yahoo at layer three on dos, without the layer 7
    > application, if not then you most likely have a DNS issue on your router, or
    > you are not being issued a DHCP address from your router, so therefore you
    > cannot surf the web. Very Very Possible.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Complete Novice" wrote:
    >
    > > Although I can connect to internet explorer (on my daughter's computer) it
    > > won't connect to any websites and just says "can't display page" and
    > > continues to try and connect but nothing happens.
    > >
    > > I have tested my connections and reset the internet explorer settings but am
    > > not getting very far. Would someone be able to advise me on what to do next
    > > (in very simple gargon) before I take it to the repair shop.
    > >
    > > Hoping someone can tell me what to do very soon.
    > > Complete novice
     
  7. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Chuck,

    Please use the term 'Uninstall from the Add/Remove Programs control Panel'
    instead of Delete.

    Novice users may take your words literally. If they Delete any installed
    programs instead of Un-installing them they will be foobared.

    Regards.

    "Chuck" <Snaaafu@ hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:A7CBCB1F-A0D5-4692-8209-E61FD9C6D515@microsoft.com...
    > My friend had the same problem with cannot display web page. He deleted
    > IE8
    > and went back to IE7. Problem solved. I've been told that if you have had
    > IE7
    > and updated to IE8 and now deleted IE8 the system wil go back to IE7. Have
    > not tried this.
    > -- I had the freezing problem. Deleted all adobe products and reloaded
    > them.
    > Problem went away.
    > chuck
    >
    >
    > "LaMar" wrote:
    >
    >> Open a Dos Screen, type at the prompt tracert www.yahoo.com, and see if
    >> you
    >> can trace a route to yahoo at layer three on dos, without the layer 7
    >> application, if not then you most likely have a DNS issue on your router,
    >> or
    >> you are not being issued a DHCP address from your router, so therefore
    >> you
    >> cannot surf the web. Very Very Possible.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Complete Novice" wrote:
    >>
    >> > Although I can connect to internet explorer (on my daughter's computer)
    >> > it
    >> > won't connect to any websites and just says "can't display page" and
    >> > continues to try and connect but nothing happens.
    >> >
    >> > I have tested my connections and reset the internet explorer settings
    >> > but am
    >> > not getting very far. Would someone be able to advise me on what to do
    >> > next
    >> > (in very simple gargon) before I take it to the repair shop.
    >> >
    >> > Hoping someone can tell me what to do very soon.
    >> > Complete novice

    >
     

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