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Cant open web page

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Grandad, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Grandad

    Grandad Flightless Bird

    I can ping a web site, Google for example, but cannot open a web page, can
    anyone suggest what might be wrong please.
    Thanks
    Grandad
     
  2. R. McCarty

    R. McCarty Flightless Bird

    Does the browser display an error message or just simply not render
    the page ? What security software do you use on the PC ? It's a good
    idea to have more than a single browser. This way you can verify if an
    issue is browser related. I use IE and also Opera 10.5 and Google
    Chrome. There are others - Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox. If you
    are using IE (Version 8) have you tried browsing with the minimal form
    of IE - No add ons ?
    The first thing to check/verify is that Windows is not infected. The days
    of just using AV/Firewall isn't enough anymore. There are so many types
    of infectors these days so you have to have a "Cocktail" of protection.
    You need a real time Anti-Malware agent like Windows Defender. I'd
    also run Malwarebytes and the SuperAntispyware online scan.
    If your browser has been Hijacked you'd see an unwanted site and
    not just a blank screen or inability to load a specific page.
    Sometimes a browser will fail to work if a Proxy has been setup but
    isn't actually in place and working.

    Really too many variables to give you a focused answer.

    "Grandad" <mick@sherwooditsolutions.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:%23hTD3zruKHA.4636@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >I can ping a web site, Google for example, but cannot open a web page, can
    >anyone suggest what might be wrong please.
    > Thanks
    > Grandad
    >
     
  3. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    What version of IE?
    What version (SP?) of XP?

    Please try the IE7/IE8 group and mention the details above.

    The recommended newsgroup is microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

    In a proper newsreader:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

    If you must use a web interface:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm

    On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 10:33:26 -0000, in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Grandad"
    <mick@sherwooditsolutions.co.uk> wrote:

    >I can ping a web site, Google for example, but cannot open a web page, can
    >anyone suggest what might be wrong please.
    >Thanks
    >Grandad
    >
     
  4. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:%23hTD3zruKHA.4636@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl,
    Grandad <mick@sherwooditsolutions.co.uk> typed:
    > I can ping a web site, Google for example, but cannot open
    > a web page, can anyone suggest what might be wrong please.
    > Thanks
    > Grandad


    Is it only one website you cannot access or is it all websites? Or most? Or
    just a few?

    What are you using for your browser? e.g., it'll be IE6, IE8, FF3, Opera,
    etc. etc..

    XP Home or XP Pro?

    SP2 or SP3?

    Are you getting any error messages? If so, repeat them here ver batim if you
    can.
    If not, what exactly happens when you try to go to a website? Be detailed
    and as accuate as you can be from when it all works OK to and thru when it
    doesn't.

    HTH,

    Twayne`

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    --
    Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
    through personal experience does not become a
    part of the moral tissue.
     

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