Cannot view any web page IE6 and XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ranger_cole, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    I have lost the ability to view web pages in IE6 in XP Pro. I can connect via dialup to internet but all I get is page cannot be displayed. Any site I try gives a blank page. I can ping myself but when I ping www.cnn.com <http://www.cnn.com> or others like this the site cannot be found. Other programs that update via internet like adaware or spybot cannot update either. Xp firewall is off. I do use Outpost Firewall 1.0. I tried turning it off but still no page is displayed. 2 thing I have installed recently are Beyond Wolfinstein (I uninstalled last night but it did not help) and I installed fix it 5 from v-com. It is similar to a host file error that sometimes happens in Win98. I do not have system restore turned on.
    Yes I did search fourm before posting.
     
  2. roban

    roban Guest

    Your hostfile is corrupt here is a link for the Win 98 workaround.
    /www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0A8A18F6-249C-4A72-BFCF-FC6AF26DC390&displaylang=enhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0A8A18F6-249C-4A72-BFCF-FC6AF26DC390&displaylang=en
     
  3. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    Does this link work for XP?

    I found a hosts file in windows\system32\drivers\etc. I deleted and then renamed it as old_hots file and rebooted both times. I the cheked the same location in xp but no new hosts file was created. I still got no page displayed.
     
  4. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    I found that Java virtual machine is damaged per windows xp. IE6-tools-internetoptions-settings view objects-JVM 1.31. Attached is a screen shot of the pings I did. I could not look up names www.cnn.com, no server, but I could ping numbers.
     
  5. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    The pc I am using is a dual boot win 98se and win xp pro. 2 different harddrives are used both bootable. I have my isp dialup on both pcs and the win 98se pc is not experiencing the problem. Also could you please tell me how do you set the DNS server for a pc?
     
  6. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    Yes I have I do use Agnitum Outpost Firewall 1.0 on both hard drives.
    You said "Can you ping the DNS server ip addresses?" Isn't that what I tried before? I am not sure. I attached a screen shoot of the pings I tried.
     
  7. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    If you are on Dial up it has nothing to do with your DNS, DNS settings on your pc through the TC/IP are for Broadband ... I would call your isp and ask them what is going on ..
     
  8. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    I tried turning the firewall off and still got no page displayed on all sites I tried. Also programs such as adaware, etc. that update via the internet will not update even though I know there are updates out there. It will be later today 9-18-03 before I can try anymore DNS fixes.
     
  9. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Yeah - I had a brain fart with this one .. Sorry about the confusion.
     
  10. ranger_cole

    ranger_cole Guest

    Well system restore was on and I was able to restore back before Fix-It 5 was installed. I was able to surf sites after restore. I the tried installed Fix-It 5 and when I tried surfing I got the same no page displayed. I will contact V-com about this issue and let everyone know the results.