Unable to connect to sites with IE

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lechtard, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    O.k this is driving me crazy - I find that I can't connect to certian sites with IE.. I have IE 6 with Windows XP Pro - I re-adjusted all the securtiy settings, and enabled cookies and such it still won't let me ..

    One of the sites I can't connect to is www.adobe.com - anybody know what could be causing this ???
     
  2. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Also it's not the firewall or router ..
     
  3. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    If I told you it was your computer because mine connected fine you'd probably not laugh - would you?:D
     
  4. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Sorry lechtard - I just couldn't resist.

    You don't by chance have it on your "blocked" list do you??
     
  5. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Gee - now what could make you think that ??? I know it's my Computer - There are settings somewhere that are conflicting..

    I don't have any sites in my blocked list .. Hmmm - I'm thinking about maybe restoring and seeing what that does,, man I don't want to do that ..
     
  6. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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  7. lechtard

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    When I do that - I get a 404 page not found and continues to search page ..
     
  8. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Just to make sure we are on the same page - if you got Tools, Internet Options, Privacy tab, click on Edit at the bottom under websites, and then type in www.adobe.com and then click allow and OK out - it gives you a 404??

    By doing the above you pretty much allow a site regardless of what it's privacy policy is - thus just about anything (to the best of my knowledge) should be permitted thru>

    I would suggest you wait and see if any of the experts come around and can help before doing anything drastic.

    I guess my last question would be - have you ever been able to get to that site? Maybe a system restore might help! If it doen;t help you can always undo the restore!
     
  9. lechtard

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    Yip .. I did it just like you said - It worked untill I did my last reformat .. I don't do system restores: So I don't know what it could be.
     
  10. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Well, it doesn't look like Happy Valley is very happy today - I am out of suggestions - perhaps someone (and there are plenty) more knowledgeable than I will be able to help you out!

    For what it is worth - I am original from Reading and had been a Steelers fan during the Stallworth/Bradshaw/Lambert days!
     
  11. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Thanx for the help -

    and Yip .. Steelers Roxx !! Maddox is the man , ,he is much better than stewart ever was ....
     
  12. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Since you can still visit this site it looks like, download FireBird for me, and check if you can reach it then. If you cant you will need to check with your ISP.
     
  13. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    I tried it with firebird dude ... I already have it installed ,, it did'nt work - I was thinking the same things along the lines as if it did work with firebird it was the settings but it did'nt so I know it's not IE now ...
     
  14. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Hmm... it definitely wouldn't hurt to check with your ISP. It sounds like it could have something to do with DNS, however I'm not sure why this would only occur on certain sites. Just for the fun of it, enter this address into the address bar: 192.150.22.119
    This is an address for Adobe's homepage, just curious as to whether the domain names weren't being resolved for some reason. Let us know if that works. If anything, it might narrow the problem a bit. :)
     
  15. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    That did'nt work either Muzikool .. I'm going to call my isp and see what is going on ... Thanx for the help all :)
     
  16. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have you tried this>

    IE/Tools/Internet Options/Advanced. Restore the defaults? You might have to reboot.
     
  17. ejm

    ejm viking lost down under

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    I had the same problem, until I put in a new m/b and did a restore from the cd, as it didn't want to boot to xp. It removed a lot of files and replaced them with new ones. Did a total update on xp and ie, and now it works like a dream. I beleive it is caused by certain sites when you allow them to access your drive. eg.
    when downloading cracks and allowing them to install files.

    My suggestion is to reload ie 6 and redo all the updates again.

    ejm
     
  18. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    That did'nt work either hipster .. Thanx for the help though ..
     
  19. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Got this idea from ejm. :)

    If you are starting to pull your hair out try these>

    Try this to repair IE
    Start/Run/regsvr32 urlmon.dll

    OR

    To reinstall IE
    Start/run/rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 c:\windows\inf\ie.inf

    OR

    Microsoft
     
  20. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    the thing is though, adobe is'nt the only this does this with .. it's odd though ..

    I'll try that hipster - thanx for the info and help .