Error 404

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by sharonius, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. sharonius

    sharonius Guest

    Anyone know how I can fix or get a free fix for "Error 404: NOT FOUND!"

    Thank You
    sharonius, Mar 21, 2008
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  2. sharonius

    Kev Guest

    Try looking for a web page that exists :)
    Kev, Mar 21, 2008
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  3. sharonius

    why? Guest

    Assuming you mean in a web browser.

    For free, you can type in the correct URL. Or with even less effort
    assume what your were looking for wasn't found.

    why?, Mar 21, 2008
  4. Going to a web page that *does* exist would be a free fix.
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 21, 2008
  5. sharonius

    catchme Guest

    sometimes a previously existing page might "vanish".
    in this case, try something like and enter the old url into
    its search bar on the wayback machine.
    assuming of course, that the page you are looking for wasnt made to
    disappear completely into the void courtesy of some us federal agency.....
    catchme, Mar 21, 2008
  6. sharonius

    nofile404 Guest


    The folks above have it, but a trick to find out if, mayhaps, the
    webpage has been changed as to linkage or names of directories is

    If you have a page like:

    and you get a 404 Error try removing the sub directories. In the above
    link remove "/support-nero7.html", try opening again. Many sites
    block access to intermediate directories so you may get a prohibited
    error on that...if so, keep removing portions of the address 'til
    something opens.

    In the Nero example you might go all the way "back" to


    if you STILL get the 404, it's probably really gone, but you can try
    googling the original address and click on the cached link below the
    entry. You may at least get to see the html text that was on the site,
    and if it's for links...although they may be dead (404) as well,
    sometimes you get lucky.

    Oh, and in a few cases an alternate browser might do the trick, like
    Firefox or Opera.

    Google to find them +they're free
    nofile404, Mar 21, 2008
  7. sharonius

    Siep Guest

    Siep, Mar 23, 2008
  8. sharonius

    Whiskers Guest

    Stop trying to go to web pages that don't exist. (Check for typographical
    errors in the address you are trying to use; if that is correct and you
    still get the 404 message, go back to whoever gave you that address and
    tell them it doesn't exist).
    Whiskers, Mar 23, 2008
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