Netscape is working but IE isn't

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by henrichs_1, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. henrichs_1

    henrichs_1 Guest

    I have Netscape 6.1 and IE 7.0. Netscape 6.1 can open any web page.
    But for some reason IE can't open anything. IE keeps giving me this

    Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

    Most likely causes:
    You are not connected to the Internet.
    The website is encountering problems.
    There might be a typing error in the address.

    What you can try:
    Diagnose Connection Problems

    I don't know how to fix this. Can I redownload IE7.0, or should I go
    back to IE6? Does anyone know how to fix this?
    henrichs_1, Feb 18, 2007
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  2. Start/Windows Update
    Allow scan, when complete
    Click "Optional" updates, select all,
    or at least patches/hotfixes that pertain to IE.
    When complete - Reboot
    Ancient Trojan, Feb 18, 2007
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  3. henrichs_1

    mdp Guest

    Did IE7 ever work? Do you have software or other firewall that prevents
    outgoing traffic? Did you recently change any configuration, HW or SW?
    mdp, Feb 18, 2007
  4. henrichs_1

    Dev Guest

    It is either being used via a proxy server which doesn't work OR you have it
    blocked in your firewall. IE6 is unlikely to work either at the moment
    until you fix the problem.
    Dev, Feb 18, 2007
  5. On this point, 6.1 is _extremely_ old. There has been a dearth of
    security (and function) updates since 6.1 was issued.

    What you should do is update to the latest suite product, now called
    SeaMonkey. Installing it will not interfere with 6.1 or any other
    browsers or email clients you may have installed.

    (Netscape 8.x is browser-only, and uses a fairly old Firefox engine.)
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Feb 18, 2007
  6. Netscape 6 is _seriously_ outdated. Download Firefox instead.
    When you open IE preferences - connections, are the connection properties
    fine? Do you even need that one, or should LAN settings apply?
    What if you type or paste into your IE address line?

    You may either have a DNS problem or your connection settings for IE are
    Walter Mautner, Feb 18, 2007
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