Internet Explorer

  Xevious 22:25 21 Sep 2003


internet explorer (5) on a win98 PC isn't working...

dials up to internet fine, but then can't browse web... tried different ISP's, removed and re-installed dial-up connections and TCP/IP, no difference. just keep getting "the page cannot be displayed" message. connection settings all seem fine.

any thoughts?

  powerless 22:27 21 Sep 2003
  Xevious 22:33 21 Sep 2003

Thanks, already tried repairing IE (forgot to mention that!) but no change...

anything else in mind?

  powerless 22:37 21 Sep 2003

Do you have a firewall and AV running?

Search for a HOST file and open it up with Notepad.

Delete any entries.

  Xevious 22:42 21 Sep 2003

no firewall, just AV... tried dialing whilst ALL else was disabled, no luck

used to work until i replaced motherboard and processor over the weekend...
(opted not to re-install win98)

tried different modem too (external AND internal) still get same result...

  oscarwyld 22:50 21 Sep 2003

are you running zone alarm.try disabling zone worked for me

  woodchip 22:52 21 Sep 2003

Go to Add Remove, and remove IE5 and reinstall from a Mag CD

  Xevious 22:52 21 Sep 2003

"no firewall, just AV" as previously stated...

no, i wish it were that simple...! lol, but it's not...

thx for trying to helpme anyways!

any other ideas?

  Xevious 23:01 21 Sep 2003

thx, good idea except for the fact that i can't remove IE5 from add/remove as it doesn't appear there!

-the plot thickens-

(i hear you all saying: re-install windows) but i'd rather not unless it's a last resort...

also installed SP1 and that made no difference either!

  rev.bem 23:14 21 Sep 2003

Had a similar problem a couple of years ago turned out to be a faulty modem.

  Xevious 23:23 21 Sep 2003

tried 2 different modems...

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