Website loading problem

  irwind 09:06 25 Nov 2008


Can someone help me with a problem please.

I have noticed that using certain websites (e.g click here) do not open in any of the three browsers I use-Chrome,FF3,IE7. Most websites open normally.

I use: XP, 1.5gig RAM; Intel pentium 4.

Having said that, there is no problems with my Laptop which is Vista.

The following are the error messages I get:

In Google Chrome:

Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown error

In Firefox3:

Connection Interrupted

The document contains no data.

The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.

In IE7:

Internet Explorer cannot display this page

Most likely causes:

you are not connected to the internet

the website is encountering a problem

there might be typing error in the address

Can someone shed light on what is going on and what to do about it?

  johndrew 14:07 25 Nov 2008

If you go to your own link and look at the URL you will see why the page fails to open - there are two sequential URLs and the browser is confused by this. If you delete either, the other works as advertised.

A URL will normally consist of www.(NAME of SITE).country only once.

  irwind 14:16 25 Nov 2008

thanks john
i actually wrote the message in a way that it shows as two seperate webaddresses. but it shows as clubbed together. i did not type the webaddress as it shows in the link. i did type it as click here and the other website seperately in two seperate windows.
Any suggestions?

  Pineman100 18:42 25 Nov 2008

Just as a check, click on your BBC link in your most recent post (just above this one). Does it work OK?

  irwind 08:59 26 Nov 2008

No pineman, it doesnt work either.

  johndrew 12:02 26 Nov 2008

A bit weird. I clicked on your second link using FF3 and it is fine. Have you changed any default settings? Check in View/Character Encoding and see what you ae set for - I use Unicode (UTF-8).

  wiz-king 12:11 26 Nov 2008

Both seem to work with IE7 from here.

  irwind 12:23 26 Nov 2008

thanks guys. as i said these website work perfectly ok with my laptop which has vista and is connected to same network.The problem is only few specific websites. Not sure why.

  johndrew 13:45 26 Nov 2008

The problem must be with the set up of your browser on your PC. Perhaps the answer would be to uninstall FF completely and do a clean install with default settings.

  irwind 14:25 26 Nov 2008

Certainly i will try anything. Do you think it will sort the problem out in my other browsers as well?
I will let you know what happened.

  irwind 14:16 29 Nov 2008

i have tried as mentioned but still no luck.

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