Facebook Home page won't load

frustrated - Mar 21, 2009 at 01:41 PM
 Sandy - Dec 1, 2017 at 02:01 AM
I've seen other messags like mine, but I haven't been able to solve this problem...

I have a desktop Emachines computer, and I'm using Windows XP.

Yesterday, I was using Facebook, and it was working fine. I was checking messages on one page, and playing the "Pirates" app in another window... and it all just stopped working. So I exited everything, and tried to sign back in, but when I did, the home page wouldn't load. It sort of comes up. It says Facebook, and it has the links at the top that say "profile, friends,inbox," and it has the little notification thing at the bottom... The little red bubble says I have 5 notifications, but when I click it nothing happens. I CAN however, click the "profile" link and go to my profile wall. I can see everything there, but none of the links work. I can't remove posts or anything.

I signed onto my husband's facebook, and then my sister's, and the same exact problem happened. Home page won't load, links don't work.

Everything else on the internet is working fine. Yahoo, Aol, Myspace, Google... it's all working perfectly.

I have emptied my cookies, cache, temporary folders. I have restarted the computer. I have allowed add ons and pop ups. I have made sure Facebook is a "Trusted Site." I have run Avast virus scan and Malwarebytes' Anti Malware scan. They detected no problems. Following a suggestion on this site, I downloaded Opera at www.opera.com. No results. I emailed Facebook. No answer. I called my ISP. Their answer: Server must be down. The server is not down. My sister down the road is on Facebook right now. My firewall is not blocking Facebook.

I think it may be a virus, because all of the icons on my desktop all suddenly have blue backgrounds for no reason... but Avast and Malwarebytes are finding nothing, there's nothing suspicious in my list of programs... However, if I did pick up a virus, it came from Facebook, because I'd been mostly offline for a long time, except to check my Facebook messages and play the facebook apps.

If anyone can tell me how to fix this, I will really appreciate it. I've wasted 2 hours today changing settings and downloading "fixes" that do nothing.

15 replies

Luckily, I'm a genius and have figured out how to resolve this.
  • Add an 's' after your http, thereby making it a secure site connection.

In other words your url should read: https://www.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhome.php%3Fref%3Dhome (instead of https://www.facebook.com/ )
Ok thanks for the link but... I AM HAVING THIS SAME STUPID PROBLEM could it be that April 1st virus? but I can see the home page now... but I still cannot click notifications????????

And btw... it's not just on facebook... on myspace I cannot leave comments under pics nor see the profile pics of my friends when I press "view all" or "mutual" on youtube I cannot watch the videos directly from the site... they only worked if they're linked to other websites and there also I cannt check my video comments or read messages... WTF???????????
Josefsson > Bee
May 14, 2009 at 11:49 AM
Hi! I had the same problem as u and adding the "s" in the adress field solved my problem! Do you know how to make the page secure all the time? Because as soon as I click on a link on facebook the adress goes back to normal.. :S
anisha > Josefsson
Aug 8, 2009 at 04:50 AM
hey even I got the same problem..addin the s solved my problem..bt whnever I try to go to my profile it faces the same problem..hw to solve this out? cant it remain as it was before..as this gives me a headache..every nw and thn..hope u can help me out..will appreciate..thnx
kj > Josefsson
Aug 16, 2009 at 08:41 AM
If you save the https format in your bookmarks, it should come up correctly every time. I also had a problem with friends pages not opening up, but when I added the 's' to the url, even those started working fine. I would think that there's a setting in the options menu's that should allow the browsers to recognize Facebook as a secure site, but don't know how to set it.
Aah, you are a genius Jeff. The "S" at the the end worked. Thanks.