I have a website that I am trying to access that keeps coming up "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage".
The link was working fine till last week but I have not been able to get it to come up since last weekend. It is a members only site and password protected, but I can't even get the page where I can enter the id and password.
I also tried to access the page on Firefox but had the same no luck results.
Every other webpage I have tried to access works fine except this one. I know it is a working page because I have had other people trying it from different locations and devices and it shows the webpage.
I spent about 2 hours with an online tech the other evening. He was entering all kinds of codes but we couldn't get anything to get the page to load.
Can you help me?
System Configuration: Windows XP Internet Explorer 7.0
A website does not open and an untitled blank page appears. This generally happens if Net Filters are used in a computer to block certain websites. If you are able to access same website through other computer and not from yours.
Please follow the steps given below to unblock website(s).
On Windows 7
1. Click Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> right click on the Notepad program and choose Run as administrator.
2. Click on File and then Open. Browse to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc
3. Change the file filter drop down box (Files of type) to All Files (*.*)
4. Select "Hosts" and click Open
5. You will see the line "127.0.0.1 localhost " on the Hosts file
6. Any site listed underneath this line has ben blocked e.g. 127.0.0.1 www.bbc.co.uk
7. To unblock the websire, delete the line 127.0.0.1 www.bbc.co.uk
8. Click on File and then Save.
a) Before carrying out the above procedure, vavigate your way to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts
b) Right click the file and remove the "read only" box
c) Now click Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >> and open Notepad program
d) Now follow above procedure
Go to start, accessories, system tools, internet explorer (no add ons) and see if it works. THere are a lot of pop ups that may block a site. If it works, close IE, then re open. Go to tools, internet options, advanced, and click on restore advanced settings and reset. Then apply. Problem should be fixed. e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if it works!
ok, I am in thesame situation and I am very worried right now. i'm not very good with computers but I know the basics atleast. I use to access this website for studies but I just can't seem to get to it since yesterday. somebody please help me. running late on school projects. the website ie www.westerncollegeonline.edu. everybody access it except me. please help
I encountered the same problem this morning and this forum was pretty darn useful. After reading through all the suggested advice I thought I would try simply turning off my modem for a little while. I guess my router must reset itself when its turned back on because right now everything is working fine! Not sure if this helps anyone, but it might be worth a shot.
I have this exact same problem, but with gmail.com, yahoo.com and Bestbuy.com I can not get to any of them and have tried EVERYTHING. Let me know if you have found a way to figure this out. It is driving me crazy. All of these sites work on the computer upstairs but do not work on mine.
I dunno if you've tried this but no one seems to have made mention of it, but have you tried clearing the entire cache and history on IE and FF? I used to work at a call centre for a password protected site which required a certificate to access the encrypted site and one of the most common issues was a simple bad file or too many instances of the same file or cookie in the cache ironically enough.
So try it In IE click tools, internet options, and under the browsing history title click settings, then click view files, press Ctrl + A, and hit delete. Next go back and click on view objects and see if any of the installed objects are broken (there will be text saying the object is broken or not running) if there are any like this select and delete them if not leave them alone. Now close IE and then start a fresh session and see if you can get onto your website.
In FF click tools, options, privacy, and look at the private data heading - click on "clear now" another window will pop up tick everything except passwords (deleting the history will not delete your bookmarks) and clear the private data. The close FF and open a new session and try to access your website.
This is not guaranteed to fix it but it can't hurt!!! Let us know if it helps
please check program files for any blocking software.can you reveal address of website you are not able to access. I shall try to open from here and let you know. netfilter softwares are available to block websites which you do not want someone to access them from your computer.
Well I finally found out what is causing the problem in my case. After trying all kinds of possible remedies with absolutely nothing working. I took my desktop into the computer shop for some other issues and also had them check out the problem of certain sites not loading.
We found that the sites would load on my computer at the computer repair store about two miles from my home. So they thought they had fixed the problem. So I brought the computer back home and the sites would not load at my house. The computer tech guy came to my house and spent about 3 hours going through every possible problem and nothing worked. So we called the internet service provider. They gave us the run around up front but finally we got to a second level tech person. The guy finally confirmed that the signal path to my house has a glitch somewhere along the way. Not at the original location server and not at my house, but somewhere in between the two points.
The tech guy wanted me to try the same thing with a lap top to confirm the problem and then call him back and then he said they would do something, if there was proof that the very same thing was happening with two different computers at the same location. Well I do not have access to a laptop and do not have the funds to purchase one at this time. So this problem for me is still hanging in the air after 6 months.
I would suggest if trying all options that could possibly be caused by your computer check with your internet provider. There is a chance that the signal never makes it to your location. If you are lucky enough to have two different computers to verify the problem then maybe they will get something done for you. Good Luck!
Think I'm having the same problem at the moment... You might find it's not linked to a specific website but infact any site with https prefix that can't be opened. Have been looking around but not found a solution yet.
In case it was an IE problem I tried installing Google Chrome but couldn't install it as would get the following error code: 0x80072efd
Problem has arisen over the past week, coincidently inline with when I resubscribed to Avast having been running it for a year.
Any suggestions appreciated
Hi~ I think I recently is having the same problem as u guys
i tried to access some website at home and they won't be able to load >.<
anyone have any idea how to solves this problems I tried all those website on about 4 different computer at home and none of them will display the pages and here are the links that it wouldn't load "http://www.meebo.com" and "http://www.myspaces.com" there might be more website that I am not aware of yet but I tried it on my friends house internet and schools and different places internet they all works fine even the laptop that I use at school it work but when I get home it couldn't work so am pretty sure is either the problem with my modem or router. Help please :(
I encountered the same problem this morning and this forum was pretty darn useful. After reading through all the suggested advice I thought I would try simply turning off my modem for a little while. I guess my router must reset itself when its turned back on because right now everything is working fine! Not sure if this helps anyone, but it might be worth a shot."
That worked a charm for me..
Simple things are often the answer .
thanks for the idea Boingflip :)
netdog admin is software which blocks websites as per the desire of computer administrator. The server of said website is password protected and is accessible to members only. Even website welcome page does not open from here. you might have been using this website in the past. From the name of the website, it appears that it makes its users richer. kindly tell me how does this benefit users.
Sometimes when viewing certain sites where it is possible to download or upload quantities of material it is possible you accidently have messed up your firewalls and networking settings try restoring the settings to default and re-applying whatever options that you need in place
I used to be able to get to it. But now it doesn't work on my laptop. Works for everyone else, just not me. I wonder if there is a list of blocked sites in IE, that I might have added this to. I have tried looking for such a list, but I was not successful.
I should also point out that in my case, the site does not require a login ID or Password.
For what it's worth, I also have AVG for my virus scan software. Is this a coincidence? Or is there something to that?
Also, the original site that was referenced - I was able to get to it (well, as far as the the login screen anyway).
I have been pulling my hair out for a week - I run a website and I couldn't get on it (and what about my visitors???).
I have been running the website for four years without a problem, then a couple of months ago I changed to a new host server, Cirtex - they are a big outfit.
Over the past week I have been in constant communication (over 60 emails) with their support because of the slowness of their server, but they gave me the runaround, saying they have 'tweeked' their server and for me to try again.
Yesterday I was blocked from my own website - I could only access it through a proxy server. After a couple more emails I received a reply:
"I have removed your IP address from firewall blocklist and it was blocked due to 651 simultaneous connections from your IP address. Please scan your local machine and check your ISP connections."
This morning I can access the site without any problems - so can one of my website's visiors who had the same problem.
Needless to say my website is on the move again to another hosting company.
Ok, I discovered one more piece to this puzzle, thanks to HackZombie's suggestion.
When my modem is connected to my router, I am not able to access one web site.
However, I connected the modem directly to my laptop, and the web site works great!
I have a call/email into the router tech support folks, and supposedly they will send me instructions how to adjust my router's firewall so that I can access the site when I am wireless. Still not sure what changed, or what I did to change it, but I wanted to at least share this bit of information.
Hopefully this will help someone else with the same problem!!