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By mich_1 ·
Although IE seems to work most of the time, there are some sites I cannot access. www.hp.com being one. This site gives me the dreaded "cannot find server" message. It bugs me why it is only half a dozen sites this always happens to.

I am using IE6 and Win98. Are there any suggestions?

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by punkpalm In reply to Internet Explorer problem ...

It would be worth checking that your name resolution (DNS) is working properly. Open a command prompt and try ping www.hp.com. If it doesn't respond then the problem is not IE. Check your DNS settings are correct.
Are you on a network or standalone at home? If on a network run ipconfig from a command prompt and make sure the DNS servers are correct (or even there!).
If dialed in check the same. Your ISP should be able to provide correct settings.

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by herrlizard In reply to Internet Explorer problem ...

Short and sweet - IE6 and Win98 do NOT play well together! Your best bet is to follow the steps in MS KB Article 312451 to remove IE6 and restore your original version of IE.

http://tinyurl.com/pjk2

You can download IE5.5 SP2 and earlier versions from www.evolt.org

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by computersmith1 In reply to Internet Explorer problem ...

In addition to the previous suggestions, check your settings in the Internet Options applet in the control pannel: set security to default, set privacy settings to default and disable content advisor. Make sure that all available critical updates from Windows Update are installed. If you are not Win98 SE, you should. Second Edition solved many bugs in Windows98.

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by mich_1 In reply to Internet Explorer problem ...

I've tried all of the above and still the same sites do not work! Any other suggesttions, should i just go for Win XP!

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by brddog In reply to Internet Explorer problem ...

I had a similar problem after installing Kazaa. It needed a file called "Hosts" placed in the Drivers/Etc file. I found the solution by accident and just renamed it HOS. Problem went away and kazaa still runs. To be on the safe side DON'T delete file. Good Luck

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by mich_1 In reply to

couldn't find any file like thAT

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by johnmaxy In reply to Internet Explorer problem ...

I use the same OS and IE 6 too.
It all has to do with your security level in IE. set the level to 'medium'.
make sure you choose the standard settings (they are not the safest, but allow cookies and java). It must work now (unless someone put these sites in the forbidden zone) :-)

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by mich_1 In reply to

still not working - thanks anyway

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by mich_1 In reply to Internet Explorer problem ...

Having tried ALL of the above, (reverted to IE5, all settings to default, no Host file present, nothing in forbidden zone) still no joy on these few sites. This is beginning to get stupid!

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