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Can't access secure sites using IE6 on XP

By greg ·
I downloaded an XP update and at the middle of downloading, an error message appeared. The error code was 0X800C0005. I cannot continue to download anything after that from the MS site without getting this error code. I searched the web for solution and followed it to the letter. Then to my chagrin, it affected my ability to access secure sites, like paypal and my own bank! I cannot access even my own hotmail account! I tried to follow everything that MS suggested but to no avail, all the suggestion didn't make my settings different or even improved to a point that I can surf to secure sites. I tried to do a fresh XP install hoping to erase IE or refresh it, but another blue screen of death appeared and a blurb of error code related to the first error code appeared. I did not manage to install XP at that point because it hangs and it won't allow me to proceed.

I tried to rewrite all the dll library files and edit the registry based on MS suggestions, still no solution. I can access any site as long as it is not secure.

I have refreshed my SSL certificates and other IE functions related to it but still nothing worked. I have a dsl connection and I am not networked. It is a PC CAD workstation with an AMD opteron 150 raid array 1 system on an ASUS SK8V motherboard.

I have Norton Anti-Virus that I disabled per MS because it can affect it. I can't even uninstall NAV because it asks for an administrator permission. I was flabbergasted because this is a personal PC and I am the only one using it.

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by greg In reply to Can't access secure sites ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by abailey101 In reply to Can't access secure sites ...

If you go to Help and select About Internet Explorer what does it show as your cipher strength. If it shows anything other than 128 you will not be able to access secure sites.

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by greg In reply to

The easiest to figure out but my IE has a cipher strength of 128 but it is not allowed to access secure sites. Thanks!

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by dmiles In reply to Can't access secure sites ...

Try this to see if this will work

Click Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
In the small box that Opens, type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.
In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text), type the following commands, pressing the ENTER key on your keyboard after each line:

net start cryptsvc
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll

Now type the word: exit and the window will close.
Now Reboot and try and Microsoft Windows Update again....

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by greg In reply to

Have done this, too and it still did not solve this issue.

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by haileyan In reply to Can't access secure sites ...

Try going to the latest version of the Windows Update Site:

Assuming you have been using the old Windows Update web site.... Download the latest version of Windows update. This is different than the one you have been using the past few years and may get you past the problem you are having.

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by greg In reply to

I can download from that link but at the middle of the process, an error code appears. I cannot go much further after that error.

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by mikex In reply to Can't access secure sites ...

install Opera browser and you'll be born again...

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by greg In reply to

I did that but it gave me a dll error. Not advisable because it messed up my dll library instead.

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by lolabugsbrokenheart In reply to Can't access secure sites ...

or you can just install netscape which is a lot better than IE (i heard rumors about microsoft modified netscape to create IE)

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