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By dave ·
On my Win 98 system the internet exploere (5.5) is acting like it is constantly refreshing. It will dial up as normal, then before it can load the page the status bar shows that it is trying to reload again. This goes around and around and never fully loads. I have run an updated Mcafee on the system via network but it detected nothing. I have installed IE 6.0 and still didnt help. Any ideas? Known viruses?

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by arichart In reply to IE constantly refreshes

The first thing that I would look at is when Internet Explorer is checking for newer versions of a stored web page? It should be set to "Automatically".

In case you don't know how to check...In IE6 go to "Tools", "Internet Options", click on Settings in the "Temporary Internet Files" section and there will be several choices to pick from.

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by dave In reply to IE constantly refreshes

Thanks but been there done that

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by TheChas In reply to IE constantly refreshes

Try cleaning out your internat cache files.
You may just have hit the file space limit, and IE needs to get rid of files inorder to load a page.

You can either clean out the folder manually, or use the button under internet options.

I would also clean out the C:\Windows\Temp folder.
Any file over 2 weeks old is not needed.

Chas

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by dave In reply to IE constantly refreshes

Thanks, but already been there, done that.

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by opatzg In reply to IE constantly refreshes

You've got 2 good answers so far, a general hard disk cleanup and scan disk would be in order as well to make sure something isn't messed up with the FAT table. Which service provider are you using and have you reported the problem to them yet? Their automatic update may be causing you problems. Running adware also wouldn't hurt to clear up a bunch of the spyware programs on the pc. Good luck

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by dave In reply to IE constantly refreshes

Thanks, but the internet company says it is a local problem. I have to agree

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by RCOM In reply to IE constantly refreshes

Does an error come up or does pages just never completley load? HAve you checked with your ISP to see if there's any problems with the servers etc.?

Follow the response that says to delete temp files and cookies.

You may have a damaged winsock. To rebuild perfoorm the following tasks.

Get the win98 CD handy or make sure you have the cab files on the computer. The default place is c:\windows\options\cabs. Go to MY COMPUTER and select dialup networking. Right click on your internet connection icon and select properties. Go through everything and write down the settings. Making sure to get phone number, login, password, TCP/IP, DNS settings etc. Once you've done this uninstall dialup networking from add remove programs, windows conponents section. Don't reboot yet.

Go to network properties. Write down all info from the workgroup, computer name, client, protocol ,devices and settings. Make sure to have the network card drivers handy. Then delete all entries in network properties.

After rebboting the network card will be found install the driver as prompted. After reboot go into network properties and input the indentification settings. computer name, workgroup settings. Set up the client, add protocols. After addingprotocol go in and input the original settings. Add sharing if it was there.

After reboot go back to add remove programs windows components and reinstall dialup networking. Then add your dialup internet connection again using the information from before.

From there a new winsock will be created and the problem should be gone.

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by dave In reply to IE constantly refreshes

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by bob In reply to IE constantly refreshes

Download latest version of netscape

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