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IE6 errors

By wsearfoss ·
I have a problem on my home office machine getting IE6 to open secure pages like TechRepublic I had to open this one in Netscape. I click on the link and get a standard error message
"The page cannot be displayed The page you are looking foris currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings."
I check to make sure SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0 were checked, I even changed the cookies to accept all. Just runningout of Ideas. SOME HISTORY this machine worked fine until the failed installation of a USRobotic program froze the computer, and on reboot windows had to be reinstalled to get the operating system up and running. So IE6 was over written by IE5 and then IE6 re-installed. Since then even the same error comes up even when tying to log into Hotmail. (But the mail work in Outlook express) So it has to be the browser. I hate to reformat this machine so was hoping for some other ideas before I had to resort to that.

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Maybe Try This?

by carquiza In reply to IE6 errors


Why not check for in here?

Hope it helps.


Mel Arquiza
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IE6 Nasties!

by GuruOfDos In reply to IE6 errors

I really don't like IE6 and am thinking of going back to IE5 as it certainly seems a lot more stable. I too have had a similar problem, but I get another nasty that really peeves me. If I read mail, and the mail contains a hyperlink...clicking the link brings up the IE6 window as expected, but it is transparent...that is, you can see the contents of the windows underneath. It is only when the page has completely loaded that the window refreshes and the content is visible. This also happens whenopening a new window in IE6. As some pages take a while to load, this is annoying and IE6 will often not allow me to minimise the window or hide it until the page has finished loading. This is a real pain especially if the browser needs to access a plug in like Acrobat reader to display content. IE5 never suffered from this problem!!!

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This worked for my boss

by kentward In reply to IE6 errors

(contributed by David Chernicoff,

One of the most annoying things about Windows has always been that
sometimes, to fix a problem, you need to reinstall an application (and
occasionally the entire OS) from scratch. Windows XP makes reinstalling
some major components, such as the Web browser (e.g., Microsoft
Internet Explorer--IE--6.0) very difficult because Microsoft tightly
integrates the components with the OS. But some recent Web browser
problems sent me on a quest to find out how to install a fresh copy of
IE 6.0. The solution turned out to be well hidden but pretty easy to

1. Run regedit.
2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed
3. Right-click the Reg_DWORD value IsInstalled.
4. Select Modify.
5. Change the Value Data to 0.
6. Exit the editor.
7. Reinstall IE 6.0.
8. If you also want toreinstall Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0, make
the same registry changes to the value at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed

After doing this you should find IE inthe Add/Remove section and be able to do a detect and repair from there if necessary.

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