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Ie8 Will Not Open Certain Websites


When i type in certain web sites that i want to go to in the address bar, i get a message that i.e. Has blocked the site from opening due to security problems. It then asks me if i want to try and open the file associated with thw web site. I am then directed to windows file association page and am told that windows does not recognize a mime file. I downloaded google chrome and went to the web site with no problem, but i don't like the chrome page so i went back to i.e. Anyone have any solutions?

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Ie8 Wont Open

In an evening, it wont open, in a morning it does. I connect via a 3g bt dongle, and up to a few days ago have had no problems, when ie does not open, i am am connected to the net via the dongle, and can open msn but ie just hangs, says connecting in the top tab and waiting for down the bottom. This will go on for hours.

I have tried:
System restore
Uninstalling/reinstalling my dongle
A different dongle
Opening ie without add ons
Resetting ie
Removed all toolbars from my laptop its a toshiba one
Defragging
Disc cleanup

I am now at a loss as to what to do and as to why ie8 will not open in an evening, but will first thing in a morning.


Posted On: 2010-02-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Ie8 Will Not Open Email

I am running windows xp, sp3 and ie 8 on 3 computers with avg antivirus. I have had zero problems until the other day. On one computer i.e 8 is not opening my yahoo or google e-mails. I can get to my inbox but when i click on the e-mail the computer responds "loading" and then times out. I have firefox and chrome browsers installed on this computer and can access my yahoo & google e-mails normally. I can also access my e-mails via ie8 normally on the other two computers.

I tried uninstalling ie8 and did manage to do this after uninstalling sp3. I then tried installing ie 7 but could still not access my e-mails. When i uninstalled ie 7 i was able to access my e-mails using ie6 (but it is very slow!). I reinstalled ie 8 and sp3 on the computer and still no success. I prefer ie8 to firefox and chrome and would welcome any suggestions to troubleshoot this problem.


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 23 Replies .

Ie Will Not Open After Updating To Ie8

I recently reformatted my desktop pc and reinstalled xp home sp2. I have updated to sp3. I have just finished updating ie to ie8. I rebooted but, upon restarting, explorer did not open in the usual way. I selected my account to log in and my settings loaded but, when my desktop appeared, there was no taskbar and none of my icons. There was a small popup window about personalization of my browser settings (i'm sorry, for some reason i can't recall the wording) in the top left corner but, unfortunately, it hung and i had to reboot without shutting down properly.

Now, explorer starts as usual and, other programs seem to be fine but, when i click to open ie8, i get the little animated hourglass on my cursor for a moment or two - as though it is about to open - but then, it stops and nothing else happens. I would appreciate some direction on how to rectify the situation. I have to make do with a dial-up internet connection at the moment and so, if there's a way to fix it without downloading anything (simply because it takes a long time), that would be preferable.


Posted On: 2010-07-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Attachments Wont Open In Ie8

Vista home premium, att.net/yahoo email, norton internet security.pdfs and word docs open everywhere, including web sites all accessed through ie 8. However, on att.net my email attachments will not open or save (word, pdfs). Uninstalled norton and they still won't save or open so i reinstalled norton. All was fine until a week ago or so. If i use mozilla and access att.net attachments open just fine.

Specifically i open the email, click on the attachment, norton scans (maybe through yahoo), says no viruses so i hit download attachment box, file download box opens and asks if i want to save or open, click either one and file download box opens with no info in time remaining boxes, etc. , Box just sits there with the graphics running and nothing happening.


Posted On: 2010-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Ie7 And Ie8 Wont Open

I have an older machine that for some reason will not open any internet explorer web browser window or connect to the windows update website if using any ie other than 6. I am using xp sp3 and as i said it is an older machine its a sony vaio with an intel p4 @1500mhz with 256mb ram. I have installed ie7 and 8 separately and both of them show to install with out error however after restart ie does not load open a blank window or give an error it honestly does nothing.

Posted On: 2010-07-03 . View Related Posts . . View 13 Replies .

Ie8 Some Links Open, Some Don't

I am new to the forums and i need help with windows 7 ie8, version 8. 0. 7600. 16385ic. I have been searching the forums for a solution but can't seem to find one that will help me. I will try to make this brief with minimal background info. Recently upgraded from vista home premium to windows 7 home home premium on an hp slimline s3000f. 32-bit os & amd athlon 64 x2 dual core processor. I noticed this problem after the recent security update for ie8 on 3/30

When i try to click a link on a page one of 2 things happen. If i am performing a search and click on the link, it opens in the tab the search was performed in. If i am clicking a link that should open a new tab such as in a yahoo or hotmail email or as i am writing this question, there are links on the left side of the page that appeared as simular questions, nothing happens when i click the links. One other thing i notice is when i close ie8, it does not ask if i want to close all tabs and when i access again i get an message to restore previous page or close.

From what i have read about others having this problem, i've looked in my program files ie8 folder for "c:program files (x86)internet exploreriexplore.exe ", all i see is "c:program filesinternet exploreriexplore.exe". When i look at the target on the shortcuts i see the same thing. I changed the target to "c:program files (x86)internet exploreriexplore.exe " and tried to start ie only to get an error "not valid".

I also have a laptop that is running vista with ie8 and not having a problem at all with ie8.


Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 13 Replies .

Ie8 Won't Start / Open

So i've done a bunch of searching around and cant find anyone who has had the same problem i am having. Basically it is pretty simple. I click on any ie8 shortcut, the computer thinks for a second and then nothing. I went through the steps to disable (the ie8 "uninstall") the program and then re-enable hoping that would solve it, but nothing has changed. I am kinda at wits end because i cant download and reinstall ie8 on windows 7 and i cant get a previous version like ie7 because that isn't supported as well. 95% of what i do can be done on other browsers, but that 5% is driving me crazy. Any ideas?

Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie8 Extremely Slow To Initially Open

I have recently installed ie8. When i try to open it, it takes about a minute and a half to open. The homepage is blank. Once pen, it works normally until i try to open a new tab which again takes about a minute and a half. I have researched and tried various things including:

Re-registering two specific dll files
Disabling all add-ons
Resetting defaults

Resetting the security settings that is talked about in the microsoft fixing ie8 document
I uninstalled ie8 and tried 7 and had the same results. Ie 6 works fine. I have ran a virus scan and malware scan and the machine is clean.


Posted On: 2010-05-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Hyperlinks Open In Ie8 Than Firefox Set As Default

Hyper-links open in ie8 rather than firefox (set as default). Default program for .htm and .html set as firefox. Win xp pro sp3 updates automatically. Behavior began over last 36 hours

Posted On: 2009-11-26 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Ie8 Won't Open .wav Files

I am trying to open . Wav audio files in ie and i was getting a window asking me if i want to save the file. I then reviewed a few of the forum posts and thought i was on to how to fix and now i just get a window that shows below. I have no idea what i've done to but know the wav files work. I refered to the following forum post to try to fix 

http://social. Answers.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7pictures/thread/12fd4dd3-344b-4f5e-9201-ccaf2eefae13

Can someone please help me?

http status 404 - /vota/vxml/wavs/2010-2-23/6107706440fieldaudio1266984381318. Wav

Type status report
Message /vota/vxml/wavs/2010-2-23/6107706440fieldaudio1266984381318. Wav
Description the requested resource (/vota/vxml/wavs/2010-2-23/6107706440fieldaudio1266984381318. Wav) is not available.

Apache tomcat/5. 5. 23


Posted On: 2010-02-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Open Ie8 - Error Message - Cannot Find File Welcome.html

Every time i try to open ie i receive the following message: cannot find 'file:///c:program%20files/aol%20toolbar/welcome.html. What can i do to remedy?

Posted On: 2010-07-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Websites Opening On Their Own

I am getting a web site over the top of others - possible virus. The site is a video (tv /movies etc) site that brings itself up after ie has been open for a while - 15 or so minutes - and does not shut down by closing ie as it does not show up in the programs. I have only found it when asked to restore previous session. It generates over 10 instances of iexplore.exe in task manager (processes), but not in applications. The only way to stop it is to restart / shut down the computer, or take out each process although some generate themselves if left.

Posted On: 2010-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Access Certain Websites

Recently i haven't been able to access one website/forum (hobbykings.com). Everytime i try to access it, it just gives me the 'server not found' message, the one that you get when trying to access a browser without an internet connection.

I know for a fact that the website is working fine, as 3 other people have told me they had no problems getting onto the site. I also know there isn't anything wrong with my account as i emailed an admin. The last time i was able to access the site was wednesday morning, using a laptop with windows xp. Later that day, i bought a new laptop with windows 7, and haven't been able to go on the site ever since.

The funny thing is, i thought perhaps it was the firewall settings on my new windows 7. So i decided to try my old xp laptop, and i couldn't get on from the xp anymore either. So i highly doubt it has anything to do with my firewall as i didn't change the firewall settings on my xp. I tried using different browsers (ie and firefox), and neither is working. I've never had or seen this problem before so i'm really stumped.


Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Unable To Access Some Websites

I am unable to access 5 web sites that i have always been able to access. I get the message "internet explorer cannot display the webpage". I contacted the web master & he says it is a router problem. I have contacted my isp (cable) 4 different times now, & they insist it is not their problem. I contacted symantec today & they took remote control of my pc & un-installed norton, & did other changes, & i am still unable to access these sites. They told me to contact my isp. This just keeps going in circles. Any ideas?

Posted On: 2010-03-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Save Pdfs From Some Websites

I have windows 7 home premium, internet explore 8 and adobe reader 9. 3. I have found that when i get a pdf from a website and the url ends in .pdf i have no problems viewing or saving it. However, it the url doesn't end in pdf, adobe reader loads and properly displays the pdf but when i click the save button to save a copy, nothing happens. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any ideas on how to correct it? I'm pretty sure that i am up to date on all versions. This is only a problem on my new computer with windows 7. I can still go to the sites on my vista laptop and save copies.

Posted On: 2010-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To View Images On Some Websites

I recently received a laptop with windows 7 for christmas. Please bear with me as i am pretty much computer illiterate! My problem is that when i go to certain websites i am unable to see images on those sites (including my own business websites well as by images i don't mean photos that have been uploaded but rather certain graphics etc. Which are part of the website. I have no problem with these websites on my desk top (windows xp) but only on the laptop with 7. I am sure its just something simple that i have turned on or off, but i really cannot figure it out!

Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Opening Pdf Files From Websites

I have internet explorer 8 installed on my pc and am experiencing error messages when attempting to download or open a link to pdf files via the internet. I click on the specific link, it then opens a new tab, but instead of opening the pdf file, it then displays a message 'this tab is being recovered', followed by the following error message screen

We were unable to return you to wordpress.com.
 

Internet explorer has stopped trying to restore this website. It appears that the website continues to have a problem.

What you can do:

Go to your home page

Try to return to wordpress.com

More information

When a website causes a failure or crash, internet explorer attempts to restore the site. It stops after two tries to avoid an endless loop.


Posted On: 2010-04-22 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Websites Showing Wrong Location / Region Information

Original title: why does my computer think that i live in texas?I got this laptop from my daughter who does live in texas, but i live in florida. I am inundated with texas ads on facebook. When i go to a new news site, it gives me texas news as does my regular news sites if the computer gets shut off (i sometimes have to turn it off when it locks up). Something on explorer, i'm thinking, is communicating with these web sites about my location and i'd like to get it changed, but don't know where to start looking.

Posted On: 2010-07-15 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

All Programs I Try To Open Will Open In Word Documents

Somehow i've converted all windows programs into a word documents, ie; when i try and open explorer (or other programs), they all open in word. How do i change the settings back, so they all open as they should.

Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 64-bit Doesn't Distinguish Between Ie8 64-bit And Ie8 32-bit

Windows 7 64bit doesn't distinguish between ie8 64 bit and ie8 32 bit when attempting to set a default browser using the control panel default programs 'associate' utility. My new windows 7 64 bit pc (luv that i7 920 intel cpu) came installed with both ie8-64 bit and ie8-32 bit (nothing more need be said regarding the absurdity of having to deal with this in the first place - i should have gone with the imac).

Anyway, ie64 bit lacks the flash player cuz adobe hasn't released a 64 bit version yet, per their website. So i can't use ie64 with xm online music stream (et al). Ie32, on the other hand, supports flash player, but won't successfully link to various embedded hypertext links, such as those embedded in an email. My initial solution was to use firefox, which served me well until an application from a local vendor will only work with internet explorer. Sigh.

I've used windows since version 2 back in the 1980s, have become stoic, and can emotionally cope with having to use 3 browsers to get the job done.

However, just for fun, my current burning question is, with two different versions of ie8 (64 bit and 32 bit) installed into windows 7, why doesn't the control panel default applications utility seem to aware of the fact that there are indeed two different versions installed? It lists firefox and internet explorer, but does not differentiate between the two flavors of ie. My goal was to set ie8 64 bit as the default browser temporarily to accommodate the vendor's application.

Fyi, by setting the default, i refer to: control panel | default programs | associate a file type or protocol with a program. Then scroll down to 'http' and click on the change program button. So in my case, firefox and only one instance of internet explorer, with no bit distinction, display as selection options.


Posted On: 2010-03-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Open Documents In Ie

Recently i have noticed that word and excel documents accessed via ie (7 or 8) do not open in their own application. Instead, they open in what appears to be half browser/half application. Once the document is saved, it is then shown in its native application. This is a change to the way documents used to open in ie, and i was wondering why this change was made.

I know it is browser related because i have tested it on several sites with the same results, but documents opened in firefox open in their native applications. I know this is going to cause a problem with some of my customers who are not very computer literate. Is there a setting that can be changed to avoid this?


Posted On: 2009-09-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Open A New Window

I have a problem when i am online on windows 7. When i am on a website and click a link that requires a new window to be opened nothing happens. No new window. Nothing. This is a problem when i am doing my online banking because i can't open the page to view bill pay or my credit card info. This happens on any link that requires a new window to be opened. Pop-up blockers are off and i've tried right clicking and selecting "open in new tab".

Posted On: 2010-07-25 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Com1 Is Not Open

I have down loaded a palm zire hand held, i have tried to carry out a hotsync operation to up date my lap top this has not been successful. I think the problem is there is no usb connection with the palm and the computer. Fter i carry out a hotync a message appears on the palm informing me to check the set up on the palm. In the set up box there is a file local with drop down box serial port they should be "com1" in there that is my problem ?.

Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Tabs Will Not Open

I disabled windows live messenger, because it continued to pop up even so i don't want it to. Why is this such a pain? Another thing is the tabs. Most of them will not open for me. I have to work around wherever i want to go so i can open this page and it does not open. For instance, when i want to send an invoice to my customers for their purchase. I click to send it, but not able to. The new tab tries to open, but fails every time. This is happening on just about every page i try to open.

It will open a new page, but, that's the extent of it. So, i try to find another way to open it. Sometimes i have to copy and paste the address of that particular page. If i do get to it, i then try to open that page and the same thing happens. It's a big mess and taking too much of my time. It can get pretty much confusing after awhile with all these blank pages that will not open.


Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Browser Does Not Open

Intermittent problem: sometimes ie8 does not open after clicking on the icon. Hourglass for a few seconds, then nothing. Afterwards, if i hit ctl-alt-del and the task manager window comes up, the browser will open too. Sometimes hitting ctl-alt-del does not bring up the task manager and nothing happens. I can use the controls to turn the pc off or to reboot, but that doesn't solve the problem. The problem persists for several minutes, goes away and then returns intermittently.

I'm running xp, sp3, 32 bit version on an compaq amd64 with 2gb of ram. The system is five years old and has worked flawlessly until now.


Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Itunes Will Not Open

I'm trying to open i-tunes from icon on left of screen but it's not opening at all! It used to work fine! I'm clicking my i-tunes icon at left of screen but although for a second or so the loading circle appears it quickly goes away and doesn't load/open. It used to work fine and all my other applications seem to be working. Only thing i've noticed is that when i switch my lap-top on it tries to update i-tunes and (i think it might be real-time player but not sure) but takes an eternity but also doesn't manage to complete this. It goes so far then gets stuck.

Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Facebook.com Will Not Open

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Posted On: 2010-07-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie Does Not Open But Firefox Does

About a month ago ie failed to connect but firefox did, downloaded ie 8 thinking this was the problem, still no luck, attempted the networks diagnostics for windows xp and it states something like this -windows can not connect to the internet due to a problem with the firewall and to check ports 80, 443 and 21-.

So i turned the firewall off from norton and the windows firewall is off, tried again and the same answer, went to the support at microsoft.com and it suggested to download net framework 3. 5 did that but when the program loaded and attempted to "re-connect with the server" it could not, it made 5 attempts and since it could not connect it did not finish the installation. By the way i still have net framework 2 but can not download the new.

It is very important for me to be able to connect as it appears that my itunes is using ie to connect and i can not update my iphone.


Posted On: 2010-02-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Have To Open Games Twice

Why do i have to open my games twice? I'm having trouble with my games. I have to open the file two times to play the game. When i open the first time (double click or enter), the mouse icon indicates that it is opening the game (it turns to be a spinning blue circle), but then nothing happens, and the cpu usage gadget is rising to about 60 %, usually it's just running at 2-25%. At the second time i open, the game is opened, but the game is so lagged (i wonder if it's because the cpu usage is becoming so high).

So is there anyone can help me? At least tell me what is this problem i am facing. Those games are fable : the lost chapter, gta iii and need for speed underground 2.


Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .