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Compaq Presario R3000 Does Not Connect to the Internet

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dragster1981, May 22, 2019.

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  1. dragster1981

    dragster1981 Thread Starter

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    I have a compaq presario R3000 laptop with windows xp home edition that does not connect to the internet, it only goes from favorites to the BING and MSN webpages, but almost nothing can be done from there. I have http://www.google.com typed in the internet options window for my homepage but I get at the very top: "http://www.google.com - Cannot find server - Microsoft Internet Explorer" in my initial screen and the error message "The page cannot be displayed" as the title of the page.
    I have an ACER and an HP laptops that work fine and have no problem at all connecting but I know it is not easy to get this PRESARIO laptop connected. If there is someone knowledgeable about windows xp internet connection that I can be referred to for eventually get this laptop connected, I appreciate.
     
  2. skpappish

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    Get a WiFi driver. If you already have it plugged in, find the installation file on a different device. I have a Windows XP computer myself and that's how I got it connected.
     
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    The only known up-to-date browser that still works in Windows XP SP3 32-bit is Maxthon Cloud Browser 5.2.7.2000
    I use it in my Windows XP SP3 32-bit test computer, and I haven't found a website yet that it won't load.

    If you're using the Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers, they've become too outdated and no longer support most websites.

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    Nice find Frank. (y)
     
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    :D

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    I have to run internet explorer 11 at work and it seams like a lot of websites are getting incompatible even with IE11, they want you to use chrome. We can use Chrome as a secondary browser but I don't like it. Sometimes I have to use chrome to print a page from a website because it won't work in IE11.
     
  8. dragster1981

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    Thank you very much for your first replies and for sayig in one of them that the only known up-to-date browser that still works in windows XP SP3 32-bit is Maxthon Cloud Browser 5.2.7.2000, but I can not use any browser in my laptop with windows XP to install it because my laptop is not connected to the internet and also I think I have SP2. To get my laptop connected to the internet is not easy and I do not know how. If without being connected to the internet there is a way to install Maxthon Cloud Browser 5.2.7.2000 to my laptop with windows XP SP2 32-bit, I appreciate any pertinent information.
     
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    You will have to download the Maxthon installer on another computer then copy it onto a Usb stick and plug that into the Compaq and run it.

    You can download Maxthon here :- https://filehippo.com/download_maxthon/
     
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    If your copy of Windows XP does not have Service Pack 3 installed, it's unlikely you will be able to get any software apps or hardware drivers to install in your laptop.

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  11. dragster1981

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    Thanks for the last replies. I was told it is unlikely that I will be able to get any software apps or hardware drivers to install in my laptop if its copy of windows XP does not have service pack3. I checked the OS installation disk and it shows SP2. So now my question now is: will I be able to install Maxthon Cloud Browser 5.2.7.2000 and more software apps and hardware drivers if I change SP2 to SP3?
     
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    Nobody can guarantee that it will work for you. There's too many variables. But, you certainly have a better chance than if you stay with SP2.
     
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    AFAIK, there are versions of NewMoon (M$ version of PaleMoon), MyPal and Serpent (aka Basilisk), all Mozilla 'forks' that will run on XP and are still supported.

    @ Frank:-

    Isn't Maxthon owned by the Chinese? Not sure as I'd really feel safe using that, even though I'm a Chrome/Chromium user of long-standing.....dating all the way back to September 2008, in fact.

    Links for the above:-

    MyPal:- https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Mypal.shtml

    NewMoon & Serpent:- http://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/search/label/browser

    These are all basically forked from Palemoon, and the last 2 builds are by a guy who goes by the handle of 'Roytam'. Apparently, these are well-regarded by the 'hold-outs' in the XP community, and are regularly maintained, being re-built to use relevant up-to-date bits of modern Mozilla code wherever possible.

    Hope those help a wee bit.

    Do, for Chrissakes, upgrade to SP3 as soon as you possibly can. You really need to make that your first priority, since it will enable an awful lot of other stuff, too. If Frank's link from MajorGeeks doesn't work out, I have a copy of SP3 I can let you have. Unlike the 'official' version of SP3, both Frank's and mine are simply regular downloads which do NOT need to be downloaded via Internet Exploder. You can access these via any browser on any machine, on ANY platform.


    Mike. ;)
     
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    I have Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit which is integrated with updates to its April 2019 end-of-life, so it saves me a LOT of time and frustration when I install and use it for testing purposes.

    The download links at MajorGeeks for SP3 still work.

    Some Mozilla-coded browsers will install and run in Windows XP, but they're outdated versions which haven't been updated since last year.
    Maxthon is the only browser that I'm aware of that's still supported and kept up-to-date.
    Version 5.3.x is supposedly due to be released soon.

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    Well Cannot Find Server is usually a DNS issue... but then I haven't worked on an XP machine in current times so..

    Can you do this: go to command prompt and type ping google.com to make sure you get a reply.
     
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