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Solved: IE6 Multiple Oddities

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by UFO, Aug 6, 2006.

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  1. UFO

    UFO Thread Starter

    Apr 11, 2005
    In the last couple of weeks my IE 6 has become nearly unusable and I haven't a clue as to why (I'm doing this thread from a Netscape browser.) Every other click on any given link - or entered URL - results in a "Page can not be displayed" message. In Hotmail there's a whole rash of weirdness - lots of "Error on page" messages with the yellow icon; upon reload the browser navigates back to the inbox, etc. - and after complaining to them they've verified that it's no system glitch on their end. In addition I followed their instructions, went into IE's Internet Options -> Security and set all of the "Internet," "Trusted Zones" and "Restricted Sites" to Default Level," also went into "Advanced" and unchecked "Use HTTP 1.1" in favor of "Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections" per their instructions, though that sounds damned fishy to me. 8^] Still no improvement in any case, and now I've got URLs coming up with "FTP" instead of "HTTP" at the beginning - what the hell's that all about?

    I tried downloading the new IE 7 Beta 3 and it immediately hosed up the network I share with my roommate (via cable modem and broadband router,) so I did a system revert to get rid of it.

    What I'm wondering is if anyone knows of a place I can re-load the last version of IE6. I looked all over Microsoft.com's downloads page and while there are dozens of patches and updates and service pack downloads for IE6, the only browser download they're offering now is IE 7 Beta 3, which as I've said blows away the network here for some reason and I don't care to take that on as a separate bug. I just want to reinstall IE6 as thought it's brand-spankin' new, in the hopes that these wierd problems will disappear.

    As to suspected causes, all of this started at roughly the time I switched from Norton AV to the trial version of Kaspersky 6.0 when the Norton contract ran out - though I have no evidence (nor expertise) to know whether that has anything to do with the browser problem.

    Advance thanks & beers to anybody who can unravel this.
  2. bearone2

    bearone2 Banned

    Jun 4, 2004
    google it
  3. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
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