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Windows 7: Wierd http error 404


05 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Wierd http error 404

Ran into an issue with one of my computers. Have no problem accessing a page on a government site that I access daily with one computer but on another computer hooked to the same router, I get an http error 404 "file or directory not found". Compared all my internet settings to the computer that works and everything is the same. Generally this is a link error from within the website but this is not the problem here as the one computer has no problem accessing the page. Have checked everything I can think of. Need suggestions.

Ron Burnes


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05 Apr 2013   #2

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Different ports on a router can be configured differently. Try the one that does not get to the site on the same router port that does. You may have to reset.
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05 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Gary. I have already reversed the router ports for the two computers but it did not alter the issue. Also took it to a friends house and had the same issue. Got to be something in the computer causing this.

Ron Burnes
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07 Apr 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello Ron, can we assume that you used to be able to access that site on that PC, but just recently the issue started? I know it seems cliché, but have you tried clearing cache, and the cookie(s) for that particular site? If it is not a secure site (HTTPS) you might try a web based proxy and see if you can access then.

Free Proxy - Surf Anonymously & Hide Your IP Address - Hide My Ass!

A Guy
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07 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks A Guy. Cleaning is automatically done when the browser is closed. Your statement about working and now not working set me to thinking "what has changed on the computer". The one thing I should have checked and did not was Internet Explorer version. I now have 10 instead of 9. Uninstalled the IE10 update and everything works fine. Really irritating as I have all my computers set to not do automatic updates. I manually check for updates and install what I feel is need as I have had too many crashes due to Windows updates and in the last month I have had to fix a dozen of my customers computers with issues related to bad updates. The computer completed a massive amount of updates during the night on April 2nd (my computers stay on 24/7). Has taken a while but I finally discovered why the auto updates was reset. I had a corruption problem on the 1st with my Office 2010 suite which dictated a reinstall at which time the installation reset the computer to auto updates. I did not realize this and there was where the problem began! Live and learn! Thanks everyone for your assistance.

Ron Burnes
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07 Apr 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Another instance of IE10 causing a problem. I rarely use IE, but wanted to install the latest and greatest. Still haven't as I am seeing far too many issues with IE10. Glad you figured it out. A Guy
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