Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: IE8 "cannot display web page" only for hotmail/live.com

23 Mar 2009   #1
scottz

vista
 
 
IE8 "cannot display web page" only for hotmail/live.com

I can view other sites in IE8, and I can view hotmail and live.com in firefox, but keep getting this error on hotmail and live.com in IE8 (final) "cannot dispaly web page".

Tried resetting and restarting IE8, same issue.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Mar 2009   #2
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Using IE8, no problems,is it set as default.?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2009   #3
scottz

vista
 
 

yes, IE8 is default browser. Already went through most of the steps recommended in MS online help for this issue. But since Firefox browser is getting to live.com, I don't think it's networking or ISP issue. Seems like something configured in IE, it thinks it's a networking issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


23 Mar 2009   #4
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Perhaps your hosts file has been altered, maybe by some malware.

Please type in start - search:

notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

and post here the contents of the file that opens

Edit: I just noticed you can open the above pages using firefox , so I guess this is not the problem...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2009   #5
scottz

vista
 
 

right, opens in firefox. the hosts file is basically blank. btw, this is on Vista enterprise
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2009   #6
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Try deleting cookies, temporary internet files, forms (delete all) under IE8 Internet Options, if you haven't done this already.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2009   #7
scottz

vista
 
 

that solved it. thanks. had tried that before but the top checkbox in the IE dialog to Delete Browsing History is on by default and I hadn't unchecked it. I had to uncheck that one and check the others. Then it worked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 IE8 "cannot display web page" only for hotmail/live.com




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD "Bad Pool Header" and "Page In Nonpage Area" Runs in Safe Mode
Hi, I am having a problem with my newer computer, I just got this rig a few months ago and never had a problem until last Thursday. It Blue Screened on me while I was installing ARC GIS 10.1. From then on it randomly crashes. (I have previously installed ARC GIS 10 and never had a problem.) I...
BSOD Help and Support
Frequently get Hotmail message "We can't connect to Hotmail right now"
The Hotmail message "We can't connect to Hotmail right now. Please make sure that you're connected to the internet and try again." seems to appear all the time. Is this caused by poor internet speed, because I've got that, or is it something with google chrome, the browser I'm using? When...
General Discussion
"Page Failed to Load" error attempting to change my Win7-64bit display
Win 7-64 on Gateway FX6860 i7 system 8gm ram tons of HD space. ======================== Got "Page Failed to Load" error attempting to change my Win7-64bit display resolution. This used to work, but no more ( don't know what might have caused it) I ran "sfc /scannow". SFC reported that...
BSOD Help and Support
"Access is denied" - "Unable to display current owner"
Hi, I just tried to install the latest iTunes update, but keep getting an error when it tries to access the C:\Program Files\iPod folder. When I try to access the iPod folder directly through Windows Explorer, I get "Access is denied". The same happens when logged in with the system...
Network & Sharing
IE8 "Cannot display this web page" and similar errors on some pages.
Hi, Only recently started using Win7 and IE8. (I moved from XP doing a fresh install on a new HDD.) IE8 is bugging me. on some web pages, pictures or the little "3rd party adverts" posted around the website do not display. As per the attached screen dump. I get explorer cannot display this...
Browsers & Mail
Power options page doesn't display a "dim the display"
Hi, I just installed windows 7 on my laptop and the power options page doesn't display a "dim the display" option, nor do the keyboard commands to dim the display do anything. Is there a way to fix this? I am running a Lenovo G530 machine and there does not seem to be driver support for windows...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App