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Windows 7: IE HTTP 400 Bad Request


11 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 
IE HTTP 400 Bad Request

I keep getting these errors when I go to sites I frequent (and as of 2 minutes ago, one that I dont any more thanks to Windows Live Mail). I will browse to the site, then I'll come back a little while later and the error will pop up and sometimes it takes all day for it to go away. I've never had this happen before. It just started happening when I cleared out my cookies and my temporary internet files while trying to set up my new router.

I use IE 8.

How do I get them to stop? And how do I fix them?

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11 Apr 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACWN View Post
I keep getting these errors when I go to sites I frequent (and as of 2 minutes ago, one that I dont any more thanks to Windows Live Mail). I will browse to the site, then I'll come back a little while later and the error will pop up and sometimes it takes all day for it to go away. I've never had this happen before. It just started happening when I cleared out my cookies and my temporary internet files while trying to set up my new router.

I use IE 8.

How do I get them to stop? And how do I fix them?
A simple google of the error return the explanation and fix. I just chose this as an example. HTTP Error 400 Bad request Explained

Good Luck

Ken
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11 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Been there. That explains it, but that doesnt help me at all.
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11 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Which sites? It could be that they are experiencing intermittent problems at their end, or that a link on the chain betwen you and them is having difficulties.
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11 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Deviantart, a henna for hair site, and just a little bit ago it was hotmail.


The strange thing with the first two is that with dA I couldnt access deviantart.com, but I could access other parts of it, such as my own dA page. But when I tried to click the dA logo or access dA through google, the error would come up.

Something similar happened with the henna for hair site I go to. Its part of a much larger site and anything to do with hennaforhair.com I couldnt access, but every other page I could.
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11 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, ACWN.

Since this seems to be happening on sites you visit regularly, I suggest closing all open tabs/windows except one (i.e., this page) and then clearing your cookies, cache and history. Restart IE8 and see if that solves the problem.
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11 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

But this started happening AFTER I did just that, Corrine. I cant help but to be a bit leary of doing the same thing again when thats the only thing that has changed in the last 3 months.

And it isnt just sites I visit regularly because it happened with hotmail (twice, actually) and I dont go to that site any more - I only went earlier today because of some "maintenance" issue Hotmail was having this morning for 3 hours and I kept having to fight with a single account when my other two were fine.@_@



I'm not trying to argue, please dont think I am, I'm just trying to cover all bases so every one has all the information.


Just a note... I changed my security settings a little to see if that will change anything.
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11 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, ACWN.

Not to worry. I didn't think you were arguing.

It really is puzzling that without any changes over the past 3 months (except security updates, I hope), you started getting the error.

Please make a note of the security setting changes you made so you can undo them if the problem isn't solved.

Do you have an alternate browser you can use for a bit to see if the error still occurs? That may help determine whether the problem is with the browser or a software or other problem on your computer.
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11 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Home 64
 
 

Thanks, Corrine


The only thing I changed recently was that I cleared out my cache and cookies when I was installing my new network - the tech and I were trying to get into the signal expander/repeater's page. I was having issues with it and he had me clear that stuff out to see if it was a corrupted file that was preventing me from accessing it.


I know what I changed, so no worries about that. But I think that mightve had caused the 400 error issue, we shall see.


I dont use any other browsers as I dont like any others. I cant adjust to them and the settings are so different that it irritates the crap out of me.

These errors dont happen all the time or every day, its really random. The henna for hair forum one happened once, but it took a LONG time to clear up (all day). The dA error has happened like 3 - 5 times, but it clears up in a couple hours.
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11 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

ACWN, could the problem be network related?
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