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Windows 7: Tom's Hardware website down error 500

26 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
Tom's Hardware website down error 500

The title says it all. Nothing wrong with my system, I can access pretty much everything on every site except the Tom's forums. This's what it shows when I try to go into forums or check my notifs:

Additionally, the other part of site (review/ tutorials/ stuff) is working perfectly. But as soon as I want to go to forums to help people, this's what it shows:

Tried clearing cookies/ cache/ rebooting/ clean boot/ and all such stuff.

I'm really getting annoyed by this. Please help, much appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2014   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I can't tell which browser you using and you didn't say :/
Outside of clearing cache... have you contacted the site and see if any issues have occurred ?
There's also full reset of the browser or use another to see if the issue remains ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Hello and thanks for the reply. Sorry, didn't see that I cropped the browser edges out too, apologies. I guess constant replying to bits-and-bytes posts on Tom's has made me a bit too rude in posting.

I've tried using Chrome/ Firefox/ IE with all latest updates installed. I actually could open the forums earlier in the day, until I got some work and had to fetch some pics from my cloud. As soon as I returned, ie, entered the URL, and hit enter, I was expecting the usual screen full of unsolved issues.

But then I encountered this and it wouldn't just leave no matter what. tried clearing everything, resetting my browser too, even tried a system restore altough I didn't really do anything, just everyday stuff. I'm able to get to login screen from some links but not from others, like I'm able to navigate from the main website homepage but not from the address bar. Its happening with all my browsers.

I can't really say its any sort of virus as my system is tightly protected and it was just another normal day. I've not been able to contact the support staff but will do so from my other PCs, if they work, or else from my cell/ tablet. I've checked some pinging sites and they say the servers are up, but I'm unable to access them somehow.

Also, can you please tell me if the forums are accessable to you (which I guess yes)?
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26 Aug 2014   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I'm not a member there, but I can certainly view and read Tom's forums normally, using Pale Moon.

Posts there seem to be up to date, made within the last few minutes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2014   #5

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I agree the forums seem to show recent content,
If you do get to the forum support I would post this for them to review,
[Invalid] Markup Validation of - W3C Markup Validator

Just to verify when clearing your cache,
Use Alt+TD or Gear symbol and Safety and delete browser history,
Uncheck the top box and check all others/ Delete.
I'm using ie10 FWIW ?

I did get a quick popup saying secure unsecure content was blocked,
But it did disappear so quickly there was no time to temp allow or anything :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2014   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Well before I could take any stern action, the site on my PC gracefully turned to normal. I'm not doing anything for now, thank you all for your support, cheers! :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2014   #7

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi good news :)
On another note possibly you should use this,
After by brief visit I ended up with about 6-7 extra trackers
Beside the 256 errors shown on the Invalid markup link I posted so please forward that to tom,
Really no reason to have such a messed up site
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2014   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

Noted and will be reported, thanks again! :)
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