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I have a problem wif IE 6

By E_Saint
Jan 4, 2005
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  1. I constantly get time outs to some web sites and i can't see banners on msn and download.com websites. I checked out the ISP but they told me the problem is wif microsoft but i just reloaded my os. It can't be a os problem could it???
  2. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 152

    Do away with monopolisation and install Mozilla's Firefox.....a free and painless alternative to IE

    www.firefox.com
  3. E_Saint

    E_Saint TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, but

    thanks i hv mozilla all ready, but i nd ie for other thgs :) thanks for trying
  4. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 152

    reinstall IE6

    why not just try and reinstall IE6 ??

    rather than running that annoying download manager thing, do this:

    download the ie6setup.exe from Microshaft:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...cb-5e5d-48f5-b02b-20b602228de6&displaylang=en

    copy the file into a folder on your hard disk (e.g c:\install files)

    once the ie6setup.exe has downloaded, go to start, run and use the following string:

    "C:\install files\ie6setup.exe" /c:"ie6wzd.exe /d /s:""#E"

    follow the on screen instructions and it should work fine. unless you're on DIALUP!

    let me know how you get on
  5. E_Saint

    E_Saint TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i hv tried tat to ... in fact i dun think it is a problem wif the software ... cos mozilla has the same problem ... thanks for any help ...
  6. ricardo1186

    ricardo1186 TS Rookie

    Heres da solution

    Ive th same problem on windows xp pro service pack 2. My IE 6 is service pack 2 too. If u have installed kazaa sometime, this problem will begin to appear on ie mozilla or any other browser. I tried installing netscape but it failed too. So i checked one file that was created at the same time that kazza was installed, and i find this
    Just do this, go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc , and modify the file Host and host.bak. Just open the file and edit it in notepad. U will se a large number of host under this ip 127.0.0.1 , just delete them. I dont know if is safe to delete the whole file, but i edited it, and now i have no more problems with ie6 image display.

    Every image display normally now
    Tell me if it worked
    Rikardo
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

    reconsider

    These entries in the HOST file are intended to avoid sites with know worms and pop-up junk. Normally these are all GOOD things to have. If you find a specific site you actuall 'NEED', then delete that one entry and save the file.

    I suggest this is not a safe thing to do!

    :knock:
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