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Web pages don't fully load before error message

By Dogzen
Jan 3, 2011
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  1. When I am on the internet and just looking at regular sites like yahoo or local news sites using IE I get strange error messages like:

    "Sorry, we couldn't find http://%24pixelhost/serve/fb/pdc%3FuatFilter%3Dtrue"

    I get different messages but it always starts Sorry, we couldn't find http://......

    The page is mostly loaded then I get the message and a list of suggested sites. Its not always pixelhost but this is the most recent error I recieved. It almost seems to be random because I can not make it happen but it happens enough to be annoying.

    Any suggestions would be great.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,410   +314

    This looks like DNS redirection.

    The concept is whenever a webserver reports Error 404 (page not found), many ISPs
    will intercept the Error 404 and reproduce what they think is a user friendly help reply
    which clearly it AINT!

    Suggest you change the DNS settings in your router or manually on the PC itself
    to 8.8.8.8 as the first DNS entry - - this is the google DNS
    and a request for http://www.googleme.com/ will reply
    Code:
    Server not found
    
    Firefox can't find the server at www.googleme.com
    For page content like scripts and graphics, the missing webresource is just ignored
  3. Dogzen

    Dogzen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Thanks! I'll give that a try.


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