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HELP!!! Can`t access a website.

By pservin ยท 19 replies
Feb 1, 2006
  1. I am having trouble accessing myspace.com. This has been going on since yesterday. Whenever I type in the website address and hit enter, it takes a couple of mintues and then I get a message saying "invalid syntax error". I have no problems with any other website and like I said, this just started to happen yesterday. I have never had trouble with this site before....what can I do???
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Is it possible that the website was down for a while?

    Can you give us the full url to the site?

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. pservin

    pservin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No...of course I had thought of that too but I asked a couple of people just a few minutes ago the exact same time I tried to access myspace and they told me that had no trouble accessing it and one person was on it when I tried. So I crossed that off my list of possibilities....lol. As for the URL it is http://myspace.com.....I think that is right. You`ll have to excuse me, I`m not very computer-wise.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

  5. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    It's just as well that you can't access that site, garbage in my book. Good riddance.

    But just a thought, check Internet Explorer options, in the Security tab, and make sure the domain didn't get into your Restriced Sites list.
  6. pservin

    pservin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did check that and it is clear.....no websites in the domin of restricted sites. I do need to access the site....I have good friends on there I talk to....but I understand what you mean about myspace.
  7. pservin

    pservin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks....I still can`t access and it is frustrating since I know I`m the only one with the problem and I can access any other site. Could it be some sort of virus or something that can effect one single website?
  8. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    You can check your host files. They are in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
    If you just delete the files, Windows will recreate them.

    Alternatly, download the latest version of HJT and post the log here as an attachment. It will show any oddities in that regard.

    Have you gone through and reset all your Internet Explorer settings? Go through each tab in settings and click any "reset" buttons or "clear" etc... and see if it works.

    Is it possibly just "secure" sites that don't work, as in, pages that use encryption such as to log in? Can you "log in" at other sites? Can you get in to bank sites and so forth?

    Next, try going to www.mozilla.com and download Firefox, install that. See if you can get to the page from FF. It is free and much better then IE.

    good luck
  9. pservin

    pservin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I can access "secure" sites no problem....I tried my bank site and Yahoo email and they were fine. I`ll try what you recommended tho.....thanks!
  10. pservin

    pservin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don`t know what to do next

    well, I tried resetting my IE settings and that didn`t work.....I tried downloading and installing Firefox.....that didn`t work either. I have no idea what HJT is so I didn`t try that. I still can`t access the Myspace website and I have no idea what to do now!
  11. Aurion

    Aurion TS Rookie

    Well its not just home.myspace.com. Its collect.myspace.com and mail.myspace.com as well. I tried everything I know to fix it but I figured out its a problem with myspace's server. I guess its just with certain people at certain times which doesn't sound logical...but I did a tracert on it and it went through my end of the network fine until it hit myspace's end...then they all timed out...not a single one responded...and for me it still isn't working...
  12. arrpirate

    arrpirate TS Rookie

    I've been having the same problem, but mine started yesterday.
    I can get to everything else in the site, but the homepage.
    And I've cleaned out my cookies, downloaded new browers, run virusscans and everything.

    So yeah.
    It guess it must be the servers.
  13. kjames39

    kjames39 TS Rookie

    I Am Having The Same Problem

    all of a sudden i went to get onto myspace.com and it would not load at all, so i tried a hundred times. which really got me because every other site i tried it went to right away. so i went to download.com and downloaded mozilla firefox, now after it was installed i tried myspace.com and bam the site came right up but it would not allow me to log in. so i tried it on internet explorer again and still it would not allow me to open the site. after going to google and searching for myspace troubleshooting i found this site and saw other people were having the same problems, so i read all the q's and a's and i used there advice and reset my IE settings and after doing that it allowed me to access myspace.com but it would not allow me to log in, if you have any other thoughts or problem solving ideas please let me know, thank you
  14. malibu_em

    malibu_em TS Rookie

    My Space

    Have u had any luck yet?? I am havin the same problem.. i have been tryin to get onto myspace all day with no luck.. takes ages for page to load and when it does "internet explorer cannot display the page" keeps poppin up. Someone help me if u can cuz its gettin pretty frustrating!
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It's possible that your virus/spyware protection is blocking a possible infection being transmitted from My Space... Or you are already infected with a virus and/or malware
  16. althesaurus

    althesaurus TS Rookie

    I'm having the same problem described by many other people here. Has anything been resolved? It seems to be a server thing, but does it ever clear up?
  17. xylensnein

    xylensnein TS Rookie

    **FIX** I was having the same EXACT problem you were having, almost had a stroke :) (mail.myspace.com, home.myspace.com, etc.) Anyway, cool dude I work with said it might have been the "tab" feature used in IE 7 and/or Firefox that was causing the pages not to load properly. So, I rolled back to IE 6.0 and PRESTO I'm in! Try it and let me know. Hope it works.
  18. lilpatty420

    lilpatty420 TS Rookie

    i was wondering what the "tab" feature is and where and how can i change it to open up myspace. i can open myspace by typing someones actual myspace url. ex. myspace.com/arcjax... etc. but thats as far as it goes.
  19. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    In IE7 go to Internet Options in the Control Panel and find "Change How Web Pages are Displayed in Tabs, Settings, and uncheck "Enable Tabbed Browsing"
  20. Kelmeister02

    Kelmeister02 TS Rookie

    I'm having trouble too!

    You guys are not alone with this myspace issue! Mine has been down since Friday sometime. My friend was able to login as me and she lives about 20 minutes or so from me. I work about 5 or ten minutes from her and I'm out here at work too!!! I know others are out where I live as well. Everything else works fine!

    Let's hope these my space people get this fixed soon!
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