Problems Accesing Certain Site

By Deeloughran05
Aug 23, 2005
  1. When my daughter tries to access on internet explorer and mozilla firefox she gets two different errors.

    On mozilla firefox we get :

    Net Reset Error

    Offline Error
    The document contains no data.

    The address (URL) is not a valid format and cannot be read. A typical address will start with "http://", followed by an address, (e.g., followed by a path to the content (or just "/"). A common cause for the problem is using backslashes(\) instead of forward slashes (/).

    The file specified by the address (URL) cannot be found. Check that the file exists and that you have sufficient permissions to view it.

    The address (URL) does not correspond to a known site and could not be loaded. This could be due to a misspelling in the address or because the site does not exist. If the address is known to be valid, or if the problem occurs for many sites, it may be an issue with your proxy service (if you use one) or the directory name service lookup. In such cases you should consult your system documentation, administrator or Internet Service Provider (ISP) as appropriate for further assistance.

    The address (URL) starts with a protocol that is not recognized by the browser. A protocol is the part at the front of the address, such as http: or ftp: which tells the browser how to connect to the site. In this instance, the protocol is unknown so loading cannot continue. Check that the address is correct before retrying.

    The browser was unable to connect to the specified site, even though it exists. This may be because the site does not accept connections from your computer, the service may be down, or the site does not support the service or port that you tried to connect to.

    The browser timed out while trying to connect to the specified site. The site may be experiencing high loads that are slowing it down, or network problems are preventing data from being received from it in a timely manner. If the site is likely to be busy, consider waiting a few moments before retrying the request.

    The browser has stopped a connection because the site is redirecting requests to itself in a manner which prevents it from ever completing.

    The site responded to the network request in an unexpected manner. This may be due to address (URL) using the wrong protocol for the specified port, or a non-standard configuration on the site which is running different services than expected.

    The link to the site was dropped unexpectedly while negotiating a connection or transferring data. This may be due to a network fault somewhere between the site and your computer. If the problem persists, consult your system documentation, administrator or Internet Service Provider (ISP) as appropriate for further assistance.

    And on internet explorer:

    The page cannot be displayed
    The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.


    Please try the following:

    Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

    If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

    To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
    See if your Internet connection settings are being detected. You can set Microsoft Windows to examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings (if your network administrator has enabled this setting).
    Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
    On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
    Select Automatically detect settings, and then click OK.
    Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed.
    If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure your Security settings can support it. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section and check settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, PCT 1.0.
    Click the Back button to try another link.

    Cannot find server or DNS Error
    Internet Explorer

    I have tried numerous things to try and get rid of this error, including flushing cache, updating dns servers.

    Anyone any other ideas please?

    I am on Windows XP Pro
    Have Sophos Anti-virus
    Microsoft Anti-Spyware
    Ad-Aware SE Personal

    O...and this site was working up until about a week ago!

    Thanks! :)
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    It was working a minute ago on both Firefox (1.0.6) and IE (V6 SP2).
    I also run XP-Pro/SP2.

    Did you apply all the M$ updates and SP1 or SP2 to your XP-Pro? If not, do so ASAP (preferably SP2, get a CD free from M$).

    You could also try https://... which is the secure version for login.
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