Wierd Browsing problems

By akm ยท 8 replies
Aug 13, 2008
  1. I got this strange problem, and really dont know what to do about it anymore

    I cant browse certain pages; Example: I can open google, but then when i try to search something it wouldn't display anything, it gets stuck at 'Waiting for Reply'

    Meanwhile some other sites i can browse without any problems. I already check Blocked sites, and its empty

    My internet connection is works fine, so i have no clue what it is.

    Please Help. Thank you
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)

    To use RIES in Internet Explorer 7, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
    2. On the Advanced tab, click Reset.
    3. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset.
    4. When Internet Explorer 7 finishes restoring the default settings, click Close, and then click OK two times.
    5. Close Internet Explorer 7. The changes take effect the next time that you open Internet Explorer 7.

    Note for users who cannot start Internet Explorer 7 for some reason, use RIES from Internet Options in Control Panel.

    Refer here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/columns/ietopten.mspx
    For even more options
  3. akm

    akm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i already Reset all the option, still nothing works
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    The above will remove all Temporary Internet Files; all addons; and restore IE to defaults
    If this has not helped

    Then it must be on of these options:

    Your Firewall has been configured to block the site
    You have another Resident Protection program stopping it
    Your Hosts file has been set to deny access to it
    The page requires extra addons, such as Javascript enabled (note: RIES rectifies this too)
    The webpage itself is faulty
    Your ISP has denied access to the page
    You have a port blocker enabled
    You have rules setup to deny or block the page
    The cached pages in your computer are not correct (note: RIES rectifies this too)
    The website address is incorrect
    Google program itself is blocking the page (Remove Google from Add/Remove Programs)

    There are really lots of possibilities here (and probably more I can't think of right now)
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Boot into Safe Mode with Networking and see if the problem persists or not when running that way.

    And what product(s) are you running for your antivirus? spyware? firewall?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Ok here's another:

    IE No Addons

    Start --> Run --> "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -extoff
  7. akm

    akm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    guys, i'm gonna throw this computer out of window
    i tried all the suggestions above, but nothing helped;

    but guess wat, if i try to surf sites thru online proxy sites, it works
    but when i go in normal mode, it doesnt find the site
  8. Richardw9

    Richardw9 TS Rookie Posts: 127

    Well that's because you're only viewing the proxy site, that's why we use them at school to by pass the sonic wall that blocks us from going on game websites.

    The proxy site isn't blocked, but the page the proxy is feeding you are.
    The proxy just renames them

    Have you tried using Firefox rather than internet explorer ?
  9. akm

    akm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried all the browsers, none of them work
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