IE won't load any web pages except one

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Stubbo_of_Oz, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Stubbo_of_Oz

    Stubbo_of_Oz Guest

    I have Win XP SP2 all updates installed

    Internet explorer on my laptop has started to misbehave in that there
    is only ONE web site it will load. Selection of all other web sites
    from favourites or by typing url into address bar will not load -
    NOTHING happens except that DONE appears in status bar. URL does not
    appear in address bar.

    HiJackThis seems to show no problems.

    Virus check and spyware checks all OK

    I have deleted all internet temp file, all cookies, all history.

    Home page in options shows about:blank

    NETSCAPE loads web all pages without problems.

    My OTHER computer has no problems.

    I have searched Google but cannot find anything to fit.

    Any suggestions as to why only one page will load and how to fix will
    be gratefully accepted!!

    BTW the web page that WILL load is:-

    if that has any bearing on the matter.
    Stubbo_of_Oz, Mar 12, 2006
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    Stubbo_of_Oz Guest

    P.S. Hosts file has nothing in it except:- localhost
    Stubbo_of_Oz, Mar 12, 2006
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    CCrusher Guest

    Sounds like if you have Norton Internet Security you would have to add IE7
    to the firewall list. If you have another Inet Security, it might be
    something similar
    CCrusher, Mar 12, 2006
  4. Stubbo_of_Oz

    Stubbo_of_Oz Guest

    Thanks for response.

    Forgot to mention that I tried shutting down my firewall (Sygate) and
    that made no difference :-(
    Stubbo_of_Oz, Mar 12, 2006
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    Stubbo_of_Oz Guest

    Thanks for reply.

    No, security settings are as they have always been. And I have never
    had anything in trusted domains or restricted sites.

    Security settings are all the same as my other computer which has no
    Stubbo_of_Oz, Mar 12, 2006
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    Don Varnau Guest


    If running a cable modem, dsl modem or router, have you, at some point, shut
    everything down for a few minutes? This sometimes helps.

    Or, deleting the History and TIF (cache) folders may help: Delete the folders- don't just
    delete the contents. New folders will be created on restart.

    Try disabling third-party toolbars, BHOs, add-ons, security programs, etc.
    to see if one of them is causing
    this. Start at IE> Tools> Manage add-ons.

    Open a command window (Start> Run> cmd) enter
    ipconfig /flushdns
    Then clear the Temporary Internet Files and restart.

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Mar 12, 2006
  7. This seemed to work for me too. However, I did not ask IE7 to change its
    security level, but it was set to custom. I appeared to be a spyware problem-
    it changed my security level. I set it back to default, removed the spyware
    and now all is well.
    Richard Bateman, Mar 12, 2006
  8. Stubbo_of_Oz

    Stubbo_of_Oz Guest

    Thanks for all the replies.

    I decided that, rather than take a lot more time trying things out,
    that I would do a System Restore to a point just before the last MS
    Windows XP updates and now it is all working OK.

    Cheers ..........
    Stubbo_of_Oz, Mar 13, 2006
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