IE9 - Problem Loading Some Pages - Need Help!

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by charliec, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. charliec

    charliec Guest

    I acquired a new computer that came with Win7 and IE9. Now I cannot
    access some pages with IE9, not many but a few. I get a message that
    IE could not access/open the page - I did not have this problem with
    WinXP and IE8 on my old computer with these pages. Is there possibly
    a "compatibility" switch I need to set/turnon in IE9 to make it more
    compatible with pages created with older versions of IE?

    charliec, Sep 15, 2012
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  2. charliec

    VanguardLH Guest

    Can you *concurrently* access those unidentified web site using a web
    browser on a different computer? Else, how do you know that those sites
    aren't down?
    VanguardLH, Sep 15, 2012
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  3. charliec

    charliec Guest

    No, this started happening when I brought up the new system with IE9.
    The old system is now disabled, but the various sites did not have a
    problem on the old system.
    charliec, Sep 16, 2012
  4. charliec

    VanguardLH Guest

    No one else can check for you if those sites are currently up since you
    didn't mention them. If other can get to those sites okay then the
    problem would be with your new setup.
    VanguardLH, Sep 16, 2012
  5. charliec

    charliec Guest

    Ok, I don't remember what sites they were, but when it happens again,
    I will take note and list them here. In IE9, I went to Tools and
    enabled Compatibility View - I have not experienced the problem since
    then, but may not have gone back to the problem sites. I will keep
    you posted if I run into it again and provide more info.
    charliec, Sep 16, 2012
  6. charliec

    charliec Guest

    Here are two pages I am having a problem loading:

    Any insights appreciated.
    charliec, Sep 26, 2012
  7. charliec

    Mayayana Guest

    They both work fine for me in Palemoon, and I don't
    even enable script. ...On the other hand, it could be
    because I don't enable script.

    If you get a message that IE can't open the page
    at all that sounds like a problem with something like
    DNS or HOSTS file rather than "compatibity".

    But why do you even keep trying? IE is an inferior
    browser with inferior security. Now it's not even working
    for you, yet you still try to keep using it. Why not just
    switch browsers?
    Mayayana, Sep 26, 2012
  8. charliec

    VanguardLH Guest

    Very slow but it does load. For an unknown site, I ran IE8 with
    scripting disabled.
    Redirects to It also loaded.
    Different users have different routes to various sites. Could be a host
    in the route between you and the target site is slow or down. To see
    what is your path to the target sites, run:


    For me, I get:

    1 - 5 hops are for me and my ISP
    6 32 ms []
    7 23 ms
    8 32 ms []
    9 79 ms
    10 39 ms []
    11 37 ms []
    12 78 ms []
    13 90 ms []
    14 76 ms []
    15 86 ms []
    16 77 ms []
    17 77 ms []
    18 * Request timed out.

    The pinging times out because the network either doesn't want me
    drilling inside of it or a host doesn't having pinging enabled. Notice
    what happens when I hit The delay goes way up. Because
    that node is slow means everything past it will also be slow. That
    node's IP address is allocated to the Level3 network so their network is
    slow. That doesn't mean they are slow everywhere. It means my
    particular entry point into their network and routing through it is
    slow. Someone else hitting a different boundary host on their network
    might be fast.

    When I do a traceroute on, I get:

    1 - 6 hops are between me an my ISP
    7 24 ms []
    8 20 ms []
    9 19 ms
    10 74 ms []
    11 72 ms []

    Once I hit the network, the delay jumps up. You could be
    hitting a very slow host (it's busy, it's underpowered, lots of traffic)
    or the trace ends at [just before] a dead host so you'll never get to
    the nodes on the other side.

    It is highly unlikely that any ISP or host is going to listen to your
    requests for them to update or fix their routing table or to check on
    the condition of their slow or dead host. You aren't their customer.
    If you find a super-slow or dead host in your route (they aren't
    dynamic), about the best you can do is inform your own ISP about the
    routing problem and hope they can work with the network admin to fix the
    VanguardLH, Sep 26, 2012
  9. charliec

    charliec Guest

    Where and how do you enable/disable script in IE9?
    Thanks for the thoughts.
    charliec, Sep 26, 2012
  10. charliec

    Mayayana Guest

    | Where and how do you enable/disable script in IE9?
    | >

    I haven't used IE9 to speak of, but I'm assuming the basic
    layout hasn't changed from earlier versions. Those settings
    are in Tools -> Internet Options -> Security tab. Select
    the Internet Zone and choose custom level. You will then be
    faced with a confusing array of settings, with little or no
    explanation. The script settings are varied. In most browsers
    one just enables script or not. In IE there are specific settings
    like "Active Scripting", but there are also other settings under
    Miscellaneous. And there are several ActiveX settings, which
    are intertwined with script. For instance, there's a setting
    "Script activeX controls marked as safe for scripting". That
    should be covered by "Active scripting", but it's not clear
    whether or not it is.
    And I'm just getting that list from IE6 right now because
    that's what I have on my main PC. Each IE version has added
    more settings. So there's no quick, easy way to toggle script
    between websites. (Also note: After changing security settings
    do not click the "Reset" button. That looks like it might be
    intended to save your settings, but it doesn't. It will reverse
    any changes you've made!)

    Personally I don't generally enable script, but if you use a
    lot of interactive sites that approach won't work. Sites like
    Google maps, webmail, Facebook, online banking, etc. usually
    won't work at all without script.
    Mayayana, Sep 26, 2012
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