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Problem connecting to the internet through Internet Explorer


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cajun520

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When trying to connect to the internet with IE 8, I have to back out of Internet Explorer and try restarting it as many a 12 times to get a connection. Outlook Express connects to my email with no problem. I'm running XP Pro with all the latest upgrades. Also, when I click on a link,if it tries to open a new window it will eventually give me the unable to connect page. I have to copy and paste into the same screen to get through to the new page.

Any ideas??????
Help!!! :)

Edited by cajun520, 13 November 2009 - 05:28 PM.

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I take it IE8 was a update to your original IE?
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Yes. The other version was 7. I tried to go back to ver 7 but went back to ver 8 as it was doing the same thing.
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OK was IE7 doing this before the upgrade or is this something that has just started?
How did you try to uninstall IE8?
Did you go through Add\Remove Programs?
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That's why I upgraded to IE 8 but it didn't help. I used add/remove programs to downgrade.
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OK let's try something to test IE.
Download FireFox from the link below in my signature.
See if it will connect without any problems. It will show us if the problem is indeed IE or something else that we need to check into.
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Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I already have Firefox which connects easily but I have trouble logging onto a few sites with it. When I put in the logon info and hit enter it will start to go to the info but then kicks me back to the login screen. Pathetic, aren't I?
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I'm not sure what loin information you are referring to.
Do you have a dial up Internet connection?
Are you referring to a web site having this problem?
If the problem is websites that you are having problems with then that may be due to a wrongly entered login.
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I have a DSSL line to the house. When I can get on with IE I have no trouble loging on to the sites. Only in Firefox. But firefox will connect to the internet with no problem.
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Try this:

To disable add-ons in Internet Explorer 8
1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.
2. Click the Tools button, and then click Manage Add-ons.
3. Under Show, click All add-ons.
4. Click the add-on you want to disable, and then click Disable.
5. Repeat step 4 for every add-on to disable. When you are finished, click Close.
Now restart IE and retry IE as before. Let us know if it still happens or not. If not then try enabling one add on at a time and trying IE again till you find the problem.
Most times the cause will be a toolbar add on.
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