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IE6 error "not able to open this site"...when trying to download

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#1 yankeestonk


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:29 AM


Hope someone can help. I've got an old Windows 98 SE with IE6. VERY SLOW. Trying to download fixes, Firefox, whatever, same message everytime in the Microsoft IE dialog pop up, ie. (Internet Explorer cannot download Firefox Setup 3.0.4.exe from mirror.cc.vt.edu. Internet Explorer was not able to open this Internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later.)

This is on ANY site I try to download from with the exception of Windows updates. I wanted to try uninstalling IE6 and reinstalling, or trying Firefox to see if that helps. I also can't view any "players" on websites, like youtube player. They are just blank on the screen.

I did try the IE6 repair from the Add/remove area. That would have been way too easy. No good. Any suggestions what else I can try. Hard to fix somethig when you can't download any fixes!

thanks so much.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:00 PM

Download them onto another computer and put them on CD.
Try installing them that way.

First thing I would try with Windows 98 is SuperAntiSpyware.

Download it and install it. When it asks to do the updates dont
Do the full scan. It could take several hours then reboot.
That is at least the first pass.
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:07 PM

Firefox 3. is not compatible with 98. That shouldn't keep you from downloading the .exe though. Could be malware problem.
Like evesee says. If you can't get SAS because of the same problem, you can put it on a CD and transfer to your computer.
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