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#1 Rayal49


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Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:39 PM

I have just had an old computer running on xp 2002 connected up for internet access.It is using IE6. I can access Google/Yahoo home pages but whatever web site I try to access I get the message" unable to display web site,check internet options to detect settings". I do this but result is the same(sometimes all I get is a white page,with no text at all).
I have tried Microsoft update but this also is blocked, Any ideas on a resolution ?Maybe I should say the old computer has never been connected to internet previously.
Thanks Lecy


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#2 funnytim


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:19 AM

When you say you can access the Google/Yahoo home pages, does clicking around in there / searching actually bring up new pages (eg. search for bleepingcomputer on google, do the search results appear)?

How are you trying to connect this computer (ie. wired or wireless)?

Are you connecting this to a router, or another modem, or...?

And lastly, make sure there are no conflicts with the ethernet card / wireless card in device manager.

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