Internet Browser problems with latest updates

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jun 18, 2008 6:05 AM GMT
    Over the past couple of days, I have installed the update to Internet Explorer (two days ago) and the new version of Opera (this morning).

    Following IE's update, it now fails to display webpages, regardless of my connection (which was working as I was able to browse with the then-old version of Opera). It even fails to display the network admin page of my local network.

    Following Opera's update (to 9.50), it now expresses the same problem with an inability to display webpages. I have re-installed an older version, but to no avail.

    I am still able to ping external webpages (have tried Yahoo!) in the command window.

    For those in the know: is there a common denominator between the latest update of IE 7 and the new Opera 9.50? Is there one that can prevent the displaying of webpages (barring any changes to outside programs or settings)?

    (for those wondering how I'm able to post this: it simply does not do to have *only* one computer in our bug- and error-laden days)

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    FireFox v.3.0 can now be added to this browsers-not-working list.
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    Jun 18, 2008 7:09 AM GMT
    Glad I still haven't updated my firefox then. Are you sure it's the browser's fault?

    IE7, Opera, and Firefox seem waaay too unlikely to be buggy at the same time.

    Checked for malware yet? icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 18, 2008 7:27 AM GMT
    It sounds like a networking issue. What version of windows do you have?
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jun 18, 2008 9:11 AM GMT
    Of all of my computers, the affected laptop is the one with the least amount of malware (as in, it does not have any to the best of my detection).

    I am aware of the oddity that all three should be affected (then again, all three were recently updated). Hence, I wonder if there is something the three browsers have in common that was updated recently.

    The affected laptop runs on Windows Vista.

    If it's an issue with the network, I am befuddled how it first started affecting the laptop once I updated the browsers; the old version of Opera worked fine when the updated version of IE did not.

    I have found a forum thread on Opera's support section regarding the problem, posted there, and am awaiting assistance.



    I am used to odd quirks and problems with PCs (in terms of software, hardware, and peripherals...I once had a mouse and keyboard set that "decomposed," as both yellowed and the side padding on the mouse crumbled and got sticky). I just hope this problem gets sorted out quickly.
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    Jun 18, 2008 2:20 PM GMT
    I use firefox no problem.IE I always had problems?
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    Jun 18, 2008 2:46 PM GMT
    cat
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jun 18, 2008 3:19 PM GMT
    Caslon4000 saidLOLcat

    After seeing that one on ICanHasCheezburger, I just knew that you'd use it (I was thinking of beating you to it, but that'd be a breach of RJ-protocol).
  • swimbikerun

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    Jun 18, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    Try putting the numbers you get from the ping results as the address in your browser and see if you get a page back.
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    Jun 18, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    NickoftheNorth saidAfter seeing that one on ICanHasCheezburger, I just knew that you'd use it


    cat

  • OptimusMatt

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    Jun 18, 2008 6:00 PM GMT
    episode_2_still.jpg


    YOU'VE GONE VIRAL!!

    Hehe
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    Jun 18, 2008 6:05 PM GMT
    Hey. I have Firefox 3.0 and it works perfect. In fact, it is a whole lot quicker than Firefox 2.0, especially when opening it.

    When I had Firefox 2.0, every now and then (like once a month) Realjock would loose all of its formatting and I couldnt do anything, EVEN LOG IN!

    Knock on wood, that hasn't happened with 3.0 yet, its great!!


    Just my 2ยข

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jun 18, 2008 6:07 PM GMT
    swimbikerun saidTry putting the numbers you get from the ping results as the address in your browser and see if you get a page back.

    Tried it, but am still unable to connect to the sites through my browsers.

    (I'll refrain from upgrading the browsers on my other PCs until this one is sorted out)

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    NickoftheNorth saidAfter seeing that one on ICanHasCheezburger, I just knew that you'd use it

    Caslon4000 saidLOLcat pointing out with the phrase "Out."

    Sorry kitteh, but this bitch is here to stay icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 18, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    IE 7 sucks, I removed it 3 months back. It caused problems with other programs.
    I have several friends that hate Vista, it has many bugs that could be causing your problems.
  • OptimusMatt

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    Jun 18, 2008 7:36 PM GMT
    Clearly it's your shitty operating system causing the problem. icon_biggrin.gif

    It probably is a problem with the OS - if it's all THREE browsers, the root problem is probably with Vista. Dunno what though. I use Mac.

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    What's the hardest thing about buying a mac?

    Telling your parents you're gay

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  • NYCguy74

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    Jun 18, 2008 8:08 PM GMT
    It's been a while, but i seem to remember IE having a "work offline" option, it's in the file menu.

    Doesn't explain Opera though.

    Or an even better solution try Linux!!
    Mac would be better, but Linux is a cheaper upgrade (read free) from your current situation.
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    Jun 18, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
    When I bought my new laptop it came w/Vista....which sux. It WOULD NOT let me sign into/or display correctly the RJ site. I d/l'd the new Firefox and it works fine now. VISTA SUX!
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    Jun 18, 2008 9:06 PM GMT
    I'm using Ubuntu, I don't have computer issues anymore.

    Bye-bye Microsoft. Bye-bye.
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    Jun 18, 2008 9:23 PM GMT
    NickoftheNorth said
    Sorry kitteh, but this bitch is here to stay icon_cool.gif


    How do you say "bitch" in Norwegian?
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    Jun 19, 2008 3:01 AM GMT
    My roommate had a similar problem with his new vista dell laptop. I disabled as much of the "protection" mechanisms until I finally got it to work.

    Vista really is horrible with that regard. It protects some files from itself so well, that you can have two competing versions of software while not letting you completely get rid of one.
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    Jun 19, 2008 3:12 AM GMT
    does anyone else have this problem:

    On Firefox, when I click on a member's picture or any other link in a forum, the browser takes me to the link in the same window. When I click the back button to return to the original page, I always land at the top of the page rather than at the place I left.

    On Safari, I do not have this problem.
  • NYCguy74

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    Jun 19, 2008 3:23 AM GMT
    obscenewish saiddoes anyone else have this problem:

    On Firefox, when I click on a member's picture or any other link in a forum, the browser takes me to the link in the same window. When I click the back button to return to the original page, I always land at the top of the page rather than at the place I left.

    On Safari, I do not have this problem.



    I did the firefox 3 upgrade yesterday, and it jumps back to where i was. but i normally just command-click the profile, so it opens in a new tab, and i don't have to worry about loosing my place.