Windows 98 - "The page cannot be displayed".. Sounds simple enough.. hmmm
Posted on 2003-03-18
Where to start..
I am getting a "The page cannot be displayed" error whenever I try any web page.
This history of this machine is that it was taken from an unknown network from a guy who knew what he was doing, and now I'm just trying to use it to view web pages and check mail.
Although I am running windows98 behind a firewall now, before I was using dial up and still getting the same result.
To my knowlege, the firewall I'm using now blocks incoming requests only. (default settings)
When I was using a modem, firstly I checked that the modem was ok.. I get an active connection being held up no problem but I get the error.
So after reinstalling modem drivers, and dial up networking, with no inprovments I decided to connect it to my home network.
Here I set up the very basics first.. dhcp for ip address, and the gateway address. I know these settings are correct as I have set up a windows98 Se machine only a day earlier, and have two XP machines with these settings too and there was no problem.
I can ping ip addresses and get replies, but when trying to ping the domain name equivalent of that ip address I get the error message.
I can ping to all other machines on the local network, and can be pinged from all other machines on the local network.
I've tried using the ip address in the address bar of internet explorer instead of the domain name, but this didn't work either.
Everything that didn't work with the windows98 box worked on another machines on the network.
I have disabled just about every startup service that looks foreign with msconfig, replaced the winsock32.dll and about four .386 files I was told had some affect on tcp/ip using the System File Checker.
I don't want to have to reinstall...
Is there something I'm missing?