Internet Explorer

All of a sudden I can't view/open any secure page (https).

I have Windows 2000 SP4 and IE version 6 SP1.  Today is the 9th... it worked on the 8th.  Using Netscape I can browse to these pages.

For all general purposes nothing has changed.  I word it like this because "something" must have.  I'm a seasoned IT guy so I think we can rule out newbie issues like downloading everything that comes across my screen, etc as being the issue.

Thanks, Sheldon

Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

sunray_2003Commented:
Try doing this

open IE

go to tools--> internet options --> advanced and restore defaults


b) disable firewall and pop-up blocker temporarily

c) try repairing IE

************************

Description of the Internet Explorer Repair Tool
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q194/1/77.asp&NoWebContent=1

How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318378

Repair Internet Explorer 6
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_ie6.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=293907

*****************************

Sunray
0
sunray_2003Commented:
Also try doing this as part of IE repair


Start > Run rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE6Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g

or

Start > Run rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132

Sunray
0
sunray_2003Commented:
Also try deleting temporary internet files , history

Sunray
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Exchange Server

The MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 certification validates your skills in supporting the maintenance and administration of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. Learn everything you need to know with this course.

sunray_2003Commented:
You may also want to eradicate IE using this


http://www.litepc.com/ieradicator.html

and download from here


IE Download (From 2.0 to 6.0) and Service Packs/Patches
http://helpdesk.uvic.ca/how-to/support/win95/msiexpl.html

IE Download (From 1.0 to 6.0) and service Packs
http://browsers.evolt.org/?ie/32bit

Sunray
0
sunray_2003Commented:
May be javascript is disabled

enable it

In IE go to Tools  --> Internet Options  --> Security
 go to the Internet icon and select Custom Level.

 In there you can enable/disable Javascript and/or Java

Sunray
0
sunray_2003Commented:
Also open


IE .. go to tools --> Internet options --> advanced and scroll down to security and enable SSL

Check SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0

b) Donot set your security settings too high.. Check this
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/settings.asp

c) Check this
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;813444

Sunray

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
archersloCommented:
Check your proxy settings and be sure to disable if you're not using a proxy server.

MSIE, Tools » Internet Options » Connections » Lan Settings

Cheers!

Archer
0
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Tried all... nothing works yet.
0
sunray_2003Commented:
Try fixing your winsock

http://members.shaw.ca/techcd/WinsockXPFix.exe

Sunray
0
sunray_2003Commented:
0
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
I had to create a new profile...  Also needed to create my Outlook account.  

Thanks Sunray
0
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Oops   re-create Outlook account
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 2000

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.