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Web Page Link Won't Load - Repeated Clicking Noise with IE6

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I am running IE6 with a recent upgrade to Service Pack 2 forWindows XP Home Ed.  Most pages appear to load just fine, but I am having a problem loading some pages.  For instance, I am a frequent visitor to the ESPN fantasy sports site (http://games.espn.go.com/cgi/home/Request.dll?FRONTPAGE).  I often look up player info there through the Player News Center feature, but I am having a problem since upgrading to SP2.  Instead of loading the page with the found players' names, the web page now doesn't load and that annoying IE clicking noise repeats over and over as it appears to try to load.  I made sure all Java checkboxes are checked in the IE6 options and I turned off the SP2 firewall, but the problem continues.  What could be the problem?
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    by:sunray_2003
    Hi agiantman,
    >  Instead of loading the page with the found players' names, the web
    > page now doesn't load and that annoying IE clicking noise repeats over
    > and over as it appears to try to load.

    This could be possibly because of the Information bar which tries to block the pop-ups in that webpage
    Description of the Internet Explorer Information Bar in Windows XP SP2
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=843017

    http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kb/en/document?dn=1090296&c=us&l=en&s=gen&cs=#step5

    To turn off , you might need to lower the security settings so it is upto you to decide..
    SR..
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    by:Asta Cu
    You might benefit by adding the link to Security - Trusted Zones and going to IE - tools - internet options - Privacy - Pop Up Blocker - settings and pasting the link there as well.  After this is done, close IE and then reopen and try again.
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    by:agiantman
    I should have mentioned that I turned off the new Pop-up Blocker feature and the problem continued.
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    by:sunray_2003
    Does it happen to any website like www.cnn.com
    or just one website..

    Do you have any other pop-up blocker apart from inbuilt one like google toolbar ?
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    by:Asta Cu
    Did you also try what I mentioned above? Security - Trusted Zones and going to IE also didn't help?

    Test Java and Java Applets here:
    http://www.bodo.com/javame.htm
    or here
    http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.jsp
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    by:agiantman
    I made sure the Security - Trusted Zones setting was on low - no change.  CNN and other sites seem to work fine.  I am not running another pop-killer.  I tested java and java applets on those test sites (Good ones BTW) and all is okay there.  This site worked before upgrading to SP2.  When I put in the name "Jackson" and "NBA," it should bring up this site:  http://games.espn.go.com/cgi/fba/request.dll?PLAYERBYNAME&Param0=jackson

    Nothing comes up-- only the repeated clicking noise, as if it keeps trying to load but can't.
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    by:sunray_2003
    Surprisingly , the above link gives noises for me..
    There is nothing displayed on the screen and I see the cursor blinking in the address bar.

    Did you try in another browser other than IE to check if you can view that very page ..

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    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fgames.espn.go.com%2Fcgi%2Ffba%2Frequest.dll%3FPLAYERBYNAME%26Param0%3Djackson
    No Character Encoding Found! Falling back to UTF-8.I was not able to extract a character encoding labeling from any of the valid sources for such information. Without encoding information it is impossible to reliably validate the document. I'm falling back to the "UTF-8" encoding and will attempt to perform the validation, but this is likely to fail for all non-trivial documents.

    Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 338 it contained one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as utf-8 (in other words, the bytes found are not valid values in the specified Character Encoding). Please check both the content of the file and the character encoding indication.

    Will not load in XP SP2 IE 6 SP2
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    by:sunray_2003
    Looks to me that the search engine in that website is not working correctly.. COuld be a site issue as what Asta has detected
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