Cannot view webpage

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I have a windows 98 machine but for some reason i cannot now view any web page.

My computer will dial and connect to MSNfree and it says connected, but i cannot view any webpage at all, I just get a blank white error screen.

I have cleared the cookies and history and set all internet settings to default but still no luck.

Any ideas please?
Question by:micromc
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    Accepted Solution


    Try this Winsock fix:

    Download, unzip and run.

    Restart when finished and test.

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    Expert Comment

    Try a previous registry also. Use a date that you did not have the problem

    Boot the PC
    Click rapidly on {F8} button until you get the dos screen.
    From the c:\ prompt type cd windows
    Type cd command
    Type scanreg /restore
    Choose a registry date that worked previously

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    Expert Comment

    What is your Home Page set as?

    Control Panel > Internet Options > "General" tab.

    Author Comment

    Tried the scanreg and i didn't work and i also tried settings everything to default and clearing cache etc.. still no result..

    Winsockfix worked for me!

    LVL 29

    Expert Comment


    You're welcome.

    Glad it worked.


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