The page cannot be displayed error with .asx files (IE 6) works fine on Firefox...

All of a sudden IE on my machine returns a 'The page cannot be displayed error' when I click on any link that sends me to a .asx file.

If I try it in Firefox the media plays (streams) correctly...

I'm at a loss to know why. This is only on my machine, other machines with IE work fine, and this machine worked fine until today.

No recent updates or security changes.

Ideas?!
silhaAsked:
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war1Commented:
Greetings, silha !

You may need to register some dll files
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q281679&sd=tech
OR
Run this script
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm

If no joy, 1. Disable third party extensions. With IE open, go to Tools > Options > Advanced. Uncheck "Third party extensions". Click Ok. Reboot computer.

2. Reset IE settings.  Go to Tools > Internet Options > Programs.  Click on "Reset Web Settings" button. Go to Advanced tab and click "Restore Defaults" button. Go to Security tab and move the bar to Medium or Default. Click OK. Close all browsers. Reboot the computer.

3. Check if a program running in the background is interfering with Internet Explorer. Temporarily disable all Norton programs, including anti-virus, anti-spyware, ad-blocker, win doctor, and recycle bin protect. Disable any firewall or ad-blocker.

4. Repair or reinstall Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm
OR
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_reinstall_ie_and_oe_6.htm
OR
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;318378

Best wishes!
blue_zeeCommented:

Is the ASX file type correctly associated with Windows Media Player?

Check in My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > File Types.

Zee
silhaAuthor Commented:
Yep, that was the first thing I checked... (which is why it works in Firefox)...
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blue_zeeCommented:

Funny, because WMP and FF were never too friendly...

But maybe the IEFix mentioned above solves the problem.

Good luck,

Zee
silhaAuthor Commented:
Turns out it was an issue with WMP10... not that I can explain it because it still worked from Firefox...

But after clearing the history and cache from WMP10 I can play again from IE...

weird...
war1Commented:
silha, glad WMP10 is working.

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