IE 6 - one computer can't access a Website  that others can

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I have a computer running IE 6 that can't see a Web site that other computers running the same version of IE 6 can. The computer has no problems with other sites.  I can remedy the situation on the problem computer by turning Active Scripting off. However the other computers that can view the site do not have Active Scripting off so it seems to me that Active Scripting is a global type parameter and that perhaps I can turn off a more minor setting - a sub-setting for Active Scripting so to speak - that might do the trick. What other setttings might fit that bill? As well, is there some kind of utility that could print out all the IE settings in some organized fashion so that if I wanted to do a side-by-side comparison between two IE configurations I could just cruise down the two configurations as opposed to having to go back and forth between two screens?
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Check the following--

Hosts file
IE Blocked sites
Proxy settings
Addons (that could be misbehaving)

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Which one of those would be affected by turning off Active Scripting? That's the interesting twist here. I turn off Active Scripting and I can access the site. So it has something to do with Active Scripting doesn't it as I don't do anything else.  I don't see how any of the settings you list - they're the generic suspects for these kinds of problems - are affected by Active Scripting being on or off?
It is not always the security settings but generally a combo of many factors.

try resetting internet explorer to defaults, clearing browser cache, installed addons or browser helper objects.

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I don't think we're on the same page here. I've indicated that I can solve the problem by turning Active Scripting off. However, on the other computers which don't experience the problem Active Scripting is turned on. So it's got something to do with the way Active Scripting is configured on the problem computer. The tips you are giving me are  the generic 'what do to if you have a problem with Internet Explorer' type.  I was not looking for general troubleshooting tips - I have 'solved'.  the problem.  So none of your tips can solve it further or better - I can access the Web site when I do my 'fix'. However since this fix is not needed on other computers. So my question is specifically about Active Scripting - trying to nail down what specific differences there might be between the way that Active Scripting is configured on the working and non-working computer. For instance, are there registry entries in regard to it that might be be different on the different computers? What IE settings impact/interplay with Active Scripting? Those are the kinds of things I'm looking for. In other words I am looking for specific Active Scripting expertise.  I've read for instance that Ajax and Javascript are tied in with Active Scripting. Are you familiar with them and how I would isolate/troubleshoot if the problems were related to them?
Sorry for not following you, i read your question again. Those were basic troubleshooting tips for sure but I thought that your Active scripting could be tied to some Add-on / BHO that was causing problems.

Andy yes IE6, is it windows 98  that you are working on that does not support IE7 or some Corporate Policy not allowing upgrades to higher versions of Internet Explorer? Could be some issue with javascript itself beyond your control, just a thought.

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Well, you're pointing me in the right direction if you're saying that Active Scripting is tied to specific Add-on's/BHO's? Do you know if that's the case? Which ones if so?

Yes, there is not possibility of upgrading in this situation.

As far as Javascript, what are you thinking of? I'm not sure what you mean by beyond my control.
Regarding addons, they are specific to what has been installed on your system. I don't know how your version of IE6 handles addons. There was service pack 1 also after IE6.

Javascript is a programming language specific to browsers bugs of which are being removed from time to time.

Maybe IE6 has an older version of javascript that is causing errors over which you have no control.

Ravi.

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I think I want to involve some other experts as I need to know more in depth about the specifics of Active Scripting specifically if I can turn off different parts of it as opposed to just turning it all off to resolve this problem. Is that ok with you? Or do you want me to shut this question down?
Never had a problem with that. It is upto you if you wish to close the question. You can do that without awarding points. Try posting a new question targeting active scripting in internet explorer. You may keep this question open just in case anyone comes up with something helpful.

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I found a way to resolve it without turning Active Scripting off all together.  Active scripting can be disabled in a specific zone on the security tab so I added the problematic site  to Trusted sites and in the trusted sites zone, I disabled scripting. So it works fine. I left active scripting enabled on the internet zone though so it won't affect any other sites.

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I am going to close now. I never meant not to award any points. Your tips will help me in future scenarios I'm sure.
lineonecorp,

You never mentioned that the problem was with one particular site / few sites. Anyways, good to see you have sorted it yourself.

Ravi.
Sorry, you did mention it...

please disregard my comment id http:#a26502093

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