IE cannot display the webpage
Posted on 2011-10-18
I have a new HP computer with Windows 7 Home Premium with IE9. The home network works fine as I have tested it with other computers. But this new one will open a webpage such as Yahoo's homepage. If you click on the Login link, nothing happens for a couple of minutes, until you get the infamous "IE cannot display the webpage".
I have loaded Firefox & it does something similar by not opening links to login. This also happens when doing searches in Google. I will get the list of links for the searched items, but when I click on them, I mostly get the "IE cannot display the webpage" or Firefox's version of this same error message.
I have uninstalled Norton's stuff that auto installed when we turned the system on, as well as several other useless junk from HP. I have turned off & uninstalled quite a few things to get this PC surfing the net.
I have also emptied the recycle bin, temporary files, cookies, etc. to clear this part of the picture up. I tried to load Chrome, but the install stalled out eventually while it was downloading Chrome. But I did get Firefox 7 installed by downloading it on another PC & copying it over via a thumb drive. I have also turned off the firewall & any other security apps in Windows that I could find for the time being, until I get this worked out.
The only other thing I can come up with is that this is a 64-bit Windows & there maybe some 32-bit apps running on it, including IE9 & Firefox 7.
I would appreciate any help anyone could give me on this one.