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ASP page showing up blank, no errors

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I just setup a website in a new computer, it has the same ASP files and DB backend as the one I have online.

When I bring up the login.asp page the browser (Any browser) shows a blank page, it loads with no errors being displayed, it simply does not display anything.

On IIS I have it set to return errors to the browser, but nothing ... the same ASP files and DB work fine in my laptop.

What should I check ?
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by:Paul MacDonald
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make sure you have the right page.  

right-click and "view source" to see what's behind the page.
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It is the correct page and ASP is enabled
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by:amucinobluedot
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As a matter of fact, It IS the correct page but the source code shows:


<!--#BeginBlock-->



<!--#BeginBlock-->

<!--#BeginBlock-->



<!--#BeginBlock-->


It doesn't display any of the code between those tags. before or after.
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What should be around those blocks?  Is there any hard-coded HTML or is it all generated?  I notice there aren't any tags at all  - even basic ones like <html>...
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by:amucinobluedot
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That's right, NONE of the code is not being displayed on the browser. If I open the same page in Dreamweaver it shows the code just fine.
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by:Paul MacDonald
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What if you - as [amucinobluedot] alluded to - made it an ASPX page instead of an ASP page.
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by:amucinobluedot
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If I change the termination to .aspx I get this error

Server Error in '/' Application.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Parser Error
Description: An error occurred during the parsing of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific parse error details and modify your source file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Cannot use 'vbscript' because another language has been specified earlier in this page (or was implied from a CodeFile attribute).

Source Error:


Line 13: <!--#BeginBlock-->
Line 14:
Line 15: <script language=vbscript runat=server>
Line 16: If Request("checkbox") <> "" Then
Line 17:       Response.Cookies("username") = Request.Form("txtusername")

Source File: /bluedot/index.aspx    Line: 15
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by:Big Monty
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If you just create a page that says

<%=hello world %>

Does that work?
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by:amucinobluedot
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This works:

<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%>

<!--#BeginBlock-->

<html>
<head>
<title>Redirect</title>
</head>

<!--#BeginBlock-->

<body>
Hello


</body>
</html>

<!--#BeginBlock-->

---

Shows the asp it reads "Hello"

There must be some setting on IIS that I am missing preventing the browserto display the ASP
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by:Paul MacDonald
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So the whole page is generated programmatically?  There's no HTML on the page you should be able to see absent the ASP code behind running?  What version of IIS is this?
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by:amucinobluedot
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I am running win 8.  Seems like any ASP page is not being displayed properly.  PHP shows just fine, HTML shows fine too.
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by:Big Monty
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Can you show where you have asp enabled? Not installed but enabled
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by:amucinobluedot
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I checked with another ASP (classic) page and also displays none of the code when I view the source. Its like IIS is not working at all for ASP pages.  I will try to reinstall it see if that helps.
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by:Big Monty
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Here's a video showing how to make sure it's enabled

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OCJanjJ4PGA
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by:amucinobluedot
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Already did all that, still only a blank page shows  :(
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by:Big Monty
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do you have web matrix installed?
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by:Big Monty
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also, make sure the file handlers exist:

Open Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and select the website

In Features View under the IIS section select Handler Mappings check the existing mappings list that appears for a handler that points to *.asp if one doesn't exist select Add Script Map from the right hand navigation bar.
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by:amucinobluedot
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Handler is there and I did install Web Matrix, uninstalled it and installed it again ... nothing :#
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try un-installing web matrix and see if the asp pages show then. i've read online that sometimes web matrix can cause a conflict with classic asp pages
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by:amucinobluedot
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Thanks Ill try and let you know.
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by:amucinobluedot
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It ended up being WebMatrix .. go figure ! ... Ill try to share points as best as I can.
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