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GreekTony Feb 08, 2005, 06:00am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi, everytime i open IE i keep getting the title error message. I have definitely got a connection to my network. I have tried getting on the net wirelessly and wired and i still get the same message. i have an old freeserve dial up account still on the machine, could this be what is causing the problem. I havent used this machine in months and just booted it up today as i need a second machine. Please help me.....Is there an internet settings option which is incorrect?

Under dial up and VPN connection settings (in the internet settings --> connections tab) i have clicked never dial a connection and under LAN settings i have clicked automatically detect settings and both options are clicked in proxy options. the thing is clicking these options on and off doesnt seem to make any difference so am i barking up the wrong tree here?????

I am runnnig windows xp......i checked for viruses and adware and there doesnt appear to be any infections!!!!

ARGHHHHHH


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j1h380 Feb 08, 2005, 03:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Internet Explorer could not open search page error!!!!
When you say you are connected to the network, it sounds like you have only varified that you have a connection between your computer & the router, which would be present even offline. First question is what ISP do you have & have you tried a hardwire directly from your broadband modem to the computer? We need more info, but just off the top of my head, guessing..... it may be a problem with your ISP. For example, if you have Verizon DSL, they give you an account username & password. From there, you will need to open your router config & enter that info, using PPOE (this is generally for Verizon DSL). If that is the case, you will need to call your ISP & ask them for your account name & password. So, these are my questions.... who is your ISP, what router are you using (Linksys, DLink?) have you varified a connection between your broadband modem & your computer, leaving out your router?

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Mark K Feb 16, 2005, 06:49am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Internet Explorer could not open search page error!!!!
Hey,

try resetting TCP/IP, go to the command prompt and type: netsh int ip reset log.
then reboot your machine, see how u go.
i know u have scanned for viruses and spyware but this error is sometimes caused by a virus, see how u go mate.

cheers,

Mark.

Ecosse Feb 16, 2005, 12:37pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Internet Explorer could not open search page error!!!!
I'm wondering why you have ticked "Automatically Detect"? I have 2 machines on 1 router - 1 going to a network and another to my ISP and none of them need "auto detect? Try unticking this and also the proxy boxes to ascertain whether this is holding your machine from seeing the connection to the net,

Ecosse

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