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    IE 6 Loads Bad Pages (IE 6.0.2600.000)

    <img src=/S/surrender.gif border=0 alt=surrender width=31 height=23> I've given up! I've searched everywhere and written to Microsoft (w/o reply) and finally decided to come to the experts. I'm running XP Home on a Sony Vaio FXA36 with the latest update for IE 6.

    Here's the deal. Sometimes, not always, when I click on a link or enter an address directly, I get a 404 error from a completely unrelated site. For example, searching through the posts here, I click on a thread, the proper address shows in the Address bar, yet visually I get a 'you have requested an invalid page' message from Microsoft's support site. The site that the message is from is, I believe, related to History as it is usually a site I had been to previously in my session.

    Sometimes reloading works and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes nothing short of a reboot will clear the condition. It happens on my laptop when I am home connected to a cable modem via a wireless network, but it also happens when I'm connected at other locations via dial-up. I've given up. Any suggestions will be appreciated. A solution will win you my eternal admiration. Well, maybe not eternal, eternal, but I'll be your biggest fan. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: IE 6 Loads Bad Pages (IE 6.0.2600.000)

    You have a corrupted cookie folder. Rescue the cookies you really need, then get rid of all temporary internet files, including all cookies. Your visit here triggered over 100 errors here, you are leaking a Microsoft Cookie. the bad cookies include aid, s_cur_1_0 and mqs_p.

    Good luck!
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: IE 6 Loads Bad Pages (IE 6.0.2600.000)

    I am at a loss to understand why a Microsoft cookie could influence the links in the lounge. If this is so, then IE has yet another bug where a third-party cookie (Microsoft's) is being accessed by a first-party (the lounge). While I do not doubt this is possible, at least at this point on a fully patched version of IE, one site's cookie should not influence another web site.

    Regardless, the problem may lie in your TIF folder, your History folder, or in the index.dat files contained within. A full clean-out of those folders MIGHT be able to solve your problem. The simplest way to get rid of the entire TIF and History folders in XP is to sign-on as a different user, then locate your Temporary Internet Files and your History folders. They should normally be under C:/Documents and settings/[user name]/Local Settings.

    You want to delete the entire contents of those folders. This will include the index.dat file. When you sign back in as the prior user, WinXP will recreate these folders and their index.dats -- but they will be 'fresh and clean'.

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    Re: IE 6 Loads Bad Pages (IE 6.0.2600.000)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>

    I have taken the advice both of you have posted and put it into action. I won't know for sure if it worked unless I get the error again, but I'm betting you're on the money. I was afraid my question was going to be left w/o a response, but you didn't let me down. As promised, I am now your biggest fan. That goes for both of you. <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23> And on a day like today in NYC, fans are pretty valuable! <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>

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