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    IE 6 fails to connect to Internet (6.0)

    Win 98; AOL 4; IE 6, an old Gateway PC (Pentium II, 300 mhz - hey, till today, it worked fine.)

    I had to use regedit yesterday to remove some spyware. Donno if that is incidental, but... today I cannot get to the Internet using IE.

    Everything in IE gives me "This page cannot be displayed."

    Connection to AOL is fine, as long as I do not try to access the Internet, though usually I open an IE window to access the
    Internet.

    I tried deleting IE and reinstalling it. I used Add/Remove to go back to an earlier version, 5.5, to no avail.
    They lock me out of the Internet completely.

    Task Manager shows no extraneous programs running.

    "So, how can you get to WOPR?" you ask.

    Good question. Netscape 4.76 gets me here fine. It is only an IE problem.

    Oh, and the toolbar on the WIndows 98 taskbar is suddenly gone. All links that were there are gone from the registry.
    Toolbars options on the taskbar are grayed.

    I am really in a mess! Cannot upgrade AOL on this computer. (All new versions criple this computer.)

    I guess I could try to reinstall Win 98, but I am afraid it will kill everything I have on my computer, including partiioned
    drives. Cannot risk losing everything on my hard drive.

    Is this the last straw that forces me to buy a new PC? A tweak in the registry and I gotta spend $700 for a new PC? Is that your verdict?

    Your thoughts, prayers, and ideas, if you please.

    Thank you.

    - hmc
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    Re: IE 6 fails to connect to Internet (6.0)

    Why not start with a new far more stable, more capable OS than 98 at 5% the cost of a new PC <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>?
    Win XP vs. Windows 98

    Is the problem you can't connect to the internet, or that you can't load any Web pages? Can you ping sites? When you regedit, always export the key; and you should run Spybot and Adaware.

    There are several IE6 KB articles on software like Bonzi that causes this or if the Winsock.dll, Wsock32.dll, or Wsock.vxd file or Run.dll fileis missing or damaged; compelling reasons to run SFC. The "Library Path" value in the following registry key may be missing or contains the wrong location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesW inSockParametersNameSpace_Catalog5Catalog_Entries Value 000000000001

    See:

    262264; but the most important is this one:

    241344: Error Message: The Page Cannot Be Displayed IE6

    303807: PCBE Message When You Try to View Web Page on a Secure Web Site

    Several others are available on searching the MSKB for particular software conflicts.


    1) Go to Add/Remove and try to repair IE in this version.
    2) Start>run>type in "scanreg /restore (space after scanreg and lose quotes.)
    3) Run System File Checker: See 185836 SFC Win 98
    4) Download IE6SP1 and refresh the files.
    5) See Line 3 Left: Restore Missing Toolbars will Work Win 98

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    Re: IE 6 fails to connect to Internet (6.0)

    Thanks for yoru research and help. But... apparently I have not explained my situation adequately.

    I am not sure how one connects to the Internet without loading a web page. I connect through AOL, which works fine, till I try to access an Internet site.

    But of course I can ping a site. If I can reach the Internet using Netscape,
    then surely I can ping a site. The fact that I can access the Internet using Netscape, I think, rules out a winsock (or related) problem.

    Win 98 has been very stable and sufficient for my purposes. Win XP simply will not run adequately (if at all) on this computer.

    My problem does not relate to a secure site; it relates to ANY site. I am not using InternetBOOST or Bonzi. My installation is very generic.

    The toobar fix refes to XP.

    But.. I guess that does point me to a fix: the $700 new PC.

    Thanks,

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    Re: IE 6 fails to connect to Internet (6.0)

    The fact Netscape works doesn't rule out a winsock or a variety of other .dll problem(s):

    326155:
    821814
    818139

    AOL is working fine now. But IE isn't. And 241344 is systemic and doesn't refer to software like Bonzi/Internet Boost. That's why I suggested you try to repair at Add/Remove now with IE 6 and 98, to run SFC, and I gave you additional steps that won't hurt you and also showed you how to fix the toolbar.

    A new PC is fine, but there is nothing wrong with your hardware that's causing this problem. The toolbar fix refers indeed to XP, but Kelly's other site is for 98 and the same fix is used on both, and it is used on many other MS IE MVP sites as well. The toolbar is an IE6 toolbar.

    What happened when you tried Add/Remove, System File Checker? The toolbar fix based on a registry keys common to both Win 9X and XP and on many 98 sites.

    Post 338243: Fixing IE Links 3-6.

    This problem doesn't point to a new PC. If you get one enjoy. I'll take the old one and have IE browsing in 5 minutes. I fixed a similar one 2 days ago.

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    Re: IE 6 fails to connect to Internet (6.0)

    Reinstalling Win98 should not cripple your computer and definitely should not affect any partition other than the one it is installed on. Do you have a Win98 floppy recovery disk? If you do, it is possible to back up your existing Win98 installation so that you should be able to revert to the previous installaiton - provided you have enough spare space on the hard drive. Please post back if you wish further instructions on this.

    There are worse things in the world than having to use Netscape 4.76. I still have my copy on my hard drive <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>- although I use Mozilla Firefox (the latest version of the same browser) very extensively. You may wish to upgrade to Firefox - as it is more flexible and consues fewer resources. You would not have to uninstall Netscape in order to use it.

    HTH
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    Re: IE 6 fails to connect to Internet (6.0)

    hmc,

    Unkamunka is giving it to you straight. Just reinstall 98. Won't affect any other partitions at all. Even if you reformat the C: drive, it wont touch other partitions. Worst case scenario would reinstalling some of your progs, with a reformat. Probably even let you upgrade to a newer AOL version, if you insist. <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>

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    Re: IE 6 fails to connect to Internet (6.0)

    Just rambling thoughts, but... if you *only* mucked with the registry -- and that caused your problem -- have you tried to restore an earlier copy of your registry??

    This should get you back to where you were before you mucked with things. It depends on how many days ago you did the registry editing and how many times you rebooted your computer....

    Before you do anything else, even take your next breath, do the following:

    1) Hold down the "Windows" key (between Ctrl and Alt) and push the "R" key.
    2) In the resulting box, type the word "command" (no quotes) and hit Enter.
    3) In the resulting box, type "cd" (no quotes) and hit Enter.
    4) Type "cd Windows" (no quotes) and hit Enter. You should now be in YOUR Windows folder.
    5) Type "md SystBack" (no quotes) and hit Enter.
    6) Type "cd SysBckUp" (no quotes) and hit Enter.
    7) Type "copy *.cab C:WindowsSystBack" (no quotes) and hit Enter.
    --it is very important that there are spaces only between the "y" and the "*", and then between the "b" and the "C".
    8) Type "Exit" (no quotes) ahd hit Enter.

    This preserves the registry backups that you have right now.

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