Fix: Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

If while browsing the internet, your Internet Explorer 8 gives you an error Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage, then this article may interest you. This problem may occur when you access a Web site that uses both IPv4 and IPv6 as the Internet Protocol version.

In this scenario, you have options:

(1) Open regedit and navigate and modify to the either of the following registry key:

For Windows x86-based computers:

To change the machine-wide connection attempts:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

To change the user-specific connection attempts:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

For Windows x64-based computers:

To change the machine-wide connection attempts for Internet Explorer 32-bit:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

To change the user-specific connection attempts for Internet Explorer 32-bit:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

To change the machine-wide connection attempts for Internet Explorer 64-bit:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

To change the user-specific connection attempts for Internet Explorer 64-bit::
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value and give it value ConnectRetries, and then press Enter.
Click on ConnectRetries, and then click Modify.
Click Decimal in the Base area. In the Value data box, type 10, and then click OK.
Exit the registry editor and restart Internet Explorer.
Sourced from KB2293762.

(2) Additionally or alternatively, you may also want to check out these manual troubleshooting steps listed at KB956196.

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