Cannot open particular website in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE

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  1. omiazad

    Or you can just use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

  2. LOL – I knew someone would say this. 😀 But you know something – they have their set of problems too. 😉

  3. Totally agree bro. i’m the kind of guy who doesn’t like to have a problem with computer without having a solution. but when it comes to IE, it’s just not worth wasting time when any other (Non-Microsoft) web browser can be a much better alternative 😀

  4. Tamara Olson Hardman

    I really need help with this. So my issue is that for most links to open in IE I must click CRTL first and then it will open that link in another window. If I don’t use CRTL it won’t open it at all. Worst of all though is that if there is a login button….no matter what I do, IE will not allow the login..nothing happens. Im on windows 8. It was fine and working a few days ago and now poof, it doesn’t work. I have reset IE…I have tried all these other things listed as well and it’s still not working. Microsoft wants $99 to troubleshoot it!!!!!!!!! Help! I don’t like good chrome 🙁

  5. Tamara Olson Hardman

    I did that…it didn’t help 🙁

  6. Rick

    This may be completely off base, but do you have an antivirus program with an anti-banner module, like Kaspersky? I could not get into the SquareTrade website for months on IE until I found that Kaspersky’s Anti-Banner function was blocking it. Now the first thing I do when I have an issue opening a website is add it to the list of allowed sites in Kaspersky’s Anti-Banner’s settings.

  7. Dagmar Garrison

    i never thought that opening a particular site that can’t be opened for a no particular reason can be opened. Thank you for sharing this. This is really cool!

  8. CB

    Easier fix-in browser go to view, encoding and select autocode. fixed my problem.

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  11. George Nozadze

    Or You can just turn the fucking internet off and be awesome.

  12. dlddemon

    I have spent a lot of time looking for the answer but item 3] Reset Hosts file did the trick.
    the free utility Hostsman worked flawlessly and resolved my problem. It also helped solve another problem as well. Thanks Anand Khanse for a very comprehensive list to resolve this glitsch.

  13. I am glad something helped you. 🙂

  14. Maria Martynchik

    The only thing that works is going thru a proxy….::-( not sure its even safe to do this with a bank site. Facebook, bank sites, anything serious (probably encrypted) doesn’t open. Page can not be displayed. Damn.

  15. witch swan

    I was having a problem on all 3 browsers with a few websites. Some would not load at all, or load in HTML only, one would not load any graphics, another would not take my user name and password. The solution for me after 2 1/2 months of searching for solutions was to repair the NIC card driver. Maybe add that to your list of options above.

  16. X Webtech

    This really helpful post, I am searching for this type blog. Thanks a lot , for share with us. I have a website about website error fix. You are welcome from my site.

  17. HALP

    I get an error like that of a no connection error and yet I’m able to post this while not being able to go to google…

  18. Robert

    I had this issue as well. One web site’s files opened in every browser except IE. Client was not amused ’cause they use IE.

    SOLUTION: In .htaccess I removed these lines and it now works wonderfully.

    AddType text/html .shtml .htm
    addhandler server-parsed .shtml .htm
    AddOutputFilter INCLUDES .shtml .htm

    Hope this helps ….

  19. Alex

    It helped. my problem was in host file.

  20. pk sharma

    one more method:

  21. pk sharma

    particular website not opening in ie, but opening in mozilla
    consider this situation: One day audit of your webserver was carried out using automatic tools like nessus.The webserver’s digital certificate was not valid because of using localhost or outdated.You were advised to leave SSLv2 and 3. Instaed to use TLS.
    Webadmin modified his httpd-ssl.conf settings.
    Under SSL Cipher Suite he comments SSLCipherSuite HIGH:MEDIUM:!aNULL:!MD5 and uncomments SSLCipherSuite RC4-SHA:AES128-SHA:HIGH:MEDIUM:!aNULL:!MD5
    He does so to stop week ciphers. He deletess sslv2,3 and allow TLS in another setting.
    Now from a user he opens the site . It opens in Firefox. Ckecks the certificate. It says TLS1.2
    Site does not open in IE.
    Remedy: Get a valid certificate, the website then will open in IE with TLS or
    Lower the security as it was before audit.

  22. IrishTomD

    Most thorough list of “tries” I’ve seen for my problem but after doing everything suggested, no cigar. I’m doing this for a retired friend on limited fixed income. Running WinXP (I know, but with this exception, running very smoothly). IE8 gives “…cannot display webpage” on just many, but not all sites (cannot identify whether secure sites or what…works and doesn’t work on both HTTP and HTTPS pages. In addition to everything here, I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling IE8 (problem was there for IE6 between too). Couldn’t do a System Restore because no points were available. Firefox browser seems to work okay. I’ve stripped off antivirus and everything I can think of. Ran Malawarebytes and got a ton of stuff but cleaning it up didn’t help. Just now decided to try the Opera browser and it installed and works terrifically right now. Guess I’ll just have to move IE to the side. However, extremely frustrated that I can’t come up with a “fix”.

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