How To Fix The “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” Error Message


31.03.2011

How To Fix The “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” Error Message

I haven’t met an internet user that haven’t received the “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” error message. So, it’s time to make find the causes that might lead to this annoying error message. Usually this message is displayed because an error occurred somewhere between the road of your computer to the website you want to access. In most cases it’s not something to worry about. But let’s investigate the causes of the¬†”Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” error message and also find some solutions to fix the problem.

Internet Connection Problems

If you get the¬†”Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” error message one issue might be your internet connection. If you have a second computer try accessing the same website from it. If you still receive the error message, then the you should try to fix your Internet connection issues. You could try fixing it by simply unplugging your modem and router¬†temporarily. If the problem persists, contact the your Internet provider and ask for help.

User Error

The cause of¬†”Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” error message might also be caused by you. If you can access other websites and you get the error when attempting to access a certain website,¬†check if¬†you have¬†written¬†the web address¬†correctly. Usually Internet Explorer redirects you to an address related to your search, but if this feature is¬†disabled¬†the browser displays the¬†”Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” error message.

Viruses or Other Malicious Software

If you can’t access the Internet from your computer, but you can do it from others using the same Internet connection, then the issue might be related to your computer. You should scan your computer to see if it is infected with¬†viruses or malware. If so, use your anti-virus to fix this issue. If you don’t have an anti-virus program, simply download one on another computer then install it on your computer in order to fix the problem.

Remote Website Issue

If you are sure that your Internet connection is just fine, that your computer was not infested with malicious software and that you wrote the web address correctly, then the website you are unable to access might have a problem. You can try accessing it later, or if you can’t wait, search for it on Google and access the “Cached” version of the website. Do this by clicking the “Cached” link to view a recent copy of the website.

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