SOLVED Internet explorer version 8 will not go to 'hxxp://www.msn.com/'.


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This morning I was confronted with network problems, which I called my ISP about, and apparently they had put a block on my account. That was all corrected & My account was unblocked from the Internet. However, Internet explorer will not open its default webpage, MSN.com. I keep getting an error message: "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". I tried some of the bookmarks and Internet Explorer opens them with ease, but to click its homepage, it will not open it.
I have tried clearing all browser history, but I still get the same results. However, when I type in MSN.com on Firefox, Firefox has no problem opening the page. Yes, I use two browsers with Firefox being the default. I use Internet Explorer to play the free online games by which only Internet Explorer can be done. This really got me baffled. I welcome all opinions and suggestions. Thank you very much in advance!
 
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hxxp? is that a typo for http because hxxp is not valid.

Because your system was down for whatever reason you could try refreshing your DNS cache:
open a command prompt with administrator privileges (accessories, command prompt ... right-click, run as admin)
type: ipconfig /flushdns
 
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hxxp? is that a typo for http because hxxp is not valid.

Because your system was down for whatever reason you could try refreshing your DNS cache:
open a command prompt with administrator privileges (accessories, command prompt ... right-click, run as admin)
type: ipconfig /flushdns
I used hxxp because some boards, forums frown on http (a link) being posted
 

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Well, that's good news if you are opening the page. No sure how you accomplished it though(?). As far as I am aware, there is no www. prefix for MSN addresses, it's usually a letter. Possibly it auto transcribed it.
But, anyway, you are there!
 
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Ok. Something new.
I don't have MSN as my login home page, but I do have one. It looks like this (note the address)

Home Page.png


If I click the op's link (after amending http) I get this:



sorry.png
 

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Maybe he has some weird unprintable character in there or something - would explain why it didn't work before for him but is now :confused:

Long as he's happy I guess it's all good.
 
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forest.lawn said:
OK, now IE 8 is operating normally now. I am able to open
Please note that all Windows 7 users (W8 users too) should be running with IE10 (even if using an alternative browser as their default).

XP users should be up to IE8. IE9 for Vista.
 

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