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Able to access https sites but not http ones in XP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rawillia, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. rawillia

    rawillia Private E-2

    This problem started the other day. I had been online off and on for several hours with no trouble conducting my daily routine. Then the next time I tried to go to an http web site I get "Web site found. Waiting for reply...", then after a long wait I get "The page cannot be displayed", "Cannot find server". If I put in an https site it opens right away as usual. I have checked for viruses, adware, spyware, etc. I have also used IE Fix and Winsock Fix and followed every suggestion that I could find in this forum and others. I have a backup image of the basic setup of this computer and that works fine when I install it. I have also tried installing backups from the day before this started to a week before this happened and they do not work. That doesn't make any sense. I didn't want to have to start with my basic setup and reinstall everything again but I don't want to keep wasting time on this. It's got to be something simple in the settings that I am overlooking but I don't know what it is. I tried installing Firefox and that didn't work. I am running XP PRO and IE 6. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. kjanz

    kjanz Corporal

    control panel
    internet options
    under http 1.1
    make sure the http 1.1 proxy settings is not checked.
  3. rawillia

    rawillia Private E-2

    I checked the http 1.1 proxy box and it was clear.



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