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I'm using Internet Explorer and Avanti for browsers. I have not knowingly changed any settings. On various web sites, I am no longer able to perform certain things, such as register for a class or purchase tickets or log in. I suspect it's some sort of a cookie problem, although the settings look correct to me.

 

Some examples:

* http://www.ticketmaster.com - When I go to this web site and click on "Find Tickets" for anything, none of the windows show the BUY TICKET button - and the mouse cursor does not indicat that there is anything there. This used to show. It also shows on my computer at work.

 

* http://www.aol.com/ - I can no longer sign in. When I attempt to sign in, I get a dialogue box that says ENABLE YOUR COOKIES.

 

* http://www.uclaextension.edu - I can no longer register for classes. Nothing happens after I hit the SUBMIT button.

 

These are just several examples. All these started happening around the same time. All worked before. I have already cleared out all the cookies and temporary internet files, but nothing changed.

 

Any possible solutions?

 

(Earthlink Digital Cable, WinXP)

 

Thanks!

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I'm using Avant as well. The sites you mention seem to work well, but there may be a few things you can look at.

 

Go to Help, Check for Updates, and install a new version, if there is one.

 

Also, on your toolbar, check to see if you're blocking Pop-Ups, Flash, and images. There may be pop-ups that are causing the issue. Anyway, you can also try Windows Update to check for IE updates.

 

Let me know what you find.

 

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On a related note, if you get "page cannot be dispalyed" error in IE with sites that typically load fine, but in a session or few give you that error - go to your Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, "remove" Internet Explorer and choose "repair" from the options box, that fixes it for me (IE 6).
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I had a few sites (including Yahoo) acting weird the last week or so, so I ran Windows Update, installed the latest IE version, emptied my Windows Temp folder (best to ctrl/alt/del and close running programs first), and in IE internet tools: deleted all the temporary internet files and cleared the history. I also stopped some startup programs launching when Windows starts.

 

Things seem to be running better. But it may have been web congestion, or Yahoo itself, or it still may be something like spyware... if it's bad again soon, I'll investigate further.

 

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I'd email their webmaster and let them know that if they write for IE only, you won't patronize their site. I am already getting sick of the IE only browser sites. I use Safari (mac), and IE not only sucks on the mac, but is slow as crap, and if the web sites support the true internet standards, they will work with everything that conforms to the WC3 standards.
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There's another issue.

 

If you're on WinXP and you needed to run ServicePak 1 for any reason, it messes with your Java capability in a major way. I had to run SP1 to allow access toa new 250gb drive, and ever since my browsing has been flaky.

I used to think I was Libertarian. Until I saw their platform; now I know I'm no more Libertarian than I am RepubliCrat or neoCON or Liberal or Socialist.

 

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Thanks. I'll try the fixes when I have a chance. I've been in school for 16 hours this weekend, sitting, sitting, sitting, and I'm fried.
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If you're on WinXP and you needed to run ServicePak 1 for any reason, it messes with your Java capability in a major way. I had to run SP1 to allow access toa new 250gb drive, and ever since my browsing has been flaky.

I was talking about this last week. That is why I took java from my home pages. I found that going HERE will get your JAVA running properly again.

 

Dan

 

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I use Firefox from Mozilla.org. It's open source. I like it better than Safari. It accepts plug-ins, and there's one called "Ad-Block" that will let you block any kind of content from any server. You can block images, flash animations, ad frames- ANYTHING. I basically load no more advertising, anywhere, when I browse. Huge improvement.

 

IE is terrible software. It's also really outdated- see for yourself- check out some of the modern browsers available. IE sucks.

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I tried the Java fix, but ticketmaster.com still doesn't seem to work. I stopped the Popup Blocker and now AOL's site seems to work correctly. Thanks!!!
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Yeah, I did that - there are still issues! It absolutely sucks that Microsoft would target Java that way.

 

And people wonder why some Sun supporters write viruses directed against Microsoft.

 

Originally posted by techristian:

If you're on WinXP and you needed to run ServicePak 1 for any reason, it messes with your Java capability in a major way. I had to run SP1 to allow access toa new 250gb drive, and ever since my browsing has been flaky.

I was talking about this last week. That is why I took java from my home pages. I found that going HERE will get your JAVA running properly again.

 

Dan

 

http://musicinit.com/pvideos.html

I used to think I was Libertarian. Until I saw their platform; now I know I'm no more Libertarian than I am RepubliCrat or neoCON or Liberal or Socialist.

 

This ain't no track meet; this is football.

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I've been getting some strange behavior.

 

I'll check out some threads...then come back a bit later...and the "lightbulbs" are all on...as though I haven't been there in days.

 

Posts are highlighted way back down the list...even though no has posted anything new to them in a day or two...and even though I was already there earlier today.

 

And no...I did not delete my cached files. :D

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Originally posted by deanmass:

I'd email their webmaster and let them know that if they write for IE only, you won't patronize their site. I am already getting sick of the IE only browser sites. I use Safari (mac), and IE not only sucks on the mac, but is slow as crap, and if the web sites support the true internet standards, they will work with everything that conforms to the WC3 standards.

Hi deanmass, I recently bought a Mac G4,DP 500mhz, and was shocked at how slow the webpages were (are) loading. I'm using OS9.2.2.

 

So this is a known bug with IE loading slow on Macs? My PC blows it away in terms of page loading times. Are there any alternative browsers for my Mac setup? Thanks...

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Originally posted by Odyssian:

Originally posted by deanmass:

I'd email their webmaster and let them know that if they write for IE only, you won't patronize their site. I am already getting sick of the IE only browser sites. I use Safari (mac), and IE not only sucks on the mac, but is slow as crap, and if the web sites support the true internet standards, they will work with everything that conforms to the WC3 standards.

Hi deanmass, I recently bought a Mac G4,DP 500mhz, and was shocked at how slow the webpages were (are) loading. I'm using OS9.2.2.

 

So this is a known bug with IE loading slow on Macs? My PC blows it away in terms of page loading times. Are there any alternative browsers for my Mac setup? Thanks...

http://www.mozilla.org/

 

And if you run OSX you should use Safari there.

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Getting back the origial topic...

 

Ken, is it possible that the website you're having a problem with are secure websites? I had a problem with my PC and IE. Anytime I'd visit a page starting with "HTTPS:", the page would not load.

 

I could never fix the problem, so I tried downloading Mozilla Firebird, and it worked. I'm now using Firefox on my PC, and it's working great. I also love the fact that you can download only the extensions/features that you want.

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I recently had problems logging onto this very site, and I cured it by clicking IE's tools\internet options\"privacy" tab, and sliding the setting from "high" down to "medium high." That cured my problem.

 

As for having to deal with Ticket Bastard, well, that's another rant for another thread!

"If more of us valued food, cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - J. R. R. Tolkien
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Originally posted by Odyssian:

Getting back the origial topic...

 

Ken, is it possible that the website you're having a problem with are secure websites? I had a problem with my PC and IE. Anytime I'd visit a page starting with "HTTPS:", the page would not load.

 

I could never fix the problem, so I tried downloading Mozilla Firebird, and it worked. I'm now using Firefox on my PC, and it's working great. I also love the fact that you can download only the extensions/features that you want.

None of the sites that I'm going to are secure. Also, I can use PayPal, various bank and credit card sites, and Amazon successfully. I *was* able to use those above-mentioned sites successfully, but it stopped. We've been investigating our firewall, FireAlarm Pro, but tweaking the controls for that doesn't seem to do the job either.

 

I got AOL to work through a combination of redoing Java and allowing pop-ups for that site.

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With winxp, it is definately better to have your security settings on medium. High security will stop some sites from operating. I like a secure computer, so I run a firewall as well as popup blockers and virus protection. I have found that any kind of cookie control does not work well. I removed my cookie control software and completely enabled cookies. I do not have any kind of problem with most any site, except those that use popups. I simply don't allow those at all, and I clean my internet folders daily. I'd run a repair for IE and then double check your security settings. If your work computer uses IE and is working with those sites, then it has to be a glitch in the settings on the home computer. There really is no other feasible explaination. I have, on a couple occations, totally re-formatted my hard drive and re-loaded the software that I want on there. That is time consuming and drastic, but it has solved some otherwise unsolvable problems for me.

bbach

 

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