IE Won’t Open a Specific Website


IE Won’t Open a Specific Website

By Anand Khanse for The Windows Club

Can’t open a particular website? Follow these steps to troubleshoot.–PC Pitstop

You have your work set up for the day but find the bank website you want to access fails to open. You are at a loss to understand what has turned the website hostile. Clueless about the problem, you keep trying and with every try you come close in realizing the utter futility of your attempts in finding the possible solution to the problem. If you have proper knowledge, may be you can resolve such issues and save both, time and effort.

Here’s a list of troubleshooting steps you may try if you find that you are unable to open or display a particular website or webpage. I have ported this post from WinVistaClub and updated it here to make it exhaustive. I hope something here helps you.

Cannot open particular website

1] Delete your browser cache

First I suggest you clear your cache and try again. Best to use freeware CCleaner to do the cleaning job. Reboot and try again. Else you may start Internet Explorer from the desktop. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options. Under Browsing history – viz. Temporary Internet Files and Cookies – click Delete. Select all the applicable check boxes, and then click Delete. Now try and see if this helps.

2] Run antivirus scan

Scan your computer with your antivirus software, as it is quite possible that it could be a malware wanting to prevent opening of a particular site/s. Please also ensure that none of your security software or firewall is not blocking the site.

Troubleshooting Steps Continued Here

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  1. I have used the ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew commands on occasion to refresh my IP address and this seems to work.

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