First always please state your Windows version and IE version when posting
to these newsgroups and the MS Answers web sites.
(Assuming IE8 on any supported Windows version)
What is your homepage?
MSN, Yahoo, Google?
Which country are you located in? (if you don't know what your homepage is
Ok, first up, restart your computer to clear any unwanted IE processes
(technical term for unseen IE windows)
Tools>Compatibility View Settings - check "Include updated web site
information from Microsoft" (best solution)
(Oh, of coarse if you can't start IE, you cant access this menu option....
there is no other way (from Control Panel) to access Compatibility View
Settings.... this may be a showstopper for you.... Post back with your
Windows version and IE version for instructions on how to re-install IE8 on
your computer (if not Win7).. otherwise try setting your homepage to
:blank (instructions below)).
If your homepage is set to your email provider or igoogle or myyahoo or
mymsn etc then you should also add those sites to your Trusted Sites list
(Start>Control Panel>Internet Options, Security tab, Trusted Sites, 'Sites'
If any of those suggestions do not work go
Start>Control Panel>Internet Options - General tab and set your (only)
homepage to about
:blank and clear your secondary homepages.
Save changes and try starting IE again.
"Complete Novice" <Complete Novice@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in
> Although I can connect to internet explorer (on my daughter's computer) it
> won't connect to any websites and just says "can't display page" and
> continues to try and connect but nothing happens.
> I have tested my connections and reset the internet explorer settings but
> not getting very far. Would someone be able to advise me on what to do
> (in very simple gargon) before I take it to the repair shop.
> Hoping someone can tell me what to do very soon.
> Complete novice