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Gmail and Facebook wont load in IE?

Asked by XOIIO (18320points) July 3rd, 2011

A couple days ago Gmail quit working in IE, and now Facebook isnt loading either. It just brings up that “unable to load page” thing. WTF is going on?

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Lightlyseared's avatar

Try deleting the history and all the temp files and try again.

XOIIO's avatar

it also says an error is preventing troubleshooting when i try to diagnose connection porblems

missingbite's avatar

Google IE issues facebook. Also IE issues gmail. They are known issues. You may have to use Firefox.

Lightlyseared's avatar

What version of IE?

XOIIO's avatar

version 8

jerv's avatar

I have your cure right here.

Seriously, among it’s other issues, IE doesn’t follow all the standards and thus will have issues with some sites that are written according to internationally recognized standards. Firefox is generally a bit better about that sort of thing.

XOIIO's avatar

@jerv Actually is was a problem with the windows “hosts” file. I had to add some sources to activate a cracked version of some software and it emssed it up. It was ctually stopping windows update from working too. I just made a new one based off the default and its all fine.

jerv's avatar

Glad to hear that it was something simple like a wonky hosts.ini file. :)

XOIIO's avatar

@jerv Doesnt even have the .ini lol

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