I am having trouble accessing sites ?
I am getting this when I try to access a few sites
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
You Have Trouble Accessing A Web Site
Some things in life we count on without thinking, such as the sunrise or tap water.
Other things aren’t quite so certain, such as a Web page opening when we click its link. Though it may occur infrequently, there’s no doubt you’ve encountered an instance where the Web site you wanted to see wouldn’t display.
When this happens, don’t panic. There’s likely a simple solution for the problem, whether it’s in your control or that of the Web site administrator. Here are some suggestions for resolving the problem.
Turn Off Your Pop-Up Blocker
Your Web browser or antispyware's pop-up blocker may be preventing you from accessing some Web sites. You can set Internet Explorer's pop-up blocker to block only certain sites.
Normally, activating your pop-up blocker, whether in your Web browser or antispyware program, is preferred. However, the downside to employing strict security measures is that sometimes legitimate Web sites and online activities can be blocked in the process.
If you’re viewing one Web page and want to jump to another by clicking a link, your pop-up blocker may prevent you from doing so. In theory, holding the CTRL key while clicking a link should override Internet Explorer’s pop-up blocker, but you may find it best just to change the setting.
To do so, click Tools in IE and select Pop-Up Blocker. Select Turn Off Pop-Up Blocker to shut off the tool entirely or select Pop-Up Blocker Settings to specify which sites you want to allow. In the Pop-Up Blocker Settings dialog box, you can enter the URLs of sites you wish to exempt from the pop-up blocker.
Try Again Later
Sometimes a Web site is inaccessible because its server is being overloaded with requests, or the server may be down temporarily due to a technical problem caused by the site’s administrator.
We encountered this type of problem recently with a popular site, ESPN.com, when we tried to open it on a Sunday afternoon during the football season. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who wanted to get the latest scores and stats from the NFL.
When we tried to open the URL (espn.go.com) from our bookmarked Favorites, we found a blank screen, although the status bar in IE indicated Done, as if we had successfully accessed the site. No “Server Busy,” “Host Unavailable,” “DNS [Domain Name System] Error,” or other error message appeared on the screen, but we knew the problem was on ESPN’s end, not ours, because we could access other sites. So we tried to open ESPN.com later in the day, and the site worked fine.
Accessibility problems sometimes happen with retail sites or other sites that process a lot of user information. Problems can also occur when the site administrator is in the process of updating the site.
Regardless of what is causing the problem, a server-based problem is almost always temporary, and the only thing you can do is try to open the site later.
Go Back To The Home Page
Many computers are set up to obtain an Internet Protocol address automatically, as this setting shows. A site's inaccessibility could be due to a change your Internet service provider has made that is affecting this setting.
Links in emails and those that turn up on a search engine results page often take you to an obscure part of a Web site. For instance, you may get an email from a friend urging you to read a column, and the included link takes you to an archived portion of a Web site. This can lead to a problem if the specific file or article that you want to read has been moved elsewhere in the site, renamed, or even removed permanently from the site. When this is the case, you may see an “Error 404?/font>File Not Found” or “Page Cannot Be Displayed” message.
One way to get around this problem is to try a shorter version of the URL. The shorter the URL you use, the closer you are to the main portion of the Web site, which is far more likely to be accessible than a file buried somewhere in the site.
Let’s say someone sends you the link to a story about caffeinated energy drinks from the CNN Web site. The URL looks like this:
If you can’t access the article, go to the CNN home page and click the Health link. The URL now looks like this:
From this page, you can search for links that lead to the article, or you can use the site’s search engine to find it. Web site administrators may keep old articles accessible but change the URL once the article is no longer current or front-page news.
Update Your Browser Or Other Application
It’s prudent not to be the first to download the latest software updates. If you wait a while, the software maker often works out the kinks that inevitably exist in the updates.
But don’t drag your feet too long, or you’ll find that your version of the application is too old to be compatible with other programs. This is