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My father has a compaq laptop (c310t300) cant get internet explorer to work or aol website an error message said check your hard drive my question is why is this happening and how do i check it?

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A better solution is not to use Internet Explorer or AOL at all, and instead use Firefox. It is much better.
Do as the others suggest as well because there are some (very few) websites that lock Firefox out.

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Go to control panel and in that add or remove program you remove internet explorer . And you download the latest version of Internet explorer .

This problem occurs when your cookies are incorrect or some malware/virus in it .



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Try to get a simple connection like network setup wizard and you can get onto that connection. just follow the instrunction and soon youll have a connection to the internet. hope that helps!

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This can be due to a corrupted Interente esplorer, if this was working fine before first thing to do here is to do a System Restore on that cmputer to the time that everything was working fine.....

Hope that helps.........

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You may have encountered the following message while browsing certain websites:

"Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site http://<website>.com. Operation aborted."


This really has nothing to do with your browser or your computer. You get this error because of faulty web coding from the webmaster's end.

IE displays this error when it is unable to open a particular element on a web page.


There are many things you can do to troubleshoot this kind of problem.


Upgrade Internet Explorer.

This problem does not occur in Internet Explorer 8. Navigate to Microsoft download Center and click on the "Download" button to upgrade to IE8 or IE9 (see Below).


http://download.cnet.com/windows-internet-explorer-8/3000-2356_4-10910662.html

IE 8


http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx

IE 9


Click on "Tools" and select "Internet Options." Hit the "Advanced" tab.

Click to remove the check mark next to "Show friendly HTTP error messages" under "Browsing" sub-headings.


Click on "Apply" and hit "OK." Please note this works mostly for Internet Explorer 6, although there is no harm in trying this on older or newer versions.


Add the specific website that is producing "Operation aborted" error under "Restricted Sites."


Click on the "Security" tab under "Internet Options."

Single-click to highlight "Restricted Sites."


Hit on the "Sites" button and click on "Add."

Type the URL of the website and hit "OK."


This works for Internet Explorer 7, but again, you can try this in earlier versions.


Disable or require prompt for "Active Scripting" when you view the specific website.

Click on the "Security" tab.


Click to highlight 'Restricted Sites" zone.

Navigate down to the sub-heading "Scripting."


Click to select "Disabled" under "Active Scripting."

You may also choose "Prompt" if you want IE to issue a prompt when opening the specific web page or website.


If you are still worried about the registry or need to fix any problems with it

You can run a free registry scan using utilities from http://re7.info

Hope this helps.

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Can't open Internet Explorer...says "connecting"


You can do several thing to fix this.

In AOL 9.0, right click the AOL icon in the taskbar at the right hand corner of near the clock, then click on System Information. When it opens...it takes a few seconds...click on the Utilities tab at the top of the page. Click on the Quick Restore button at the bottom of the page. Click on Procedd, then follow any on-screen instructions after that.

If you donot have the AOL tray icon, click on Start, Programs and look for America Online (no version number next to it). Click on AOL System Information in the sub-menu.

In versions of AOL before 9.0:
Go to My Computer
Double-click the C: drive
Double-click on Program Files
Double-click on America Online X.0

((Note): If you have several installations of AOL, open the latest installation file, i.e., 8.0, 8.0a, etc. 8.0a if the latest installation.)

Doulbe-click on the Backup folder
Right-click on main (or main.idx)
Left-click on COPY
Click the BACK arrow in the upper left hand corner of the window
Right-click on the IDB folder
Left-click on PASTE
Answer YES to the question.
After that is done,
scroll down on the page and fine the COMPVER file.
Right-click on it, then left-click on DELETE.
Answer YES to send it to the Recycle Bin.
Restart AOL

If the above two procedures donot work, uninstall all AOL from the computer, then reinstall it.

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I replaced the hard drive because of the click of death. When I booted the cpu, I got a error message saying, system boot failure, install disk press enter. I place recovery disk in and disk started to...


You should check if your PSU is providing enough power to the hard drive. In case the hard drive requires more power, you should either replace it or get a better PSU.

Consult a professional for best results.

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I get an error message Status detail code 2004 and my IM does not go through. This is when using internet explorer that gets me to www.aol.com and using aim at www.aol.com


Post your problem on AOL forum. That is an AIM-only error. Although as far as I can tell from what I checked into, it has to do with whether or not you were actually online at the time.

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Aol screen stopped showing lower toolbar


Enable the AOL Toolbar If the AOL Toolbar is disabled, it will not appear as part of the Internet Explorer toolbar.
To enable the AOL Toolbar in Internet Explorer® 6.0 and earlier:
On the browser window, click the View menu, select Toolbars, then click AOL Toolbar.
To enable the AOL Toolbar in Internet Explorer 7.0:
On the browser window, click the Tools menu on the right side, select Toolbars, then click AOL Toolbar.
To enable the AOL Toolbar in Internet Explorer® 8.0:
On the browser window, click the View menu, select Toolbars, then click AOL Toolbar.
Note: When enabled, a check mark will appear next to AOL Toolbar.

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Cant use internet without using aol.


cant use internet always cannot display this page

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I go onto pogo and aol pops up every time i click something


You have your default connection set to aol, depending on the internet explorer version you are using you can go to Tools > Internet Options, Click on the 'Connections' tab and remove the AOL connection from your default connections, if you have LAN or cable internet you can select Setup Connection and follow the prompts to set up your permanent connection that way you don't get those AOL messages anymore.

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Well you can open internet explorer and check if your internet explorer is working offline... connect your internet explorer to the internet...go to File, uncheck work offline... this worked for me....

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I have laptop with XP PRO and have AOL as my main source of internet in the UK. I am currently in Cyprus and the hotel has provided me with Username and password to access their internet.My wireless...


Sometimes other programs, such as Firefox and AOL, can accidentally be set to your default internet browser. This is how to change it back to Internet Explorer on Windows XP.
[edit] Steps
  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Go to Tools > Internet Options
  3. Click to the Programs tab
  4. Click Reset Web Settings
  5. When the pop-up menu comes up, select Yes.
  6. Another method that does reset all your other options:
  7. Open Control Panel and double-click Internet Options.
  8. Click the Programs tab.
  9. Click to select the Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser check box.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Start Internet Explorer and when you are prompted to make it the default browser, click Yes.

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