|When opening Internet Explorer, I get the page cannot be displayed message, along with http:/// in the address bar. If I then click on the Home link, the homepage opens right up without a problem. |
This is on a Vista computer using IE8 at the moment, with homepage set to Google search. I uninstalled the IE8 update and got the same results with IE7. Also have tried several different webpages as homepage, including the blank page option. Even the blank page gives this page cannot be displayed message when first opening IE.
As I already said, I can click on the home link after this error and it opens the homepage with no problem. Can also surf all other websites with no problem. I even set up 2 home pages in the internet options, both the same google search page. This way, two tabs open up when I start IE. The first tab shows page cannot be displayed, and the second tab displays the home page correctly. Firefox works fine by the way, so this is only an IE issue in my case.
I have searched for hours online for a solution. Only found a few mentions of this exact same problem, and none had any real answers. I'm stumped. Obviously the easy answer is to use Firefox, but I hate it when I can't fix something!