how to stop red x IE 7 and aol

March 26, 2011 at 09:08:11
Specs: Windows XP
TOTALLY ridiculous, AOL/IE7 issues that block a site that AOL features in their lineup of news and information. Click the "link" page displays but THEN , the RED X message that CAN NOT ACCESS...Have turned of pop blocker, sec.firewall and NOTHING WORKS .Happens repeatedly and NO ONE HAS INFO..(pardon the shouting but with ALL the 'gizmoo'ing these days, everything is overloaded as 'they' TRY to grab attention making the online experience FRUSTRATING to say the very least !!
Have (unfortunately) Verizon dsl for residence ( another waste of $$$ for is slow and they are more into their 'now" FIOS operations which is NOT available where we are located and NO ONE bothers to address the issues those of us NOT on FIOS optics/etc have.
A goodly majority of us ordinary folks are NOT super computerized sorts..we DO use access for news and information and email and even shopping but ALL has gotten too frenzied and frantic and FRUSTRATING just to utilize simple interactions.
THEY NEED TO NOTE WE ARE NOT ALL COMPUTER GEEKS but we do realize computers are a major component whether we want them or not in order to fulfill some of the basics of modern life these days. AND while so noting , note too, OUR pockets have limited supples of $$$$ to boot, especially with the current economy.

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#1
March 26, 2011 at 09:28:48
Who the hell uses AOL anymore? And why are you still running IE7?

I don't know which Verizon DSL version you have, but I have 3.0 Mbps & it flies, plus it's only $20/month. Maybe your computer is a piece of crap, or it's loaded up with spyware or other garbage programs that bog it down (very likely if you use AOL).

It would help if you'd list your system specs - at least the make/model/speed of your CPU, amount of RAM, make/model of video card & the size of your hard drive.


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#2
March 26, 2011 at 09:51:46
Like stated MANY of us mere ordinaries are NOT computer GEEKER's..have Dell laptop (which agree is NOT the greatest but is what IS available !!) Proc.1.73GHz 367MHz 2.00gb ram
XP Pro,service pac 3
have Verizon residential with a wireless router (have wireless belkin ON computer)
The connection are slow and supposedly have the 3.00 connection but is a dawdler.
Yes AM using AOL for like said NOT ALL ARE truly super computer users and have been with AOL since 95 for email/etc and have a free account.
You are one of THE lucky ones if you have Verizon for mere $20 a month as well as haviing SPEEDY access. The online experience has become rather a chore, complete with frustrations and here, attribute the gizmoo'ing to flash it up and little care for the basics. NOT inclined to rush out to forever UPGRADE ...LOL, semi did so in the early home computer years when starting with a 486 then 266 and onward...each several thousand $$$ , not to mention the fortune in various software THOUGHT needs. Originally paid for dial up, got beyond that and HAVE been dsl for think close to ten years but it is NOT what it
used" to be and there is very little support.(and now too, the "kids" grown and not around to fiddle the machines into whatever seems to need fiddling to correct the various whatevers so basic tech support is NIL and why ended up here hoping for someone to have a SIMPLE answer as to how to correct. Will repeat, MANY of us ordinary folks are NOT all that computer literate nor are we with ever deep pockets to afford superior service access.

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#3
March 26, 2011 at 12:44:44
The browser is free. Whether IE or Firefox or Chrome or Safari. Try Firefox without installing AOL. Have you checked for viruses and other malware?

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#4
March 26, 2011 at 13:17:39
Thanks, am aware that browsers are free like on firefox/etc and yes , have checked for spyware/malware/virus/etc...It remains a glitch and is a conflict between AOL and IE that repeated ensues and disrupts and remains irksome. Does NOT happen on ALL pages and no, is not a broken link/etc and page shows to BE available but instead get IE interrruption and unable to load an UNencumbered page in order to read/etc.
SHOULD be a simple solution..one was to bring up IE and check for a tool bar block that needed to be clicked to unblock but NOT this time(or several other ..more than several actually, it is annoying . Realize that AOL is a bit of pain and etc, but frankly being OLD and set in certain ways and as do NOT make a living or life 'online" and use but for information sources (as newspapaers and on air "utitlities" are not either what what once considered all that reliable/etc...Tis an AH well and whatever and perhaps Son will sked a visit and do some tricks to get this at least funtionable for modest use.
Too many words and whatever ..but REALLY DO know am NOT alone in regards to issues with computers/etc. Thanks (and yes too, do know XP not supported and IE7 is old as well and been replaced or updated or etc. Really just seeking an easy format...LOL, I swear, there are times when feel sure the VERY old first 486 was far more competent and quicker and easier. Am just among the legions that just find it unaffordable to CONSTANTLY upgrade and etc.

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#5
March 26, 2011 at 14:23:41
You don't have to spend money to upgrade, I used Win98 for over 10 years, Any browser can read the news. It;s the video clips that requires newer software. AOL just laid off more workers. You should move off of it.

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