Computers

How to Fix Browser Errors

Are you having trouble getting a website to load? Do you feel boring when you come across error page on the browser? It often happens while surfing. It is not only frustrating, but you wonder why it is happening. There can be many reasons behind it, if you know you just might be able to fix them.

There are many kinds of browser errors. Now let me introduce some of them:

400 Bad file request

The server didn't understand the request. This is usually because the syntax in the URL is wrong – check the punctuation and whether some letters have been incorrectly entered as upper or lower case.

500 Internal server errors

The web page could not be downloaded because of an error on the web server. To resolve this, contact the site's administrator.

691

Access was denied because the user name and/or password were invalid on the domain. Verify that your username and password are typed correctly. Be sure not to confuse a lowercase L with a capital I or a zero with a capital O.

Phishing and Malware Warnings

Often you might have encountered a warning that displays warnings of phishing or malware. It hardly matters which browser you are using: Chrome, Fire fox or Internet Explorer. It is possible that the website that you are trying to connect with is not genuine. The website just might be impersonating, and it can steal your personal information.

How to fix browser errors

First, let's figure out where the problem is. With a little detective work, we can narrow down the cause of the problem.

1. Open a new tab and check to see if you can load another website like google.com or mozilla.org.

2. If you can open another site, skip down to the problem only happens with certain websites.

3. If you can't open another site, continue on to the next step.

4. Launch another browser, like Internet Explorer, and try to open the site you were having problems with.

5. If the site works in another browser, see the problem only happens in Firefox. If the site doesn't work in another browser, check out the problem happens in all web browsers.

Three Rules-of-Thumb for Dealing with Internet Problems

1. If you get a message saying the domain name server (DNS) can't find your page and you're sure you've typed it in correctly or clicked on a valid link, try it again – TWO more times!

2. If you get a "Not found" message, the page may be temporarily missing because of miscoding at the target site. Try it again tomorrow…or try the home page for the site and send e-mail asking them to restore the page.

3. Be aware that sometimes a page you've visited recently may be coming from your cache (or the cache on a proxy server within your company). To get the "fresh" version of the page, click on "Reload" in your tool bar.

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