Internet Explorer Will Not Display Some Web Pages

| September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer will not display some pages, but will not display others. Now that’s just weird. But unfortunately, it’s not an uncommon problem. These pages will sometimes show errors or might even just be blank. It’s a difficult problem to troubleshoot because some pages will load normally, while others will not. This issue can be the direct result of a virus, a bad add-on or plug-in, or IE could just be having issues with its cache. Backup any important settings in IE and perform these steps to fix Internet Explorer.

Delete Browsing History

You may be caching a bad page, or the cache might be corrupt. To begin troubleshooting, delete your browsing history. To do this, open IE and select Safety, then Delete Browsing History. Check the boxes for everything with the exception of your passwords and then click Delete.

Delete browning history in IE

Disable Add-ons in Internet Explorer

Since an add-on might be causing the problem with IE not displaying some web pages, you will want to disable them. To do this, click the Windows start button and then type Internet Explorer into the dialogue box and hit OK.  Click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons) and IE will open with Add-Ons disabled. Check the web page that was previously not showing up. If it appears, you will want to permanently disable the Add-On that was causing the problem.

Open IE and then click Tools, then Manage Add-Ons. Select the Add-On and then click Disable to turn it off.

ie no-addons

Reset Internet Explorer

If neither of those options worked, you will want to reset IE. This reset essentially reinstall IE. To perform this, Open IE and go to Tools, then click the Advanced tab. Scroll down toward the bottom and select the Reset option. Click through the options and warning, then restart IE when it has finished the reset process.

reset internet explorer

Perform A System Restore

Ultimately, if you find none of the above options worked, you will want to perform a System Restore. To do this, click the Start button, then All Programs, then Accessories, System Tools and then select System Restore. You will want to select a Restore Point prior the the manifestation of the problem. This should correct the issue.

The techniques above for fixing Internet Explorer will not display some web pages are listed in order of necessity. Sometimes the very first step in the procedure will correct the problem. Some people may need to perform a system restore to get IE back to a functional state. In order to avoid this type of problem, be sure to keep your browser up to date, as well as any anti-virus software you’re running. Windows Update is also important, as it will often correct bugs and security holes that might have caused this issue.

Lastly, if you get IE back to a running state, be sure to download a secondary browser, such as Firefox. It’s also good to have two web browsers installed in case your primary browser fails.

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