After several weeks and too many countless hours, I
finally got IE6 to do what I and others have been
expecting it to do!
First of all, the sites I was talking about were HTTPS
sites. I've always thought of secure sites as being
HTTPS versus sites you log on to within the browser
Anyway, here's what I ended up doing to fix the problem.
Although the answer is too simple and as usual I was
looking too deep for the problem:
Just reinstall the OS in accordance with this link:
us;315341. Although this will require all the updates
and fixes to the OS and may lead to the possibility of
losing data, but if you pay close attention to the
article you can avoid the loss of data.
I believe the issue is directly related to the way the
hotfixes and security patches are installed. I did NOT
install SP1 when it was first released as I noticed it
would slow down my system and take forever to get to the
desktop, but I continued to patch the OS and IE as the
patches came out. At some point this issue began and
when it did it was not obvious as I do NOT frequent many
HTTPS sites. The first clue that the problem exists is
if the site you are trying to get access to normally
brings up an authentication window requiring your user
name and password and it stops bringing the window up,
then the last thing changed caused it. Don't know for
sure what the last thing I did, but I can tell you that
after every update, patch, fix, hotfix, etc... the first
thing I'm going to do is test to see if I can still gain
access to a secure site (HTTPS).
I will be monitoring my systems for any changes that take
place after this and will report the issue to MS with as
much detail as possible, if and when this issue starts
Hope this helps. If not, at least I tried :-)
>I have noticed that there has been many posts on this
topic as well. I
>wanted to clairify one thing with you and others as well
on this subject.
>When you say "secure" sites do you mean "https" sites or
normal http sites
>that require passwords? My reason for asking is I have
someone that is using
Quote:>IE6 and can't access a web site that simply requires a
>username/password. This is a password protected site but
not a secure site.
>He can view secure sites without any problem. When
trying to access the
Quote:>password protected site the browser displays the "page
cannot be displayed"
Quote:>page. It is not the web site because I can access the
site with my PC using
>IE6 and the same security settings that he has. He has
spent time with his
>PC manufacturer trying to resolve the problem with no
>I know this didn't help solve your problem but you know
you are not alone on
>It is VERY frustrating!!!!
>> I originally posted this as a reply. Thought it would
>> some good here instead!
>> I have been watching this problem excaserbate in this
>> newsgroup and no one seems to know what or why this
>> problem exists. I have reviewed all of my settings and
>> followed all of these suggestions and still I cannot
>> access some, not all, but some secure websites. In
>> addition, I have noticed in the advanced tab under
>> security that PCT 1.0 is not listed. I have also
>> there are a minimal amount of certificates available
>> Authenticode settings as well as the ability to set
>> security through the Network settings!
>> Does anyone have a clue as to this issue and how to fix
>> it? It's only in IE not in any other browsers!