Cannot load ONLY ONE specific web page!
I'm using firefox 14.0.1 on win7 64. I'm trying to load a specific page and cannot. This happens on All firefox, chrome, IE, dragon! I knoe it sounds like a firewall problem but... I'm using the same firefox, same firewall (comodo free) on my wife's laptop and the page loads just fine! Tried DNS disabling, clearing case + cookies and reconfigured firewall for firefox but nothing works.
The Firefox you posted from shows an avast! add-on. Could it be a feature of avast!, separate from the firewall?
Can you access that web page via Google Translate with a random source language (e.g. French -fr )?
You can try to reset (power off/on) the router.
Try to boot the computer in Windows Safe mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) as a test to see if that works.
jscher2000 I've got comodo free for firewall and avast for antivirus. The avast add-on is for webrep, kind of like WOT, doesn't automatically block sites.
cor-el (superman help;) when i do a google search the page turns up and I even get a temporarily stored option which opens up in plain text. Cookies enabled for all sites and stored for this one, no other host entries, router has been off-on repeatedly and Google translate displays it in text . I don't know how windows safe mode will help. Everything else is working fine, any other site I've tried had no problem.
I just found out that when toggling "network.dns.disableIPv6" through about:config, to "true" and restarted firefox, it didn't save my selection but showed "false" again.
Thank you both for the replies
Do you have a user.js file in the Firefox Profile Folder?
- Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder
If you do not keep changes after a restart then see:
user.js exists. Next what? Need I edit it and how?
A user.js file doesn't exist by default, so you or some software must have created it.
What is the content of that file?
Do not double-click or select Open via the right-click context menu, but use "Open with" to open the file in a plain text editor like notepad.
OK here goes:
user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 4); user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 600); user_pref("content.notify.interval", 600000); user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 1800000); user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 600000); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.babTrack", "affID=108298"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.babExt", ""); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.srcExt", "ss"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.id", "02483db0000000000000002522062632"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.hardId", "02483db0000000000000002522062632"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.instlDay", "15374"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.vrsn", "220.127.116.11"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.vrsni", "18.104.22.168"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.vrsnTs", "22.214.171.1242:01:22"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.prtnrId", "babylon"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.prdct", "BabylonToolbar"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.aflt", "babsst"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.smplGrp", "none"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.tlbrId", "base"); user_pref("extensions.BabylonToolbar_i.instlRef", "sst");
Hmm. It looks that you are 'infected' by the Babylon toolbar.
You can remove (delete) that user.js file.
If it returns then see these pages about Babylon Toolbar:
Thank you i'll try and let you know!
user.js deleted - not returning.
prefs.js recreated, "read only" not checked
about:config is now editable but... the site still won't load.
hopeless... maybe restoring firefox factory settings? WTF is wrong? Anyone? And this happens to ALL firefox, chrome, IE, dragon.