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Page cannot be displayed: 7 Fixes

Random web browser errors, as annoying as they are, are relatively common. Often you’ll be browsing without any problems and suddenly be slammed in the face with a random error out of nowhere.

In this article, we’re taking a look at the “this page cannot be displayed” error and giving out a few fixes that you can try out.

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Disable the protected mode

If you’re browsing in Internet  Explorer’s protected mode, disabling it can help you get the error resolved. 

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer and click on the settings icon in the top-right, followed by Internet Options. 

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Step 2: Head over to the Security tab and uncheck the Enable Protected Mode checkbox. 

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Now restart Internet Explorer to see if your problem is solved. 


Reset settings

Sometimes, resetting your browser’s settings is the best way you can tackle random issues like this.

Step 1: Open Internet Explorer and click on the settings icon in the top-right, followed by Internet Options. 

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Step 2: Head over to the Advanced tab and click Reset. 

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Step 3: Check the Delete personal settings checkbox and click Reset.

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Restart your computer, and the browser should be back to normal. 

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Check for IP /DNS conflicts

Hardcoded IP or DNS settings can also cause browsers to malfunction and not access the internet at all. Here’s how you can fix them.

Step 1: Press Windows key + I to open the Windows settings.

How to fix the 'WiFi connected but no internet access' issue?

Step 2: Click on Network & Internet.

How to fix the 'WiFi connected but no internet access' issue?

Step 3: Click on Change adaptor options.

How to fix the 'WiFi connected but no internet access' issue?

Step 4: Right-click on your Wi-Fi network and click Properties.

How to fix the 'WiFi connected but no internet access' issue?

Step 5: Find Internet Protocol Version 4 in the list, click on it, and click Properties. 

How to fix the 'WiFi connected but no internet access' issue?

Step 6: Make sure that all settings are set to automatic. 

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Now restart your browser, and it should work just fine. 


Check the firewall

Sometimes the Windows Firewall can get in the way of programs trying to access the internet, which can very well be the case here. Try temporarily disabling your firewall to see if Internet Explorer starts working properly.

You can refer to our detailed guide on how to disable the Windows Firewall here. 


Date and Time settings

Improper date and time settings can also throw off the browser and trigger authentication errors, triggering this error. Here’s how you can check your date and time settings. 

Step 1: Open Settings from the Start menu.

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Step 2: Select Time & Language from the available options.

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Step 3: For Windows to automatically determine your time, click on the toggle button below Set time automatically.

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Step 4: Now click on the toggle button below Set time zone automatically option similarly for Windows to ascertain your time zone.

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Now try using the browser again.

Also read: How to fix System Service Exception in Windows 10?

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