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Can't use these forums in new IE RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    My PC recently automatically updated to IE 10 and I am now unable to use a few microsoft sites, including these forums.

    I have to use firefox to post this query.

    The message I get is the usual "This page can't be displayed".

    It's interesting how it's microsoft's own sites that don't work in their own browser and also pretty annoying that they can't return a proper error message.

    The information given on that page, like "Make sure the web address https://social.msdn.microsoft.com is correct." is about a useless as a bicycle is to a fish.

    Thanks.

    Friday, May 24, 2013 10:19 AM

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  • I found the issue

    The "Windows Live ID sign in control" was disabled.

    I enabled it and can now reply from in IE.

    The worst part of all this is that you simply get a "the page can not be displayed" error and not something helpful to the user.

    Perhaps the forum admins should add this to your trouble shooting checklist? Or better yet, display an accurate error if the site can't access a component that is needed.

    Why is this component actually needed, and only by IE?

    Jason

    Monday, May 27, 2013 8:11 AM

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  • There are quite long loading times for me with IE9. I think they did something wrong with the IE scripts they use for the Forum.

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    Friday, May 24, 2013 10:40 AM
  • Anybody else blocked out from IE10?

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    Friday, May 24, 2013 11:04 PM
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  • Works Ok for me in IE10, although I prefer Chrome.

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    Saturday, May 25, 2013 12:12 AM
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  • IE10 / Windows 7 SP1 x64 has been working fine for me.

     

     

     


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    Saturday, May 25, 2013 3:52 AM
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  • IE10 / Windows 7 SP1 x64 has been working fine for me.

     

     

     


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    Same here, no problems.
    Saturday, May 25, 2013 5:01 AM
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  • "I have an exact copy of your light bulb in my office and it works just fine".

    I have narrowed the problem down a little further

    I opened the link in my email and there were no problems viewing this thread.

    I then clicked compatibility view and immediately got "this page can't be displayed".

    The compatibility view icon is then no longer visible on this page, forcing me to hunt for it in the options.

    Turned off compatibility view for this site, deleted all browser history, still get the error going to Forums Home

    If I replace http:// with https:// it works, but I get warnings for mixed content.

    Monday, May 27, 2013 6:02 AM
  • There may have been no link to compatibility view.

    If I open a fresh browser window and paste the url, it goes through the login process and I can see the page.

    If I click on a link going to the same url, I can't see it. So redirecting to the page works fine but linking to it does not.

    Tried adding the site to "trusted sites", same problem.

    Monday, May 27, 2013 6:06 AM
  • This doesn't look like a forum issue. The error is specific to your machine only.

    Please reset your IE 10 settings to default and try once again.

    Better ask this question in IE forum

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ieitprocurrentver/threads


    Thanks ! Jayawardhane

    Monday, May 27, 2013 7:39 AM
  • I tried that and it didn't help.

    social.microsoft.com and one or two other MS sites are the only sites that don't work for me.

    Monday, May 27, 2013 7:43 AM
  • I found the issue

    The "Windows Live ID sign in control" was disabled.

    I enabled it and can now reply from in IE.

    The worst part of all this is that you simply get a "the page can not be displayed" error and not something helpful to the user.

    Perhaps the forum admins should add this to your trouble shooting checklist? Or better yet, display an accurate error if the site can't access a component that is needed.

    Why is this component actually needed, and only by IE?

    Jason

    Monday, May 27, 2013 8:11 AM
  • Why is this component actually needed, and only by IE?

    YMMV.   Others think that it must be disabled or removed in order to post here.   So nobody knows why it works or doesn't work.   FWIW I use it on W7 but on W8 (where I am now) the equivalent service appears to be disabled...

    Oh, not disabled, just stopped.   Maybe it gets started automatically by Submit?

    <cmd_output  OS="W8">

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sc query wlidsvc

    SERVICE_NAME: wlidsvc
            TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
            STATE              : 1  STOPPED
            WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
            SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
            CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
            WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>sc qc wlidsvc
    [SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

    SERVICE_NAME: wlidsvc
            TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
            START_TYPE         : 3   DEMAND_START
            ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
            BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
            LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
            TAG                : 0
            DISPLAY_NAME       : Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant
            DEPENDENCIES       : RpcSs
            SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem

    </cmd_output>

    I just started ProcMon maybe it will give us a clues about what if anything happens with that service during a Submit...   TBD.

     

    FYI

     
    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Edit:    Looks like I should have also done a

    tasklist.exe  /svc  /fi "Imagename eq svchost.exe"

    before starting.   Then I could have noticed this:

    <extract kind="cmd_output">

    svchost.exe                    960 Appinfo, BITS, iphlpsvc, LanmanServer,
                                       MMCSS, ProfSvc, Schedule, SENS,
                                       ShellHWDetection, SystemEventsBroker,
                                       Themes, Winmgmt

    </extract>

     In any case that is the only task which ProcMon shows as having that  netsvcs  operand in its  Command line.   Would  WLIDSVC  show up in there or somewhere else?   I'll try to remember to do this again on W7.

    Monday, May 27, 2013 2:46 PM
  • Robert,

    The service was running, it was the control in "toolbars and extensions" that was disabled.

    I guess the control is merely an interface to the service.

    I personally think this is bad use of a service. Why must something constantly run in the background when it's not being used?

    Okay, I'm finished rating now.

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:50 AM
  • Why must something constantly run in the background when it's not being used?

    In W8 it isn't, so they fixed that.  Progress?

    Look at the implementation in W7:

    <cmd_output>

    C:\>sc queryex wlidsvc

    SERVICE_NAME: wlidsvc
            TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
            STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                                    (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
            WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
            SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
            CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
            WAIT_HINT          : 0x0
            PID                : 4176
            FLAGS              :

    C:\>tasklist /svc /fi "PID eq 4176"

    Image Name                     PID Services
    ========================= ======== ============================================
    WLIDSVC.EXE                   4176 wlidsvc

    C:\>sc qc wlidsvc
    [SC] QueryServiceConfig SUCCESS

    SERVICE_NAME: wlidsvc
            TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
            START_TYPE         : 3   DEMAND_START
            ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
            BINARY_PATH_NAME   : "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE"
            LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
            TAG                : 0
            DISPLAY_NAME       : Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant
            DEPENDENCIES       : RpcSs
            SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem

    </cmd_output>

    Now to be complete I will start ProcMon again and trace my Submit...

    Edit:  No sign of it being dispatched or working.  Only Profiling events, since it is always running.  But I have just realized that these tests will be invalid because I am already signed in.  A real test would be to sign-out while composing and then see what happens during the necessary redirects getting signed back in.  L8R (maybe).

     

     
    Robert
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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2:36 PM