"The Page Cannot Be Displayed" Error Message After You Upgrade to Windows Millennium Edition

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Symptoms

When you attempt to browse the Internet by using a fully qualified domain name (such as www.microsoft.com), you may receive the following error message:
The page cannot be displayed
If you are using America Online (AOL), the error message may be:
No page to display or action cancelled
Note that you may be able to browse the Internet by using an Internet Protocol (IP) address.

Cause

This behavior can occur for either of the following reasons:
  • Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) was installed but not configured before you upgraded to Windows Millennium Edition (Me).
  • Several Internet service providers (ISPs) modified the Winsock2 section of the registry.

Resolution

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To resolve this issue:
  1. Check to see if the IcsLocalDomainName value exists in the registry. The IcsLocalDomainName value is located in the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\MSTCP
    If the value does exist, remove it by using any of the following methods. If the value does not exist, skip to step 2.

    1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network.
    2. Click Internet Connection Sharing, click Remove, click OK, and then click OK. If you are prompted to reboot the computer, do so.
    3. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
    4. Click the Windows Setup tab, click Communications, click Details, click to clear the Internet Connection Sharing check box, and then click OK.
    5. Double-click My Network Places on your desktop, and then run the Home Networking Wizard. If you are prompted to reboot your computer, do so.

      Note that you can click No, this computer does not use the Internet and No, do not create a Home Networking Setup disk if you do not want to complete the Home Networking Wizard to configure your ISP and your internal network adapter.
    6. Locate and click the following registry key, and then delete the IcsLocalDomainName value:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\MSTCP
  2. Locate and click the following registry key, and then delete the Winsock2 registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services
    When you remove this registry key, any incorrect entries that may be causing Domain Name System (DNS) errors are removed.
  3. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  4. Click Communications on the Windows Setup tab, click Details, click to clear the Dial-Up Networking check box (if it is selected), click OK, and then click OK. If you are prompted to reboot your computer, click No.
  5. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  6. Click Communications on the Windows Setup tab, click Details, click to select the Dial-Up Networking check box, click OK, and then click OK. If you are prompted to reboot your computer, click Yes.
Note that when you click to clear or click to select the Dial-Up Networking check box, the Winsock2 registry key to is rebuilt.

More information

For additional information about Page Cannot Be Displayed error messages in Windows Me, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
241344 Error Message: The Page Cannot Be Displayed
265245 Err Msg When You Click Links on Frames Pages
259818 The Page Cannot Be Displayed Message on ICS Client
248238 ICS Does Not Route IP Packets with Mismatched Static IP Address
230206 Err Msg: The Page Cannot Be Displayed
229974 Connection Error Messages When You Use ICS with an FQDN
238550 Cannot Browse the Internet Using Internet Explorer While Connected to AOL
For additional information about Internet Connection Sharing, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
234815 Description of Internet Connection Sharing

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Article ID: 274498 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
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