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Odd Google home page problem.

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    Odd Google home page problem.


    In Internet settings on the control panel I have google as my home page. The exact address I have it set to is Google , however when I open IE I end up at http://www.google.com/cgi-bin/redirect.ha which is not a functioning page & displays the following message:



    404. Thatís an error. The requested URL /cgi-bin/redirect.ha was not found on this server. Thatís all we know.

    Any ideas on this odd problem?

    Thanks!

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    This probably will not help with obtaining a solution, but I just realized even when I click the link to Google in my original post in this thread that I am taken to the exact same error page.

    Very confusing.
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    Hello Motley,

    How does it work if you set you homepage to the link below instead?

    Code:
    http://www.google.com/
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    My apologies Brink,

    But that actually is the addy I have under internet settings (I believe unless I am missing a detail). I see I failed to include the www in my original question, however it is there in my internet settings.

    Here is the cut & paste from internet settings:

    Code:
    http://www.google.com/
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    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries.

    Do you have this same issue using any other browser (ex: Firefox, Chrome, etc...)?

    If so, then what internet provider do you have? It may be an issue with their DNS server. As a test, use Google Public DNS, and see if you have the same issue afterwards.
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  6. #6


    Brink,

    My new buddy from Microsoft I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I just installed Chrome & it worked fine

    My ISP is ATT U-verse.

    Truly bizarre.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    It seems a lot of folks using ATT U-verse is having that issue from what I see over the net. If you like, you could test use Google Public DNS to see if it works in IE afterwards.

    If you're happy with Chrome, then I wouldn't worry about it.
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