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Windows 8.1 not loading (some random) websites correctly


penzo

New Member
Posts
3
#1
Hello!

I updated my win 8 + media center to the 8.1 few days ago and I've been having huge problems with loading websites.


Around 80% of the time everything works correctly but then sometimes it doesn't load anyting (can't find website) or loads stripped version of a page (as seen in the screenshot below). When I hit refresh, it loads it correctly.


It is happening on IE11, Chrome 30, Firefox and Opera browsers. I've reinstalled ethernet adapter drivers and tried to reset/refresh/release all ips and dns servers from elevated command prompt.


Please help because I am loosing my mind....I don't want to go down the reinstall path. :)


And one final notice - it is happening on both my desktop PC and laptop.


Thanks


https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=DD789FCD795550CD!926&authkey=!AIRmE7OXu_iDjkA&v=3 (stripped down version of a site)


https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=DD789FCD795550CD!927&authkey=!ANrsW0-3zKDuxJY&v=3 (normal version of a site)


edit: I have Gigabyte P35-DS3L mbo with Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte P35-DS3L
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Ati Radeon HD4890
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC888
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VX2450
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x WD Caviar Blue 750gb
    1 x Seagate 1TB
    PSU
    LC Power 560W
    Case
    Chieftec
    Cooling
    Scythe Katana III
    Keyboard
    Logitech S520
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Internet Speed
    8 Mb
    Browser
    Google Chrome
#2
Hello!

I updated my win 8 + media center to the 8.1 few days ago and I've been having huge problems with loading websites.


Around 80% of the time everything works correctly but then sometimes it doesn't load anyting (can't find website) or loads stripped version of a page (as seen in the screenshot below). When I hit refresh, it loads it correctly.


It is happening on IE11, Chrome 30, Firefox and Opera browsers. I've reinstalled ethernet adapter drivers and tried to reset/refresh/release all ips and dns servers from elevated command prompt.


Please help because I am loosing my mind....I don't want to go down the reinstall path. :)


And one final notice - it is happening on both my desktop PC and laptop.


Thanks


https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=DD789FCD795550CD!926&authkey=!AIRmE7OXu_iDjkA&v=3 (stripped down version of a site)


https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=DD789FCD795550CD!927&authkey=!ANrsW0-3zKDuxJY&v=3 (normal version of a site)


edit: I have Gigabyte P35-DS3L mbo with Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

If this problem is occurring on all Windows 8.1 machines then it's likely that your router may require a firmware update to work with Windows 8.1.

It might also be that you need to use compatibility view in the browsers settings to see certain websites correctly.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

penzo

New Member
Posts
3
#3
Hello!

I updated my win 8 + media center to the 8.1 few days ago and I've been having huge problems with loading websites.


Around 80% of the time everything works correctly but then sometimes it doesn't load anyting (can't find website) or loads stripped version of a page (as seen in the screenshot below). When I hit refresh, it loads it correctly.


It is happening on IE11, Chrome 30, Firefox and Opera browsers. I've reinstalled ethernet adapter drivers and tried to reset/refresh/release all ips and dns servers from elevated command prompt.


Please help because I am loosing my mind....I don't want to go down the reinstall path. :)


And one final notice - it is happening on both my desktop PC and laptop.


Thanks


https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=DD789FCD795550CD!926&authkey=!AIRmE7OXu_iDjkA&v=3 (stripped down version of a site)


https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=DD789FCD795550CD!927&authkey=!ANrsW0-3zKDuxJY&v=3 (normal version of a site)


edit: I have Gigabyte P35-DS3L mbo with Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

If this problem is occurring on all Windows 8.1 machines then it's likely that your router may require a firmware update to work with Windows 8.1.

It might also be that you need to use compatibility view in the browsers settings to see certain websites correctly.
Does Chrome even have compatibility view?

I tried searching for an updated firmware for my Enkom A1521-I router which I received from my ISP but came up empty. This is the router in question - IAD : Eltek A1521-D1

Company has changed it's name recently.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte P35-DS3L
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Ati Radeon HD4890
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC888
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VX2450
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x WD Caviar Blue 750gb
    1 x Seagate 1TB
    PSU
    LC Power 560W
    Case
    Chieftec
    Cooling
    Scythe Katana III
    Keyboard
    Logitech S520
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Internet Speed
    8 Mb
    Browser
    Google Chrome

Wullail

Active Member
Pro User
Posts
467
#5
Same , disabled my AV and I can access the 1 web page I was unable to.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    12 TB in 6 disks
    PSU
    TX650
    Keyboard
    G15
    Mouse
    Intellimouse 3.0
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbits
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Trend Micro

penzo

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Posts
3
#6
I had Avast free edition on my Win8 and during the upgrade to 8.1 it was uninstalled. Windows decided to turn on Win Defender which I turned off and it is still happening.

Is there anything else I could do to turn it off?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte P35-DS3L
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Ati Radeon HD4890
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC888
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VX2450
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x WD Caviar Blue 750gb
    1 x Seagate 1TB
    PSU
    LC Power 560W
    Case
    Chieftec
    Cooling
    Scythe Katana III
    Keyboard
    Logitech S520
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Internet Speed
    8 Mb
    Browser
    Google Chrome

andyparks

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wombwell uk

Posts
89
#7
I have the same problem ie 10 was very fast with my 100mb internet but now since 8.1 now and again the page dont load and I get a white screen or it just hang and very slow
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    acer ax3950
    CPU
    i3 530
    Memory
    4 gig ddr 3
    Graphics Card(s)
    dont need one as i go on onlive cloud gaming
    Sound Card
    none
    Monitor(s) Displays
    i-inc 19 inch wide
    Hard Drives
    640 gig
    Cooling
    fan
    Keyboard
    logitec s540
    Mouse
    motor mouse
    Internet Speed
    60 meg virgin media uk

essjay

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#8
I had Avast free edition on my Win8 and during the upgrade to 8.1 it was uninstalled. Windows decided to turn on Win Defender which I turned off and it is still happening.

Is there anything else I could do to turn it off?

I have a similar puzzling problem.
Win 8.1 removed my previous version of Avast so I installed the latest free version.
Internet seems to work OK but I can no longer access my router home page on 192.168.0.1.
I've tried this with Chrome, IE11, Firefox & Safari.
Sometimes I get the sign in window and then part of the page, sometimes, nothing.
If I turn off the Avast shields, it works with Firefox, but not the other browsers.
I've turned off Windows firewalls & Defender and enabled that address, but still not working.

Avast tech support suggested deleting Avast completely from Safe-Mode and reinstalling.
This made no difference.

I can access the router page from my Android phone and Linux Netbook with no problems.
I've run out of ideas.
Anyone??
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1 64 - bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist
    CPU
    i5-3750 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    P8Z77-V LX
    Memory
    8140 MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 660
    Browser
    Chrome, Firefox, IE11
    Antivirus
    Avast 2014
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1
#9
I am having the EXACT same problem with both a laptop and desktop. These problems didn't arise until the Windows 8.1 upgrade. My Windows 7 desktop and all of my tablets and phones are able to access websites when my 8.1 machines cannot. This is extremely frustrating. I have disabled/enabled everything I can think of. I am looking forward to hearing some good suggestions, or better yet a fix from Microsoft.

BP
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

essjay

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Posts
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#10
Latest .....

I am having the EXACT same problem with both a laptop and desktop. These problems didn't arise until the Windows 8.1 upgrade. My Windows 7 desktop and all of my tablets and phones are able to access websites when my 8.1 machines cannot. This is extremely frustrating. I have disabled/enabled everything I can think of. I am looking forward to hearing some good suggestions, or better yet a fix from Microsoft.

BP
Phew, I'm glad it wasn't just me.

An update is that Avast Tech Support suggested this:-

1) Go to "Settings" in Avast.
2) Go to "Troubleshooting"
3) Expand "Redirect Settings"
4) Under "WEB" look for ignored address
5) Add localhost
6) Open browser and visit your localhost page.

Firefox could then access the router with Avast running.
However, it did nothing to help with IE11 or Chrome.


A further update is that I've just changed my router to a Sky Hub and all browsers now work with Avast running.

Perhaps it was an incompatibility between Win 8.1/Avast and the old router.
A bit of a radical solution, but the new router seems better overall :)

Hope you have similar success.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1 64 - bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    PC Specialist
    CPU
    i5-3750 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    P8Z77-V LX
    Memory
    8140 MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 660
    Browser
    Chrome, Firefox, IE11
    Antivirus
    Avast 2014

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