Internet Explorer Cannot Display The Webpage- Steps To Resolve

Internet Explorer is one of the oldest browsers, commonly used by Windows users. However, presently, some of the users are still using IE for browsing purpose. But many of them are complaining about “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage”issue. If you are the one, then you can try the solutions mentioned below for this problem which will help you to resolve the issue. Before proceeding to the steps one essential thing to check whether your internet connection is working properly or not. The internet connection is the first need to run any browser like IE. So, let us now check the steps to get out of this issue.


Steps To Resolve Internet Explorer Cannot Display The Webpage Error

Go through the steps mentioned below for this Internet Explorer page cannot display the webpage issue.

Try to follow these steps one after the other until you get rid of this issue.

Step 1: Reset Internet Explorer

Follow this step to lean the process of how to reset IE. Only by resetting the browser, you may fix this internet explorer cannot display the webpage error.

To begin this process at first open the Run command box (Win + R). Then click on the Run bar space and clear it, if any command is already present and type inetcpl.cpl on it. After that press the Enter button, this will open the Internet Properties window. From the upper panel of this window tap on the Advanced tab and then on the Reset box, which is present below this Internet Properties window. On doing this, Reset Internet Explorer Settings window will appear on the screen. Now, enable the Delete personal settings check box and click on Reset. By doing this the Internet Explorer reset process will start. Once it is finished, then try to utilize this browser to open a different webpage. Still, if you are not able to open any, then try the next solution.

Step 2: Confirm The Proxy Settings

Wrong proxy settings can also be a valid reason for this issue. Because invalid proxy settings can deviate from the correct path and cause this error. If this is the case then better to try this step, after closing the Internet Explorer. The process to resolve this is as below:

For this step, also you need to open the Run command box by press both the Windows and the letter R key at the same time. Then on the clear Run command bar type inetcpl.cpl and hit on the OK option, this will open the Internet Properties screen. Now from this Internet Properties screen click on the upper panel Connections tab. Next, click on LAN settings box under this Connections tab, which is present in the below section. Next, enable the ‘Automatically detect settings checkbox’ by keeping the other two unchecked under this Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window and then select on OK. After that close all the remaining windows and try to restart IE, to check the working status. Still, if you notice that Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage problem persists, then move to the next solution without a second thought.

Step 3: Check IP Address

If IP Address conflicts for improper settings then it can also be a reason for this Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage problem. If this is the case then for resolving it, perform the steps below.

First of all, open the Run command box by pressing both the Windows and the letter R keys at the same time. Then clear the text if any from the Run bar and type ncpa.cpl on it. After that press the Enter button which will open the Network Connections window. In this window, you will see your connection type (Local Area Connection/ Wireless Network Connection). After that, from these options right click on your Network type. Next, from the available menu list select the Properties option. Then press twice on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/ IPv4). From this popping window enable “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically” option. In order to do this, click on the circle beside these options. After that, click on OK and then again on OK to complete this process.

As this process gets completed then close all the windows and restart your system. By doing this, check the status of the problem. If it gets resolved then fine otherwise continue with the next step.

Step 4: Reset Windows Socket TCP/ IP Stack

Before starting this process, let us gain some knowledge on Windows socket. A Windows socket is nothing but a program which is responsible for tackling all type of network requests (incoming and outgoing). If there is an issue with it, then solve it immediately.

To begin with this, at first, open the Command Prompt window as an Administrator. For this, press the four flag WIndows key to active the Windows Search bar and then on it type cmd. Without pressing the Enter button, right click on the topmost search option. Then from the available menu, click on “Run as Administrator” and then on Yes to confirm.

Further, on this Administrator Command Prompt window type these below-said command one after the other. Remember to keep pressing the Enter button after each command.

ipconfig /flushdns

nbtstat -R

nbtstat -RR

netsh int reset all


At the end of all these above commands, don’t forget to add the commands mentioned below as well keep pressing the Enter button.

netsh int ip reset

netsh winsock reset

After completing all these commands, reboot your system. This is a very effective process in resolving this “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” issue.

These are the procedures you may apply if you are facing “Internet Explorer this page cannot be displayed” error. Hope by utilizing these steps you can get rid of this problem.

Nathaniel Villa
Nathaniel Villa