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How to Fix “Internet Explorer Cannot Open the Internet Site- Operation Aborted” Error

Of late few of my blog readers using Internet explorer pointed out to me that there was some error happening while loading my blog in IE. Around 25% of my readers use Internet Explorer to read my blog. I check my blog frequently in IE and many times I too encountered this error, but initially I thought it was some error in my browser. The error is really frustrating as it shows only in IE and not in Firefox or Opera or any other browser for that matter.

The nature of error is that it shows up when the site is loads completely. This is what you see when the error occurs.

Internet Explorer Error

Once you click OK, the page is replaced with “The Page cannot be Displayed” error. How to fix this error?

A bit of Googling gave me some idea into this error. This error can happen because of many reasons. Microsoft has even a patch for solving this error in IE.

1. This error can happen if Google Map API is present in the code. If you are getting this error because of Google Map API, then the fix for the problem is available here.

2. If you are not using Google API and still getting the error, then it could be because of this reason.

It is not possible append to the BODY element from script that isn’t a direct child to the BODY element

If there are any Javascripts running inside the body tag or inside a table which is directly a child of body, then most of the times this error is bound to happen. The solution is to move the script to the top or bottom of the body tag or even moving it after the body. The script can also be put inside a function and then calling it from window.onload. Another solution to this problem is to add defer=”defer” in the script tag.

I checked my code for scripts which were running inside the body tag and was a direct child to it. Then I moved all my Javascript codes to bottom of the body tag so that it will not interfere while parsing the page. I tested my blog in IE after I made the change and I could see the difference, the error was not happening any more. I checked in different versions of IE to confirm. In case you are using IE and still getting the error on my blog, please do inform me.

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  1. Ramkarthik

    August 8, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    I use firefox. So I don’t see any problems in your blog. But this may come to use when my blog’s IE readers complain me of same error in my blog. Thanks for the solution. Bookmarked and stumbled!

  2. Nuts & MIlk

    August 8, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    The easiest way is to switch to Firefox :mrgreen: Believe me, I just don’t understand why people are still stuck with IE. ❓

  3. nirmaltv

    August 8, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    @Nuts & Milk,
    Firefox is best one and popular among bloggers, but IE is still the most popular browser. Although I dont use IE, I corrected this error for the 25% of my site visitors. 😀

  4. Ajay M

    August 8, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    This solution is too precisew. But u know thgis error does not happen everytime. I face this error during a specific period at around 3 am to 5 am in the morning. And this also sometimes happen to the dashbord area in my admin panel.

  5. nirmaltv

    August 8, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    If it happens to your dashboard also, then I think you should try the Microsoft patch. Check this page for more details.

  6. Andrea Micheloni

    August 9, 2007 at 3:17 am

    Thank you for pointing this out, it was exactly the problem I found when investigating about my loss of visits.

    All I have to say is, I Hate Internet Explorer.

  7. Ken Xu

    August 9, 2007 at 5:18 am

    Internet Explorer never learn well from firefox. Or they should let Firefox “eat” them and become one! 😀

  8. praveen

    August 9, 2007 at 9:06 am

    It doesnt occur every time when a page is loaded in to the browser, It does happen only few times, once the error occurs, if you reload it once, then the problem should not arise, May be there could be another reason

  9. Rishi

    August 9, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks Nirmal,
    Thanks a lot for sharing, I was irritated with those CANNOT FIND errors when go to for checking my bandwidth usage on IE.

  10. nirmaltv

    August 9, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    Hope you fixed the problem. 🙂

    Its does not occur every time and reloading the page solves the problem. This was the same case with me. A script inside the body was causing this error.

    Glad that it was useful for you. 🙂

  11. Kyle Eslick

    August 9, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Around 25% of my readers use Internet Explorer to read my blog

    *gasp* You need to start pimping Firefox/Flock and Opera more in your posts to help remedy this problem. :mrgreen:

  12. nirmaltv

    August 9, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    😆 That was a nice suggestion. BTW what the IE percentage in your blog? 🙂

  13. Ashok Arora

    August 9, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    IE is still a popular browser in general public, and you can not ignore IE visitors.

  14. nirmaltv

    August 9, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    I completely agree with you, IE is the popular browser among general public although Firefox rules among bloggers. 🙂

  15. Madhur Kapoor

    August 9, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks for this Nirmal , i was facing this problem with your blog and with sizlopedia too. I didnt think of informing you as i thought there was a problem with my computer .Now hopefully it will be fixed .

  16. nirmaltv

    August 9, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    Initially I too had the impression that it was my computer problem, when many of the readers told me about this, I tried to investigate and found the reason. I hope the errors are not coming now in my blog. 🙂

  17. Alan

    September 8, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I solved my problem by adding defer=”defer” in the java script tag. 😀

  18. rony john

    September 12, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    i often get such error’s .thanx for sharing.. 😎

  19. tika

    October 21, 2007 at 2:03 am

    whats a javascript??how do i get there.or how do i go there in my computer??? ❓ 😥

  20. debasys

    November 13, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    Thanx for the solution!! It solved my problem too 🙂

  21. gendron

    November 26, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Ok, here’s a twist –
    there is a site that gives me the error when I go there directly , but doesn’t when I go through an anonymous proxy (both cases using IE explorer) Any thoughts on that? I’m wondering if this ner-do-well is somehow using this as a way to screen by IP…

  22. nirmaltv

    November 27, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    It may be due to the fact that proxies may be blocking scripts, so it may not show the error.

  23. viral

    December 10, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    i had the same bug in my code and once i put the inline javascript at the end of body tag it started working fine.

  24. Ct

    December 13, 2007 at 4:12 am

    defer=”defer” solved my problem with IE 7. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Pink

    December 24, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Hello, I’ve read your fix, but I’m afraid I still don’t understand. 🙁 I’ve been using the same webpage for the past two years as my homepage, and just today it started giving me this error. I did not make the script for the page, all I do is run the account (deviantART). It involves no script editing, and from all the googling I’ve done, every person with this problem has it on a page that involves something where they control it.

    I’m not very computer savvy when it comes to code, but give me a link and I can follow instructions! Speaking of which, do you have a link to the Microsoft fix? I cann’t find it and am very frustrated that I can’t check my deviantART messages because of a stupid glitch. 🙁

  26. nirmaltv

    December 24, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    I’ll try out the Microsoft patch. I dont have the link for it, but will post it soon. Let me search for it.

  27. nirmaltv

    December 24, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    I didnt get any errors when I checked your webpage!

  28. Pink

    December 24, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you for looking for the link – and thank you again for letting me know that it’s just me. 🙂 I await your responce!

  29. nirmaltv

    December 24, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    I think you can try moving the Google analytics script below the body tag.

  30. Pink

    December 24, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    🙁 Will dA let me do that? I’ve asked some techhies on a forum I browse, they seem to think that adding/changing codes is for people who run sites, no people (like me) who are just browsing and get the error. Should I contact dA about this?

  31. nirmaltv

    December 24, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    I think you can contact DA and tell the problem if you dont have control of the settings.

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  33. Elections photos

    March 25, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Some other sites give me this error but not yours.

  34. Travis Dahl

    March 26, 2008 at 5:34 am

    Also…. Never put a style (inline in my case) of white-space:nowrap; on a element, because you will get the same error. Learned this after a whole day of ripping a page apart today.

  35. Travis Dahl

    March 26, 2008 at 5:35 am

    .. on a “textarea” element that is, didn’t come through in my last comment.

  36. Vinni

    April 8, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Hi, Thank you for your solution. I also wanted to let you know that I am currently facing JavaScript error in IE on your website.

  37. shanX

    April 18, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Am getting this error on Gmail after logging into it, so am stuck with a blank page at – 🙁

    Dunno who to blame, Gmail or Microsoft 😀

  38. shassouneh

    April 23, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Getting this as well when logging ONTO GMAIL. A single reload usually does fix it, but sometimes even reloading doesn’t work.

    Since I have no control over Gmail code, telling me to mess with the body tag is NOT an option.

    Also, unfortunately using a different browser is NOT an option for me since my employer relies heavily on MS technology.

    That being said, I should also point out that I NEVER installed anything google (API or otherwise) on any of my machines, so I don’t see how the google API fix will solve anything.

    Can someone please help?

  39. Dhaya

    April 28, 2008 at 9:44 am

    I’m also having the same problem………..

  40. Damina

    April 28, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    I have both IE and Firefox but I like IE because it displays web pages very nicely.

    Firefox has a very coarse display. The web text and graphics simply don’t display as nicely as in IE.

    If anyone knows why that is so please drop me a mail. – dar(dot)millionaire(at)gmail(dot)com

  41. ana

    April 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    i am also getting the same problem when i log in to gmail using IE7. what i do is delete the history, temporary internet files and the forms and then my mail loads properly. but after i sign out and sign in again, i get the same error message and i have to do the deleting of history, temporary internet files, etc. all over again.

    how do i permanently solve this problem?

  42. Lakshmi Narayana

    May 2, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Simply use Firefox. It helps u.

  43. Mokaddim

    May 8, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    I am having the problem while using mootools.
    The article here solves everything.

  44. Evelyn

    May 13, 2008 at 10:09 am


    I’m getting the same problem too. Can someone please provide the step-by-step to change the defer=”defer” in the java script tag.


  45. Robert

    May 14, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    I had this error where in the onmouseover event of elements on my page was code referencing other elements by ID. No mouseovers should occur untill the page is entirely loaded. When I load the page while the mouse is already on the position where the element will be rendered that has an ‘onmouseover’ event, this error occured. I solved it by disabling all onmouseover code untill a flag startMouseOvers was set to true in the body.onload event.

  46. aboli

    May 20, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    I am getting the same problem. I am using FreeTextBox editor in my page. I am not using any javascript block. The text editor calls javascript files internally.

    Please Help.


  47. purann khdk

    May 26, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    i am hving problem in my IE. It shows IE has encountered proble and needs to close. Will you be kind enough to let me know the remedy.

  48. purann khadka

    May 26, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    How to install FireFox? I m having IE . Do I have to uninstall it first or Can I run both concurrently. Plz explin.

  49. purann khadka

    May 26, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Do I have to upgrade to SP3 s my XPSP2 is running well and good. What are the benefits of SP3 . Is it really necessary to install SP 3. Plz intimate

  50. Nirmal

    May 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    You can install Firefox from here-

  51. Topax

    June 5, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Where can I find the Microsoft patch for IE7? The one mentioned above is for IE6.

  52. sulak

    June 13, 2008 at 9:10 pm


    I have this problem when accessing a web application which I test using a testing tool, and the error occurs only when I am recording the applications (business process), but not when I am just browsing through it. Do you know what might becausing it.


  53. Pedro Duarte

    July 24, 2008 at 6:32 am

    Hey guys.

    Ive spent HOURS and HOURS and HOURS trying to fix this.

    I did everything any1 could think of!

    On my page, i have at least 10 scripts. mootools, lightbox, and some other marketing scripts.

    The FLV Video was loading and working 100% fine on Firefox.
    but it wouldnt load on IE!

    When i added the defer=”defer” something else would stop working.

    The window.addEvent(’domready’ and ‘load’) did not work…
    anyhow, nothing worked!

    THE SOLUTION IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Take your all the way to


    This is one of the reasons that it doesnt work.


    Put the script inside the HEAD TAG!

    function startvideo()
    var s1 = new SWFObject(’player.swf’,’ply’,’210?,’170?,’9?,’#FFFFFF’);


    Now on the Body tag, add the following:



  54. JT

    July 28, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Hi I am experiencing this problem – all pages where we have Google Map on doesn’t work and instead gives the error message above…

    The link above to fix the problem doesn’t seem to work from my location… the link to – Can anyone put in the colution in this blog insted… and remember to quote Ryan Grant for it? Thanks…

  55. Babette

    August 2, 2008 at 6:55 am

    Hello, I’m getting the error message when I checked your site on IE Version 7.0.6000 (WinVista). On Firefox is okay. I’m having the same problems with my blog. I didn’t change anything, just added a new post then problem started happening.

  56. Abhishek Kumar

    August 2, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Hi Nirmal. I am getting same error in your website in IE 6. Please check.. Thanks

  57. Abhishek Kumar

    August 2, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Probably it is happening due to sitemeter code which you are using in your footer. I was also using the same and getting the error, now I have removed the sitemeter code. My blog is now working fine in IE 6.

  58. Anthony

    August 2, 2008 at 8:05 am

    So annoying this problem. I just noticed this same thing happening on my site. Your site by the way still has the same error in microsoft explorer. Same horrible error. ugh! I have found nothing that fixes this yet. Really frustrated about it and loosing a lot of traffic and visitors because of it 🙁

    My site works great in firefox.

  59. Nirmal

    August 2, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    @Abhishek Kumar,
    Yea Sitemeter was causing the issue. I think HTML version will solve the problem.

    I have corrected the error on my blog.

  60. Sergemeister

    August 2, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    This will give you all a definite fix. Go to tools: Internet options: security : Under restricted sites add this site : http://* , hit close and you’re all set!

  61. Goob

    August 2, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    To everybody who started getting this error just yesterday or today, check to see if your website is using the tracking software Sitemeter. Their javascript version is now dishing out this error to every IE users and it’s hit big sites such as Mashable and Perez Hilton among thousands of others. To fix it, simply remove the tracking code altogether or switch to their plain HTML version.

  62. Luboš Motl

    August 2, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    How to fix the bug, especially on August 2nd in relation with Sitemeter (7 methods, plus the cause explained):

  63. Dee Greenberg

    August 3, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Thanks for all your input – YES! This exact problem started happening to me yesterday on my own web site and I thought the server was down but it wan’t. So I installed Firefox and all was good. Then I upgraded to IE 7 and the problem persisted.

    I think you are right. It’s the sitemeter code but I don’t know how to fix it.

    Here is my code – can you tell me what to do?

    Any help is deeply appreciated!


  64. Archana

    August 7, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Still I am getting the operation aborted error on IE
    6.0.2900.2180.xpsa_sp2_rtm.040803-2158. It resolved on mozilla and IE 7. Please reply me.

  65. Alex Freeman

    August 9, 2008 at 12:54 am

    I added the defer=”defer” code to my Javascripts, which fixed the IE not loading issue, but the fix turned off all the scripts! It’s not 100% effective for me. Is there another way?

  66. daProwler

    August 14, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Just to say, if anyone is still having this problem and using, have a look at the google api version the url is referencing. The “v” query param specifies the version. Use version 2.118 (as in &v=2.118). You have to be version specific here. This version *does* work with IE6. Just stating “&v=2” will NOT work.

    Hope this helps someone 🙂

  67. Alex

    August 18, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Another cause for this error message:
    Having a self-closed (div) tag near Javascript may cause this error.
    Having developed an app to run as application/xml+xhtml in Firefox, I needed to back-port it so it also runs in IE. Self-closing divs are allowed in XHTML 1.1 when served as application/xml+xhtml, but IE chokes when it sees those when served as text/html.

    if you’re having this problem, check for any unusual self-closed tags ().

  68. Deepu

    August 26, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    the problem can also occur if you use a ‘domready’ in a window.addevent. Try using ‘load’ instead.

  69. Dave

    September 10, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Thanks so much. Using the defer tag worked for me – this was causing me big problerms!

  70. Rakesh

    September 11, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    You may try using the https path instead of http path….

    For me it worked.


  71. kontak

    October 6, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Had the same problem with IE (error message)very annoying.Quickfix,do what Sergemeister says will fix your problem.Thanks Serge.

  72. Rimmon

    October 14, 2008 at 4:17 am

    I got this error and solved it. I am using google adsense. I was changing the php code of my web site and commented the adsense code through automatic feature. Apparently, this made IE mad. It seems like it might happen if you put HTML comments “–>” “<!–” wrongly into jawascript.

  73. Jodith

    October 16, 2008 at 1:38 am

    Thanks for the help fixing this error. I had a script inside the /body tag. I moved to to outside the tag and the error went away.

  74. lumo

    October 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    some scripts have to run from within the body tag.
    just a quick note:
    its not the problem that the scripts run from body tag, its
    more the problem if you use a script and do not include the full path to it.
    had this problem yesterday
    script was adressed like this:

    the error was gone when puting this in:

  75. Rick Zepeda

    October 23, 2008 at 5:02 am

    I added the Google translator tool to my blog and now I’m getting that error in IE also when I click on translate. I took it off and added the wordpress translation plugin. I am still getting that error. I am not getting that error when I use the tool on other people’s blogs using that same plugin. That’s weird isn’t it? Once the plugin is installed, you just drag the widget into the sidebar so you can’t really edit. What should I do?

  76. vimal

    October 23, 2008 at 2:22 pm


    i used in script deffer=”deffer” but not work, plz give another solution

    Thank you,


  77. Rubie

    October 31, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Thanks much! It solved my problem! 🙂

  78. efusien

    November 7, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Apparemment l’appel à Lightbox, normalement réalisé quand la page est complètement chargée, est réalisé à la fin du fichier lightbox.js.

    Sauf que la vérification du chargement complet de la page n’a pas l’air très efficace.

    Je conseille donc d’utiliser la fonction “addEvent” déclarée ci-dessous :

    function addEvent(obj, evType, fcn) {
    if (obj.addEventListener) {
    obj.addEventListener(evType, fcn, true);
    return true;
    } else if (obj.attachEvent) {
    var r = obj.attachEvent(“on”+evType, fcn);
    return r;
    } else {
    return false;
    return true;

    Et donc de modifier l’appel avec cette fonction. On a donc :

    addEvent(window,’load’, function() {
    new Lightbox();
    // Ici l’ancien appel :
    //document.observe(‘dom:loaded’, function () { new Lightbox(); });

    Cela corrige le problème.

  79. rumm@n

    November 10, 2008 at 3:44 pm


    just cut and paste your codes into the tag. this will help. 😀

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  81. Contact

    November 30, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Share this script works fine but i had to move the Google Video Ads from above the Bottom_top div to get mine running without errors.

    Working fine now thanks for the fix info.

  82. Cesar

    December 2, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Thiis is what I am looking for but it is really weird. 1 week ago my wordpress works with IE ad I did not upgrade my wordrpress or installed new plugins. It just stopped working

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  84. Artis

    January 15, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    I had this problem because of invalid html tag!

    I had
    [span] [font] text [/span]
    without closing [/font] tag, and had this error in internet explorer, but only then, If I had dynamicly generated html with javascript at the end. So look for html bugs.

  85. john

    January 17, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    plz can you help me….i have the same problem…and i can’t fix it…

  86. mydeafdog

    January 23, 2009 at 12:20 am

    @ John
    “plz can you help me….i have the same problem…and i can’t fix it…”

    You have to move your javascript to the top or bottom of the body tag

    this is your website content area

    you can do this in code view buy using notpad and saving as all files> index.html
    download your index.html page from your server host and edit the javascript in code view, now reupload to your server and view 🙂

  87. dk

    January 23, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Thank you so much. Moving Javascript codes to bottom fix it.

  88. hamko

    January 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    hi… i’m facing the same problem… i dont know how to edit the script. somebody can please help me.

  89. rolf

    January 25, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Whats internet explorer? Whats that? Ohhh you mean the big blue E !!
    Here is the reason why most people use Internet Explorer 🙂

  90. iangster

    January 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    thank you very much!
    I had this problem and it solved by using ” defer=’defer’ ” in the script tag !

  91. Surajit

    January 29, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Thanks for the tips.I’ve solved my problem,put all the javscript code after the tag and its working fine….

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  93. Prabhu

    February 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Same problem i faced, your works good.
    In my case, i positioned the container as absolute, So it should be inside of container.

    How can i rectify my problem…

    Please help me

    Prabhu S.N

  94. AK

    February 10, 2009 at 10:16 am

  95. sasi

    February 24, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    thanks for tips. I solved this problem by adding my javascript bottom of the page.

  96. DeveloperChick

    March 4, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Thank you so much….I was about to start pulling my hair out. You rock!

  97. Ashish Nayak

    March 9, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Nice post……. Thank u so much

  98. The IceMan

    March 9, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    thx, had the same problem 🙂

  99. Jonycus

    March 16, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I have the same problem… however defer did not help, and I cannot aford to move the js from the div it is. Any help on my problem?

  100. headbump

    April 15, 2009 at 5:21 am

    Thanks so much for this fix…I added the defer=”defer” to the php template of my Joomla site and it fixed it immediately…

  101. Pete

    April 17, 2009 at 6:58 am

    People, you are making this far too complex…Forget about modifying code!…The work around is:

    The work around is to go into IE —> Tools —> Options —> Advanced —> Put a check in the box “Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections” Apply/OK

    Worked for every user so far where I work!

  102. El Santo

    April 23, 2009 at 3:36 am

    The solutions is open the index.php of your template and find the
    And after you have to open the tag body

  103. Alto

    May 4, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks Nirmal, the root cause of the problem is the js within the body tag

  104. Daniel

    May 8, 2009 at 4:44 am

    You are awesome man, i was getting this same issue in another situation, and putting in defer=”defer” did the trick, working great now. Thanks so much!

  105. Riccarda

    May 11, 2009 at 1:19 am


    This blog helps me to fixed one page on my site. i used ” defer=”defer” ” and i had no problem anymore,, thanks very much

  106. Saravanan Somasundaram

    May 18, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Guys,
    I fixed this problem to move the javscript outside the body.

    thanks & regards

  107. Grace

    May 20, 2009 at 11:09 am

    OMG you rock! Thanks so much! I had a client that was getting this issue (not the most savvy with internet browsers) when viewing a website I built. I was using swfobject and noticed that it didn’t occur when I commented out the JS write function. I added defer=”defer” to the script tag and it fixed it 🙂

  108. me

    May 20, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    This was very helpful

  109. Jeanette

    May 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Find the link or shortcut to the site. Go to Tools, Internet Options, Security, Restricted sites, Sites, Add

    Just paste the site , click on add, close, OK

    The site should now be secure and your computer should open it.

    • Mohamed Fasi

      October 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

      thank you, i solved this problem to ur way

    • Tom

      January 21, 2011 at 6:05 am

      Thx Jeanette, this solved my problem

    • Troy

      May 19, 2011 at 7:43 am

      That worked for me Jeannette. Thank you

    • Carmela

      July 14, 2011 at 3:34 am


      Thank you so much. I am not computer savvy but this is what I needed. Step by step instructions. Thanks a million.

  110. echal

    May 22, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Hi Nimal/anyone

    Can anyone show me step by step of how/where to add the “‘defer” in the script or move the script of the body tag as it happen to my blog also.
    Please Help! TQ

  111. Rietveld

    May 23, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Had the problem all of a sudden after it worked for years. Deleted the “followers” feature in blogger and problem went away

  112. ramsankar

    May 26, 2009 at 6:36 am

    thansk a lot buddy u r comment helped me a lot .i use defer=”defer” it works fine for me.Thank u

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  114. WordPress GURU

    May 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Hi gusy….
    WordPress Guru here….
    Dear all friends, If you are using WordPress latest version for your site and facing this silly IE error…
    No worry, i had also such silly error… Now it solved… now runs well in IE.
    Run my customer’s site here
    It was occurs due to LightBox 2 plugin, If you are using this plugin and facing out this silly error.
    Simply De-Activate LightBox 2 plugin. Then runs your site. it will work fine.

    Thank you all guys for the Hot discussion for MS IE silly error…
    Share your more ideas to fix this error…

  115. brian

    June 11, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    man.. this drives me crazy.. what if i don’t have any google map related javascript and still getting this error?

  116. Doy C. Sneckenberger

    June 19, 2009 at 10:35 am

    For over a year I have been having trouble logging into sites that use a USER Name and Password with IE8.

    First noticed it with Konica Minolta Print servers then HP Print servers and Sonicwall Firewall. Now it is spread to numerous sites and even our web mail servers and Network Solutions Servers. Microsoft dies not seem to see anything wrong and the issues and Network Solutions says to use IIE ver 6. I use Mozilla for anything that does not display properly or will not log me in after the first try. If anyone has any details or fixes I would appreciate hearing them.

    It is even hitting Outlook Mail that uses POP servers now. They may or may not log in correctly with NO Cahange to the setup other than IE8 upgrade/rollout. It is only going to get worse with the latest push out of IE8.


    Doy C. Sneckenberger
    VP Hagerstown Block in Hagerstown, MD

  117. joe

    June 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I use Firefox at home, but that is not an option here at work. I wonder if there is a solution from the user side to fix the problem. When I clicked the link to I got another error.

  118. Ghost Bear

    July 11, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Thanks a lot for that post – i solved damn problem with IE finally.

  119. sky1tech

    July 21, 2009 at 2:29 pm


    OK Mine was all because of 1 missing at the bottom my code.

    In 12 years of developing, this has never happened to me before.

    Make sure you guys check your DIVS

  120. Basma

    July 26, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I am having this problem in IE while loading a birt viewer report with prameters.

  121. Mahesh

    July 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I am having this problem in IE where i have included shadow box-base.js and Contentslider.js
    These two files are conflicting. If i comment any one of file in these two, IE is working in good condition. So now i have shifted my shadow box code to after the body tag. So now it’s working.

    Thank’s for your idea.

  122. thebruce

    August 12, 2009 at 2:24 am

    I’ve actually found that there may be some third party add-ons that alter the page content from within. Try disabling various browser add-ons to find out what the culprit is. I’ve found that it was my IE7 Pro add-on that was causing issues (perhaps with its live RSS clickable link list after an html scrape).

    Go to Tools, Manage Add-ons, Enable or disable add-ons, then take’em out one by one until the site in question loads correctly. Then you know the culprit add-on.

    Facebook and Bing recently have been causing me problems. While it is an annoyance, it’s apparently a design choice (though the redirection to an error page is really annoying) – the error itself is understandable, programmatically. Modify closed tags. Script that tries to edit an incomplete/unclosed element, IMO, is faulty, and should be fixed (such as moving script to the beginning or end of the page content, or to the HEAD block).

  123. Unambihuo

    August 14, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    thx thx thx… Thanks !!!
    The Lightbox issue can also be a problem using MediaWiki.
    – The post and the comments were very helpful since IE was the very last browser in my mind while testing a site.

  124. sonia

    August 24, 2009 at 11:02 am

    hi im having an issue about internet browser not available i get a block error my wireless connection has connection but internet will not work i have windows xp hp pavillion pc can u please help me i dont know much about pc
    thnaks sonia

  125. gkaruppusamy

    September 21, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Thank you very much. I have much more annoy with dynamic script. your solution is real solution for my annoy

  126. Aaron

    September 21, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    why would you put defer=”defer” in the script tag? that disables it!!

  127. Prathyusha

    September 23, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    One of the users of my website quoted saying this error occurred while accessing my website. I tried to replicate the same but coud’nt reproduce it with all the possible IE’s. What possible could be the reason? Does the load on the server too play a role?

  128. Tiraerax

    September 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    My website works fine in firefox. But once u open it in internet explorer it says “Internet Explorer cannot open site…”

    I read a lot about it… and there are several solutions. One of the solutions was to add a ” defer = “defer” to the javascript…. I did that… nothing happened.

    The other solution is to move the java script below the body section and that wont work for mine. I have a Gavick Template (YourFlash) and the html files dont really have nothing in them. Can somebody checkit out? I dont know what to do, can somebody help???

  129. Stephanie

    October 9, 2009 at 1:28 am

    Please help! I tried adding defer or moving them to after the body tag. It doesn’t help.

  130. Stephanie

    October 9, 2009 at 1:31 am

    I checked more and I get “Object Expected” error at line 1053 which is which is part of this


  131. Alecs

    October 24, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you a lot ! This helped me vey much !

  132. Canvas Prints

    November 10, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    This is an infuriating problem, I have just finished developing this site only to be stumped at the last !

  133. shivu

    November 11, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    hi frd its working 🙂 thanks for comments 🙂

  134. Thomas Arratia

    December 10, 2009 at 2:18 am


    Great blog. The problem described in this post I had quite complicated, but I used the “refer” property mentioned here for solved the problem

    Thanks and best regards

    Thomas Arratia from Santiago, Chile

  135. jpgerek

    December 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    The problem it’s not necessarily javascript related, I got this problem because I had an anchor not closed at the end of the body tag.

    Closing the anchor solved the problem.

  136. Ghulam Nabi

    January 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Thanx man you have saved my life
    i tried your suggetions and now my blog work fine in INTERNET EXPLORER.

  137. sad

    January 22, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    may i know where is the freaking so called script tag?
    a lot of blog said: you add this defer defer to the script tag over there

    where is it

  138. mihaela

    January 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    thanks, I had no idea what to look for when i got this error.

  139. makhuLet

    January 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    i always get this message whenever i try to access Facebook but for other sites like Youtube, Yahoo, Google, etc. i can access them with no problem. I really want to try the Javascript : defer suggestion but i dont even know where to look for the BODY TAG that’s often mentioned here. PLEASE HELP this Operation Aborted Error is so frustrating (-_-)

  140. Marian

    January 31, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Thx very much “Jeanette”

  141. Sheik

    February 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Hi, I am facing a problem to launch my web application. It says the page cannot be displayed. Its happened in the server too. But After I restart my server I am able to use without any problem. It happens offen. I dont hav any clue to findout the problem. Can anyone help me to findout hte issue.

  142. tiong

    March 13, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Place the javascript before should solve the error.

  143. shashikiran

    April 16, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Thanks ,
    Great. second option worked for me.

  144. shilpa

    April 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    i get this message whenever i try to view a vedio on youtube…..dont understand what you mean by scripts….pls guide mr thrugh alll the steps

  145. doug

    May 6, 2010 at 4:46 am

    peter i thnk ur solution is the smartest and quickest i hope it works out ~~~!!!!

  146. Ryanbc1001

    May 10, 2010 at 12:27 am

    it aborts most of the site that i open… i dont realy know what js scipt is… pls help me with this problem.. in a step by step basis….

  147. imyideas

    May 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I am having the same problem.
    my site is not working in ie6. ..

    I tried the defer=”defer” method. But it is also not working.
    I don’t how to move the script out of body tag . Can you please help me?
    or is there any other solution. ..??

  148. Bob

    June 2, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Thank you very much! Putting my JS at the bottom solved my problem.

  149. Joseph

    June 10, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    IE sux big time! I am not using it but from time to time I check my sites.. Now I see that some of them have that error and cannot find a way to fix this.. SUX!

  150. Marcia

    June 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Cannot open Internet Explorer at all. Have been using Mozzila but some of the sites I work with are not compatible with it. What do I do?

  151. Kihili Wilfred

    November 18, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Thank you for your good services.

  152. Save Indian Rupee Symbol

    December 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Dear we are also facing same issue at our website while browsing the site in IE 6.

    Still hunting for permanent solution …

  153. KIM

    March 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    You can turn off friendly HTTP error messages in Internet Explorer. This workaround still lets the error message appear. However, Internet Explorer does not move away from the page after the error occurs. This workaround works only for Internet Explorer 6.

    To do this, follow these steps:

    1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    2. On the Advanced tab, click to clear the Show friendly HTTP error messages check box under the Browsing section, and then click OK.
    3. Close the browser.

  154. Sundar

    March 25, 2011 at 12:18 am

    i installed the Ccleaner and ran the registry fix. Issue Fixed

  155. Riley

    May 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    i cann’t open facebook website. i’m using internet explorer 7. Everytime i try to open facebook site, it tries to download then suddenly stops and a pop-up says “internet explorer cannot download home.php from“… please help me to have access on facebook site again. i badly need it… 🙁
    i tried opening and it works, but a hassle using facebook in mobile mode.

  156. kirsty

    June 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    having the same problem, intermittently. similar problem with some other websites. any body have any suggestions wrt how to resolve this…?? thanks

  157. Miri H.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I managed to fix the “Internet Explorer Cannot Open the Internet Site- Operation Aborted” Error, however I’m having another java error – it is the java tm plug-in 2 ssv helper jp2ssv.dll error each time I open IE. Any idea how to solve this one..?

  158. s hatten

    June 30, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I switched to the new Yahoo Mail and now I’m getting the “internet explorer cannot open the internet site. Operation aborted”. How do I get rid of this?

  159. Bunny

    July 19, 2011 at 7:26 am

    windows update SP1 crashed my computer. I cannot open internet explorer Skype doesn’t work, etc. Cannot get on to Firefox so am using Opera – hate it. i want my IE9 back. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the update and internet explorer to no avail. HELP

  160. Amit Saxena

    July 20, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    To everyone who is facing the problem personally: stop using internet #$@#ing explorer, move to a better browser – chrome, firefox, or even abra-ka-dabra!

    For the developers: we have to bear with it……because we cannot afford to lose customers because of internet #$@$ing explorer….:x

  161. maple

    August 25, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Anyone who has the operation aborted error when accessing some websites by IE7 (vista home premium), the error will be fixed after upgrading to IE8. I did that and it works! I’m using vista home premium edition so not sure if that happens to other op system running ie7. I think some web pages new designs do not supportor IE7 or IE just misses some components required by the webpage design to allow it to load properly.

  162. Rich

    September 20, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Hi Everyone on IE7.. Found the fix.. install this patch from microsoft KB982381

    LINK is a good site to test it on.. seem to always get the operation aborted message from there

  163. Conscious Life

    October 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Adding defer=”defer” to Javascripts running within the body tag worked like a charm. You saved my day. Thank you!

  164. Ankita Agrawal

    November 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    thank you very much this really did help me.

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  166. shoba

    February 25, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing this valuable information.This information is very useful and important for me.

  167. lucy

    April 9, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Really nice blog i learnt so many things from this .
    Thanks for sharing this valuable information
    keep on sharing !!…

  168. Pradhan Mantri Yojana

    November 23, 2015 at 4:31 am

    thanks this is very useful

  169. john

    August 2, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    thank you so much. This information was very helpful for me to find out the solution. Keep writing blogs like this.

  170. Pradhan Mantri Yojana

    November 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for detailed explanation. Now IE is working just fine

  171. IBPS NIC

    January 13, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Thanks for this good information about IE, now its working fine sir

  172. Tapan Patel

    March 23, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I have long been looking for solutions to this problem, now its working fine, Thanks

  173. PMAY

    March 29, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Wow amazing !! Thanks for great solution. My IE is working ok..

  174. Resma Jain

    May 1, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Internet Explorer never learn well from firefox. Or they should let Firefox “eat” them and become one!

  175. ojas

    May 12, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Thanks for Sharing valuable information of IE with us,

  176. Pubg Mobile on PC

    August 19, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks a lot for this. Whenever i wanted to visit the website i was getting this error. Now it’s resolved thanks

  177. Neha

    August 22, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Thanks for another great post.:)

  178. catabatic

    November 3, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    On the Security tab, select the zone the site loads under.
    Scroll down to the Scripting section, and set the Active Scripting to Disabled – prevents scripts or to Prompt – prompts user to run or not to run scripts.
    Click OK.

    On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    On the Security tab, select the Restricted Sites zone.
    Click Sites, click Add, and then click OK.
    User is running IE7 on Windows XP.

    So any suggestions?


  179. Arshid KV

    November 21, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I think only 1% only using IE browser. So no need to take much effort for IE bugs.

  180. mini militia for pc

    December 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm

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    January 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

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  182. ojas

    January 31, 2019 at 9:56 am

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  183. Visa Offers

    February 13, 2019 at 3:57 pm

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  184. kinestark

    February 20, 2019 at 7:15 pm

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  185. Recruitment 2019

    February 21, 2019 at 2:28 pm

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  186. Akash Anand

    April 18, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Are we still using internet explorer in 2019? Jokes apart, thanks for sharing it because I myself had to search for this solution when I was working on my uncle’s old PC.

  187. Gkcurrantfactory

    April 19, 2019 at 3:39 pm

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  188. Techniedges

    May 21, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Are we still using internet explorer in 2019? Jokes apart, thanks for sharing it because I myself had to search for this solution when I was working on my uncle’s old PC.

  189. ojas bharti

    June 27, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Thank for information have good topic for Internet Explorer

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  191. travels in egmore

    August 7, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Really Nirmal I didn’t bother about IE for anything still now but i changed my mind after seeing your writeup. Well done ya.

  192. Mike

    September 21, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Once you click OK, the page is replaced with “The Page cannot be Displayed” error. How to fix this error gameloop 64bit?

  193. kavita

    December 2, 2019 at 5:28 pm

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  194. shri kine

    December 3, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing this information.

  195. alternatives

    January 9, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Once you click OK, the page is replaced with “The Page cannot be Displayed” error.

  196. Funny Jokes

    January 15, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks for this tips. These tips is very helpful for me to know that how to Fix Internet Explore Cannot open the Internet Site. So i read this tips, It is very helpful for me and great work.
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  197. Edward Marian

    February 6, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    really nice information thanks for sharing man 🙂

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