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Err msg: Cannot locate internet server or proxy server

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by DontEvenBother@hotmail.com, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. DontEvenBother@hotmail.com

    DontEvenBother@hotmail.com
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    I am running Access 2002 as part of Office 2002, and I have a table
    with a field of data type hyperlink, that was successfully taking me to
    the specified web site when clicked, but has just started giving me the
    error message: "Unable to open http://whatever.com/some_page.htm.
    Cannot locate the Internet server or proxy server."

    Any ideas what is causing this? I have created new tables with
    hyperlink fields just to test and that failed as well. I installed no
    new software, although windows updates for XP Pro are set to install
    automatically, so there may have been a few of those.

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
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  3. Van T. Dinh

    Van T. Dinh
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    Try open the Internet browser and type the same address in the browser and
    see if you get the same error.

    If you do, the problem is outside Access, probably the settings of your
    Internet access.

    --
    HTH
    Van T. Dinh
    MVP (Access)



    <DontEvenBother@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1130359074.785493.159500@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    >I am running Access 2002 as part of Office 2002, and I have a table
    > with a field of data type hyperlink, that was successfully taking me to
    > the specified web site when clicked, but has just started giving me the
    > error message: "Unable to open http://whatever.com/some_page.htm.
    > Cannot locate the Internet server or proxy server."
    >
    > Any ideas what is causing this? I have created new tables with
    > hyperlink fields just to test and that failed as well. I installed no
    > new software, although windows updates for XP Pro are set to install
    > automatically, so there may have been a few of those.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Jim
    >
     
  4. DontEvenBother@hotmail.com

    DontEvenBother@hotmail.com
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    No, those addresses work just fine in the browser. It happens with
    every hyperlink in Access, not just some. All are valid web addresses
    that work just fine when copied and pasted into IE. It is clearly a
    problem occurring inside access. And it is very recent - within the
    4-6 weeks. Prior to that they all worked fine from within Access.

    What else causes this problem?
     
  5. Van T. Dinh

    Van T. Dinh
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    Sorry, I don't know but AFAIK, the error message looks like a Browser error
    message and not Access error message.

    Suggest you post the set-up and the error message in one of the Internet
    newsgroups and see if anyone has a suggestion.

    --
    HTH
    Van T. Dinh
    MVP (Access)



    <DontEvenBother@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > No, those addresses work just fine in the browser. It happens with
    > every hyperlink in Access, not just some. All are valid web addresses
    > that work just fine when copied and pasted into IE. It is clearly a
    > problem occurring inside access. And it is very recent - within the
    > 4-6 weeks. Prior to that they all worked fine from within Access.
    >
    > What else causes this problem?
    >
     
  6. DontEvenBother@hotmail.com

    DontEvenBother@hotmail.com
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    I've already explored the IE route. I was told that it was an Office
    issue, not an internet explorer issue. And that seems to be confirmed
    in the MS KB article #Q218153, but the following causes from that
    article aren't issues for me:
    · You are using Microsoft Internet Explorer:
    · A proxy server -or-
    · A firewall that does not allow HTTP requests to be placed on your
    local network
    -AND-
    · Internet Explorer is not your default browser.
    -AND-
    · The following registry key is not present or is not set to 1:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet

    I have NO proxy server, my firewall hasn't changed since the error
    began & always worked before (plus the error still occurs with the
    firewall OFF), internet explorer IS my default browser, and the listed
    registry key IS present and set to 1.

    Now what? Where else should I look to trackdown this problem?
     
  7. Van T. Dinh

    Van T. Dinh
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    Sorry, can't help. I never had problem using the Hyperlink Fields from
    Access or even the FollowHyperlink method.

    * Try creating a new test database with Hyperlink Fields and see if you have
    the same problem (just in case the current database has some corruptions).

    * Try repairing your Office installation.

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    HTH
    Van T. Dinh
    MVP (Access)



    <DontEvenBother@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1130476348.661652.20650@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    I've already explored the IE route. I was told that it was an Office
    issue, not an internet explorer issue. And that seems to be confirmed
    in the MS KB article #Q218153, but the following causes from that
    article aren't issues for me:
    · You are using Microsoft Internet Explorer:
    · A proxy server -or-
    · A firewall that does not allow HTTP requests to be placed on your
    local network
    -AND-
    · Internet Explorer is not your default browser.
    -AND-
    · The following registry key is not present or is not set to 1:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet

    I have NO proxy server, my firewall hasn't changed since the error
    began & always worked before (plus the error still occurs with the
    firewall OFF), internet explorer IS my default browser, and the listed
    registry key IS present and set to 1.

    Now what? Where else should I look to trackdown this problem?
     
  8. DontEvenBother@hotmail.com

    DontEvenBother@hotmail.com
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    Well I've already done the test database as mentioned in my original
    post, and those links generate the same error message. I tried an
    Office repair this morning, but that doesn't seem to have affected this
    problem at all.

    Looks like I'm down to about 2 viable options, lest I spend an eternity
    looking for a needle in a haystack
    1. Office reinstall and if that doesn't work 2. Format the HD and
    reinstall windows. Let's hope option 1 proves successful!

    In any event, thanks for your help Van!
     
  9. titlepusher

    titlepusher
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    OK... I have the same problem... except: Works fine on my Devp PC.. but on my
    test/target PC using RUNTIME Access environment it bombs with the exact same
    error. Has worked fine on a different test/target PC using FULL ACCESS.
    Runtime PC has internet access and address is valid in IE.

    "DontEvenBother@hotmail.com" wrote:

    > Well I've already done the test database as mentioned in my original
    > post, and those links generate the same error message. I tried an
    > Office repair this morning, but that doesn't seem to have affected this
    > problem at all.
    >
    > Looks like I'm down to about 2 viable options, lest I spend an eternity
    > looking for a needle in a haystack
    > 1. Office reinstall and if that doesn't work 2. Format the HD and
    > reinstall windows. Let's hope option 1 proves successful!
    >
    > In any event, thanks for your help Van!
    >
    >
     

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