This morning my HP Pavilion 7915 worked fine. Then I got some kind of update from Adobe and tried to run it. It said it was already there, and asked if I wanted to overwrite or put it elsewhre. I could do neither.
Also, I believe I may have had an Internet Explorer Update. The icon now looks different when the application shows on the taskbar.
Then I tried logging onto internet, and Internet Explorer won't allow me to, saying "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." I called my dsl server and they confirmed the modem is OK (it works well with my wireless laptop).
On the Network Diagnostics page for XP it shows everything OK except under Connectivity it says "FTP (Passive): Error 12029 connecting to ftp microsoft.com. A connection with the server could not be established."
Error 12029 A connection to server could not be established
It seems that several of us are having the same problem: (I am using an IBM Thinkpad T30, running XP & IE and most other MS products) and am failing to connect to the Internet. Running the XP Network Diagnostics, I am getting the following error messages:
info FTP (Passive): Successfully connected to ftp.microsoft.com. info HTTPS: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com. warn HTTP: Error 12029 connecting to www.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established error Could not make an HTTP connection.
Has anyone cracked this or a similar problem, if so what was your solution? Appreciate any help, Regards, daviddgw
But how can I upgrade to IE8 without an Internet connection? Can I download it to another PC, and transfer it to the failing PC? If so, please can you give me a link to the appropriaye MS Website? Thank you, daviddgw
same problem; tried ie7 and ie8, and browsers mozilla and opera. ran a virus scan and registry cleaner and still can't browse with any browsers. am able to connect to internet, but not do anything. any thots?
Simple. Open internet explorer, go to tools, internet options, connections tab, click on LAN settins and un-check everything in there.
Thanks! Unchecked LAN settings. However, Symantics Paretologic warned that my page could possibly be hijacked. I do not think this can happen though, because I am running remote off my sons modem which has firewalls of its own. Does this make sense?
**I had tried so many things, googled this issue again and again, and finally the following option worked for me. (I am quit thrilled... everything from Office to Adobe to my anti-virus was not updating, and I can finally have some peace of mind!)
Mar 28th, 2009 0 Re: Error 12029 A connection to server could not be established Simple. Open internet explorer, go to tools, internet options, connections tab, click on LAN settins and un-check everything in there.
**I do have one concern I would like help with post-solution, as I am not super computer savvy. I would pretty much like to understand what I changed and if there is anything unsafe about the changes. In case it's relevant, I dont use IE like the original post, rather I use Firefox.
Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! A virus had got into my computer and bogged everything up. We got it out, but still couldn't get onto IE. After reading this forum, I checked my LAN settings and there it was. Thank you again for your suggestions!XD