What are the various ways to fix the HTTP Error 404 Not found error message?
There is actually a number of reasons why HTTP Error 404 Not found error message might occur. But the most common reason is that when new programs are installed over old programs that are not completely uninstalled and this may cause registry pile ups and show error messages. Another is damage that is been done by malware programs to be installed on your PC. The malware wrecks havoc, deletes crucial files from your PC. HTTP 404 Not Found errors could be caused when a website is removing or rearranging content, an incorrect address, or when your computer is forbidden from accessing an object. HTTP 403 errors are more common in that situation, but the definition of HTTP 403 errors says that If the server does not wish to make this information available to the client, the status code 404 could be used instead.
The tips to fix the HTTP Error 404 Not found error message are:
First, check if you could access any webpages. Try to visit websites such as google.com or yahoo.com. If you could not access any websites, the problem is on your end. Verify that the connection between your computer and your modem/router, and check that the modem/router is connected to the Internet. Then, troubleshoot your connection by following the steps provided by your Internet service provider.
If you could access other sites, then the problem might be with the website you are trying to visit. Firstly, go to downforeveryoneorjustme.com and then enter to the website you are trying to visit. The site will tell you if the problem is with your computer or if the website is down for everyone. If the site is down for everyone then the problem is with the website and there is nothing further you could do.
If the downforeveryoneorjustme.com will report that there is a problem on your end. Try to clear your browsing history and temporary Internet files. If it does not help, clear your temp folder. You could find your temp folder by clicking Start and enter temp in the search field. Then delete everything. This folder is used as a temporary location for programs to drop files finally, do a full shutdown and start the computer.
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