Saturday, February 19, 2011

Internet Explorer error "connection timed out" when server does not respond:

When you connect to a Web site that runs for a while before it returns information to Internet Explorer, you may receive one of the following error messages.
·         Error message 1: Microsoft Internet Explorer error 10060 connection timed out.
·         Error message 2: Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site <Web address>. The operation timed out.
·         Error message 3: The page cannot be displayed. Cannot find server or DNS Error.

1.       Start Registry Editor:
·         To open registry, go to menu Start and select Run.

Note: In Vista and Winodws 7, a combination press of "ctrl" key and letter "R" will open the run window.
·         Type regedit in the opened window and click on "OK". This will open the registry editor.
·         Locate the following subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
2.       In this subkey, add a ReceiveTimeout DWORD entry that has a value of (<number of seconds>)*1000. For example, if you want the time-out duration to be 8 minutes, set the value of the ReceiveTimeout entry to 480000 (<480>*1000). Steps to follow:
·         Right click on the second half of registry editor.
·         An option called "New" will appear.
·         Select the option "DWORD (32 bit) Value".

·         An entry called "New Value #1"will appear in the same window.

·         Right click on that entry and rename it as "ReceiveTimeout"(without quotes).

·         Again right click on "ReceiveTimeout" and select modify.
·         Select the option hexadecimal and edit  the value to 480000

·         Close the registry editor and restart the computer.

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