Last modified: 2009-03-30 21:54:05 UTC
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Using a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop running XP Home Edition, IE 7, and the latest Java (Sun) updates I seem to be able to fully access Wikipedia pages and materials without problems.
However, using an older "emachines PC" running XP Home Edition, IE 6, and the latest Java updates, I'm able to view pages at Meta-Wiki, Wikibooks, Wikispecies, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wikionary, Wikiquote and Wikiversity, but not at Wikipedia. None of the Wikipedia "pages" (for each tab) display like they should. Text and graphics around the periphery display just fine but the page data doesn't appear and visible links don't work. Curiously, clicking "Printable Version" lets me view a seemingly normal html-like page view for each page that wouldn't display.
I'm told the problem seemed to start when a Wimdows originated Java update was passed over and a user instead went to the Sun site and downloaded the latest Sun Java software. Prior to this the emachine computer displayed Wikipedia pages just fine.
Anyone able to give me some ideas as to how I might best troubleshoot and fix this?
Nobody else seems to have encountered this... :(