IIS 5 & IIS 6
HTTP:500 Internal Server Error
Last post Aug 03, 2008 02:11 AM by Kapil007
Jul 14, 2008 09:09 AM|hlaskin|LINK
I am using Windows XP 2004 Media Center software.
As I understand, it is also based upon Windows XP Proffesional.
IIS was working just fine on my computer until I uninstalled a web site
that was using it. Now I cannot get my computer to see localhost. All
it say's is This page is not available when I seek localhost in the
address bar of I.E.
I completely uninstalled it from Windows Add/Remove in Control Panel
Rebooted computer and reinstalled it. I believe the default files are checked off. They are
common files, IIS.Snapin, SMTP service and WWW.service.
I ran IIS6 log but as a complete novice I cannot interrupt it at all. I am fairly new at computing and unfortunetly a lot of the technical dialog is way over my head.
I looked in C:\inetpub and I do see www.root folder.
I would very much appreciate any help I can get to be able to see IIS when I type localhost in my address bar of I.E. I need to install a Web server but cannot use it unless IIS is working properly. If you have any suggestions, please consider I am a
novice and detailed instructions would be a great consideration for me to get this issue resolve
Any futher suggestions would really be appreciated
Thank you in advance for your assistance and consideration
Jul 14, 2008 01:11 PM|ma_khan|LINK
What happens when you try to browse localhost now? do you still get the Page cannot be displayed page or something else...
See if this helps...
Jul 14, 2008 04:24 PM|hlaskin|LINK
Thank you so very much for taking your time to assist me in getting this issue resolved.
I selected I.E. and went to the address bar. I typed in localhost and YES, I still get Web Site cannot display this page.
Just so you know, I am using Windows XP 2004 Media Center. I understand this is built on Windows XP Proffesional.
Jul 15, 2008 09:13 AM|ma_khan|LINK
yes it would be IIS 5.1 on MC 2004...
What happens when you open up IIS Manager ... also see if the IIS dependent services are running... for that
go to start->Run -> Services.msc
now check if WWW Service, IIS admin service are in their start state ... Also give the exact error message that you get when trying any of these...
Jul 15, 2008 12:41 PM|hlaskin|LINK
I do not kn ow where IISManager is located so that I can open it.
IIS in services.msc is set on Automatic as well as www
I installed a program called Web-Link that I need to use in order to control via this software certain objects in my home while I am away from the house.
Each time I select the icon to run the program, that is when I get the error message "The Web site cannot display this page". This is the same error message I am receiving when I try localhost in the address bar of I.E.
I did uninstall the IIS in Windows Add/Remove in Control Panel. Rebooted the computer and then reinstalled it again.
I do see links to Web -Link in Adminstrative Tools under Internet Information Services. When I left click it and go to Browse I get the following error message:
MMC has detected an error in a snap-in. It is recommended that you shut down and restart MMC. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS MESSAGE OR HOW TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Prehaps you do and can advise me.
I will send you an image Via your e-mail of Internet Information SErvices in Adminstration Tools so you can see for yourself the Web-Link folder and the message next to it when I select the Browse option
Jul 15, 2008 12:46 PM|Rovastar|LINK
If you do not understand, help yourself first, use www.google.com
It takes a seconds.
However you issue is probably with the application you installed go to them for help. Remove teh applciation completely from you machine and start again.
Jul 15, 2008 12:56 PM|hlaskin|LINK
I attempted to attach you a snap of the page but I guess because of the default settings of this format I am unable to do so.
It shows in the title Internet Information Services
Left column Gateway-9606 (Name of Computer)
Folder Web Sites
When opened Folders
Web-Link (is in the left side of windows) in the right side of the opened window it shows The website cannot display the page
Jul 16, 2008 02:01 PM|ma_khan|LINK
Seems like your program was not uninstalled properly. Pls uninstall it properly and then try localhost... If you uninstalled it before you should not be seeing any WEB_LINK name in the IIS manager...
Jul 16, 2008 06:28 PM|hlaskin|LINK
I reviewed IIS manager in Administrative Tools and there is no trace of Web-Link.
I totally removed Web-Link from the computer.
I shut off all anti virus and firewall software.
I totally uninstalled IIS from Windows Add/Remove in Control Panel
Rebooted computer and reinstalled IIS from the CD from folder i386.
I went to address bar in I.E. Typed in localhost and received the same error messasge as the subject line above.
Thank you again in advance for your assistance and consideration for my on going problem with IIS.
Jul 22, 2008 05:41 AM|ma_khan|LINK
go into Internet Explorer->tools->options-> Advanced
remove the check box for Show Friendly HTTP Error.
and then try to browse localhost... see if you get anything else on your page now...
Also check if there is anything in the event logs .... I need more info....
Jul 23, 2008 10:23 AM|hlaskin|LINK
I followed your above instructions. After unchecking Show Friendly HTTP Error, and entering localhost in address bar in I.E. I got the following message:
Active server Page Error 'ASP ;0201'
Invalid default script language The default script language specified for this application is invalid
Internet Explorer None
System Error Soucrce DCOM
Application Error Source IISADMIN
Hope this is helpful and gives you sufficient information to help me find IIS when I type localhost
Thank you very much for your guidence
Jul 23, 2008 04:28 PM|ma_khan|LINK
Qbernard has written an entry on ASP 0201 ... check it out
and this for some step by step instructions:
Jul 30, 2008 10:56 PM|hlaskin|LINK
I read the information from Qbernard regarding ASP 0201 and found it way above my head.
Do you have any other suggestions that could get me to my localhost page?
Jul 31, 2008 05:58 AM|Kapil007|LINK
I have just registered in this forum, beacause i have facing a problem with iis 5.1, when i am trying to preview my .asp page from dreamweaver cs3, it encountered with an http 500 error, and when i fix up this error, by disabling 'SHOW FRIENDLY HTTP ERROR'
in advance option in internet explore in tools settings, it gets me another error i.e.. Active server pager asp '0201' error, and i tried everthing, every trouble shoting but i cannot overcome with this problem, i would be thank ful to you, if you can help
the only solution that i have is format the computer
Jul 31, 2008 05:06 PM|ma_khan|LINK
You wouldnt have to format the computer for such things... get to the problem ... Did you follow q bernard's posts that I have listed above?
Aug 03, 2008 02:11 AM|Kapil007|LINK
i had tried everything and i followed bernar's posts also, but nothing works, yesterday i had format the computer, but i am very much disappointed, beacause generally i havn't like to format the PC, but i irritated too much with this problem. i have spend
4 days (32 hours) with this problem, but i have not sucessful to over come this problem, thanks 4 your reply yaar, now everthing is ok, every think is running proper, please keep in touch if i face this problem again i have not going to format this computer,.
so where are u woking khan, and where u live, are u in delhi