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Ie8 stopped prompts for username/password

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  • IE8
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
January 15, 2010 10:00:30 PM

There is a private web site that requires username/password to access. I access this site from three different computers on a daily basis. IE8 on xp, IE8 on Vista and IE8 on windows 7. The xp and vista computers work fine, IE prompts me for username/password. The IE8/w7 computer no longer prompts for the username/password, just displays a 'You are not authorized to view this page' error 401.2
This happened from one day to the next. It worked, now it doesn't.

Any suggestions?

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a b $ Windows 7
January 16, 2010 3:11:55 PM

Hi necomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

IE8 isn't the best web surfer today, do this two steps:

1- THIS, only do the reset step, if doesn't work, continue with the 2nd

January 19, 2010 4:40:06 PM

Gandalf said:
Have you thought to use a different browser?

If you can provide the URL, other users might be able to test the access with IE8.

This site is a subscription based music site. When working, IE8 will stream and use windows media player to play the stream.
When using firefox, the music file is downloaded then played. I only want to play the stream, not download.