The Top 5 Most Common Error Messages and How to Fix Each!

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The Top 5 Most Common Error Messages and How to Fix Each!

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Nothing brings a browsing session to a screeching halt faster than the glaring error message. But what do they all mean, and how can you fix them? We’ve got you covered, keep reading!

 

1. HTTP ERROR 401 (UNAUTHORIZED)

This error may show up in different formats, such as “401 Unauthorized”, “Authorization Required”, or “HTTP Error 401 – Unauthorized”

The HTTP error 401 occurs when you need to enter credentials (a user name and password) to access the web page.

How to fix it:

  1. Check the URL for errors
  2. If the URL is correct, go to the site’s homepage and look for a login link. Enter your username and password, and then try the page again.
  3. If the page you’re trying to access isn’t supposed to need authorization, contact the webmaster and let them know.

 

2. HTTP ERROR 400 (BAD REQUEST)

If this error message is showing, it’s likely because the web browser you’re using accessed the page incorrectly, or the request was corrupt somehow. It’s usually caused by entering the wrong URL into the address bar.

How to fix it:

  1. Check for errors in the URL. This is the most common reason for a 400 Bad Request error. Make sure to check for syntax errors!
  2. Clear your browser’s cookies. Sites can sometimes report a 400 error if the cookie it’s reading is corrupt.
  3. Clear your DNS cache. If you don’t know how to do this, read these instructions!
  4. Clear your browser’s cache, here’s how!

 

3. HTTP ERROR 403 (FORBIDDEN)

This error basically means ACCESS DENIED. No login opportunity is available.

How to fix it:

  1. Check for an error in the URL.
  2. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies. If you don’t know how to do this, read these instructions!
  3. Contact your service provider if the issue is still not resolved.

 

4. HTTP ERROR 404 (NOT FOUND)

This is a very common error. It means that the page that you are attempting to access could not be found on the server.  Usually this means a broken link.

How to fix it:

  1. Refresh page
  2. Check the URL for errors
  3. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies. If you don’t know how to do this, read these instructions!
  4. Scan your computer for malware, here’s how.
  5. Contact the Webmaster and let them know about the issue.

 

5. HTTP ERROR 500 (INTERNAL SERVER ERROR)

The HTTP Error 500 is the most general of all the error codes. If an HTTP Error 500 is displaying, it means that something isn’t right. Because it is a server-side error, the problem isn’t likely on your computer’s end.

How to fix it:

  1. Refresh page
  2. Clear your cache and cookies. If youy don’t know how to do this, read these instructions!
  3. Contact the webmaster and let them know about the issue
  4. Return later

 

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