First: I know IE 6 is long dead but I'm using it in a Windows 98 SE virtual machine. This VM is for archival purpose where I archive old Web browsers to share for nostalgia sake. This VM sole reason is to run IE 6.0 SP1.
In this Windows 98 SE machine Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 SP1 always gives
The page cannot be displayed when I browse to
http://www.google.com/. I have the same issue when browsing to any HTTPS page.
Take note that on the same VM:
- IE 5.5 (prior IE 6 installation) works well with Google
- Firefox 2 works with Google and HTTPS
- Opera 10 works with Google and HTTPS
- IE 6 SP3 (on a separate Windows XP VM) works with Google HTTPS
Why Google work with IE 5.5, IE 6 SP3 but don't work with IE 6 SP1?
Update: At first I thought the problem was HTTPS page and now I see that HTTPS can't work in IE 6 but I now updated the answer to be more specific (Google don't work).