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FrontPage doesn't respond
now what do I do?

 12:01 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've built a website with this program and everything has been fine for almost 2 yrs. Today I go to do a little work and the program won't respond. I don't have the knowledge to go any further so here I am asking you nice people if you can help. Nothing is wrong with my platform as far as I can tell cause everything else works fine. Hope this is the right place to ask this question.


brotherhood of LAN

 12:08 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi rogue, welcome to WW...its definetely the right place to ask ;)

What happens when you try to open the program, does it open up at all? If you have a backup copy now might be the time to blow the dust off it....


 12:17 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am assuming you mean when you navigate to your page and then try to edit it on the server.

Frontpage uses alot of system resources on the server (so I am told) and if you are on shared box it will freeze and give (server at "" not responding) message. This has happened to me a few times with a several thousand page site. If you are getting this type of "timeout" on a shared server you need to call your webhost. If you have built your site without using separate "webs" for each area of your site (like one giant web) this is what it could be.

But without knowing your situation this is merely a guess.

Visit Thailand

 12:30 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes explain what you mean Rogue.

I have seen FP hang when trying to open a web locally. Is that what you mean by does not repsond?


 12:55 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Wow! You people are quick!
I can open the program and the list for all the pages comes up, I click on the one I want to open and it doesn't do anything. I try to close and I get the response - not responding. I have four webs to choose from and the same happens for each. I do have a disk for the program but how will I get all the stuff back?, from the server?


 1:10 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

The site I care about is only sixty pages but is sufficient for the category for now. I rank on the first page for most everything and #1 -#4 on the really important ones on a number of different SE's. It would really be a mess if... you know what I mean

brotherhood of LAN

 1:12 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Ah, when you open your sites with frontpage, are the websites on a web based server or on your own computer?

and is the not responding message coming from frontpage or your OS (windows?)

if these webs you are trying to open are based on your computer then id guess its more to do with the program. If the websites youre editing are actually on the web, then try opening an offline website and see if you get the same problem...then you can narrow it down to it being an online issue or the prog.


 1:40 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've ran across a similar problem once of twice. Remote hosted and remote web site. It had to do with web traffic.

I just waited a few hours and it was just fine.

Not sure if this helps...


 1:55 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Here's a snippet of the message - You chose to end the nonresponsive program, Microsoft FrontPage application file.
They also want me to send a report to Microsoft. I do all the work on the site by opening the web in question and then publish to the server.


 2:05 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)


I haven't seen that exact case before but have had a couple of similar problems that had to do with corrupted DLLs or something related.

In each case I had to uninstall *all* of MS Office and then reinstall. A real headache considering that it includes reconfiguring Outlook accounts and Norton AV.

But, first things first. Search the MS support sight with the *exact* error message and see what pops up. Then try their FP support forum. It's a bit clunky but I sometimes find what I need there.



 2:54 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi rogue, what version of FrontPage are you using? I'm only a little familiar with 2002. Have you tried Detect and Repair? Not sure if your version may have this Help option or not.


 4:08 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

jimbeetle, will try MS help, thanks.
coconuts, I have FP 2000. Am trying D&R now. Oh great! Lost ODBC Data source. Have to dig that one up somewhere.
Thanks to everyone for your rescue efforts.

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