In a simpler term the 404 or ‘not found error’ message is an HTTP standard response code which indicates that the user was able to communicate with a particular server, but the server could not find the requested resource. The message is sent from the web server of an online presence to the web browser that sent the HTTP request.
The browser then displays this error code. This is one of the most common errors that are found when a person is browsing the web and there are a lot of reasons why people see the 404 Error while browsing the web and some of them have been listed down.
Reasons why people see the 404 Error message while browsing the web –
The 404 error was officially adopted in 1992 and first appeared in the version 0.9 HTTP. Some of the most common reasons why this problem or 404 Error happens are as follows:-
- The URL or its content was either deleted or moved.
- The URL was written incorrectly, linked incorrectly or typed into the browser incorrectly.
- The entered domain name does not exist anymore.
- The requested domain name can’t be converted into an IP by the Domain Name System (DNS).
- Sometimes, your internet browser can display error 404 not found even if that is not truly the source of the error.
How can you get rid of this problem or resolve 404 error in P.C.?
When there is a problem then there is surely a way to troubleshoot the issue in the technological world so the 404 Error is also not an exception. At times this problem happens for one website or link and at times this starts happening on all the websites and links that you try to work on and this is not good.
Many times this error message brings in more and more error reports and a lot more pages with the error report open up back to back. If this is happening then you can try out these methods to troubleshoot the problem.
You can begin by entering one or several keywords; it can help you find the specific page you are looking for.
Clean out your system junks:
Over time, your computer accumulates junk files from normal web surfing and computer use which can cause Windows operating system to respond slowly or provides not found the error.
Update PC device drivers:
Not found errors can be related to corrupt or outdated device drivers. Drivers can work one day, and suddenly stop working the next day, for a variety of reasons. So you can often update your device driver to fix the 404 error problem.
Contact the website:
If none of the mentioned has been used then the only remaining option may be to get in touch with the entity responsible for the website. Contact information can usually be found in the website ‘contact us’ page.
In case if the problem still persists even after trying out all these methods then you need to call a system engineer who is well versed with software related problems and they will resolve this issue for you.