How to Fix the HTTP 500 Error in Internet Explorer

By Greg Lindberg

A common error that you may encounter when visiting Active Server Pages (ASP) Web pages is the “HTTP 500.000 -- Internal Server Error -- ASP error” message. This internal server error may not apply to you, and it can manually be fixed by disabling the appearance of friendly error messages. If you still receive an error after fixing the HTTP 500 error than you should contact the administrator of your server for support.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet Explorer

Step 1

Close Internet Explorer after receiving the “HTTP 500 error” message and then reopen the Internet Explorer application on your computer.

Step 2

Click on the “Tools” option from the top toolbar menu and then click on the “Internet Options” button.

Step 3

Click on the “Advanced” tab from the Internet Options dialog box.

Step 4

Click on the box next to the “Show friendly HTTP error messages” field so that it’s unchecked.

Step 5

Click on the “OK” button and the message will no longer appear when trying to access different Web pages.