Many factors can cause the "Server Not Found" error to appear when retrieving the weather or searching for cities. Below is a list of all known fixes. Please contact me at Mike@SingersCreations.com
if you know of a fix that is not posted here.1.
Uninstall Weather Watcher using the "Uninstall Weather Watcher" link from the "Weather Watcher" folder in your Windows Start menu. Then, reinstall Weather Watcher from http://www.GetWeatherWatcher.com
If you're using Windows Vista, try disabling UAC:http://www.petri.co.il/disable_uac_in_windows_vista.htm3.
If you're using a software firewall
(e.g. Zone Alarm, Norton Internet Security), then make sure your firewall is allowing Internet access to "C:\Program Files\Weather Watcher\DL.EXE". DL.EXE is used to download data from the Internet, so it must have Internet access. You can try shutting down your firewall to verify the blockage.4.
If you're using an authenticated proxy
server, then make sure you complete the "Proxy" section of the Weather Watcher Options.5.
Make sure you are not running any other programs that might be blocking Internet access to "C:\Program Files\Weather Watcher\DL.EXE".6.
Make sure you can access http://www.weather.com
in your web browser. It's possible that your computer is being blocked from viewing their website.7.
Try toggling your Internet Explorer Options
. Open Internet Explorer, and go to "Tools" --> "Internet Options..." in the program menu. Click the "Advanced" tab and scroll down to the Security settings at the bottom. Check any option, click "Apply", uncheck the same option, and click "Apply" again.8.
Some people have found that some of the Internet Explorer Security Options
are causing the problem. Unchecking the following Internet Explorer Options fixed the problem for various people:
• Do not save encrypted pages to disk
• Warn about invalid site certificates
• Warn if changing between secure and not secure mode
• Warn if forms submittal is being redirected9.
If you're using a proxy server, enable the "Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections" Internet Explorer Option.10.
If you're using Windows XP, install Windows SP2: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx11.
If you're using Firefox, then try running through the following steps:
• Open Firefox and go to Tools
in the top menu.
• Click the Content
tab in the Firefox Options window.
• Click the first Exceptions
button, enter www.weather.com
in the Address of web site
text box, click the Allow
button, and click the Close
• Do the same with the second Exceptions