IE ASP Error Handling
October 10, 2001 by Marcellino Bommezijn

I am getting those nasty error500 pages when my ASP code isn't correct and can't see any information on the error that it produces ?

Go to Extra>Internet Options, click the Advanced Tab and go to the category Surfing and uncheck the line that says:

show userfriendly HTTP error messages (or something simular)

This way you will get some information on the error of your ASP page.

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Just in case...
October 11, 2001 by Joel Martinez

in case anyone is using IE6... the options can be found under

tools > internet options > advanced > show friendly HTTP error messages