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Can't ping a URL name but can ping a hardcoded IP address


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On my home desktop, I have windows 98 first edition. I can no longer connect to the internet after comcast came out and loaded then unloaded their code to switch me to their internet service. Ever since then, I have discovered that I can ping any IP address (ie ping 10.22.67.6) but I cannot ping a host name such as ping www.msn.com. I think my TCPIP portion of the windows OS is corrupted - so now what can I do to repair this without re formatting the drive and reloading windows 98 ????

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if you open up internet explorer and put 72.14.203.104 in the address bar what happens?
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I cannot open Internet explorer either. I ping using the dos window via entering 'Command' in the Run box..
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