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Boy Wonder

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well i use Firefox and i do have internet explorer and opera.

everything was working fine, then one day, i kept getting an error saying server not found on some sites, but only some. So i checked my brothers computer, to see if he had the same problem, but nope, he could get on the sites.

now i was lost over this, so i tried a free proxy site, and i could get on the sites i couldnt get on before

does anyone know how i can sort this?


im using Windows XP if its any help :)
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Hello Boy Wonder and welcome to geeks to go!

Right-click on your network connection icon and choose Repair. This should take care of the issue. If it doesn't, enter the following commands in the command line (Start | Run, type cmd, and press Enter):
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns

One other thing that could cause this is if the webmaster blacklisted your IP address, but that may be a long shot. Do you know if you have a static IP?

Regards,

Ax

Edited by Ax238, 28 November 2007 - 11:58 AM.

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hey, thanks for the reply

the repair part dosnt work :).

and i did the following with them 2 lines and sim still not connecting to it.

i dont know what you mean via static ip :)


and nope, im not blocked out, as its certain sites i just cant access.

one of them is a football news site

my modem is in one room with a connector running from that to my room. in which we have a switch linked to it, in which we have 2 computers running from.
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OK, well do IE or Opera encounter similar errors on the same websites? I'm just trying to determine if it is just a Firefox issue or a system-wide issue.
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yeh, its the sme with them all

none of my browsers find the server :)
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anyone got any help for me :)
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Here's a link to do some basic troubleshooting:
Why can I not access certain web sites? - Ask Leo!

I'd also like to see if you have any error or warning events in the Event Viewer:
  • Go to Start | Run, type eventvwr.msc, then Press Enter.
  • When the Event Viewer opens, there will be two panes.
    The left pane is for event categories (Application, Security, and System).
    The right pane is for event messages (Information, Warning, and Error).
  • Left-click the Application category in the left pane and check for any error/warning messages in the right pane.
    You want to find the one(s) that occurred at the same time your system encountered the problem you have posted about.
  • Repeat the previous step for each category, or until you find an appropriate error/warning to investigate.
  • Double-click the error message to bring up the information.
  • Click the third button on the right side of the information window (copies information)
  • Paste the information here
Thanks,

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there [bleep] of alot of erros on there and i dont know the specific date in which it went :)
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Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Dhcp
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1007
Date: 10/23/2007
Time: 7:25:35 PM
User: N/A
Computer: NORRIS
Description:
Your computer has automatically configured the IP address for the Network Card with network address 001485CB1248. The IP address being used is 169.254.216.28.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 ....




i clicked a random one from around 2 months ago and found that :)
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OK, well that's just one warning that you have given us, so we'll go off that one right now. Is this the only type of warning/error you receive?

Go to Start | Run, type cmd, and press Enter

Enter the following commands in the command line:
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

If still no joy, download and run Winsock Fix XP

Let us know how it goes,

Ax

Edited by Ax238, 03 December 2007 - 09:46 AM.

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the first thing you told me to do, [bleep]ed up my connection and took it away lol

the second thing is brilliant and sorted my problem out :)


your awesome dude :)

do you know what my problem was now?
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Glad to hear that it's all sorted out now. My guess would be corrupted TCP/IP entries:

In Windows networking, corruption of the WinSock installation can cause network connections to fail on computers running Windows XP (and other Windows operating systems). This corruption sometimes occurs when you uninstall software applications that rely on WinSock. These applications include adware / spyware systems, software firewalls, and other Internet-aware programs.


Cheers,

Ax
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