I've already asked yahoo answers, but no one could help me :-(
Now I think I've been trying to solve this problem myself for more than a week by now
I saw you guys solved a lot of problems like this one,
so I figured that you guys might able to help me.
the details go like this:
I have problem accessing deviantart.com.
I've searched through a lot... I tried using every -.dll files from cmd menu,
set the proxy to auto, deleted cache, history, and tried all other things... including openDNS.
I even used flushing, but still no go.
typing in IP address instead of DNS address won't work, and all of chrome, IE, firefox won't work on the site.
Strangely enough, when I used google image search to access deviantart pages indirectly,
it worked fine.
I searched more, and came across a method where I did some modification on a file in
C:/WINDOWS/System...somewhere (I'm not sure).
All I did was adding deviantart.com's address at the end of a file opened by notepad.
They said that Microsoft was using that file for some kind of test...?
It kind of worked, but after this change,
it started to give me "the connection has timed out" instead of "DNS error - can't find the server"
of course, the site won't work on all three browsers that I mentioned above.
and I know for a fact that this is not the problem on their end.
I mean, I can still kind of visit deviantart.com by using google image search.
I'm currently using Win Vista.
no virus/malwares. I checked it twice.
I also disabled firewalls, shut down anti-virus programs, and allowed every cookies.
I'm going to try reginout now.
used ccleaner and tweak regcleaner instead of reginout, but still doesn't work.
now I'm thinking, the file I meddled might be the problem.
please help !
Edited by Ammuro, 08 June 2010 - 07:12 PM.