Hello it seems their is a problem with your hosts file so please can you goto the following directory
In this directory you will see a file named HOSTS
can you double click this for me and select it to open with notepad. The default hosts file in windows XP should be
# Copyright © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 18.104.22.168 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 22.214.171.124 x.acme.com # x client host
If not please can you make sure it is and paste this into it then just hold the CTRL button and press S to save it. I would also like you to open notepad and do the following. To access notepad goto
Start - All Programs - Accessories - Notepad
Within notepad paste this into it and save as reset.bat
netsh int ip reset
netsh winsock reset
netsh firewall reset
shutdown -r -t 0
Before double clicking this can you make sure all work has been saved as it will restart automatically.
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Edited by wizzy2k5, 28 January 2011 - 04:55 PM.