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purpleryuk

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Out of the blue in the past month or so, I have started to get errors on any internet browser of mine saying "Cannot display website". This only happens occasionally and on the most random websites but as soon as it happens it starts to happen to almost every new webpage I try to go to, however, it does not affect any webpages I have open. I do not currently have a firewall and do not have proxies, I m not really sure what else could be causing this problem. As of right now, the only solution is to completely restart my computer and then I am able to access whatever website I was trying to get to.


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zep516

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Hello,

What is the Windows operating system you're using ?

What browsers do you actually get this error--> "Cannot display website".
Just kind of odd you get the same error in different browsers.

Different browsers will usually display different errors.
Like below:
In Google Chrome you may get an “Unable to connect to the Internet” message.
In Firefox you get “Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at website“
In Internet Explorer you get “Page cannot be displayed” error.

See if this helps you;
Copy and paste the text in the code box below into Notepad.
@Echo off
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh int ip reset all
netsh winsock reset catalog
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0
Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Then
Right-click flush.bat on the desktop and select "Run as Administrator" your computer will reboot.

Run the computer for a while and see if the problem persists.

Thanks
Joe :)
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