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I've been struggling with a problem for a couple of months now - I cannot access a number of specific websites. Typically the problems are encountered when I try and do something within a site (eg run a search, look at my inbox).

A few examples:

* I can navigate www.yahoo.com fine - I can even login to my email account, but every time I click on a link to go to my inbox the site times out.
* I can navigate www.dabs.com fine - but if I search for a product it times out.

I've tried resetting my cookies, history and security settings. I've even been in to my registery and adjusted my MTU to 1492 (not sure what this does but I'd seen it recommended to other people with similar problems). I've even reset my Winsock - all to no avail.

The annoying thing is I have 4 accounts on my XP machine. On one of the user accounts (the one which I use for work and goes via my work VPN) does let me access all of the above sites fine, so this isn't a hardware or ISP issue.

Does anyone have any ideas at all what might be causing this? :tazz:

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Oh - also forgot to mention - I get the same problem using either IE6 or Firefox.

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maybe your WINSOCK is corrupted

why don't you try using this program:

http://home.comcast....INSOCKXPFIX.EXE
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I don't think its Winsock as I've tried re-setting it and can access it from one of the user accounts.
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Hi gallinson.
I am a lady that usually tries the SIMPLE solution first. :tazz:

I have a feeling that you have a setting that is not checked right in the
Tools...Internet Options place....Have you checked through all the tabs?

Maybe your security is set too high?....I would also suggest you go to the
Advanced tab and click on 'Restore Defaults'....can't hurt anything.

Have you done disk clean up? (I don't imagine that has anything to do with it.~lol~)

But the number one thing I do when I can't get my yahoo email is RE-START
my computer....It helps almost every time.

But you say you cannot get other websites to load....mmmmnnnn, it still sounds
like a setting error to me. (But what do I know?)

Try checking CONTENT in the same place in the Internet options place and
see what you have it set on when you click on 'Auto Complete.'

The above might not help you a tad but it is easy to give it a quick check. ;)

Very sincerely, Janie ;)





Edited by fflowergirl, 23 July 2005 - 09:07 PM.

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P.S. While you are checking in SECURITY....click on Custom Level
and see if those settings are set the way you think they should be. :tazz:

Edited by fflowergirl, 23 July 2005 - 09:12 PM.

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Thanks for the suggestions - however, I've now tried all of these to no effect. Infact I also have problems with this site. Again I can navigate the site fine, but when I click on the "Add Reply" button the site times out (I've had to use my one good login details in order to post this!)

This really is driving me crazy....
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Hi Gallison.

Are you using Firefox when you try this GEEK site?

Or Internet Explorer?

Or does it work the same with both?

I bet gerryf will have the solution for you!

That would sure be GREAT, wouldn't it?

Be sure and let us know when it is working 'peachy' again.

I will actually be HAPPY for you when it is! :tazz:
So will the others that have read your computer dilemma.

Sincerely, Janie ;)

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I've tried using IE and Firefox - same problem with either browser.
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