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ShoalBear

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OK, I am at my parents for the holidays. I have been on this computer all yesterday and most of today, with no problem at all. Then suddenly IE is having severe issues and I can't get anything at all. The only way I was able to get through right now is by using the AOL program and using the browser with that. All I get is DNS lookup error. No other info. Any ideas? I don't know how I could have caused this.

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(This probably won't be of much help to you, but...) Have you talked to your parents? There could be something wrong with their connection and/or settings. Perhaps something suddenly changed when you started using the computer and changed something in the settings.

I would first ask them if they have experienced anything themselves. If not, do some network troubleshooting with basic Windows help. If that doesn't work... :tazz: I say the same thing. GEEK PROFESSIONAL PLZ! lol

-Stephen V.
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Woah! I just realized you have XP Pro! Okay, get some professional help! There is a LOT of advanced networking tools just on the front page of pro. It is possible that suomething got messed up when you got to your parents house. Are you using their computer or your own?
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See...this is the strange part. They have no problem with the machine or connection (of course I can't get them to stop logging onto AOL via tcp/ip to just go to a website). But this error occurred after I had been using the machine and surfing with no problem. Then after I posted this message, everything went back to being fine. I don't have a clue how I fixed it, and now it is doing the DNS look up error again! GRRRRR
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