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Hmm, we can't reach this page

Q: Hmm, we can't reach this page

I have Windows 10 and get the following message repeatedly when accessing the internet. How can I fix this issue?


Hmm, we can't reach this page.
Try this

Make sure you’ve got the right web address:
Refresh the page
Search for what you want

A: Hmm, we can't reach this page

Where you able to reach the Dell website yet? If not, can you get to other websites? You can click the link below and choose Windows 10 from the list and follow the information to resolve your connection issue,
Dell Networking and Wireless Support Center

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1. I cannot find a solution for a problem accessing Microsoft forums websites from Windows 10 - IE11 and Edge browsers:
in EDGE - Hmm, we can't reach this page.   IE11 this page can't be displayed.
For about a year it worked at least from Edge. Now both cannot access Microsoft forums. All the other sites are accessible.
I am using a corporate proxy. The same sites are accessible from Windows 7 with IE11.
First I blamed our IE GPO with multiple settings. So for a test I placed my machine in Blocked OU (no IE GPO, proxy is set from different GPO).
Everything what I tried didn't help. The question: why just Microsoft forums (no other sites) are not accessible.
Did couple of tests from Windows 7 IE11 machines. The same Microsoft forums are perfectly accessible (all GPOs are applied).
Suddenly, found that one corporate Web App does the same : "This  page can't be displayed". On other Windows 7 it does work.
I am out of ideas now... cannot blame anymore our GPO or proxy...
Any advice?

--- When you hit a wrong note its the next note that makes it good or bad. --- Miles Davis

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I have Windows 10 and get the following message repeatedly when accessing the internet.  How can I fix this issue?


Hmm, we can't reach this page.
Try this

Make sure you’ve got the right web address:
Refresh the page
Search for what you want

A:Hmm, we can't reach this page

Where you able to reach the Dell website yet? If not, can you get to other websites? You can click the link below and choose Windows 10 from the list and follow the information to resolve your connection issue,
Dell Networking and Wireless Support Center

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1. I can access On this page you need to enter member number and pin code.
2. Enter any member No and pin code and login
3. Box indicates 'you are about to view pages over a secure connection'. Click OK
4. Requested page does not display. Status bar first indicates 'Opening page', then changes to 'Connecting to', and finally 'Done', and displays a page saying 'Page cannot be displayed'

I use windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 and Tiscali broadband. This same problem exists at 4 Tiscali broadband site I have checked in this area, but works OK at an AOL site, and also at 1 Tiscali broadband site a few miles away.
Can you suggest what I should do to be able to view the login page?
This is not a security or firewall problem, as the problem is present even when antivirus and firewall are turned off. As the site is accessible from another site, it does not appear to be a security problem. I can access the secure bank sites.

A:cannot reach a particular web page

I can get to first link but second IP comes as unavailable. Perhaps the page is generated uniquely based on input you provide when logged in and cookies you have on your machine. If you have a bad cookie or temp internet file the page cannot be generated. Try emptying temp internet files and deleting cookies.


inetnum: -
netname: Qatar-Airways-13443
descr: Qatar Airways-13443
country: qa
admin-c: AS8416-RIPE
tech-c: JL2798-RIPE
mnt-by: QTEL-NOC
source: RIPE # Filtered

person: Azam Shaikh
address: Qatar-Doha-Qatar Airways-P.O.Box22550
phone: +974-4496436
fax-no: +974-4496494
e-mail: [email protected]
mnt-by: QTEL-NOC
nic-hdl: AS8416-RIPE
source: RIPE # Filtered

person: Justin Lazar
address: Qatar-Doha-Qatar Airways-P.O.Box22550
phone: +974-4496436
fax-no: +974-4496494
e-mail: [email protected]
mnt-by: QTEL-NOC
nic-hdl: JL2798-RIPE
source: RIPE # Filtered

% Information related to ''

descr: Q-Tel New Allocation Block
origin: AS8781
remarks: Qatar ISP New Block - QA-QTEL-20020516
mnt-by: QTEL-NOC
source: RIPE # Filtered

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This post is in regards to a website that I'm attempting to access. Within the email there is a highlighted link "Store" where I access a link to purchase my photos.. Clicking on this link Message reads Cannot reach this page, Refresh or Search. Clicking on Refresh nothing happens, click on Search brings up all the connecting websites but each one I try to open they all show the same. Cannot reach this page. This website is the only one that shows that. All others such as My Bank , Kaiser etc all open without incident. I do not understand this .I tried everything I even sent an email to this company about this issue The email could not be sent either , Up until today I have had no problems with this company/website. What happened, and Why? I have Windows 10 Microsoft Edge

A:Cannot Reach this page

1) Right click the link, click on Copy Link, and paste it in the address bar. Does it look like a valid website link?
2) If so, search for, and open, on your computer
and paste that link there and try it, does it work?

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I've set Google as my search provider in Edge. If I open a new tab and type where it says: Search or enter web address, I get:

Hmm, we can?t reach this page.

Try this
?Make sure you?ve got the right URL: http://windows%207%20iso%20download
?Refresh the page
?Search for what you want

If I click on the last option, a search opens in Bing.

This is driving me crazy!

A:Edge: Hmm, we cant reach this page?

Does Google look ok as the default search provider in advanced options?

I just tried

Went to Google home page
brought up settings\advanced
clicked the drop down for search box and selected add new
it showed me google was available and I clicked add as default

are these the same steps you took?

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Only happening with this one particular website, and NOT having this problem with any others; just this single one:

Hmm, we can't reach this page.
Try this
Make sure you’ve got the right web address:
Refresh the page
Search for what you want

That is when using Edge.  Similar type of messages happen when trying to get to the same page in Chrome and in Internet Explorer.  I changed the website name, giving a fake one instead of the real one.
My guess is that something is wrong at the website's end and not at my end since I can reach all other sites; just not one particular one.  Any good way to check on this?  Any other way of testing the vaidness or health of the website?
-  Just went to a different computer and tried the website again.  Same message, that site can not be reached, refused to connect.  The website must have the problem.

A:browsers say, "can't reach this page"

Try this.

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I have had this issue so much more often the past week with Edge than my entire time using Windows 10. Is anyone else seeing a increase in this? I cant tell if its a wifi problem (all my other devices using wifi are fine) or a problem caused by a recent update or what, but its so aggravating.

Any tricks or suggestions before I just ditch the Edge browser and rely only on Chrome?

A:Hmmm...cant reach this page

Well after installing Chrome I am also having internet problems. So it's not the Edge browser. Must be a driver. Can someone point me in the right direction to see if my drivers are up to date?

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?Constantly receive this message when on the internet...on a brand new H50 desktop?? Hmm, we can't reach this page.Try thisMake sure you?ve got the right web address: http://www.puritan.comRefresh the pageSearch for what you want

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We have 2 wired pc, and a laptop. The PCs are Acer3100+, 1.8ghz, 1G ram, connected via ethernet to a wildblue modem. I have just installed a Belkin wireless router, model F5D 6231-4, that I bought on ebay. Both pcs will go online, a little slower than before, but my big concern is that when I run a cmd, ipconfig/all, my IP address dosen't match what they say. Belkin says it should be 192.168.1, and I get, in this range. They said to configure router, but when I enter that page address, I get the notice of a network error. I don't know enough about this to know if this is a security issue or not! If I manually enter the numbers that Belkin should be , I get the correct address in an ipconfig, but I cannot get to the page, or get online. What have I done wrong!!!!

A:Can't reach Belkin configuration this a problem???

the Belkin default address is

you're apparently wired like

the WAN side address will be set by your ISP, not belkin and might well be, but none of your PCs will see this using IPCONFIG /ALL --
they will see the LAN side addresses. IPCONFIG will show the DHCP address
given to that specific machine. the LAN side address of the belkin should be
the default above, and thus your PC addresses will default to something like

use one PC to access the router config using your browser
IF NECESSARY, you can change the default router address and the range of IP
addresses that will be assigned to your PCs.

you should absolutely change the admin password

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Computer turned off in the middle of windows update. Now computer can?t get to homepage. Tried all F1-F11 options and received BSOD (Error code: 0x000000F4). Went to windows tech support and all of their tests point that it?s an HP issue. If problem persists, BSOD indicated to disable/remove any newly installed hardware/software and to disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. Ran all available HP tests (Memory, hard disk, run-in, start-up, and battery). All passed except for battery (failure ID: 9C0c13-00089U-Xd6V5G-C0F603) and run-in (failure ID: 9C0C13-00089T-XD6V5G-C0CN03) tests and both failure id description for these two said, ?Primary battery.? Computer was working just fine before this issue. Please help.

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Hello everyone.
I am currently experiencing an error everytime I use my Microsoft Edge. Whenever I try to go to a site, I always end up with this error. The weird thing is, this issue only happens on certain websites (such as Facebook and Yahoo currently) and sometimes with Google. It likes to disconnect me often and I really don't want to have to deal with this issue anymore.

My internet works fine as my laptop (which I'm currently on) and phone can connect to it without issue. I don't know why it doesn't work on my desktop especially since its internet is Ethernet.

I tested this on other browsers to see if it was only on Edge but it turns out that chrome and firefox experience the same issue with different sites as well. For all three, I haven't been able to go on Facebook and Yahoo, and sometimes Google.

I know the problem is from my end because clearly, the sites are up. Is there any way to solve this or has anyone else found a solution to this?

I'm running Windows 10.

I've tried the following:
- ipconfig / flush
- ipconfig / reset
- ipconfig / release
- ipconfig / renew
- clearing caches and browsing history
- a full scan for malware using malwarebytes and windows defender, already removed/quarantined all threats, did this multiple times to ensure there were none left
- reinstallation of chrome and firefox and a reset of edge
- ipv4 - changing preferred and alternate dns address to and respectively
- checked to see if a proxy was ... Read more

A:"we can't reach this page" error

Hi. Welcome to TSF.

You mentioned threats were found by Windows Defender and Malwarebytes. Were they actually malware or just PUPs? A broken Internet connection is one of the common after-effects of a malware infection, and post-infection repairs need to be done, assuming all of the infections have been cleared. I advice seeking a clean bill of health from the virus removal section, and after they declare your system free from infections, come back here and we will advice further if the problem isn't cured.

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I am an avid WoW player, But I am having problems even getting 20 fps in raids. I ually get 50-60 anywhere else, but where it matters. I think if I give you info about my Laptop, maybe someone can help me out.

ASUSTek Computer Incorporation
Model: ASUS notebook G50VT Series
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU P7450 @2.13 GHz 2.13 GHz
Memory: 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System.

My video card is NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS

I think if someone can help me change the settings of my video card, or maybe get a better one, more memory ,etc. Then any help is appreciated.


A:Trying to Reach 60 FPS

have you tried to upgrade your video card driver

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Hi All.
I hope somebody has a cheap solution for me. I have a Canon Pixma MP530 printer - excellent machine. But it has no network support or slot for a card. Now it has to move 10meters away from the PC, so the USB connection is beyond limits.
Is there a way I can get around this without spending a lot of money?
Any suggestions much appreciated.

A:USB won't reach

A USB repeater should work for you if you can run a physical line to the printer. It looks and works as shown on the following page,

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I used to have as my home page. I can no longer get to it or to lycos or alta vista. I was told to edit the host file in spybot search and destroy. I could not so I dumped spybot altogether. ihave edited it from the other hosts files which i found but still cannot get to these sites. Any suggestions? thanx. charlie

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I have been trying to clean up this mess for a couple of days now, agh!

Got a bunch of the anti-spyware/adware things, Hijack This, etc...

Happy to post a log file if needed, how do I get the browser to stop redirecting the URL? Is this some sort of DNS change?

Any help is appreciated, and of course, thank the Godz for sites like this one where fellowship and assistance can be found!

A:Can't reach Google

Please don't post dupliates. Reply here:

This thread is now closed.

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As of last week I can't access a site anymore. The site in question is I'm in frequent contact with the admin and I'm assured that I'm on no firewall list or anything of the likes. I'm using wireless on my laptop. My desktop computer which is upstairs uses the same internet but it's connected to the modem, it can load the site as usual, yet I get this error when I try to load it from this laptop: Error 118 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT). When I ping the website I get 100% loss from the packets sent along with "general failure". I've tried different browsers, checked my firewall, turned off antivirus etc but still can't go on to the site like I used to. I called a friend up who has the same ISP as me and he can load it just fine too. I can still view the website using proxies but I could face problems if I log onto my moderator account using it. I really need some help please.
I have:
Win 7 64 bit
Windows firewall
ESET NOD32 4.0.474.0
Netgear wireless G

A:Why can't I reach a certain website?

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I am using IE 5 on a Windows 98. I cannot reach certain sites:

I always get page not found, and it points me to IP address of every time. I wanted to upgrade my IE to
128 ciper, but cannot access the site.

Any help?

A:Ie 5 - Cannot Reach Key Web Sites

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I'm having trouble very similar to the guy who started this thread:

I would just follow the advice given in that one, except I saw that some of the advice was based upon the specifics of his problem. So I think maybe I should post some of the same info he did and see what everyone has to say. In the next couple of posts I will put the information he was asked to post.

In addition to not being able to connect to, I'm having some other problems as well. I have gone for quite some time without updating my virus definitions, because it just wouldn't work. Recently I found a way to get new virus definitions (in Norton AV) via a server at my college. Once I did and ran an scan, Norton found 1133 instances of viruses on my machine. As soon as I saw some of the names that came up, I headed for to download any fixes they might have had. That's when I noticed the connection problem. Additionally, if I leave my computer sitting for a while (30 minutes or so) when I come back nothing works. I have what appears to be a normal desktop sitting there, but when I click the start menu I discover it's [empty]. None of my quicklaunch buttons work either. I suspect this might be the effects of a different virus than the one that's blocking me from connecting to So the gist is: I'm going to need help in the process of cleaning all these buggers of my computer, so this thr... Read more

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Hello friends at TSG,

I can't reach the website:

My browsers just time out ( IE8 & Firefox 3.6.8 ). The only way I have found to fix this problem is to use custom network settings with Selective Ack disabled. I recently did a clean install of Win XP and left the default network settings, which I thought would remedy the problem. There is no blocking in place that I'm aware of (browser, firewall, etc.) Tracert is successful. Any ideas would be appreciated.

I have:
Win XP SP3
Comodo 4.1.15
Avast 5.0.594
Linksys WCG200-CC gateway provided by Comcast

A:Can't Reach Website

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Hello. Recently, my Windows 8 has been working fine, but when I woke up this morning, I was not able to access the Internet. It has been int he same spot for the last few days and Internet was perfect, but this morning, it would not connect to any. Basically, it won't even list any. I know I'm not too far away and I'm sure it's still working because:

1) My father and sister are using it.

2) I've gone to two different houses with different internet, nothing changed.
I've been trying to fix it since 7 this morning and I feel like I'm going to just burst into tears of frustration. My audio is also not working, but I care more of getting the Internet working. And my computer will not allow me to turn on Windows Security Center.
I hope someone can fix this, and if they do, I will be seriously grateful. Thanks much, sincerely, Heather.

A:Cannot Reach Networks

Well it would help to know if you have looked to see if the unit is in Airplane Mode, or the wireless is turned off. The other is what is the manufacturer & exact model number of the device? Also is this a Tablet, laptop, Ultrabook, or Desktop.

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I got a very serious problem. My laptop's CPU is reaching 100% most of the time, for no reason. I scanned the machine with Norton, but nothing. I installed and run SuperAntiSpyware but found nothing. I tried Hijack this, but for some reason is not giving me any results when I try to analyze the log.

Could you please try and help? The situation is impossible...

Dell 620
Internet Explorer
Norton AV corporate

This is my log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:38:37, on 25/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Common\DataServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

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Hi folks, I was a dumbass and got "Internet Antivirus Pro" . I folowed your guide and on a friends pc I got a remover for "Secure Antivirus Pro" It seemed to do the trick and I got rid of the malware but now I can get to any site except this one. I was on internet explorer and firefox. I finally just downloaded google chrome and I was able to use bleepingcomp.
Have I still got some bug in there somewhere? After I used the virus remove tool I bought AVG 8.5 Internet Security Pack and loaded it up. Anyone got any ideas

A:Cant reach bleepingcomputer

Let's see if there are any remnants left over messing with your HOSTS file or other settings.Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it.Before saving any of your security programs, rename them first. For example, before you save Malwarebytes', rename it to something like MBblah.exe and then click on Save and save it to your desktop. Same thing after you install it. Before running it, rename the main executable file first

Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.

If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run..Another work around is by not using the mouse to install it, Just use the arrow keys, tab, and enter keys. ~ Courtesy of boopmePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an... Read more

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I have a Compaq iPaq wireless router. My desktop computer is connected to port 1 and my laptop uses a wireless nic. The router is connected to a cable modem connecting to the Optimum Online service. Until a few days ago everything worked well. Now, neither box can reach the Internet. I have rebooted all devices, refreshed all IP addresses, all to no avail. The desktop machine can connect to the 'Net directly through the cable modem and the laptop can connect through my office wireless network. The only conclusion I can reach is that the wireless router has problems. The LED for WAN is lit as well as the Internet LED and port 1 LED.

George B.

A:Cannot Reach the Internet

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For the last 4 or 5 days I've not been able to connect to several sites including:, windows update (and several other MS related sites,) and connections to a number of sites have slowed to a crawl.

This is occurring on two computers
1. XP Pro SP2
2. 2k Pro SP4

I have a third computer running 2000 Server with no problems connecting to any site.

The XP SP2 upgrade was over a month ago and I've had no problems related to that other than my computer slowing down a bit.

What really throws me is this occurring on two different computers using different O/S's. I've checked the IE security settings tab and the advanced tab on all three machines (they are all set to default)

Note: I've been running MS Antispyware on these two machines for several weeks with no problems. I also run Spybot on the 2k machine.

I would appreciate any suggestions.

A:IE cannot reach several sites

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I made LAN of my PC and laptop using 1 additional Network adapter in my PC and connecting them both with CAT5 Cross-over cable. I manually stated IP's in Network TCP/IP connection configuration, respectively for my PC and for my laptop.
Problem begins here - i can ping from PC to laptop and receive response, connect to it and see shared folders/printers. But when i try to ping from laptop to PC, all i get is - Request timed out. Any other connections is impossible from laptop to PC impossible also. Although in Connection Status window, i can see how my PC receive pinging's packets. Both computers firewalls are off.

P.S. - cant explain this but - when i change ends of cable between computers, my laptops "ping -t" for PC, gets responded 4 times and continues getting timing out after.

A:One computer can't reach other in LAN

when i change ends of cable between computers, my laptops "ping -t" for PC, gets responded 4 times and continues getting timing out after.Click to expand...

I applaud your trouble shooting. Most people never think of switching the cable like that.

The result makes the cable a top suspect.

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When installing software for new external Maxtor drive, I suddenly could access neither the MAXTOR NOR my C:. Running Dell, XP, Intel P4. How to reactivate C: drive???? Thanks PS Have tried "New Hardware" plug and play options....says: "drive installed"???.

A:Can not reach C: drive

go to control panel>admin tools>computer management>disk management and put a partition on it.

you will then be able to access your external drive.


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I have a PC that was working fine 3 weeks ago and havent used it since. I turned it on the other day to use it. It booted up, got to the 4 blue boxes for windows and expected to load my desktop but it didnt. I tried using gparted live and then install windows 8 again, saw the 4 blue boxes again and loaded devices and then no desktop again. What could be causing this?

I tried using 2 different HD's. 2 different dvd players, 1 integrated video card and 1 I installed. I have tried windows 8 and 8.1 but cant seem to get to my desktop. Can someone plz help.


A:Can't reach desktop

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For some reason, I am unable to reach Ann Coulter - Official Home Page on my computer. It's been several weeks since I was last able to visit the site. The problem happens in every browser I have, including recent or current versions of Firefox, IE, Opera and Chrome. I can reach any other website I try to get to just fine. I never used to have any trouble reaching that website until about a month ago. No one else uses this computer and I live alone.

It appears that I've blocked that one site but I'm darned if I can figure out how.

Here's what I've tried so far:
1. Run Avast Free Antivirus with the latest version of the program and definitions. Results: no threats found with either the quick scan or the full scan.
2 Run Malware Bytes with the latest definitions. Results: Results: two threats found and removed but I still can't reach the Coulter website.
3. Checked my Hosts file. Results: nothing there is blocking any website.
4. Checked my router settings. Can't see any blocks there.
5. Had other people try to access the site; they were successful.
6. Googled and found one other forum where someone was having the same problem with respect to the Coulter website. But his problem apparently went away two weeks ago. He didn't indicate if he had done anything to make it go away.
7. Checked the Windows Event logs but can't see anything there reflecting my problem.

Can anyone suggest anything else I can check?

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A:Can't reach one site

Since it's happening in all browsers, my guess is it's blocked in your modem/router. Any liberals been around? lol

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Since yesterday, I have been unable to reach IMDb using either Firefox or IE 7. I am also unable to reach Bleeping Computer. I am able to reach IMDb via their numeric IP address and am also able to go to the site using its DNS on my cell phone's browser. Bleeping Computer cannot be reached from either the computer or phone.

I checked my Hosts file and neither site is listed there.

My ISP is XO/Concentric dialup.

Thank you.

A:Cannot reach IMDb

Have you tried them today? Both are working....

For the record, last night I could not reach Google for almost 10 minutes....

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Howdy! For quite awhile now, I haven't been able to reach any sourceforge pages - and there are many. There doesn't appear to be a problem at their site, at least nothing shows up through a search - Googling only turns up user problems with settings etc.. My WinME, while hateful and all the rest, has never shown a problem accessing a website - just any sourceforge product page. It's the same story with our other WinXP PC as well. What a mystery! Firefox is my browser, I modified settings to "Autodetect proxy settings" after a forum recommendation, but no joy. If this is a firewall issue, it's odd that this is the only group of sites that I can't reach. Any suggestions for browser settings or info about sourceforge?

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This log is for my brother in law. He is having problems using his internet exploreer and firefox. he was running without a virus scanner for sometime and picked up some nasty bugs. He was able to get Avast virus scanner throguh his roommates computer and get most of the junk out but still wont hook up. He has other programs on his pc that allow him to reach the internet but still can't log into using the 2 browsers. He emailed me a copy of his HJT log and I was hoping someone can help him out. He is 2000 miles away so I will be walking him through via phone and text message. Thanks in advance for all your help.JoshLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:38:30 PM, on 2/10/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:Can reach internet through IE or firefox


There are definately signs of infection.

It will be extremely difficult to provide help over the phone. Would it be possible for your friend to contact us directly?

With Regards,
The Panda

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Hey guys, I have a bad case of the Blue screen of death. At first I was only receiving the registry error(0x00000051) when I attempted to boot safe mode. I eventually fixed that using a program called safekeyrepair or something like that. But now I get the bsod when trying to enter safe mode or normal windows.So I decided screw it I'll try to use the directory recovery mode and just repair or reinstall. But that mode produces the same bsod. So then I tried using my windows xp cd from another computer and when that loads it says it can't find a hard drive, which is bs because I've run a hdd diagnostics program and it spent an hour scanning a hard drive I'm sure of it. The error I received from the diagnostics scan was Error code 0000: Read verification failed.That's about all I can think of, can anyone help?! Thanks for looking!

A:BSOD can't reach windows at all

Sounds like a failure of the file system or the drive itself, IMO.

The Read Verification Failed...pretty much says the drive cannot be read by the diagnostic.


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Hey guys, how are ya?
I have searched the site and the web but I can't seem to find a solution that matches mine
I did try 'tracert' in cmd and there doesn't seem to be a problem of getting an ip address to the site I'm trying to reach to.
I also went to the site from another computer and it works...
Is there any way?
I heard something about proxies but do not know a thing about it =)

THanks in advance!

A:Can't reach a website (Firefox/IE)

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I recently got a new job and therefor my ISP changed from Cybercity to Fullrate (this is in Denmark).

With cybercity i just took my LAN cable from the non-wireless router, also known as ZyXEL Prestige 2602R-61 that the ISP provided and everything worked.

Now I have fullrate - it is exactly the same router (ZyXEL Prestige 2602R-61) - but when i plug in the WRT54GC i cannot acces the internet.

i researched a little and found a guide on their forum saying that:
"If you wish to connect your own wireless router together with the ZyXEL standard router, then there are multiple ways to do this.
The easiest way to do this is to configure your wireless router as an "access point"

Connect a cable from your computer to your wireless router.

Log into your wireless router (see the manual for your model for more information on this), and set its LAN IP-address to"
​this i did and now i can no longer reach the wrt54gc ... not on or the good old

i tried resetting, but it seem like it died or something ... i need to reach it somehow ... what do i do?

EDIT: Still dont understand what happened, but all of a sudden - after 2 and a half hour ... it chose to show itself again ...

A:Linksys WRT54GC out of reach

If all you did was change the LAN address of the secondary router you have two Dhcp servers running on your network and you will have, at best, random problems. Here's the full nine yards.

JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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Guys, I have a small problem...I have a netopia 3d reach, but no driver!! all I can find is these driver scans that tell me I have no driver!! I jsut want to find a site that will allow me to install a free driver for my wireless adapter!! plese help!!

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Im having trouble connecting to the internet. My modem is working fine, my computer says it has full connectivity to the internet and I can see my ip address, but when i try to open internet explorer at the bottom it says "finding site: so and so" and after a while it says its cannot reach server. I called charter to see if they could help me out and they had me do all this things and they checked my modem connection and everything and said everything was fine. When i tried to ping myself it came back with no reply. When i try to renew my ip address it tells me it cannot be completed. The charter people mentioned it might be my network card that is unable to connect to my modem, but i just dont know anymore. I use a windows xp.

Please help. any would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to reach internet

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So recently my external harddrive was dropped and died. I had Steam installed on it, but since it's dead, I wanted to reinstall in onto my normal drive. Well, when I went to try, it gave me an error because it couldn't find it in H drive. And I can't uninstall it, because the add and remove programs wizard gives me an error because it can't locate it. What do I do?

A:Solved: Uninstalling from something I can't reach.

Sounds like you have no option except to manually delete any folders/files associated with the program from your C:\ drive (there shouldn't be much if the prog was installed on the external drive) and edit the registry. Tricky business if you are not experienced with such things.

If you should be tempteted to do so, be very sure to do a backup of your registry before doing anything. You can learn about backing up the registry here.

Good Luck... Raybro

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Here's the latest on this from CNet.

A:Conficker wants to reach into your pocket

How do all these companies know about this? How do they know what it does already before it gets released? Who or what is releasing this?

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Hello guys.

I've recently ordered the Zalman FS-C77 Fatal1ty CPU Cooler for my motherboard (check specs, I do not remember the name ). It's supported with the 1156, I have the i5 2400k, I've heard CPU Coolers with the 1156 support, also fits in the 1155. In the box, follows a little extra box for the Clip Supporter for socket 1156/775. It showed how I could install the Clip for my type of socket. No problems there.
It did only show how I install the clip, not how I install the "rest", as in the CPU Cooler. So I just thought, as this little extra tutorial would work for 1156/755, I'd just continue on the actual manual where it explains how to install for 775. Why? Because the extra tutorial show for 1156 (mine), and for 775 (is also on the main manual). Can you follow?
So I continued on the main manual, and it said I should put the S-grips on the Cooler. Cool, no problem. I should also put "bolts", which are screws, down in the grips. So we're having two grips, and two screws in the grip holes - on the cooler. I said I should screw the screws (bolts) in the Clip Support, as I installed earlier.

The problem is that the Bolts could not reach the Clip Support. I attached some pictures of the manuals.

A:CPU Cooler: Screws cannot reach

Update: It seems like it's on purpose that it has to be hard, lol.

SPCR • View topic - Zalman CNPS7000-alcu - How to get short screws to connect?
EDIT: I FIXED IT! It seems like I was forced to pull the screws down really hard. It obviously wants close contact with the CPU. Only a little drama happened.

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when i turn on the pc, the fans all start running and there is hardisk activity, but most of time no screen comes on. even when the screen does come on, it will get stuck at the 'welcome' screen just before entering windows (although there is still hardisk activity). what is wrong here?

here are my com's specs:

duron 700
abit kt7 raid
128mb pc133
4.3Gb seagate medalist
24x cdrom
hercules tnt2 m64 32mb
realtek 10/100 ethernet
windows xp professional

A:PC just wont reach windows!

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I have been fighting to get my daughter's laptop running ALL day! I couldn't get AVG to download the latest updates, then after reading about deleting 7.5 and reinstalling 7.0 and then uninstallling 7.0 and reinstalling 7.5 it worked for others. So after than didn't work, I downloaded avast and ran that. It came up with a file win32.ctx that was a worm. I had to move it to the chest. I finally got AVG to run correctly after fiddling with it for HOURS. I still can't get it to download the latest update, but now that could be because I have lost internet access on that computer.

Whenever I try to open a page with Mozilla Firefox it opens a "you have chosen to open" page with this same file name "redir.dll". I have clicked "ok" and I have clicked "cancel". It still will not let me on the internet. I'm glad my other computer still has access the internet. I even tried to open an Internet Explorer page, but it won't let me connect either. The address bar has this address:

First, what is this "redir.dll" file and how can I get the Mozilla to reach the internet?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

A:After Virus, cannot reach internet

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HI all .

i am working on a friends machine . she hasnt updated or checked her syetem for anything in the last 7 months .
she was having so many problems she cannot open IE .. i have spent 5 hours with this machine . running every program i can think of to rid this machine of all the problems . mostof it is working . i can connect to the net without infecting my home network . ( thank GOD )
now here is the deal .
i cannot connect to windows up date
HJT log looks just fine .
i am getting loads of active x errors . as in cannot display this ( page ect ) because active x is not allowed , but i have changed the active x controls to allow . this is the biggest problem , i cannot get msn messenger to work /( download page ) or any other page tht displays active x .. can you guys help out here . im really stuck .
cheers .
this operating system is windows xp ( win book )
cleron 1.6 ghx
240MB memory .
no sp2 ..

A:cannot reach windows update ..

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I have a Win XP SP3 desktop PC that developed a problem reaching search engine sites.
I have cleared out viruses and malware using various apps including MWB and other security software.
Had a problem with Bing but seems to be clear now, but still won't reach any sites. Does reach google sites with prefix, such as, etc. but none of the sites.
In accordance with your instructions I have run diagnostics and attach logs dds.txt and
Also attached report from minitoolbox.
I hope you may have an answer up your sleeve.
Many thanks for any assistance.
Kind regards

A:Cannot reach any site

Hello qpager I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", ... Read more

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There is a forum that I moderate at http://s12.************.com/TedworthPC/index.php. (The asterisks of course represent the string indicated by me more fully in the title.)

I have visited the forum a number of times every day since it was launched some months ago.

However, when I try to reach it today, I am unable to do so, and instead a capital 'H' appears in the pane where the forum ought to appear.

This notebook is swept for viruses and spyware every day, and appears to be clean.

Can anyone help ?

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I am currently attempting to connect PC1 to the internet through PC2, which does have a connection.

PC1 can see PC2, and copy files from it, but cannot reach the internet.

I have already tried ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew, ipconfig /flushdns, netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt, netsh winsock reset catalog, disable+enable adapter, set IP addresses manually, set IP addresses automatically, MSFixit 50199, winsockfix, and dropping firewalls. Thus far, nothing has worked.

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2d97:70b2:58da:4b33%11
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::1573:fb7e:4193:c0dd%11

Tunnel adapter isatap.{E50D0F3A-5F6D-4C3B-8844-B80C9A0A358B}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ironically, I only want to get to the internet to download Win 8.1, since Win 7 has proven to be so extremely frustrating.

Does anyone have any idea what could enable me to connect, other than reinstalling Win 7 yet again (for the fourth time in only 18 months)?

A:Can connect to other PC, but cannot reach internet through it

Hi Unhappy, welcome to the Seven forums.

Have you checked that the Internet connection on PC2 is shared? Tutorial: Internet Connection Sharing - Enable


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Um, yeah, just like the title says, I have Windows RC build 7100 installed and have the latest audio drivers, and it all works mighty fine, except when I want to lower the volume, the volume bar reaches 0%, yet sounds still come out. At late nights looking at videos or racing on simulators with formula 1 cars can be quite annoying to others, since even at 0%, the sound can be a little loud. It's not like it doesn't lower or anything, when the bar says it's at 30% it is significantly higher than 0%, and same goes for 50% and 100%, which means the sound actually graduates, just that when it hits 0%, it doesn't go away, and since I use a keyboard to control the sound step, it usually steps by 2% each time. So it's not a case of just saying "Just press mute" because with Vista, I had exactly the same rig and in those late nights the 1% volume worked perfect (I could hear, and my brother and parents wouldn't be bothered). With Windows 7, it feels like the potentiometer got stuck somehow... heheh i know sound cards don't have potes per se, but you get my point... How in the heck would I go about solving this?
Thanks in advance

A:Audio Does Not Reach The Bottom

Quote: Originally Posted by Aphis

...I use a keyboard to control the sound step, it usually steps by 2% each time...How in the heck would I go about solving this?

This is a driver issue. If you use the Windows volume control directly in SysTray, do you have the same result? If, yes, likely the audio driver. If only with the keyboard, the keyboard driver.

My antique keyboard presents a similar problem.

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My Prescott 2.8E is currently overclocked to 3.4ghz with a FSB of 243. The CPU voltage on the Abit IS7 is 1.6625 V. The DDR voltage is 2.6V on my 2x512mb PC3200 setup. (1x512mb is a no-name Legacy brand and the other 1x512mb is a Mushkin value brand).

Through the BIOS, the 2x512mb DDR400 is running at 2.5-3-3-7 with a 5:4 ratio speed of 194.7mhz (194.7mhz x 2 = 389.4mhz effective).

I've tried to reach a stable 3.5ghz (FSB=250mhz) but running 3Dmark05 causes WinXP to BSOD. I've tried increasing the CPU voltage to 1.7125 V but it's doesn't help. I've tried loosening the memory timings to 3-3-3-8 but oddly, this caused a failure of WinXP to load (whereas booting the system with 2.5-3-3-7 at least got me to a stable Desktop).

What do you think is holding me back? BTW, the CPU is being watercooled by the Koolance CPU-200G and with AC in my room, the temp is around 46 to 47 C.

Will buying the Geil Ultra PC4000 DDR500 ram help me to reach a stable 3.5ghz or have I already reached the limit of my CPU overclock? I don't want to invest around $150 on the Geil PC4000 and find out that I still can't overclock to 3.5ghz.

All help/advice/feedback is greatly appreciated!

A:2.8E can't reach 3.5ghz. PC4000 RAM the way to go?

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I would like to extend the wireless reach for my wireless internet. What is the best way to do this? It seems I can change the firmware to Tomato etc and boost the wireless output from there, or I could set up a bridge to extend the reach like that. It seems these two methods are slightly advanced for my networking abilities, so I would like to ask what the easiest and best way to boost the signal is? Thanks

A:Extend Wireless Reach

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I have used Spam Interceptor for about 6 months, and consider it an exceptionally effective spam-blocker. However, when I have tried to reach my account today, I have received this error-message:

'Could not locate remote server'

Why should this be happening ?

A:Unable to reach SpamInterceptor

The crisis has passed. I dare say that the more knowledgeable of you think some of these gadgets unnecessary, but after some vigorous tidying-up with System Mechanic, the difficulty disappeared.

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Hello. Here's my problem:

I got home from work one day and my wife tells me the computer "just stop working". Confused I ask her how? Unable to tell me, I decided to turn on the computer. Unfortunately, nothing happened. Since I believed the prob was the power supply, as the fan was not turning, I bought a new one and tried again. Still nothing happened. So I decided to try a new motherboard, Biostar M7VIG 400. Still no luck. So I tried a new CPU, AMD Athlon XP 2400+. Now the PC has power, the keyboard lights up, the DVD and DVD-r drives respond, and the CPU fan runs but it does not continue to POST. Everything stops there, the fan continues to run, an amber light on the case stays lit but nothing happens. I've tried disconnecting everything, hard drive (which is empty but that's another story), DV, DVD-r but no luck. And this is where I ask for your help. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Unable to reach POST

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Hi, I hope I have posted this in the right forum, apologies if I haven't. Here is the problem I'm having.

I bought a HP ENVY 17t just over a month ago. For the first week, 10 days, everything was fine, I have a good internet connection with TWC and the wireless modem/router I got was perfect.

Then I started to notice that I could not access some of my usual websites. I would type in the URL press enter then wait, and wait..... as opposed to just a day or so previously when I reached tte site instantly. Some of the sites would eventually, after a minute or so, some longer, appear, but then not completely, the graphics (pictures) were missing, links on the side of the pages were not there.

Initially I had thought that it was a problem with my internet connection so I called TWC. They checked at their end and then checked the modem/router, and pronounced that there was no problem with the internet connection. And sure enough, when I tried to download files from the office, I had no problems at all. I could access the servers and download large files without a problem, as fast as I did before the problem started.

I then called TP-Link. My Modem router is a TP-Link Archer CR700. I thought that there might be some kind of intermittent problem. They too checked everything with the modem, had me run some tests, and while the modem worked perfectly, I still could not access an ever increasing number of websites.

The sites I cann... Read more

A:Cannot reach/access websites


I had the same problem and I tried that and it was successful :

1) press "windows key" + "x"
2) click on XXX (admin) (I have a french version of Windows)
3) write : netsh int ip reset and press ENTER (an error can occure)
4) write : netsh winsock reset and press ENTER
5) restart your computer (The problem should be fixed)

I also updated my network drivers (hardware).

I hope that it works for you.

Have a nice weekend.

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Printer is not working correctly.  Need a phone # to vist with HP Technical Group

A:What is a phone # I can reach someone @ HP for a warranty qu...

Here you go.

ZincasI am an HP notebook technician.Please click ?Accept as Solution ? on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Click the Thumbs Up on the left to say ?Thanks? for helping!

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I can't reach some Internet pages from my computer. I can reach same pages from other computers. Reason for this must be some worm or virus.
I did scan my PC with NAV, XSoftSpy, NoAdware, SpySweeper, TrendMicro HouseCall, etc.

I can't reach or any page on this server. Also I can't Update Bazooka spyware scanner.

My browser allways display message "The page cannot be displayed"

thank you for any help.


A:I can't reach some internet pages

Hi and welcome to TSF

Please go into Windows Explorer, click on C:\ > File > New Folder and call it HJK , or another name of your choice. Go to this Site and download Hijack This. Install the program into the folder you created then run it. Click Scan. Save the log file to Notepad , then copy and post it back here. Make sure to include the System information at the top of the log as well.

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Hello all! I have 4 Windows XP pc''s on a home route network. 3 of them run wireless on a Linksys router and 1 is hardwired to the router. One of the wireless pc''s will not access the internet. When it did work, it usually got a low signal, based on where it is in the house. When this issue started, I moved it to where the signal is excellent. I've reset the router and modem, turned the PC off and rebooted. Nothing helps.

When it fails to connect to a website (google, msn, yahoo, etc), it tells me to run the connection diagnostics. The Diagnostics report tells me to contact my ISP (locally owned cable co). I called them thi sevening and they told me that if 3 pc''s work fine, then it''s a problem on my pc, not the IP signal.

Currently the problem computer is connected to my network at 11mbps and excellent strength. Help????

A:Cannot reach internet web pages

Do any websites work?

Do you have these problems in any other browsers? Please try one of the below (both are free):


what security programs do you have

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My problem is similar to kathybrj's on 1/6. Running W98 on the problem desktop, an IBM Aptiva 4 yrs old. The symptoms are the same whether I use dial-up or go through the router / cable modem. That is, while I appear to be connected to the net, E-mail, browser nor AIM will work. I can ping the router but not the net. Also have access to the other computers on the network, share files, etc.

The problem is (unfortunately) of my own doing. While installing a new wireless network to accommodate a new wireless notebook, and hopefully include a remote desktop wirelessly to the network, I thought I had a conflict with Intel's Anypoint Home Network. I un-installed the software and when it re-booted, the wizard started re-installing because I had not removed the Intel card. I canceled the wizard in mid-stream and I am sure that is when my problems started.

I have replaced the winsock file from my recovery disk and removed and re-installed the TCP/IP entries on the Network Configuration window to no avail. What other files should I try to replace from the recovery disk? I'm 99% sure there is a missing or corrupted file(s) but if I am open to other possibilities. Tks Bob

A:1 of 4 on Network Can't Reach Internet

Thanks to a prior post by dtugg which referred to this urlossible winsock2 corruption? See here:

I took the steps to reset the Winsock2 key on W98 and my problem went away. Thanks for a great forum! Now I can get back to setting up the network ... I may be back.

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Power on,screen black . Cant get any response to f keys. Problem happened after system restore completed. then got blue screens of oxc000021a and WDF. Changed monitors, video cards and hard drive,  No access to the boot menus. Have recovery software but cant run it. Also checked power supply voltages-all are correct.

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Friends,Yesterday I spent two hours on the phone with a dear friend who helped me to network both of my PC-compatible desktop computers.Things went well this morning. Each computer could see the other's drives. Jolly. ;-)Then I received a chance both to upgrade QuickTime Player and to install iTunes. Big mistake.In retrospect, I wonder whether the Windows firewall was turned off so that we could network these machines. I simply can't remember what we did. That leaves SOME chance that the computer was hacked and that the invitation to upgrade QuickTime and to get iTunes was from a hacker.Anyway, after the restart following those DLs and installations, the VISTA HOME PREMIUM machine could not connect to the LAN and thence to the Web. So, I am using the other desktop -- also a 64-bit machine but running x64 Windows XP Professional Special Edition -- to write this.Because the problem VISTA machine (an HP IQ505) is currently running Malwarebytes Full scan, after having had Spybot and Ad-Aware Full scans just done on it, I can not now recreate the exact messages I get when trying to bring up the firewall again. The gist of it is that the firewall has lost its settings, I am given the opportunity to bring it back manually, but that does not work either.Even using the HP Advisor | PC Dashboard | Security | !Critical | Firewall Protection (Enable Firewall hotlink) does not work; the window displaying that hotlink simply blips a bit periodically after I click on &qu... Read more

A:No firewall, can not reach wireless LAN.

Go to Control Panel > Network & Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections.1. Is there an entry for Local Area Connection? If not, you probably need to install drivers for your ethernet NIC. Or, enable the ethernet port in your system BIOS.2. If Local Area Connection exists, what is its status?And I use QT lite:

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Hey guys, I have a bad case of the Blue screen of death. At first I was only receiving the registry error(0x00000051) when I attempted to boot safe mode. I eventually fixed that using a program called safekeyrepair or something like that. But now I get the bsod when trying to enter safe mode or normal windows.

So I decided screw it I'll try to use the directory recovery mode and just repair or reinstall. But that mode produces the same bsod. So then I tried using my windows xp cd from another computer and when that loads it says it can't find a hard drive, which is bs because I've run a hdd diagnostics program and it spent an hour scanning a hard drive I'm sure of it. The error I received from the diagnostics scan was Error code 0000: Read verification failed.

That's about all I can think of, can anyone help?! Thanks for looking!

A:BSOD can't reach windows at all!

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I am using Windows 2000, and I have a number of ham radio programs that use the sound to demodulate digital data (e.g., RTTY). These worked perfectly for years, but then I was unwise and tried out additional programs, that I did not keep track of. I suddenly discovered that my old programs (MMTTY, Logger) no longer receive sound. The sound comes through the speakers, and the Windows mixer works to vary the intensity and mute the different channels, but the software does not see the sounds, and the software displays show no sound. This is true for all the programs that I used to use.

I expect that there is a key dll or other file that was changed, but I cannot determine which one.

I have looked at the running processes, and I think that I can account for every one, and these do not affect sound.

I would appreciate guidance in tracking down the problem.


A:Sound does not reach software

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Hi all, I got weird problem. One day both of my browser (IE7 and Firefox 2.011) can't reach internet. I am using winXP. Other computer connected to the same router works just fine.

I can't even go to my router login page with that computer (IE said address not valid while firefox displays some error that I don't understand). I can ping the router, I can ping other computer in network, I can share files to/from other computer, my network can see this computer and this computer can see other network just fine. I even can ping www[dot]yahoo[dot]com (sorry I am not allowed to post links yet, my first post) which proves nothing is really wrong and that it should see internet just fine. Try to change port in the router but same thing happen. Internet just crawl and sometime does not work at all.

I have run anti spyware and anti rootkit both say negative. I also run antivirus and it seems OK. Antivirus update seems run just fine. It just weird that it happen to both browser at the same time.

Any idea? Thanks in advance!

A:Browser can not reach internet

Solved, sorry all, I tried HideIP platinum and when I uninstalled, it leave proxy address on both firefox and IE.

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I got a little one problem with my router. I know IP its but when I write it down to browser, nothing happens. Can you tell me what am I doing wrong, or where trouble can be hidden?
And its vigor 2700 gtsv.
Thanks for upcoming answers

A:Cant reach my router settings

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This is my first laptop so i don't know whether this is a problem or not.

After playing Warsow for 20 minutes i removed my flash drive and it was very hot so i checked the temps and here's what i got:

CPU (Core 2 duo T5550) - 45C
GPU (GeForce 8600M GS) - 66C

Running Ubuntu 8.04 64b

A:Is it normal for a laptop to reach 66°C?

Unfortunately, yes. Laptops are frequently 62 to 69 degrees. See them every day in our shops. Some do run a degree or three higher with linux for some reason.

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I have a little problem with internet sometimes.I keep my computer running overnight for any reason.When I come to use it the next day,sometimes my connexion to internet is down.I bring it up again and this is when I notice I cannot reach any servers with either firefox or explorer.I have to restart the computer for it to work properly again.I checked which processes are open before and after I restart and they are the same.If anyone has an answer,please let me know.
Thank you

A:Can't reach any servers on internet

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I am running IE8, Windows XP Professional Firewall, PC Tools AntiVirus and can reach only ( https) sites, no (http) sites. I have not changed any Internet Options.

I haven't got a clue as to why.

A:Can reach only Secure sites

Open Command Prompt and ping your IP address. Let's see what happens.

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I've got two machines on the network here that can't reach eachother.
One is an XP Pro machine, and the other is our W2K Exchange server, and they can't even ping eachother!
Both machines can ping everybody else, and everybody else can ping both machines. Everything is working fine on both machines except for going between the two.
I took the XP Pro and gave it a different, static ip address, but no luck.
Rebooting and doing the same did nothing also.
I moved the XP Pro onto a completely different switch, but no luck.
The names for eachother are resolving beautifully on both machins, but still nothing's happening between them.
Even machines from a different subnet can reach them with no problem.
Has anybody come across this before? Any ideas of what might be causing this?
I'm going to try uninstalling and reinstalling TCP/IP on the XP machine, but I don't have high hopes for it.

Any thoughts period would be welcome.

Thank ye's...

A:Two computers cannot reach JUST eachother

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After reboot, I can connect to the Internet through EarthLink Total Access. But I can't get to my Start Page--Internet Explorer 6. A screen comes up saying, "The page cannot be displayed . . ." To get to IE6, I must go into Control Panel, double-click on Internet Options, click the Connections tab, click the Settings button, uncheck the proxy server boxes, and check "Automatically detect settings."

Whenever I reconnect to EarthLink, I find that "proxy" has been reset. A geek thinks that a virus or rootkit is causing this problem and suggests that I try running ComboFix.

I have printed out about 50 pages of instructions including "Preparation Guide . . ." and "How to use ComboFix."

Please advise! Should I start following some of these instructions?

Dave F.

A:Can't reach my browser IE6 after restart.

First, Download to your desktop.Double-click on the in order to automatically attempt to stop any processes associated with Rogue programs. Please be patient while the program looks for various malware programs and ends them. When it has finished, the black window will automatically close and you can continue with the next step. If you get a message that rkill is an infection, do not be concerned. This message is just a fake warning given by these Rogue programs when it terminates programs that may potentially remove it. If you run into these infections warnings that close Rkill, a trick is to leave the warning on the screen and then run Rkill again. By not closing the warning, this typically will allow you to bypass the malware trying to protect itself so that rkill can terminate these Rogue Programs. So, please try running Rkill until malware is no longer running. You will then be able to proceed with the rest of the instructions.Check your Proxy settings in Internet Explorer to make sure malware did not alter them. If so, that can affect your ability to browse or download tools required for disinfection: * Open Internet Explorer > click Tools > Internet Options > Connections tab. * Click the LAN Settings... button and uncheck Use a proxy server for your LAN or change the settings to the proxy you normally use if you previously reconfigured it. * Remove any unknown addresses from the Address box. 80 is the default Port so it does not have ... Read more

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Hi there,

This has been my first PC build, which was a pretty daunting task for myself. I will list my specs below that SysInfo retrieved.

The title basically explains it, every now and again, the PC will not show the ASUS Bios logo. It will not get past this black screen stage until I hold in the power button to turn the PC off and then boot it back up again. My keyboard and mouse have LED's in them, so I know if the LED's light up, it will boot normally. If they don't light up, I know I'm going to have an issue.

Being a ASUS P8Z77V-Pro motherboard, red LED's light up one at a time to (assumingly) test each component for errors. Whenever the computer has decided to do it's weird not-reaching-POST thing, the DRAM_LED is lit solid red, and will not move on to any component no matter how long you wait. I don't know if I have faulty RAM, a faulty motherboard (which I'm quite frankly dreading, and I mean honestly dreading, I've got too much pressure on myself at the moment), or some issue.

I'm not an expert, but I'm fairly clued up on technical jargon. I do not believe I've made any mistakes whilst building this PC, but I hope someone can help me here.

Many Thanks,
George *****
a.k.a. DocBox


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Steppin... Read more

A:PC doesn't reach POST every now and again

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I'm trying to reach a friend's FTP site and can't get any connection/response.

Direct FTP attempt: The operation "times out".
Pinging his IP address from CMD prompt: All attempts time out.
Tracert to his IP: It begins the trace process, but loses the route after about 4 hops.

I have placed his IP address in the excluded (allowed) sites in my firewall settings. I can't figure out what else may be preventing my connection. Any help?

Dave Danger

XP Pro SP2, Asus A7N8X-X MoBo, AMD Athlon XP at 1837.5 MHz.
512 MB DDR-SDRam.
Symantec Internet Security, AVG Free 7.0.308, SpySubtract/Adsubtract, NoAdware, Ad-Aware SE Personal

A:Solved: Can't reach an FTP site

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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to setup a Print Server remotely - and the challenge that I am facing is that the Print Server is on a different sub-net (by default) than the main network.

The main network consists of the I.P. addresses: to

The Print Server has a default I.P. address of:

Fortunately the remote location is using a Netgear SRXN3205 which supports Lan Multi-Homing.

I have added the address to the router (as shown below) -

I have remote access to a Windows 7 computer, and I have tried adding a Static Route to it in order to reach the Print Server -

I have tried both of the following -

route add mask

(above uses the Routers LAN Multi-Homing feature)

route add mask

(above uses the Routers standard I.P. address)

** Can't reach the print server either through ping or a web browser with either of the above commands ***

If anybody has any suggestions on how I can reach the config page of the Print Server (TP-Link TL-PS110U) they will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


A:Trying to reach print server on different sub-net

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I have registered a domain name from company x like 2 years ago and have bought hosting from ipage yesterday. I have requested a transfer of registrar from x to ipage too. I am in Turkey by the way. The problem is, people in ipage customer support, a friend in Egypt can access my website, while nobody in Turkey can access it, with different ISPs

When I use openDns or google dns, I can open ipage without problem but when I use my ISP's dns, I can not open ipage too. My guess is, ipage is in my ISP's blacklist but that can be bypassed by DNS change.

What is it that causes ipage to be opened by DNS change but my own website only through a proxy ?
In what way an ISP or government block a domain other than DNS ?

The domain in question is :

A:Can reach my website only through a proxy !!

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HI there

I was called in to help a friend try and sort their PC out as they were/are having problems connecting to the internet. I'm able to communicate with the router (which confirms he is connected to the internet) however is unable to reach any websites (comes back with a blank screen - not even an error message) - I thought it may have something to do with Zlob file and smitfraud (located by spybot) and and after searching for HJT, was led here.

Can anyone shed some light on this, or indeed give me any advice on how to proceed - I've run HJT and include the report below.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:25:12, on 13/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\McAfeeDataBackup.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 5 Professional\PopupStopper.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device... Read more

A:Unable to reach any websites......

Please close this post as I am receiving assistance at safernetworking

And sorry to anyone that may have started working on this issue

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ok I'm a bit paranoid now, and i'm using my brother pc to post this. I started my laptop and everything was fine but after the windows loading screen, it suddenly restarted then something showed "windows didn't shut down correctly please select from a list: start windows normally, and there are 3 other options i forgot." SO i choose "start windows normally" then it showed the windows loading screen again, then after that it restarted again and showed that "windows didn't shut down correctly" screen again! please help!!!!! I swear it's not my power.


A:Unable to reach desktop!! please help!!

Let's not panic yet!

Try again, this time select Safe Mode instead of Start windows normally. Come back to tell if you could boot your laptop to Safe Mode.


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My Disk Usage and CPU columns of the task manager randomly jump up to 99% or even sometimes 100% which is unresponsive. This seems to happen more often when I run programs such as a malware scanner or League of Legends. My FPS in League stays around 1 when I do try to play and I'm assuming this is a related issue. I'm currently reading through other threads with similar issues but I thought I'd post my own for better results. Would it help if I included a screen shot of the task manager window?

A:Disk Usage and CPU Reach 99%

Welcome to eightforums "sheep".It wouldnt hurt uploading a screenshot and also fill in your system's specs for later references.Meanwhile try to disable indexing and windows search,see if that helps.

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Help needed. I'm using Windows XP and IE 6, with Cable & Wireless broadband. I am unable to visit websites / web pages after a while. Initially after internet connection, I can surf the web, but after 1-2 hours, I can't reach any webpage anymore, IE / Firefox cannot find any site. I've tried shutting down / restarting several times and it doesn't always work. What should I do? Here's an HJK log just in case. Thank you for your help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:24:57 PM, on 6/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot reach webpages after a while

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My laptop is brand new ( bought in February 2016) already went for repairs with your HP department twice and does not work ... Called the HP 800 number and they are not calling me back and putting me on hold from departments to departments for over an hour twice ...And that's just this 3rd time I"m asking for help . I bought this laptop for my husband for his travel in June to be able to skype with the kids and we have not been able to use it ... I cannot take any more calls to across the globe to a customer service that is avoiding the solution . Please help me reach US coorporate . Our case number ends in 6723 ...Please help me ! 

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I regularly log on to a website but tonight it suddenly stopped connecting to this site. I can access it from my smartphone. I have tried ipconfig /flushdns but it made no difference. I tried tracert and it just said it can't find the site.

Here is the sysinfo
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2806 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1275 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292850 MB, Free - 212747 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5741
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Can't reach one particular website on my laptop

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Hello and Thank you so much for reading my problem.

I am unable to login to my desktop computer. When the computer is turned on the boot screen shows and the green bar shows that says Microsoft. When it is time for the logon screen where I would choose a user it remains blank and I can see the cursor as well as move it but nothing happens.
I have tried numerous things after searching for the problem online and none have worked. The computer sounds fine and is running but nothing happens. I can't boot using any version of safe mode or normal mode. I can get into the Recovery(I think is what it is called area), where you can choose to repair recover etc. Restore points keep giving me an error saying there is not enough memory but I know already there is and none of the restore points work. Wish I was smarter at fixing this.

Thank you so much for any help!

A:Unable to reach Logon screen

Does it work in Safe mode? Hit F8 just after the post.

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This only happens from home pc (I have tried it on my office pc and also a friends pc).

I use Windows XP Pro and Office Outlook 2003 with all the updates.

When I send a email to a certain address it does reach the recipient.

Any ideas on how to solve this mystery would be very greatly appreciated.



A:Solved: Email does not reach recipient

It may have more to do with the recipient's setup than yours. Possibly something in your mail or your ISP is flagged as spam and being removed. Are the ISP's different among these 3 locations?

Ask the recipient to add your address to their email program's address book to see if you can prevent it from being filtered.

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After using Capture One Pro version 4 RAW image workflow software from Phase One for a few weeks with no problems (and version 3 for a couple of years before that), suddenly the application has reverted from the Pro version which I paid for to the less capable Standard version.

Between my description of events and screenshots, Phase One support has determined that the application cannot reach the company's activation server to verify the status of my license code. My user account on their site says I have 2 free upgrades and 2 activations remaining. In the app, it says I have zero and zero.

I've tried deactivating and reactivating the software, but I get the error: Capture One was unable to deactivate the software on the server. This happens whether I try to connect from home or from my studio.

I'm running Vista Home Premium SP1.

Phase One support suggested creating a new Windows user account and trying it from there, but that didn't work. I've also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software, and completely disabling my firewall (AVG 8).

The last from Phase One support (in Asia, who can reply no more than once a day ):

The activation procedure is using the following: that has IP address
Mac uses port 80 (http)
PC is also port 80 but uses also SOAP commands besides http
Also every machine needs to be able to ping itself on

That is all that is needed to run activation procedure as... Read more

A:App can't reach license activation server

I'd be surprised if machines can ping themselves on, since the loopback address is!

I wonder what other misconceptions they have?

BTW, that IP address for activation is in NJ, not Asia.

I think I'd connected directly to my broadband modem, disable any firewalls, and run the activation. If that doesn't do it, you're pretty much out of luck.

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My friend has her internet connection going into her office which is a separate building at the end of her garden. She has a wireless modem router there which works fine in the office, but she cannot access it in her house, which is not all that far from the office (not sure of distance, I am rubbish at estimating things like that, it's a standard garden length really).

So she needs a router that can provide more coverage. I had a quick look and saw a Netgear one with RangeMAX, but I don't know how much of this is marketing hype and whether it actually works in practice. If anyone could advise what is a good bit of kit and how far they can transmit.

Found some little aerials that you plug into the router on ebay, anyone know if these are any good or not?


A:How to extend wireless coverage/reach?

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Good day,

I have never used forums like this, but today's situation forced me.
There is some back story.

Recently I have bought a camera, I am shooting in RAW files which take up a lot of space. I have decided to find a backup solution to back up all my data together with the huge amount of data from the pictures I will take. I found crashplan. Automatically it wanted to backup my C disk (where the windows are) and D disk (where I store all of my university stuff, photos, etc). C drive in my case does not contain any important information to me, just the programs I use and windows. Knowing so, I tick off the C drive when backing up with crashplan and backed up only D. It took me about 10 days to back everything up. (a week ago approx). Since then It was running in the background.

Yesterday, before going to work i was using it, everything was smooth. Using Lightroom to retouch photos, browsing internet, usual stuff...

Today in the morning i switch the computer on. It took usual time to boost - less than 20 seconds. Went to the internet, checked my mobile service provider's website, shut the computer down for next 7 hours.

Opening it up again, trying to boost - it gets stuck on the windows flag screen. Takes more then 5 minutes - I hold the button and turn it off. Try to turn it on again - same thing, gets stuck on during the "flag screen". Researched it a bit, got advised to turn the computer on with a safe mode and restart it. Did that. Still got stuck. This... Read more

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To use some features on the web site, you need to log in through Problem is, the site can't be reached or pinged. Increasing ping time generates nothing but timeout errors. Something in the computer is blocking it from reaching that web address, whether it's entered as a name or a numeric address. This problem happens with four different web browsers - IE8, Firefox 3, Chrome and Safari.

It's a Gateway laptop with Vista SP1. It happens with a LAN connection. WiFi and Ev-Do. The web address is available on one machine with an identical WiFi link but not with the Gateway laptop.

Here are some of the attempts to solve the problem that have failed:

Resetting TCP/IP stack.
Switching DNS server.
Removing Norton Internet Security 2008.
Shutting down Windows Defender.
Running the computer with no firewall.
Removing and reinstalling network adapters and reinstalling drivers.
Running Vista in safe mode with networking.
Removing all temporary files and history.
Adding the domain to the IE trusted sites list.

The address and the domain are not blocked in the Hosts list.

NASCAR tech support has no idea what's going on.
Several checks of other web sites and Microsoft's online support on problems with accessing https secure sites have turned up no problems with accessing that site.

The Gateway has no trouble accessing several other https secure sites, but can not reach secure.a... Read more

A:Can't reach a https secure site

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An Error occurred while checking for new updates for computer.

Error found: CODE 8024402F.

please help me to fixed this problem.

Thank's and Best Regards,

A:Windows could not reach fornew updates

This error message is usually a sign of a poor internet connection.

What security software is installed?

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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hello all.. thiz is my first post n my first thread.. i'm sorry if there is a lot of mistaken word.. coz my english language are not good enough..

i'm using windows 7 ultimate and KIS 2010...
everything going good until last night disaster..
when i'm exit from Modern Warfare II games, everything become so lag and i'm also forget to close Opera 10 which is still active with a lot tabs when i'm playing that games..

when i'm check the sidebar gadget, the 4 cores are in 100% usage.. there is no application that active, the condition on that time is idle.. then i'm restarted the PC which is still shows that problem..

so far i have been doing this:
- turn off background process that unused
- turn off the side bar
- set visual style tu best performance

but my system is still abnormal.. there is still high cpu usage activity when idle..

this is the performance Screenshot when idle :

Process Screenshot :

HijackThis log files..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 1:12:30 AM, on 2/17/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssis... Read more

A:CPU usage is abnormal, sometimes reach 100% when idle


Try doing a virus scan with Malwarebytes. That is one symptom malware shows sometimes.

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I am working on a wired networked computer in my home that I just wiped and did a clean install of Win XP, when I try to get to Windows Update I get the google error redirect page. Here is a fresh Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

Database version: 4453

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512

8/20/2010 1:59:01 PM
mbam-log-2010-08-20 (13-59-01).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 129458
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 43 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DhcpNameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{86362192-bfbc-4e6f-ab51-2fff95d22a24}\DhcpNameServer (Trojan.DNSChanger) -> Data: -> No action taken.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

I'd appreciate any help you got

A:unable to reach windows update

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The browser on my computer is being redirected to an ip address of whenever I type in or I have added malwarebytes and it gives me a clean bill of health, but the problem persists.

I can browse to other sites ok, but I get the blocked Ip address info from Malware bytes. Llike, but it opens the sites . How do I stop the IP hijacking, other computers on my net work just fine.

I tried combo fix and have a log, but browsing still not working for Google or BING.

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Hi guys, I tried to install tiny core linux to my Win 7 system, and I messed up booting, somehow. Now, all I get is ASUS startup screen and that's it. Can't get to Bios, can't boot, can't do nothing. I tried pulling out battery from motherboard, nothing happened. Can anyone please help me how to reset my bios? Also, I dont have a reset hole on the bottom of the laptop. Laptop is ASUS U52F

A:Can't reach bios, or start my laptop

Hello and welcome to TSF!! Try this Use Bootrec.exe in the Windows RE to troubleshoot startup issues also your HDD might be compatible. Does Mini Core Linux flash bios?

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Decided to try Ubuntu Linux 6.06 (which is pretty cool BTW) after struggling a bit with 5.05. Unfortunately when 6.06 installed from Live CD, it did not create a boot loader to allow me back to my WXP. I have tried several recovery schemes including booting from a W98 floppy, but none successful (NTFS partition may have been corrupted.)

I can see /media/windows in file system in my file browser either from Live CD or normal 6.06 boot from hdd, but when I click on the folder, it is blank (i.e., no files or folders).

When I run
"sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /media/windows" from shell within normal bootup, I get:

"mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so"

If I click on 27.3GB Volume in "Computer" view from file browser, I get:

"Unable to mount the selected volume" and if I click on "show more details", it shows:

"error: device /dev/hada1 is not removeable
error: could not execute pmount"

I had backed up not long before the U install, but now cannot find my CD of the backup. Is there a way to reach the Windows partition from any combination of U Live CD, U 6.06 from normal boot, Windows boot floppy, Windows recover fdd or cd, or simply removing the hdd and plugging it into another windows computer?

I am prepared to remove the Windoze install from this computer and con... Read more

A:How to reach (corrupted?) WXP partition in linux?

It occurs to me later that booting with a W98 floppy would be fat32 and so may not be able to read NTFS. Is there a NTFS boot floppy or CD? Or am I just totally confused on this?

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Good day,
I have never used forums like this, but today's situation forced me.
There is some back story.
Recently I have bought a camera, I am shooting in RAW files which take up a lot of space. I have decided to find a backup solution to back up all my data together with the huge amount of data from the pictures I will take. I found crashplan. Automatically it wanted to backup my C disk (where the windows are) and D disk (where I store all of my university stuff, photos, etc). C drive in my case does not contain any important information to me, just the programs I use and windows. Knowing so, I tick off the C drive when backing up with crashplan and backed up only D. It took me about 10 days to back everything up. (a week ago approx). Since then It was running in the background.
Yesterday, before going to work i was using it, everything was smooth. Using Lightroom to retouch photos, browsing internet, usual stuff...
Today in the morning i switch the computer on. It took usual time to boost - less than 20 seconds. Went to the internet, checked my mobile service provider's website, shut the computer down for next 7 hours.
Opening it up again, trying to boost - it gets stuck on the windows flag screen. Takes more then 5 minutes - I hold the button and turn it off. Try to turn it on again - same thing, gets stuck on during the "flag screen". Researched it a bit, got advised to turn the computer on with a safe mode and restart it. Did that. Still got stuck. This time I waited for... Read more

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In an effort to get rid of a persistent pop-up that showed whenever I started my PC, I purchased PC Tools Spyware Doctor. Immediately, I could no longer browse the Web. When I uninstalled Spyware Doctor, the problem went away. Tried reaching their tech support, but those web pages just loop through a series of FAQs and similar pre-formatted questions. It has no option to submit a new topic. Anyone know how I can reach these people to report their software breaks my computer?

A:Can't reach real person at PC Tools

I'm not a big fan of PC Tools, so I suggest you download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and run a full scan in safe mode.

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