It is possible your Host file is corrupt.
I operate winXP, the location in winXP is:
and I'm almost positive it is in win98, also.
One thing you can do is restore the list to
basically the original installation.
If you have added to it, as in using Spybot S&D's host list,
then you'd want to re-install that list afterwards.
It shouldn't hurt.DownloadHostFix
Open the zipped-folder and choose to extract to your desktop.
Then open the unzipped folder and double-click on the HostFix.exe file.
With the program open, click "YES". This will restore the Hosts file.
The other thing you could do is read this tutorial (click)
and follow through with a posted log for us to study.
It's kinda risky offering advice when not knowing
what/if other factors are involved other than those mentioned.
Questions often bring up more questions
to the point where answers are few and far between, I've found.
The wrong advice, or that which doesn't help,
is usually promptly pointed out though.
Edited by phawgg, 24 February 2005 - 02:44 AM.