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#1 BlueTJMCRT

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:20 AM

I have a laptop question and was curious if you have heard of it.



A website that I manage (for our community) will no longer display on my home laptop. I am connected to a wireless router. Interestingly, my work laptop connects to the site just fine and it is on the same router!



I have spoke with the hosting company and my ISP. The ISP folks (charter.net) suggested it might be a “winsock” problem.



Have you heard of this before? I don’t have problems accessing any other sites


Thanks!

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:41 AM

If you don't have any problems accessing other sites...I would suspect corrupt cookies or a site problem.

Did these Charter folks...tell you what kind of winsock problem and propose a way of curing it?

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:48 AM

Do you use Internet Explorer or Firefox ?

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:07 AM

I use Internet Explorer


No, they did not give me any help on fixing the issue.


So, should I update IE

Then maybe run ccleaner and see if it was an issue with cookies?

Any help much appreciated

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:16 AM

1. Yes you may use CCleaner with the following settings:

Open CCleaner > Click Cleaner > Windows and make sure the following items have a check mark :
  • all the items under Internet Explorer .
  • All the items under Windows Explorer .
  • Under system: Empty Recycle bin and Temporary Files .
  • Under advanced Old Prefetch data (this one you may unckeck later on)
2. Then go to Internet Options:
  • Make sure your privacy and security setting is set to default. To do that under privacy tab press default and under security tab press default.
  • Under privacy tab click on Sites button, then click on Remove all and then OK to clear all the restricted sites. (If you use SpywareBlaster you have to re-enable it again to add the bad sites restriction again.)


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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:49 AM

Ok

I ran the steps above and it's still the same.

Firefox blocks it also.


System Restore my next option?

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:58 AM

wait a while before using the system restore as it is for the last resort ( you would loose all the updates and applications changes).

Click on the link just to see if you get connected to this site.This is a test to see if you can access the SSL sites.http://www.microsoft.com/en/us/default.aspx

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:12 PM

Yes, I am able to access that site.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:45 PM

OK that is ruled out.

1.This is the fix for winsock the ISP folks were talking about, with a few more. I am not sure if this is the case as you have acces to other sites but it worth a try:

Go to Start > Run and type in cmd
Type in the following line one by one and pressing Enter after each line:

netsh winsock reset
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns


Reboot.

2. If still no go try this:

Download Dial-a-fix from Majorgeeks or djlizard.net

To remove restrictions:
Doubleclick Dial-a-fix-versions.exe to start the program.
Immediately a window will open with on top: "Dial-A-fix : Restrictive policies"
You'll see registry keys.
Check them all and press Go.

REBOOT your computer afterwards, important.


PS: I edited the first command.

Edited by farbar, 23 April 2008 - 01:40 PM.





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