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Cannot Connect to Wikipedia


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#1 ElwoodJD

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:05 PM

Hi, I'm new to BleepingComputer but have some computer experience. I'm running Windows XP Pro, SP3 with all the recommended updates installed. I'm also running IE8. I'm set up through a wireless connection. My computer was wiped and completely re-installed about 5 months back.

My computer seems to be running just fine, smooth and generally fast. IE8 has had no problems with opening any webpage except Wikipedia and any Wikipedia sub-article. When I do, I receive the following in IE8:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

What you can try:
It appears you are connected to the Internet, but you might want to try to reconnect to the Internet.

Retype the address.

Go back to the previous page.

Most likely causes:
•You are not connected to the Internet.
•The website is encountering problems.
•There might be a typing error in the address.


I've run AVG9, Super Anti-Spyware, and MBAM, all of which turn up that I am clean. I looked at a HJT log and it too appeared clean but I'm not quite an expert with interpreting HJT logs, there just weren't any glaring issues in it so I didn't make any changes to it.

I've double checked with other computers on my network and they can all open Wikipedia and its sub-articles just fine. Any ideas? Do I have a hidden infection or is it something less sinister?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 ElwoodJD

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:22 PM

I can't seem to find the Close thread option, but after completely rebooting my computer for the third time in 2 days and assigning a static IP/DNS and then telling it to automatically receive one from my router it all seems to have worked itself out. If anything changes I will be back. Thanks anyway.




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