Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Cannot access certain sites


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 WhoSe

WhoSe

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:05 PM

Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:58 PM

I cant access facebook and youtube for a long period of time. Sometimes I may be able to get on for 5-10minutes but then it stops working. The error that appears on firefoxis "the connection has timed out"
My brother's laptop which is connected through a router is able to access these sites fine. None of the browsers i try work. (firefox, chrome, ie)

I read on yahoo answers someone who had a similar problem, and said that China blocks the websites that i just mentioned. China also blocks twitter, and i tried going on it and guess what? It didnt work either. They also mentioned something about DNS poisoning.
I sort of suspect that the cause of this are a few Chinese video programs I downloaded. I uninstalled them all but it still does not work.

I've tried scanning the computer for anything that may have caused it, but nothing was found. I also tried flushing the dns but to no avail.

Any help or solutions would be greatly appreciated. I'm not very tech-savvy, so mind putting it in terms that an amateur could understand. haha.
Thanks.

EDIT: Oh sorry, forgot to mention it is Windows XP 5.1

Edited by WhoSe, 18 July 2010 - 10:11 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,618 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:11:05 AM

Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:48 PM

What Windows version is it?

Open Windows Explorer.
Navigate to:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
You'll see "hosts" file there (no extension).
Open the file in Notepad and post it's content.
If Windows won't let you open the file, copy it to your desktop and open it from there.

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#3 WhoSe

WhoSe
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:05 PM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 10:22 AM

So here's what it says:

# Copyright 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost

EDIT: Link removed, along with pertinent comments re such ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 18 July 2010 - 01:44 PM.


#4 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,618 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:11:05 AM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:31 PM

Your host file looks fine.
You linked to a site, which WOT marks as dangerous: http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/faq.7search.com

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#5 WhoSe

WhoSe
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:05 PM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:37 PM

Hm, so is there anything else that I could possibly try?

#6 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,618 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:11:05 AM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:50 PM

What browser do you use?
Did you try different browser?

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#7 WhoSe

WhoSe
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:05 PM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:03 PM

Yep. I've tried IE, Firefox and Chrome. All dont work.

#8 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,618 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:11:05 AM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:06 PM

See, if you can access those sites in Safe Mode with Networking.

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#9 WhoSe

WhoSe
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:05 PM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:33 PM

I'll get back to you when I try. I need to finish burning some disks first. lol

#10 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,618 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:11:05 AM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:42 PM

OK :thumbsup:

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#11 WhoSe

WhoSe
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:05 PM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:16 PM

Uhm. nope it doesn't work in safe mode either.

#12 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,618 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:11:05 AM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:27 PM

Go Start>Run (Start search in Vista), type in:
cmd
Click OK (in Vista, while holding CTRL, and SHIFT, press Enter).

In Command Prompt window, type in following commands, and hit Enter after each one:
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
net stop "dns client"
net start "dns client"


Restart computer.

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#13 WhoSe

WhoSe
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:05 PM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:50 PM

Very nice. It's working for now. I'll check periodically to see if it continues to work.
Thank you very much Broni!

Cheers.

#14 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,618 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:11:05 AM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 03:20 PM

Excellent :thumbsup:

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#15 WhoSe

WhoSe
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:05 PM

Posted 18 July 2010 - 05:06 PM

-sigh- unfortunately, it was too good to be true. It lasted quite a bit longer, for about an hour then stops working again.
If you're still willing to help, I'll greatly appreciate it!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users