About a couple of months ago, certain URL's suddenly began to refuse to load on my desktop using either Firefox or Explorer and either broadband or dial up. In Firefox I get
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.hp.com.
* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
...and the equivalent on MS Explorer. I use Zone Alarm firewall but I have made no changes to suddenly cause these URL's to stop loading. The same URL's will load no problem on my laptop using the same internet connection. So there is some problem with my desktop. The strange thing is that only a few (maybe ten) URL's are affected including these... http://www.hp.comhttp://www.argos.co.ukhttp://www.virgintrains.co.uk/http://www.argos.co.ukhttp://www.nirvanasutra.org.ukhttp://www.myjanee.comhttp://uk.europe.creative.com/support/forums