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Firefox Continuously "cannot Find Server"


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#1 Soriya

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:29 PM

My computer connects to the internet, but doesn't not load any web pages. It uses instant messaging programs just fine, but on Firefox or IE just displays: "Firefox cannot find the server at www.placeholder.com. Check the address for typing errors. "

I am currently using a broadband, wireless connection.

I have also tried the DNS flush, but it still doesn't work.


Any ideas?

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 01:21 AM

Have you tried any other web addresses?

If you have, and you cannot connect to lots of different web sites, start here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 02:14 AM

Have you tried to ping ?

Start run type CMD In the black box type ping www.google.com
(mind the bracket between ping and www)


Most Internet connectivity problems arise out of corrupt Winsock settings due to the installation of a networking software or Malware infestation.

If your using Windows XP SP2, log on as an administrator.
Go to Start > Run and type: cmd
Press OK or Hit ENTER.
A dos Window will appear. Type or copy/paste the following: netsh winsock reset
Hit ENTER.
When the program is finished, you will receive the message: "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog. You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset."
Close the command box and reboot your computer.


Have you tried to ping ?

Start run type CMD In the black box type ping www.google.com
(mind the bracket between ping and www)




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