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I Have Exhausted What I Know....

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#1 BradB


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Posted 23 June 2007 - 03:52 PM

Hi BradB here.

I have been trying to solve this all week
When-ever I try to login to my account at GoDady or Kiosk to get at my domains I get an error page.
In IE7 I get redirected to some generic advertising page and an Oooops can't connect message.

In Firefox it reads, "can't locate server"

The techs at the hosts and my ISP are stumped but agree that it is in my box only.

And I CAN connect to these locations from another computer.
Also the system has been noticeably slower as well.

I have looked at MSCONFIG. but to be honest I do not know what any of those abreviations mean.
So touching them is not a good idea.
Been there done that, screen went black.......

Anyway any ideas, short of a complete reinstall, which is a fix all I would like to grow beyond.

Thanks for any help and have a good week-end.

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#2 oldf@rt


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Posted 23 June 2007 - 04:15 PM

Lets start with the hosts file. They are normally located at C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc. There may be more than one located in this folder. You may have to view hidden/system filer and folders. Please dont change the Msconfig settings.

To view hidden files: use the tools option in windows explorer, click folder options, click view, under advanced options window select the show hidden files/folders, click ok.

We need copies of all hosts files (hosts, hosts.ics, hosts.bak, etc.)
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