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8:45 pm on Mar 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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hey -

some websites are loading but the following are not for me

ebay
yahoo
hotmail and my msn any ideas?

8:57 pm on Mar 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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just afollow up still not working and i got this from the browser

Occasionally we receive inquiries from users who do not understand why they have accessed our site. Please be advised that you are not reaching our site as a result of spyware. We are not exactly sure why you have been directed here, however, we believe it is a result of the autosearch feature of Internet Explorer. If a site entered into the address bar cannot be accessed, Explorer apparently appends ".org" to the name and then tries to access that site. In the case of a search ending in .com, Explorer thus accesses our domain, "com.org." If you wish to turn off this behavior, we think it can be successfully accomplished by doing the following:

1. From the "Tools" menu, select "Internet Options".
2. Click on the "Advanced" tab.
3. Under "Search from the Address Bar", select "Do not search from the Address bar".
4. Click "OK".
5. You may need to restart your computer.

Please note that this does not solve the problem of why you could not access the original search term, and if that site is still not accessible (due to DNS problems, a server being down, network problems, a typographical error, etc.) you should now receive an error that the page cannot be displayed.

3:29 am on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Check your hosts file. If your machine is not able to access those sites, chances are you will see lines in that file referencing those blocked sites. My cleaned up hosts file only contains this line now:

127.0.0.1 localhost

The hosts file can be found in C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc on my machine, if you are using windows, yours will be in a similar location.

4:32 am on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ahem...

Internet Explorer? You do have the option of using Firefox or Opera. Your problem would, no doubt, immediately be solved :-)

8:52 am on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If your running a windows system you could try the "tracert" or "pathping" command to check if it is not a routing problem.

Simply type in "tracert website.com" or "pathping website.com" into the MSDOS command line and see where your connection is lost.

5:59 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Seems it was my broadband im with NTL

Sure some of you had the same problem last night!

7:24 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sure some of you had the same problem last night!

I had to use dial-up :(

 

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