IE/Outlook Express DNS Problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mat Owens, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Mat Owens

    Mat Owens Guest

    Hi Guys

    I've been running XP Home for the past few months without any problems. I have a cable modem and my ISP is Rogers (Toronto, Canada).

    The last few days I've been having some issues, IE6 can no longer resolve dns names, and even if I type in the IP address directly it still fails with a dns resolution error.

    Outlook Express also seems to be sufferring the same way when it trys to connect to the Yahoo POP server, it just hangs there. If I go into the Command Prompt I can happily nslookup/ping any host out there on the internet, and I can play multiplayer Wolfenstein without any issues.

    I've tried doing a ipconfig /renew but to no avail.

    Any ideas would be gratefully welcomed !


  2. DrX

    DrX Guest


    I cant offer to much help on that, but have you double checked your mail settings , Have you called your ISP and asked if anyone else has the same issue ?

    Are you on a network, behind a gateway ?
  3. Mat Owens

    Mat Owens Guest


    Thanks DrX

    I actually ended up doing a system restore back from 10 days ago and that seems to have resolved the problem.

    I think the file which had been tampered with was:


    Maybe the registry also has some issues.