very ODD issue

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by celticfan11, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    I have 3 pcs hooked to my DSL router
    all run XP pro sp1

    2 computers everything works fine
    1 computer a few sites wont load IE. ebay.com my schools website
    they load on 2 computers but not the other one...
    i load the sites at the same time on the PCs just one doesnt load it
    ebay.com never works on that pc
    but 99.5% of websites load expect for a small few
    i reinstalled IE6 no help
    dont want to reinstall windows but its my last resort

    any suggestions...???
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Do all three still have the default "hosts" file? c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
     
  3. celticfan11

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    yes they have the same hosts file
    jsut checked it :)
     
  4. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Have you tried switching around the cat5 cables in the router to see if the problem switches to a different machine?

    Do they all have the same security settings? Tools --> Internet Options --> Security Tab

    I know these seem like simple things but, sometimes it is a simple thing. One of our members who are more versed in networking issues will stop in before long.
     
  5. celticfan11

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    all of the IE options are the same
    i never change any of the expect default homepage :)
    switched the cat 5 wires
    and the router ports
    same issue still
     
  6. chaos945

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    What tools are you using?

    It could be an app blocking the site from loading via ActiveX or something like that?

    Did you try another web browser?
    Donwload Mozilla Firebird

    Are they just saying 404 Page Not Found, how exactly are they not "loading"?
     
  7. celticfan11

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    havent tried another browser
    will try mozilla now
    the not loading error is
    "The page cannot be displayed
    The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.
    "

    that is what i get
    what you would get if u went to www.sadasdaasddasdsa.com some website that doenst exsist u know?
     
  8. celticfan11

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    no luck with mozilla
    it said there is no data available or something like that

    if i open AOL and use their browser i can get to ebay
    i completelly removed aol and that didnt help
    reinstalled it and i can still access ebay through AOL
    i try pinging ebay.com and every instance is TIMED OUT
     
  9. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Your Winsock is damaged, AOL uses a VPN network so they can spy on you more easily, that is why that works. http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm will fix you up.
     
  10. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    checking that URL gives me a 403 permission denied :/
     
  11. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Are you behind some kind of filter, might be blocking cexx?
     
  12. celticfan11

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    that is not for win XP jz9
    i goto TCP.ip and the uninstall button is greyed out
    how do u remove it??
    i tried the link on the botton of the site and downloaded the WinsockXPFix.exe and ran that
    that accomplished nothing but messing everything up
    good thing i backed the registry before i did that lol
    but i think we are on the right track cause i do have ad ware
     
  13. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    It is too for XP :) Run Spybot Search and Destroy first if you have spyware.
     
  14. celticfan11

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    then i dont understand how to use the program? (LSPFix.exe)
    i open it then not sure what to do
    so i hit finish and it does nothing
     
  15. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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  16. celticfan11

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    nothing is listed in the remove column
    and i rebooted like 100 times lol
    and ive ran the winsockxpfix already
    that just killed my internet completelly
    until i loaded my old REG back
     
  17. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    this might not really help, but I had aol installed on a xp laptop for dialup purposes, and after removing it from the machine, I could not connect to a university network anymore using the network card. aol completely messed up the setting. clean formatted and reinstalled xp, and it worked fine. no more aol for me, that's for sure. since you are on a network, you can easily move all your data to another machine before reinstalling.

    good luck, mate!
     
  18. celticfan11

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    oh reinstalling isnt a problem
    i just dont wanna reinstall all my games and programs after
    just a hassle
    id rather solve the problem
    99% of the websites work
    so its not that big of an issue
    just trying to get to the root of it
    i did some reading and i bet ad ware messed it up
    welp if anyone has anymore ideas feel free to let me know
    thanks for the help
     
  19. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    wait :) most sites work, its just a couple that dont? (I need to stop skimming) If that is the case then its not a winsock problem,
    [​IMG]

    Here is a simple VB file I wrote that finds the host file location, lets make sure its where it is supposed to be, some things hijack and move it to make it harder to detect, http://home.covad.net/~zeiler07/Misc/hosts.zip
     
  20. chaos945

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