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21-Sep-2006, 07:27 AM #1
Yahoo Won't Load ??
Here's a strange one:

Why is it that Yahoo, (and a few other web sites for that matter), simply will not load on my Win-XP Pro machine ? They won't load using Firefox or IE. All of my software, operating system, security suite are up to date with all applicable patches applied. Even if I shut off my firewall / spyware blocker and anti-virus, certain pages still time out (after 1 minute on a cable modem) and refuse to call up.

Yet, if I boot my system using one of those "run from CD" Linux distributions, Bingo.. up calls the Yahoo website and everything else. So I know it's not my ISP that's the culprit.

Also, I can access things like Yahoo email and other Yahoo pages. Just not the main Yahoo website, www.yahoo.com, for some very strange reason.

Any ideas ??

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21-Sep-2006, 10:09 PM #2
Check your HOSTS file. C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\HOSTS

Open the file with notepad, and make sure there is NOT an entry for "www.yahoo.com".

There should only be one entry in there of: 127.0.0.1 localhost
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21-Sep-2006, 10:30 PM #3
Thanks For Trying... but...
Thanks for taking the time to try and help me with this problem GuruTech

I did exactly as you suggested with the HOST file. Here's what was at the end of the file:

127.0.0.1 localhost
10.254.254.253 Xdrive

I deleted the on-line storage Xdrive; saved the file just like you suggested; then, rebooted my system.

Frustratingly, www.yahoo.com and a few of the others still will not call up for some very strange reason using either IE-7 or Firefox.

Strange... very strange.

But thanks again for taking the time to try.

Joe Ashe
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21-Sep-2006, 11:08 PM #4
try pinging www.yahoo.com. If you get a reply, try browsing to the IP address you get the reply from. I just pinged it and got 209.73.186.238
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