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501/505 error message with Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by brownpanda, Nov 3, 2011.

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  1. brownpanda

    brownpanda Thread Starter

    Aug 2, 2010
    Hi, this is, I think, new. I can't find anything on this and all 501/505 message posts are related to Windows XP not 7. But, I have a 501/505 error message in my Windows 7. Funny thing, it is a problem with all my browsers (IE and Firefox) and I cannot access any website with the www. prefix. Urls without this prefix works fine. The only thing I can think of is that I downloaded and installed a Java update yesterday. Did this cause the 501/505 error problem? I also tried following the steps recommended by Microsoft for XP (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811262). No joy. Is this a virus? Help.
  2. LagunaGTO

    LagunaGTO Account Closed

    Jan 27, 2011
    What versions of your browsers are you running? Does this happen to www.google.com?

    • Close all your browsers
    • Open a command prompt and type in netsh winsock reset
    • and then ipconfig /flushdns
    • and then ipconfig /release
    • and then ipconfig/renew
    NOTE: It is very important you do them in that order.
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