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"Cannot find Server" problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kbtegp, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. kbtegp

    kbtegp Thread Starter

    Nov 7, 2007
    I have an interesting problem.

    I subscribe to a fantasy football website and from about two weeks ago, my primary laptop has been unable to get onto the site. I can get on from any other computer and the site has assured me there are no IP blocks etc on the account. I can also get onto every other site I try from this computer.

    I'm running Windows XP Pro and have already checked my allowed sites etc.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    The following is the screen:

    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.


    Please try the following:

    Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

    If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

    To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
    See if your Internet connection settings are being detected. You can set Microsoft Windows to examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings (if your network administrator has enabled this setting).
    Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
    On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
    Select Automatically detect settings, and then click OK.
    Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed.
    If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure your Security settings can support it. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section and check settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, PCT 1.0.
    Click the Back button to try another link.

    Cannot find server or DNS Error
    Internet Explorer
  2. allheart55


    Jun 5, 2007
    Interestingly enough, my husband is having the same issue with his laptop and Yahoo Fantasy Football. He can access the site from any of our other PC's, but not his notebook. He is running XP Pro as well. I have checked his internet settings, we have six computers on the same network and we are using the same security software.
  3. The Hound

    The Hound

    May 27, 2007
    Welcome to TSG...

    You may be loading a bad cached page...Try this:

    Open IE, click tools, internet options.
    Click the Delete Cookies button, and ok.
    Click the Delete Files...button, put a check in Delete all Offline Content, and click ok.
    Click Clear History, and click Yes.

    Close IE and reopen.
    Don't use the shortcut or favorite you've been using--type the URL carefully, or copy and paste if from a known good link. Your shortcut may be corrupted.
  4. kbtegp

    kbtegp Thread Starter

    Nov 7, 2007
    Figured it out.

    Had harcoded DNS servers loaded. They were conflicting with this particular website.
  5. bodhost.co.uk


    Aug 9, 2007
    Clear all your cookies and temporary internet files by using ccleaner software and let us know
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