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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Sephroth57, Feb 12, 2003.

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  1. Sephroth57

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    i use MSN to get on the internet and when i dial up and connect everything is fine. but if i try to pull up a webpage on IE or read my mail in outlook or do anything that sends data out/in nothing happens. i looked at my connection where it says bytes recieved/sent. and they dont move at all they just stay at whatever they arw when i sign on, like 1000 or so. when i try to use IE and let the page try to load on the bottom it tries to load the path, C:windows/system..etc, and the last part says DNS error. please help! :confused:
     
  2. steamwiz

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    Hi Sephroth57

    go to Tools\internet options\connections click "settings" and make sure "use a proxy server.........) is unticked

    steam
     
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    forgot to mention i have windows ME, there is no box for proxy sever but it also might help to know this all started after i did some cleaning i think i might have deleted a file i needed by accident.
     
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    Sephroth57

    This could be almost anything - this happened to me once and it turned out to be a conflict between msn messenger and zonealarm

    Turn of your firewall and see if that helps

    It could be a conflict caused by a program you have running at startup

    It could be caused by spyware\foistware\adware\malware

    If you post your startup list we may be able to spot something

    Please post your startup list by doing the following :-

    Please go here and download startuplist 1.51 :-

    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

    Download to any folder or your desktop
    Unzip the zipfile
    Double click the exe file
    go to Edit - select all - copy - and paste the results in a new post here

    steam
     
  5. Sephroth57

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    well i cant download anything on that computer because i cant load any webpages at all. im on my sisters computer..
     
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    forgot to mention, i dont have a firewall im on dialup. and the last things i did before all this happened was run adaware and windows cleanup, they deleted some junk and then it didnt work since then..
     
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    Which version of adaware did you run - I hope it was version6 because if it wasn't it probably corrupted you winsock settings

    Startuplist is only a small program - download it to a floppy - run it on your comp and post the results back here

    Have you tried a system resore ?

    steam
     
  8. Del

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    Go to Start > Run and type in "command" without the quotes and hit Enter on the keyboard.

    Then where the prompt is, type in "ping 64.58.76.176" without the quotes and hit Enter of the keyboard.

    You should get something like the following:

    C:\WINDOWS\Desktop>ping 64.58.76.176

    Pinging 64.58.76.176 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 64.58.76.176: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=238
    Reply from 64.58.76.176: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=238
    Reply from 64.58.76.176: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=238
    Reply from 64.58.76.176: bytes=32 time=54ms TTL=238

    Ping statistics for 64.58.76.176:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 54ms, Maximum = 55ms, Average = 54ms

    C:\WINDOWS\Desktop>
    Let us know what results you get!!
     
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