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[Resolved] Can't access specific Site - WHY!

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  1. emac921

    emac921 Thread Starter

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    When I try to access http:''www.emga.org, all I get is an error "Can't find server" or "This page cannot be displayed".

    I have cleared my cache and history, however someone said to clear the cookies for the site I am trying to access, as it has changed servers recently, and the DNS pointers had changed. How do I accomplish this?

    Help, please. Thanks
     
  2. beefy

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    Is this a typing error http:''www.emga.org Looks like '' single quotes rather than // (off by one row on keyboard)

    http://www.emga.org
     
  3. Miz

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    If the URL you're using is exactly as you have posted - http:''www.emga.org - that's not a valid URL. Try http://www.emga.org instead.
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    These problems are often caused by the use of a Hosts file to associate DNS host names with IPs; when the IPs change you can no longer connect.

    It is also possible your ISPs DNS server cache has not yet been brought up to date and this may take some days.

    The location of the Hosts file varies according to the operating system.

    If you post a HijackThis Scanlog it may help sort this out.

    http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/

    In Win9x/ME it is found in the Windows directory with no extension (not hosts.sam or lmhosts.sam). You can open it in Notepad and remove any reference to the domain or just rename the whole file ghosts.

    Windows 95/98/Me c:\windows\hosts
    Windows NT/2000/XP Pro_ c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    Windows XP Home_c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
     
  5. emac921

    emac921 Thread Starter

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    Re; http://www.emga.org

    This site has a new server, and my browser keeps trying to access the old server. I have deleted all cookies from my Temporary Internet Files folder, cleared my caches and history, and still no luck.

    He suggests downloading a new browser; Opera or Netscape perhaps. Wouldn't that be overkill?

    BTW; I get this to this site immedialtely on my wifes puter. Keep in mind I never accessed this site from her system.
     
  6. emac921

    emac921 Thread Starter

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    :D

    Well I followed the fix about C:\Windows\hosts; renamed the files as outlined, and now I can access that site again.

    Thanks again for your help fellows.

    :D
     
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