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Sony Vaio SVE14112EGW cant connect to FB & youtube

Discussion in 'Networking' started by meyn_ko, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. meyn_ko

    meyn_ko Thread Starter

    Jan 15, 2013
    Good day everyone! I recently bought a new lappy(Sony Vaio SVE14112EGW- http://www.sony.com.ph/product/sve14112eg ) yet when i started connecting it to net(facebook and youtube accts), it shows that the page cannot be displayed/the site took too long to respond. Other sites like google and watchop are ok. I already checked my ip and its also ok yet it still won't open those said sites. :( Im afraid to do something since i'm not that knowledgeable in fixing computer/network. Please do help me. I'll definitely appreciate it! :)
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    do you have any other devices at home and do they work ok - if not -
    have you tried the pc anywhere else - coffee shop, friends house - just to make sure its not an ISP issue

    this maybe a malware issue
    but first check

    Checking the Host file

    • Open Notepad - Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Notepad select "Run as Administrator" to open a notepad
    • Now goto 'File' > 'Open' and browse to the HOSTS file - which will be located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc. - you may need to change the drop down box next to the file name:box from Text Documents (*.txt) to ALL Files (*.*)
    • The file should look like the info at the bottom of this post

      Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
      to do that:
      From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
      all the text will now be highlighted
      From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy

      Now go back to the forum - goto the reply and then right click in the reply box and paste the results.
      The results from the notepad should now appear in the forum reply.
    • Once you are finished, go up to 'File' and click 'Save'. Make sure to change the Save as Type: box to All files.
      Otherwise, Notepad may add a .txt extension to the file which will keep it from working. If you don't have your system set to show extensions, it's easy to miss that.



    # Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    # For example:
    # rhino.acme.com # source server
    # x.acme.com # x client host

    # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
    # localhost
    # ::1 localhost


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