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Yahoo Won't Load ??

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by AsheJoe, Sep 21, 2006.

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  1. AsheJoe

    AsheJoe Thread Starter

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    Here's a strange one:

    Why is it that Yahoo, (and a few other web sites for that matter), simply will not load on my Win-XP Pro machine ? They won't load using Firefox or IE. All of my software, operating system, security suite are up to date with all applicable patches applied. Even if I shut off my firewall / spyware blocker and anti-virus, certain pages still time out (after 1 minute on a cable modem) and refuse to call up.

    Yet, if I boot my system using one of those "run from CD" Linux distributions, Bingo.. up calls the Yahoo website and everything else. So I know it's not my ISP that's the culprit.

    Also, I can access things like Yahoo email and other Yahoo pages. Just not the main Yahoo website, www.yahoo.com, for some very strange reason.

    Any ideas ??

    Thanks
     
  2. gurutech

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    Check your HOSTS file. C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\HOSTS

    Open the file with notepad, and make sure there is NOT an entry for "www.yahoo.com".

    There should only be one entry in there of: 127.0.0.1 localhost
     
  3. AsheJoe

    AsheJoe Thread Starter

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    Thanks for taking the time to try and help me with this problem GuruTech

    I did exactly as you suggested with the HOST file. Here's what was at the end of the file:

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    10.254.254.253 Xdrive

    I deleted the on-line storage Xdrive; saved the file just like you suggested; then, rebooted my system.

    Frustratingly, www.yahoo.com and a few of the others still will not call up for some very strange reason using either IE-7 or Firefox.

    Strange... very strange.

    But thanks again for taking the time to try.

    Joe Ashe
     
  4. gurutech

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    try pinging www.yahoo.com. If you get a reply, try browsing to the IP address you get the reply from. I just pinged it and got 209.73.186.238
     
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