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Discussion in 'Community' started by jlewis2k1, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

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    #1
    now i have a bad felling this might get wasteland but i sort of need some help...

    now let me remind you that im still a sad windows user

    i can not get to microsoft.com nor can i get to google.com along with a few other sites. i doubt im going to get anywhere ... luckly i can get here. so my question is this ... does any have any suggestions or whatever on how to take care of this problem.

    I am aware of that this is a mac place but i know that there are some windows users around this forum.
     
  2. mpw Guest

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    #2
    Can't get to microsoft.com? Maybe they closed. You'd best get yourself an Apple or support gonna be a problem with a discontinued OS.

    I think it's a sign of character that they knew when to just accept they were wrong and throw in the towel. Let's hear three cheers for microsoft.....
     
  3. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Clear your browser cache, restart, and try again. If you still can't get to those sites, I'd say your ISP is having problems. Give them a call.
     
  4. jlewis2k1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

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    well after fighting with windows for about 2 or so hours i manage to find a few stupid dlls preventing me from accessinf certain sites. now i just need to find a way to prevent a specific folder from being created. -_- stupid windows.
     
  5. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like virus/spyware issue. Some viruses edit your hosts file so you can't access Microsoft websites to download updates. I'd say it's time to backup and do a clean install (I find it easier than trying to sort out these issues).
     
  6. munkle macrumors 68030

    munkle

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    Ad-aware is pretty much mandatory on every Windows computer now, along with SpyBot.

    *hugs PB* ;) :p
     
  7. virividox macrumors 601

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    im so glad i dont have to wrestle with windows problems when im here at uni makes my life so much easier
     
  8. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    Try downloading alternative browser like firefox or opera. If that does not work, the virus might have infected your hosts file. If that's the case, try editing C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\etc\HOSTS

    firefox: http://www.firefox.com
    opera: http://www.opera.com

    EDIT: oops, just saw that you have fixed it.
     
  9. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    #9
    You said it :p
     
  10. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Format your HD, install linux and try with Firefox... :rolleyes: :cool:
    Get a Mac!! (Sorry I couldn't resist) ;)
     
  11. jlewis2k1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

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