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Nazz
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Since: Apr 19, 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:51 pm    Post subject: Blocked website
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Hello, I'm trying to get onto a site, and whenever I happen to type in the
word, whether it be in a search bar or actually typing the website into the
address bar, I get a "this page cannot be displayed" page. I'm not sure why.
I don't think it's blocked on my computer but i don't know how to check. i've
checked the "protected/trusted" sites in internet options after clicking on
tools and i kow that it's not that. I'm using windows XP. the site is
actually a heavy-visited site, and i'm wondering if it's just the servers
that aren't handling all of the people trying to get onto the site though,
that does not explain why i cannot type it into search bars without getting
the error screen. can anyone shed any light on this confusing topic?
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Andrew E.
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Since: Aug 13, 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:27 pm    Post subject: RE: Blocked website [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Try going to www.msn.com or www.google.com Search,type in the url,then
click on thier results for that specific url that you want to go to,if its
valid,you'll
get there...

"Nazz" wrote:

> Hello, I'm trying to get onto a site, and whenever I happen to type in the
> word, whether it be in a search bar or actually typing the website into the
> address bar, I get a "this page cannot be displayed" page. I'm not sure why.
> I don't think it's blocked on my computer but i don't know how to check. i've
> checked the "protected/trusted" sites in internet options after clicking on
> tools and i kow that it's not that. I'm using windows XP. the site is
> actually a heavy-visited site, and i'm wondering if it's just the servers
> that aren't handling all of the people trying to get onto the site though,
> that does not explain why i cannot type it into search bars without getting
> the error screen. can anyone shed any light on this confusing topic?
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MP
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Since: Apr 17, 2006
Posts: 35



PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Blocked website [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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What is the site?

"Nazz" wrote in message

> Hello, I'm trying to get onto a site, and whenever I happen to type in the
> word, whether it be in a search bar or actually typing the website into
> the
> address bar, I get a "this page cannot be displayed" page. I'm not sure
> why.
> I don't think it's blocked on my computer but i don't know how to check.
> i've
> checked the "protected/trusted" sites in internet options after clicking
> on
> tools and i kow that it's not that. I'm using windows XP. the site is
> actually a heavy-visited site, and i'm wondering if it's just the servers
> that aren't handling all of the people trying to get onto the site though,
> that does not explain why i cannot type it into search bars without
> getting
> the error screen. can anyone shed any light on this confusing topic?
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Nazz
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Since: Apr 19, 2006
Posts: 4



PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Blocked website [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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myspace.com

"MP" wrote:

> What is the site?
>
> "Nazz" wrote in message
>
> > Hello, I'm trying to get onto a site, and whenever I happen to type in the
> > word, whether it be in a search bar or actually typing the website into
> > the
> > address bar, I get a "this page cannot be displayed" page. I'm not sure
> > why.
> > I don't think it's blocked on my computer but i don't know how to check.
> > i've
> > checked the "protected/trusted" sites in internet options after clicking
> > on
> > tools and i kow that it's not that. I'm using windows XP. the site is
> > actually a heavy-visited site, and i'm wondering if it's just the servers
> > that aren't handling all of the people trying to get onto the site though,
> > that does not explain why i cannot type it into search bars without
> > getting
> > the error screen. can anyone shed any light on this confusing topic?
>
>
>
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Thota Umesh
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Since: Apr 05, 2006
Posts: 266



PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:16 am    Post subject: Re: Blocked website [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hii, did u check up the hosts file. an entry in the hosts file cud restrict
the site for u. path: windows\system32\drivers\etc.

"Nazz" wrote in message

> Hello, I'm trying to get onto a site, and whenever I happen to type in the
> word, whether it be in a search bar or actually typing the website into
> the
> address bar, I get a "this page cannot be displayed" page. I'm not sure
> why.
> I don't think it's blocked on my computer but i don't know how to check.
> i've
> checked the "protected/trusted" sites in internet options after clicking
> on
> tools and i kow that it's not that. I'm using windows XP. the site is
> actually a heavy-visited site, and i'm wondering if it's just the servers
> that aren't handling all of the people trying to get onto the site though,
> that does not explain why i cannot type it into search bars without
> getting
> the error screen. can anyone shed any light on this confusing topic?
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Nazz
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Since: Apr 19, 2006
Posts: 4



PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:16 am    Post subject: Re: Blocked website [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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i have no idea how to check up the "hosts file" i don't even know what that
is! can you explain it to me?

"Thota Umesh" wrote:

> Hii, did u check up the hosts file. an entry in the hosts file cud restrict
> the site for u. path: windows\system32\drivers\etc.
>
> "Nazz" wrote in message
>
> > Hello, I'm trying to get onto a site, and whenever I happen to type in the
> > word, whether it be in a search bar or actually typing the website into
> > the
> > address bar, I get a "this page cannot be displayed" page. I'm not sure
> > why.
> > I don't think it's blocked on my computer but i don't know how to check.
> > i've
> > checked the "protected/trusted" sites in internet options after clicking
> > on
> > tools and i kow that it's not that. I'm using windows XP. the site is
> > actually a heavy-visited site, and i'm wondering if it's just the servers
> > that aren't handling all of the people trying to get onto the site though,
> > that does not explain why i cannot type it into search bars without
> > getting
> > the error screen. can anyone shed any light on this confusing topic?
>
>
>
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Don Varnau
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Since: Jun 04, 2004
Posts: 4891



PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:16 am    Post subject: Re: Blocked website [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi,
To check the HOSTS file in Windows XP...
Make sure that Windows is showing hidden files and is
not hiding file extensions for known file types (Control Panel> Folder
Options> View) then check for a HOSTS file at
[C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc] Open the HOSTS file with notepad. If there
are entries you wish to disable, you can put the pound sign (#) in front an
entry to disable it. Then File> Save. Or you can rename the HOSTS file to
HOSTS.OLD to disable it.

Example...
127.0.0.1 adserver.com
That entry blocks adserver.com. This computer cannot connect to
adserver.com.

More on the HOSTS file at http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Hope this helps,
Don
[MS MVP- IE]

"Nazz" <Nazz[at]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

> i have no idea how to check up the "hosts file" i don't even know what
that
> is! can you explain it to me?

> "Thota Umesh" wrote:
>
> > Hii, did u check up the hosts file. an entry in the hosts file cud
restrict
> > the site for u. path: windows\system32\drivers\etc.

> > "Nazz" wrote in message
> >
> > > Hello, I'm trying to get onto a site, and whenever I happen to type in
the
> > > word, whether it be in a search bar or actually typing the website
into
> > > the
> > > address bar, I get a "this page cannot be displayed" page. I'm not
sure
> > > why.
> > > I don't think it's blocked on my computer but i don't know how to
check.
> > > i've
> > > checked the "protected/trusted" sites in internet options after
clicking
> > > on
> > > tools and i kow that it's not that. I'm using windows XP. the site is
> > > actually a heavy-visited site, and i'm wondering if it's just the
servers
> > > that aren't handling all of the people trying to get onto the site
though,
> > > that does not explain why i cannot type it into search bars without
> > > getting
> > > the error screen. can anyone shed any light on this confusing topic?
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Nazz
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Since: Apr 19, 2006
Posts: 4



PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:16 am    Post subject: Re: Blocked website [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thank you Don, that was helpful and you gave a really good explaination of
how to edit your hosts. Unfortunately it's still not working after i went
through and checked the host files, everything is fine and clear. I can't
access myspace.com or AOL.com, and there could be other websites I can't
access as well that I'm just not aware of.

"Don Varnau" wrote:

> Hi,
> To check the HOSTS file in Windows XP...
> Make sure that Windows is showing hidden files and is
> not hiding file extensions for known file types (Control Panel> Folder
> Options> View) then check for a HOSTS file at
> [C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc] Open the HOSTS file with notepad. If there
> are entries you wish to disable, you can put the pound sign (#) in front an
> entry to disable it. Then File> Save. Or you can rename the HOSTS file to
> HOSTS.OLD to disable it.
>
> Example...
> 127.0.0.1 adserver.com
> That entry blocks adserver.com. This computer cannot connect to
> adserver.com.
>
> More on the HOSTS file at http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
>
> Hope this helps,
> Don
> [MS MVP- IE]
>
> "Nazz" <Nazz[at]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>
> > i have no idea how to check up the "hosts file" i don't even know what
> that
> > is! can you explain it to me?
>
> > "Thota Umesh" wrote:
> >
> > > Hii, did u check up the hosts file. an entry in the hosts file cud
> restrict
> > > the site for u. path: windows\system32\drivers\etc.
>
> > > "Nazz" wrote in message
> > >
> > > > Hello, I'm trying to get onto a site, and whenever I happen to type in
> the
> > > > word, whether it be in a search bar or actually typing the website
> into
> > > > the
> > > > address bar, I get a "this page cannot be displayed" page. I'm not
> sure
> > > > why.
> > > > I don't think it's blocked on my computer but i don't know how to
> check.
> > > > i've
> > > > checked the "protected/trusted" sites in internet options after
> clicking
> > > > on
> > > > tools and i kow that it's not that. I'm using windows XP. the site is
> > > > actually a heavy-visited site, and i'm wondering if it's just the
> servers
> > > > that aren't handling all of the people trying to get onto the site
> though,
> > > > that does not explain why i cannot type it into search bars without
> > > > getting
> > > > the error screen. can anyone shed any light on this confusing topic?
>
>
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