Page Cannot Be Displayed?

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inthepink Posts 3 Registration date Monday April 20, 2009 Status Member Last seen April 21, 2009 - Apr 21, 2009 at 11:24 AM
inthepink Posts 3 Registration date Monday April 20, 2009 Status Member Last seen April 21, 2009 - Apr 21, 2009 at 05:24 PM
Hello,

For some reason on my favorite site I go to daily I cannot get on. I have tried through both IE and Firefox. It is working for others but not me. I have tried cleaning out my cookies and temp. files but it still won't work. Anyone have any suggestions? It's just this one site thats giving me the "page cannot be displayed" message.

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This sounds suspiciously like something or someone has altered your hosts file. This is a windows file that allows you to primitively block access to a domain/website.

To check this you need to open notepad,
then open a file in the following directory where your operating system is installed (probably C drive)

Windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts

Use the find function in notepad to find the website name in this file.

If you find the name then you have one of two options

1) delete the line (however whatever put it into your hosts file may do it again, so)
2) put a # in the first character on the line (this says to ignore the line)

save as hosts with no file extension to the same directory it came from. Make sure that there is no extension as notepad has a bad habit of putting an extension on even when you tell it not to.

bandcoach
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inthepink Posts 3 Registration date Monday April 20, 2009 Status Member Last seen April 21, 2009
Apr 21, 2009 at 01:58 PM
this is what I got:
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 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:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost


The site I can't view is livejournal.com so I don't see anything about it there.
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inthepink Posts 3 Registration date Monday April 20, 2009 Status Member Last seen April 21, 2009
Apr 21, 2009 at 05:24 PM
I did notice at least twice when I try to go there at the bottom of the scrren there is something about system32 and an error but it goes away before I can write it down or scrrep cap it.
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