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May 25, 2013 3:57:39 PM

On my XP Pro, IE8 and on my Win7 Pro 64-bit. Certain websites will not render correctly. It looks more like a list for ftp websites. Especially YouTube. In Win7, I have used the F12 selection and tried all combonations...no luck. I have also selected the 'graphics or software' button, too.

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May 25, 2013 4:05:51 PM

I hope you're not using IE as your default browser. It's garbage. If you are, do make

the switch to the likes of Firefox for example.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

That said, it could be you're missing a plugin like Flash for example.

You could try going to the settings and then advanced (I think) and

hitting the reset button.
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May 25, 2013 7:27:22 PM

Thank you, X79. I have tried Firefox and Chrome with the same results...YouTube, www.ajc, and a few others will not render correctly. I have the current Flash Player. I reset the Advanced tab. I have checked and unchecked the 'use software rendering' box. This situation is also on my XP box as well as this Win7-64 box. Driving me crazy.
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May 26, 2013 3:35:10 AM

Sounding more like a network problem now, if it's happening across multiple computers.

Perhaps calling your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and asking them about it might help. Doubtful though.
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May 26, 2013 7:25:35 AM

I also have an HP Pavilion dv7 with Win7-64. It is rendering YouTube correctly! I made sure the 'Advanced' tab on this box Win7 and the laptop were identical. No change on the box Win7...any more suggestions.
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May 26, 2013 12:27:18 PM

My plugins were all up to date. I updated my graphics card, even though I have 'software rendering' checked. So, neither Chrome, Firefox, nor IE will open YouTube correctly. Thanks for your response. PS...Java is running and up-to-date.
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May 26, 2013 12:31:59 PM

Try pressing the Windows key + R

*Box shows up in left corner*

Type in: cmd

*Black window shows up*

Type in: ipconfig/flushdns

and press enter. Then you should get a confirmation message.
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May 27, 2013 10:58:00 AM

Tried that...no change. I have an HP Pavilion dv7 with Win7 Pro 64-bit...bout same as the big box I just built. It has no problem rendering YouTube. Both my boxes, XP Pro and Win7 Pro, have the same manufacturers gpu...NVIDIA. I have verified that all updates are here for both machines gpu. Only a few sites don't render right, and YouTube happens to be one. If I want anything copied on YouTube, I use the laptop and transfer it to the new Win7.
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May 27, 2013 11:16:42 AM

Have you turned off hardware acceleration in the browser?
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May 27, 2013 11:27:35 AM

I've tried that in both positions on box boxes...no change. Other printed material says to use accelerated gpu, anyway.

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May 27, 2013 11:33:40 AM

Have you tried smashing both computers against a wall and then stomping on them, before using them as

frisbees in your nearest tech shop?



You could try formatting one of them and then see how things are. Getting a 1TB external HDD is a good idea.
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May 27, 2013 1:24:36 PM

Yeah, that's a good thought. I've got too much time involved now and have transferred gigabytes of stuff from the old XP to the new Win7. I've had a Belkin transfer cable for years and it only took two days to get most of the stuff over by USB2.
But, this does bring up an interesting idea...I haven't used the Win7 disk for 'Repair'. Maybe, just maybe something good will come out of this.
I want to thank you for responding to my issue. You're the only person that has given suggestions for clearing up this thing.


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May 27, 2013 6:50:27 PM

Thanks for the test site. Everything good here...download just over 20Mbs. DNS good. I'm not having connection difficulties. Tomshardware is asking me to pick a solution provider...hasn't happened yet. Thank you, again, for your help.
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May 27, 2013 10:59:34 PM

We are going to find a solution for this!

Can you provide any screen shots of how it looks like when it doesn't render correctly?

In windows 7 you can go to the start menu and then type snippet tool.
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May 28, 2013 6:04:08 AM

I have copied the Snippet of YouTube but can not get into this box...???

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May 29, 2013 11:42:54 AM

?? I'm not following Mouse.

Oh and the imageshack link requires a login. Damn.

Or maybe this was changed by a mod?
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May 29, 2013 11:45:52 AM

X79 said:
?? I'm not following Mouse.

Oh and the imageshack link requires a login. Damn.

Or maybe this was changed by a mod?

In the deleted post was an email address, the deletion has nothing to do with the link requiring a login though.
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May 29, 2013 11:49:46 AM

Alright.

Thanks mod.
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May 29, 2013 12:29:11 PM

Well, alrighty then...no email addresses...thanks for your concern.
Secondly, could you recommend a method to put a Snippet shot into this box. Or, any other source (Paint,png, etc) that could be used by the community to help resolve my issue.

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May 29, 2013 12:52:43 PM

The post functions allow the posting of images, which post function are you using?
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May 29, 2013 1:23:42 PM

Imageshack.us tags them as .png. When I attach a shot to this location, the provider requires a login. Is there another way? I tried to drag-and-drop from my desktop, which opens with Windows Photo Viewer...which will not happen. The Snippet is saved as .png.
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May 29, 2013 1:29:48 PM

Imageshack works just fine for me!
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May 29, 2013 1:44:06 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img194/3705/snippetcaptureyoutub...

X79 & My new best friend...I sent this url to my other mail account and it came up ok. This should display the page I receive from YouTube every time I contact that site. I, also, get the same result when contacting a local newspaper (www.ajc.com). A few other pages show up like this, But I would rather YouTube was correct. I can live without the other sites.
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May 30, 2013 3:42:17 AM

righto...I tried the solutions at Yahoo site but nothing has changed. I will say, though, that I have been using hosts file updates from winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm for 10 years. You can add sites manually, too. It has been very helpful for unwanted on-screen ads. To see your hosts file: C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts.

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May 30, 2013 3:49:12 AM

Ohhh you been editing your hosts file bro...

Maybe if you can go back to default, that might solve it.

Ads suck, but instead of using that method, use browser extensions.

Use FF and then go here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/extensions/pri...

Lots of addons for you. NoScript, Ghostery, AdBlock Plus, HTTPsEverywhere are all superb.

They block trackers, scripts, ads and popups combined. As well as try to give you encryption with HTTPS.

You don't really need NoScript. But try the others.
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May 30, 2013 5:11:22 AM

I haven't had to edit any sites in hosts file this year. I rarely use Firefox and even rarer to use Chrome. Both do not render YouTube correctly.
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May 30, 2013 6:09:25 AM

I HAVE FOUND THE SOLUTION!!!
Looking at other sites, I noticed that among the ad blocking by hosts file, ad.doubleclick.net was prominent on many pages. I went to the hosts file and deleted ad.doubleclick.net and now the sites are rendering correctly! What an incredible journey. I have spent two weeks and countless hours pondering and experimenting, now for some refreshment and scones. I use YouTube for downloading tech info...mainly Cisco, and music...love that Andre Rieu.
Thank you X79 for your efforts on my behalf. Thank you Mousemonkey for looking out for my safety.
And now from Atlanta, Georgia, G'day
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May 30, 2013 6:44:39 AM

Hurray ^^


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If you check my last post, I did tell you that though ^_^.
Because I know that you can break sites through blocks.
Use browser extensions instead my friend!
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May 30, 2013 2:55:18 PM

The hosts file has had doubleclick in there for several years with no problems. I think that, in order to assure adverts that 'hits' were true, some code was added (hidden) that would not let users render the page unless doubleclick got their count. What do you think?
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May 30, 2013 3:00:25 PM

Hurray, the solution!

You know, plenty companies add such filthy code. So it wouldn't be surprising.

Plenty pages break too, if you block their tracking attempts. It's awful and hostile to users.

I really can't stress it enough that you try out the FF and the extensions I mentioned.

Because people work on them, in order to optimize things so that if you block A, it doesn't break B.

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