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Anonymous
March 22, 2005 7:04:11 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Hello

I cant access any Windows sites, Msn Messenger, Windows
update site, etc, etc.

I live in the Long Eaton area UK.

It started when I came on this morning.

Im now on a friends PC to get this far, any advice would
be helpfull.

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Anonymous
March 23, 2005 1:23:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Tegco,

Are you getting any error? There are lots of causes to this problem,
modified HOSTS file etc etc.

Here are some tips on what to try on:
1. If a spyware/malware has been run on your system, it might have modified
the HOSTS file. Please do a scan on your system for spyware and
remove/quarantine everything it finds. Some good anti spyware software are
ad-aware (www.lavasoft.de) or Spybot Search and destroy (google it). If it
this doesn't work, please update your anti virus and do a system scan too.
2. If your HOSTS file is corrupted (or hijacked), you will not be able to
connect to MS sites (or whatever sites). Please follow "Safely Rename the
HOST file" under http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm and see if this
solves the problem.
3. MS sitse might be down, or the backbone from UK to MS server might be
down. Please try again a few hours later. You might want to do a tracert and
see where is the problem. For more information on TRACERT, please read
http://www.computerhope.com/tracert.htm

Hope this helps.

--
Jabez Gan
Give me a chance, Let me help you!
http://www.blizhosting.com


"Tegco" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:045c01c52ed7$4254fec0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Hello
>
> I cant access any Windows sites, Msn Messenger, Windows
> update site, etc, etc.
>
> I live in the Long Eaton area UK.
>
> It started when I came on this morning.
>
> Im now on a friends PC to get this far, any advice would
> be helpfull.
Anonymous
March 23, 2005 1:23:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

HELLO,
GUESS WHAT IT CAME BACK ON 5HRS LATER, SO WHAT IT WAS I
STILL DONT KNOW. Thanks for your advice. Sos about the
big writing left lock on.

Cheers

>-----Original Message-----
>Tegco,
>
>Are you getting any error? There are lots of causes to
this problem,
>modified HOSTS file etc etc.
>
>Here are some tips on what to try on:
>1. If a spyware/malware has been run on your system, it
might have modified
>the HOSTS file. Please do a scan on your system for
spyware and
>remove/quarantine everything it finds. Some good anti
spyware software are
>ad-aware (www.lavasoft.de) or Spybot Search and destroy
(google it). If it
>this doesn't work, please update your anti virus and do
a system scan too.
>2. If your HOSTS file is corrupted (or hijacked), you
will not be able to
>connect to MS sites (or whatever sites). Please
follow "Safely Rename the
>HOST file" under
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm and see if this
>solves the problem.
>3. MS sitse might be down, or the backbone from UK to MS
server might be
>down. Please try again a few hours later. You might want
to do a tracert and
>see where is the problem. For more information on
TRACERT, please read
>http://www.computerhope.com/tracert.htm
>
>Hope this helps.
>
>--
>Jabez Gan
>Give me a chance, Let me help you!
>http://www.blizhosting.com
>
>
>"Tegco" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:045c01c52ed7$4254fec0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>> Hello
>>
>> I cant access any Windows sites, Msn Messenger, Windows
>> update site, etc, etc.
>>
>> I live in the Long Eaton area UK.
>>
>> It started when I came on this morning.
>>
>> Im now on a friends PC to get this far, any advice
would
>> be helpfull.
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
March 23, 2005 4:52:50 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Sometimes, ISPs lose connection to the outside world now and again.. an ISP
called 'F9' based somewhere in Derbyshire used to have this problem quite
frequently..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/user

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"Tegco" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:045c01c52ed7$4254fec0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Hello
>
> I cant access any Windows sites, Msn Messenger, Windows
> update site, etc, etc.
>
> I live in the Long Eaton area UK.
>
> It started when I came on this morning.
>
> Im now on a friends PC to get this far, any advice would
> be helpfull.
Anonymous
March 23, 2005 3:20:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

If you did a tracert before it came back up, you should be able to pinpoint
the problem (or where it fails).

But anyway, glad to know that everything is back to normal. Great!

--
Jabez Gan
Give me a chance, Let me help you!
http://www.blizhosting.com


"tegco" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:281801c52ef2$11268e70$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> HELLO,
> GUESS WHAT IT CAME BACK ON 5HRS LATER, SO WHAT IT WAS I
> STILL DONT KNOW. Thanks for your advice. Sos about the
> big writing left lock on.
>
> Cheers
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Tegco,
>>
>>Are you getting any error? There are lots of causes to
> this problem,
>>modified HOSTS file etc etc.
>>
>>Here are some tips on what to try on:
>>1. If a spyware/malware has been run on your system, it
> might have modified
>>the HOSTS file. Please do a scan on your system for
> spyware and
>>remove/quarantine everything it finds. Some good anti
> spyware software are
>>ad-aware (www.lavasoft.de) or Spybot Search and destroy
> (google it). If it
>>this doesn't work, please update your anti virus and do
> a system scan too.
>>2. If your HOSTS file is corrupted (or hijacked), you
> will not be able to
>>connect to MS sites (or whatever sites). Please
> follow "Safely Rename the
>>HOST file" under
> http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm and see if this
>>solves the problem.
>>3. MS sitse might be down, or the backbone from UK to MS
> server might be
>>down. Please try again a few hours later. You might want
> to do a tracert and
>>see where is the problem. For more information on
> TRACERT, please read
>>http://www.computerhope.com/tracert.htm
>>
>>Hope this helps.
>>
>>--
>>Jabez Gan
>>Give me a chance, Let me help you!
>>http://www.blizhosting.com
>>
>>
>>"Tegco" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:045c01c52ed7$4254fec0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>>> Hello
>>>
>>> I cant access any Windows sites, Msn Messenger, Windows
>>> update site, etc, etc.
>>>
>>> I live in the Long Eaton area UK.
>>>
>>> It started when I came on this morning.
>>>
>>> Im now on a friends PC to get this far, any advice
> would
>>> be helpfull.
>>
>>
>>.
>>
!