IE issue with certain website



sredawedoksta
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Hi ya'll.. I'm having a problem viewing my fav boards located on
ezboard.com.. each of my links now result in a page cannot be displayed error
in both IE and Firefox. I cannot even get http://www.ezboard.com to open in
either browser. As far as I know I haven't had any changes to my computer
settings to suddenly block these boards. I've run spyware and antivirus
programs and all come up clean. Any suggestions on how to get access to these
sites back? I'm not sure if its related but I noticed this problem after I
had the windows update for the malicious spyware removal tool update on
Wednesday. I tried a system restore to a date prior with no success. I just
wanted to note that I do not have any probs with any other pages such as
ebay, hotmail, etc where they ask you to put in a username and pw so I know
it was not a "secure" page issue. I've tried readjusting my settings for IE
and Firefox but nothing works. I need my ezboards :(

What's in a Name?
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
sredawedoksta wrote:
> Hi ya'll.. I'm having a problem viewing my fav boards located on
> ezboard.com.. each of my links now result in a page cannot be
> displayed error in both IE and Firefox. I cannot even get
> http://www.ezboard.com to open in either browser. As far as I know I
> haven't had any changes to my computer settings to suddenly block
> these boards. I've run spyware and antivirus programs and all come
> up clean. Any suggestions on how to get access to these sites back?
> I'm not sure if its related but I noticed this problem after I had
> the windows update for the malicious spyware removal tool update on
> Wednesday. I tried a system restore to a date prior with no success.
> I just wanted to note that I do not have any probs with any other
> pages such as ebay, hotmail, etc where they ask you to put in a
> username and pw so I know it was not a "secure" page issue. I've
> tried readjusting my settings for IE and Firefox but nothing works.
> I need my ezboards :(


Check your hosts file.
-max
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Sandi - Microsoft MVP
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
"What's in a Name?" <spamthis@nomail.afraid.org> wrote in message
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> Check your hosts file.

What if they don't know what a hosts file is, or where it is, or what to use
to open it, or how to interpret its contents?

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Sandi - Microsoft MVP
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Hello there,

Search your computer for a hidden file called HOSTS. You will not be able
to see it unless you have set your system to show hidden files. Go to
Control Panel, Folder Options, View Tab. Turn on the option to show hidden
files. ***WARNING!! Files are hidden by Windows for a very good reason. It
is not wise to 'experiment' with these files. Please turn the protection
back on when you have finished.***

Rename HOSTS to HOSTS.OLD and then test.

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"sredawedoksta" <sredawedoksta@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F8AF4C04-F572-4E69-8E8C-D9BE97D0A091@microsoft.com...
> Hi ya'll.. I'm having a problem viewing my fav boards located on
> ezboard.com.. each of my links now result in a page cannot be displayed
> error
> in both IE and Firefox. I cannot even get http://www.ezboard.com to open
> in
> either browser. As far as I know I haven't had any changes to my computer
> settings to suddenly block these boards. I've run spyware and antivirus
> programs and all come up clean. Any suggestions on how to get access to
> these
> sites back? I'm not sure if its related but I noticed this problem after I
> had the windows update for the malicious spyware removal tool update on
> Wednesday. I tried a system restore to a date prior with no success. I
> just
> wanted to note that I do not have any probs with any other pages such as
> ebay, hotmail, etc where they ask you to put in a username and pw so I
> know
> it was not a "secure" page issue. I've tried readjusting my settings for
> IE
> and Firefox but nothing works. I need my ezboards :(
>

brush-head
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
This might be the issue I had for some time and have just fixed this
weekend. I don't know if this is exclusive to XP & SP2 I think it may
well be.
It was fixed by courtesy of an article in the July edition of Personal
Computer World (UK edition) page 187. Basically, if you have IPV6 client
loaded (Start/Control Panel/Network Connections... right click the
network connection you use and click properties - provides a list of
items used by this connection) some DNS servers on the Internet do not.
TCP/IPV6 is an "extension" to the standard TCP/IP and will be there when
the 'Net starts running out of IP addresses (they'll need to be larger
digits to cope with the increased number).
It revolves around some DNS servers not responding correctly to the IPV6
client and basically makes your system think the page isn't there.
If you want or need a detailed explanation go to
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815768.
After you've woken up, you might feel brave enough to try the following
workaround;
You need to be signed on with administrator privileges and reboot after
this.
Open a command window (run from the Start menu) enter cmd + then press
enter. Issue the command in the command box, netsh interface ipv6 uninstall.
All I can say is it worked for me and thanks PCW as this problem had
been going on for months - even made postings here but with no luck.

Good Luck
Brush-Head

"The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights"

John Paul Getty 1892 - 1976

sredawedoksta wrote:
> Hi ya'll.. I'm having a problem viewing my fav boards located on
> ezboard.com.. each of my links now result in a page cannot be displayed error
> in both IE and Firefox. I cannot even get http://www.ezboard.com to open in
> either browser. As far as I know I haven't had any changes to my computer
> settings to suddenly block these boards. I've run spyware and antivirus
> programs and all come up clean. Any suggestions on how to get access to these
> sites back? I'm not sure if its related but I noticed this problem after I
> had the windows update for the malicious spyware removal tool update on
> Wednesday. I tried a system restore to a date prior with no success. I just
> wanted to note that I do not have any probs with any other pages such as
> ebay, hotmail, etc where they ask you to put in a username and pw so I know
> it was not a "secure" page issue. I've tried readjusting my settings for IE
> and Firefox but nothing works. I need my ezboards :(
>

brush-head
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
This might be the issue I had for some time and have just fixed this
weekend. I don't know if this is exclusive to XP & SP2 I think it may
well be.
It was fixed by courtesy of an article in the July edition of Personal
Computer World (UK edition) page 187. Basically, if you have IPV6 client
loaded (Start/Control Panel/Network Connections... right click the
network connection you use and click properties - provides a list of
items used by this connection) some DNS servers on the Internet do not.
TCP/IPV6 is an "extension" to the standard TCP/IP and will be there when
the 'Net starts running out of IP addresses (they'll need to be larger
digits to cope with the increased number).
It revolves around some DNS servers not responding correctly to the IPV6
client and basically makes your system think the page isn't there.
If you want or need a detailed explanation go to
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815768.
After you've woken up, you might feel brave enough to try the following
workaround;
You need to be signed on with administrator privileges and reboot after
this.
Open a command window (run from the Start menu) enter cmd + then press
enter. Issue the command in the command box, netsh interface ipv6 uninstall.
All I can say is it worked for me and thanks PCW as this problem had
been going on for months - even made postings here but with no luck.

Good Luck
Brush-Head

"The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights"

John Paul Getty 1892 - 1976

sredawedoksta wrote:
> Hi ya'll.. I'm having a problem viewing my fav boards located on
> ezboard.com.. each of my links now result in a page cannot be displayed error
> in both IE and Firefox. I cannot even get http://www.ezboard.com to open in
> either browser. As far as I know I haven't had any changes to my computer
> settings to suddenly block these boards. I've run spyware and antivirus
> programs and all come up clean. Any suggestions on how to get access to these
> sites back? I'm not sure if its related but I noticed this problem after I
> had the windows update for the malicious spyware removal tool update on
> Wednesday. I tried a system restore to a date prior with no success. I just
> wanted to note that I do not have any probs with any other pages such as
> ebay, hotmail, etc where they ask you to put in a username and pw so I know
> it was not a "secure" page issue. I've tried readjusting my settings for IE
> and Firefox but nothing works. I need my ezboards :(
>

brush-head
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
This might be the issue I had for some time and have just fixed this
weekend. I don't know if this is exclusive to XP & SP2 I think it may
well be.
It was fixed by courtesy of an article in the July edition of Personal
Computer World (UK edition) page 187. Basically, if you have IPV6 client
loaded (Start/Control Panel/Network Connections... right click the
network connection you use and click properties - provides a list of
items used by this connection) some DNS servers on the Internet do not
handle the output of the V6 client correctly (or at least say Microsoft).
TCP/IPV6 is an "extension" to the standard TCP/IP and will be there when
the 'Net starts running out of IP addresses (they'll need to be larger
digits to cope with the increased numbers).
It revolves around some DNS servers not responding correctly to the IPV6
client and basically makes your system think the page isn't there.
If you want or need a detailed explanation go to
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815768.
After you've woken up, you might feel brave enough to try the following
workaround;
You need to be signed on with administrator privileges and reboot after
this.
Open a command window (Run from the Start menu) enter cmd + then press
enter. Issue the command in the command box,

netsh interface ipv6 uninstall

All I can say is it worked for me and thanks PCW as this problem had
been going on for months - even made postings here but with no luck.


Brush-Head

"The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights"

John Paul Getty 1892 - 1976

sredawedoksta wrote:
> Hi ya'll.. I'm having a problem viewing my fav boards located on
> ezboard.com.. each of my links now result in a page cannot be displayed error
> in both IE and Firefox. I cannot even get http://www.ezboard.com to open in
> either browser. As far as I know I haven't had any changes to my computer
> settings to suddenly block these boards. I've run spyware and antivirus
> programs and all come up clean. Any suggestions on how to get access to these
> sites back? I'm not sure if its related but I noticed this problem after I
> had the windows update for the malicious spyware removal tool update on
> Wednesday. I tried a system restore to a date prior with no success. I just
> wanted to note that I do not have any probs with any other pages such as
> ebay, hotmail, etc where they ask you to put in a username and pw so I know
> it was not a "secure" page issue. I've tried readjusting my settings for IE
> and Firefox but nothing works. I need my ezboards :(
>


IE issue with certain website