Cannot access ebay and amazon web pages



Jenny
07-09-2005, 10:16 PM
Since about June 15 I have been unable to access ebay, papyal and amazon web
pages. I get The page cannot be displayed error message.
I have put these pages in my secure sites and still not able to open them.
How can I fix this problem?

AAH
07-09-2005, 10:16 PM
Same to me in case of both sites.



"Jenny" <Jenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Since about June 15 I have been unable to access ebay, papyal and amazon web
pages. I get The page cannot be displayed error message.
I have put these pages in my secure sites and still not able to open them.
How can I fix this problem?

tedlincoln
07-09-2005, 10:16 PM
I've had the same problem accessing ebay and amazon. Anybody know
what's going on?

tedlincoln
07-09-2005, 10:16 PM
I have the same problem with ebay and amazon. Any suggestions?

Emrys Davies
07-09-2005, 10:16 PM
"Jenny" <Jenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:184ECD17-258A-4EB5-BC41-7742180D5262@microsoft.com...
> Since about June 15 I have been unable to access ebay, papyal and
amazon web
> pages. I get The page cannot be displayed error message.
> I have put these pages in my secure sites and still not able to open
them.
> How can I fix this problem?

Jenny,

This with courtesy of Frank Saunders MS-MVP

Check for a file named HOSTS with no extension (not Hosts.sam). It may
be a
hidden file. Open it with Notepad and remove any line referencing the
site.
Or, rename HOSTS to OLDHOSTS

Regards,
Emrys Davies.

tedlincoln
07-09-2005, 10:16 PM
Thank you Mr/Ms Davies. That worked good, "why' I don't know.

Emrys Davies
07-09-2005, 10:16 PM
"tedlincoln" <tedlincoln@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1120581557.006833.66920@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Thank you Mr/Ms Davies. That worked good, "why' I don't know.

Pleased that it was helpful. Out of interest, what did you find when
you opened the HOST file?

This site may help you understand what actually happened.
http://accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html

Regards,
Emrys Davies.

tedlincoln
07-09-2005, 10:16 PM
My system has several flavors of HOST file, upper case, lower case,
subscript #1, etc. I looked in all of them and deleted entries for
Amazon, ebay, and paypal.

Emrys Davies
07-09-2005, 10:16 PM
"tedlincoln" <tedlincoln@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1120582898.714163.241510@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> My system has several flavors of HOST file, upper case, lower case,
> subscript #1, etc. I looked in all of them and deleted entries for
> Amazon, ebay, and paypal.

Interesting to see that it contained Amazon and Ebay.

I have renamed my HOST file to OLDHOSTS and it has caused me no
problems. You can either do that or peep into it if you get further
problems with internet access.

I wish you well.

Regards,
Emrys Davies (Mr)

AAH
07-09-2005, 10:17 PM
My Hosts file downloaded from
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/
has quite a few entries
127.0.0.1 ie spy ad #amazon.com



"Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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"Jenny" <Jenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:184ECD17-258A-4EB5-BC41-7742180D5262@microsoft.com...
> Since about June 15 I have been unable to access ebay, papyal and
amazon web
> pages. I get The page cannot be displayed error message.
> I have put these pages in my secure sites and still not able to open
them.
> How can I fix this problem?

Jenny,

This with courtesy of Frank Saunders MS-MVP

Check for a file named HOSTS with no extension (not Hosts.sam). It may
be a
hidden file. Open it with Notepad and remove any line referencing the
site.
Or, rename HOSTS to OLDHOSTS

Regards,
Emrys Davies.

Jenny
07-09-2005, 10:17 PM
I searched for HOSTS and found only imhosts.sam
What do I do now?

"Emrys Davies" wrote:

> "Jenny" <Jenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:184ECD17-258A-4EB5-BC41-7742180D5262@microsoft.com...
> > Since about June 15 I have been unable to access ebay, papyal and
> amazon web
> > pages. I get The page cannot be displayed error message.
> > I have put these pages in my secure sites and still not able to open
> them.
> > How can I fix this problem?
>
> Jenny,
>
> This with courtesy of Frank Saunders MS-MVP
>
> Check for a file named HOSTS with no extension (not Hosts.sam). It may
> be a
> hidden file. Open it with Notepad and remove any line referencing the
> site.
> Or, rename HOSTS to OLDHOSTS
>
> Regards,
> Emrys Davies.
>
>
>

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE/OE
07-09-2005, 10:17 PM
"Jenny" <Jenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I searched for HOSTS and found only imhosts.sam
> What do I do now?
>
> "Emrys Davies" wrote:
>
>> "Jenny" <Jenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:184ECD17-258A-4EB5-BC41-7742180D5262@microsoft.com...
>>> Since about June 15 I have been unable to access ebay, papyal and
>>> amazon web pages. I get The page cannot be displayed error message.
>>> I have put these pages in my secure sites and still not able to
>>> open them. How can I fix this problem?
>>
>> Jenny,
>>
>> This with courtesy of Frank Saunders MS-MVP
>>
>> Check for a file named HOSTS with no extension (not Hosts.sam). It
>> may be a
>> hidden file. Open it with Notepad and remove any line referencing
>> the site.
>> Or, rename HOSTS to OLDHOSTS
>>
>> Regards,
>> Emrys Davies.

Windows version, including any Service Pack?

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Jenny
07-09-2005, 10:17 PM
I dug manually in the system folder and found two versions of hosts file,
deleted references to the sites as suggested and all is working fine now!
Thanks for your help. Any suggestions as to how this occurred? I have
automatic updates set and am concerned these two thuings may be related as
the dates match.

"Jenny" wrote:

> I searched for HOSTS and found only imhosts.sam
> What do I do now?
>
> "Emrys Davies" wrote:
>
> > "Jenny" <Jenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:184ECD17-258A-4EB5-BC41-7742180D5262@microsoft.com...
> > > Since about June 15 I have been unable to access ebay, papyal and
> > amazon web
> > > pages. I get The page cannot be displayed error message.
> > > I have put these pages in my secure sites and still not able to open
> > them.
> > > How can I fix this problem?
> >
> > Jenny,
> >
> > This with courtesy of Frank Saunders MS-MVP
> >
> > Check for a file named HOSTS with no extension (not Hosts.sam). It may
> > be a
> > hidden file. Open it with Notepad and remove any line referencing the
> > site.
> > Or, rename HOSTS to OLDHOSTS
> >
> > Regards,
> > Emrys Davies.
> >
> >
> >

Emrys Davies
07-09-2005, 10:17 PM
"Jenny" <Jenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4D0D61EB-9EA0-4BB1-83CB-1DD623274759@microsoft.com...
> I dug manually in the system folder and found two versions of hosts
file,
> deleted references to the sites as suggested and all is working fine
now!
> Thanks for your help. Any suggestions as to how this occurred?

Jenny,

This site may help you understand Hosts file.
http://accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html

Regards,
Emrys Davies.

RRR_News
07-09-2005, 10:17 PM
If you have installed any anti-spy or ad-blocking software, some include of list of sites that can be added to the HOSTS file.

Another thing could be that you may have or had spyware on your PC that altered your HOSTS file, even if you thought you remove it. For some, it takes manual file and or registry changes, in addition to what a removal program will do automatically.

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"Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:3j2ah3Fnuqn0U1@individual.net...
"Jenny" <Jenny@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4D0D61EB-9EA0-4BB1-83CB-1DD623274759@microsoft.com...
> I dug manually in the system folder and found two versions of hosts
file,
> deleted references to the sites as suggested and all is working fine
now!
> Thanks for your help. Any suggestions as to how this occurred?

Jenny,

This site may help you understand Hosts file.
http://accs-net.com/hosts/what_is_hosts.html

Regards,
Emrys Davies.


Cannot access ebay and amazon web pages