cannot find server

  badgermansix 21:21 08 Jun 2009

XPPro sp2 IE 6.0.2

When I open IE and then open other windows, I get "Cannot find server - Favorit" and "The page cannot be displayed" when I close those windows to go back my default Page, any ideas please?


  bobbybluenose 21:22 08 Jun 2009

who is your isp

  badgermansix 18:41 09 Jun 2009

bobbybluenose, blueyonder? Virgin

  eric_bloodaxe 21:43 09 Jun 2009

I don't know what is going on but my fiance in cheltenham GB is having the exact same problem with Virgin internet tonight. It also happens with safari.. She is going to call virgin but maybe they have a problem?

  eric_bloodaxe 22:20 09 Jun 2009

just had a txt from aforementioned fiance. She rang and they said to unplug the modem for 1 minute or so and reboot. this seems to have sorted the problem. Now i read this i'm not sure if she means re boot the puter or merely re switch on the modem. try both and see what happens.

  badgermansix 16:10 10 Jun 2009

eric_bloodaxe, thanks for the input, I tried as you suggested but I am still getting the same problem.

  ened 16:41 10 Jun 2009

Try a System Restore.

It can't do any harm and you might have inadvertently kicked something out of kilter withour realising it.

  badgermansix 06:43 11 Jun 2009

ened, I have tried that, I am beginning to wonder if I should upgrade IE to 7, although I heard there were a few problems with that?

  birdface 06:54 11 Jun 2009

Try this.

Try command prompt and type in ipconfig /flushdns a small gap between ipconfig and forward slash or it will not work.Ok. it should tell you DNS has been flushed if so reboot and see if it works any better.

  badgermansix 18:38 09 Aug 2009

Sorry for the long delay in answering, to be honest, I forgot!
the problem seems to have resolved itself with IE 8.06 and SP3, would this make sense?

buteman, I did try this but with no change, but thanks.

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