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Some links are dead

By Doctor Gallop
Nov 29, 2013
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  1. Hi Guys,
    I am running an old Windows XP.
    All od a sudden.[ 2 days ago ] I click on Craigslist and I get a "Can not connect" window even though I can access any and all of other web sites.
    Also, now when I try to upload a photo onto Facebook.....it says "choose file"..."click upload"...but its dead. Yet I can upload photos to other web sites.
    Does anyone have an idea what the problem could be?
    Thanks.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,474   +329

    Clear your browser cache,

    clear the DNS Cache:
    runas /user:administrator cmd​
    enter​
    IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS​
    NET STOP "DNS CLIENT"​
    NET START "DNS CLIENT"​

    quit your browser and relaunch it
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,394   +240

  4. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 202

    Hi Jobeard
    I hate to admit how computer ignorant I am, but....could you tell me in simple terms the steps I take to do what you suggested ?
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,394   +240

    Depending on what browser you're using, this might help http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cache
     
  6. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 202

    I followed the instructions...but nothing has changed.
    Can not get onto Craigslist.org while every other web site is okay.
    And can upload and download on any other site...but not Facebook....
    this is very strange.....no?
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,394   +240

    Ok, be patient, somebody will help you.
     
  8. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 202

    These are the images of what I am getting.
    I noticed that the dead link on the Facebook Page will let me post comments and even upload videos ....but not images.
     

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  9. TheHawk

    TheHawk TS Enthusiast Posts: 192   +7

    Doctor Gallop,do you have a current and updated Virus/Malware scanning program that you use. Also, you can just use this freebie from Piriform to keep the junk files at bay, and it will clear out your DNS cache.

    CCleaner:
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,394   +240

    Since it won't let you upload videos, can you post links to it? Like this one
    an example only.
     
  11. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    To follow jobeards instructions first open a Command Prompt window
    > Click Start->Run, enter cmd click OK

    Now copy the commands
    Code:
    IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS
    NET STOP "DNS CLIENT"
    NET START "DNS CLIENT"
    Right click on the title bar of the command prompt window, select Edit->Paste to run the commands

    If still a problem, you can also try resetting your hosts file by running the MS Fixit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034
     
     
  12. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 202

    It does let me upload videos...and also text.....its only images that will not upload.
     
  13. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 202

    Yes, I always use CCleaner and I use BitDefender Free edition
     
  14. Doctor Gallop

    Doctor Gallop TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 202

    Followed your instructions...no change and problem still persists
     
  15. TheHawk

    TheHawk TS Enthusiast Posts: 192   +7

    Although I haven't been on Facebook for 3 years, at this point I would say to log in to your account settings and look carefully at ALL the settings concerning content upload as they may have changed some parameter
     
    learninmypc likes this.


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