Can't get onto a certain website

By badatcomputers
Feb 18, 2008
  1. Hi thanks for helping! I'm new on this forum and I joined in hopes that you guys can help out my dad. He browses all the time, but two weeks ago, it suddenly stopped working for him. Now it says "page cannot be displayed". I live away for university and I have no trouble getting onto it, but when I went home this weekend, I couldn't access the site either. My dad has a linksys router, but we turned everything off and connected the computer directly to the modem, but no luck. We have deleted all the temporary internet files and have scanned our computer. I've had something like this happen to me before for another site but it got better on its own in a couple days. Any ideas how to help my poor dad? Thanks!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Here is a good guide to follow:

    You may wish to Print this page

    Inside Internet Explorer click on "Tools" on the toolbar
    (Note: in IE7, you may need to press ALT on the keyboard to see the IE toolbar)

    After clicking on "Tools" click on "Internet Options"

    • The first window you are presented with will be the "General" tab settings
    • Inside the "General" tab you can select "Delete..."
    • The next popup window will ask you what to delete.
    • You can select one button at a time, or "Delete all", answering Yes
    Once this is completed (and it may take some time to do) Continue on:

    Still in the General Tab
    • Click on "Settings" (next to Delete)
    • Change the "Disk space to use" to 65
    • Select OK
    Now, go to the Security tab
    • Click on "Custom Level"
    • Click on "Reset"
    • Click on "OK"
    Now go to the Privacy tab
    • What I do in here, is move the vertical slider slighty up or down
    • This allows "Default" to highlight
    • Click on "Default" (the slider will come back down)
    • Click on Apply
    At last go to the Advanced tab
    • Click on "Restore advanced settings" (a bad way of saying default)
    • Also if you scroll down the list, you will find "Phishing Filter" (I usually disable this annoying popup)
    • Click on Apply
    • Click on OK
    Restart Internet Explorer

    please try your page again after that
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    > run->cmd /k ipconfig /flushdns
    > then cp->Admin Tools->Services
    > find DNS Client; Stop it, then restart it

    here's a scripted version you can save and redo anytime
    echo ipconfig /flushdns >flushDNS.bat
    echo net stop "DNS Client" >>flushDNS.bat
    echo net start "DNS Client" >>flushDNS.bat

    now anytime you need it
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