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Cannot Access Certain Websites

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Cannot Access Certain Websites

marcus6275
I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my PC. It was working fine, and I downloaded all the updates and installed all the plugins (Java, etc.). But then I noticed that I couldn't access certain websites. I can go to most websites, but these four:

Skype
CNet
Newegg
Ebay

are completely inaccessible. I don't get a ping response either. Any ideas?

Thanks.

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      gechurch

      It sounds like a resolution issue to me. For starters, check to make sure your hosts file is clean ('notepad C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts'. It should only contains entries for localhost).

      Once you've ruled that out, check your DNS settings. If you're using a DNS server provided automatically to you by your ISP/router, try manually using 8.8.8.8 (Google public DNS server) or 4.2.2.2 (root DNS server).

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      gechurch

      It sounds like a resolution issue to me. For starters, check to make sure your hosts file is clean ('notepad C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts'. It should only contains entries for localhost).

      Once you've ruled that out, check your DNS settings. If you're using a DNS server provided automatically to you by your ISP/router, try manually using 8.8.8.8 (Google public DNS server) or 4.2.2.2 (root DNS server).