IP Address tries to resolve as a DNS name

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IP Address tries to resolve as a DNS name

This is wierd, it is an XP machine then you try to ping a specific address on the internet the ping request fails with could not find host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX You can ping other ip addresses on the internet and you can ping this one from other PC's. It is as if the PC is treating the IP address as a DNS name. I have checked the PC hosts file, all ok. the pc did have a browser hijack that has been cleaned off and the ip address is used for the remote access VPN. I am wondering if the software has hijacked the VPN IP address. If you enter the ip address into IE it says "web page cannot be displayed" it should show the login page for the router.

Any ideas?
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Assuming you don't have a much bigger problem, there are a couple of things you can do. If you have similarly configured PCs, you can use
IPCONFIG /ALL on one of your working PCs and on the buggy one, to see what is different. Of course, you cannot use the same IP address for both computers! Make necessary configuration changes. You may need to reboot.

If that is no help, you can reset your TCP/IP settings by using the following command:

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

Warning Programs that access or monitor the Internet such as antivirus, firewall or proxy clients may be negatively affected when you run the netsh winsock reset command. If you have a program that no longer functions correctly after you use this resolution, reinstall the program to restore functionality.

I hope this helps.

Craig Herberg