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DNS server not found

By DarFrech ·
What have I lost in the OS to cause this error to appear in IE any time a URL is requested.

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by DarFrech In reply to DNS server not found

Point value changed by question poster.

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by timwalsh In reply to DNS server not found

Is the happening with any URL or only specific ones?

Several things can cause this.

If this error appears ALL the time, no matter which URL you enter, then I would suspect you do not have the proper DNS server entered in your TCP/IP properties. Make sure you have the correct IP address for your Primary DNS server. If you receive your DNS info via DHCP, have your network admin check his settings.

If this on happens only with specific URLs, or only happens randomly, there are a couple of possible problems.
1. The DNS server that is authoritative for that particular URL is either broken or overloaded.
2. No authoritative DNS server for that particular URL could be found (either because the URL no longer exists, or because someone deleted the entries for that URL).
In either of these two cases, there is nothing you can do other than try to contact the webmaster for that website.

Hope this helps.

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by DarFrech In reply to DNS server not found

Thanks for the response to the general nature of the question, but with further experimenting it has been found that the problem is local to the computer (or OS) and not the net. I can dial out on another machine to the same isp and all is OK. Thereis something missing from the affected machine dealing with the DNS server. Either a file or a registry reference is missing or corrupt. Deleteing and reinstalling the dial-up config from windows, the dial-up adapter and tcp/ip driver from the network setup did not fix it. Reinstalling '98 made no difference. Changing to a different modem makes no difference either. Manually entering the ip address instead of checking the automatic option makes no difference.

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by megasurfer In reply to DNS server not found

Try pinging an outside IP address. If you can ping, but not connect to the site with IE, you could have a corrupt TCP/IP Stack. Delete the protocall, then reinstall it. This usually resolves the situation.

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