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IE6 Prob

by ryes / February 18, 2005 11:48 AM PST

Following an unsuccesful install of Firefox owing to something about a proxy, I'm now having an IE problem. In place of banners and ads, I get a 'The page cannot be displayed' page. I do use an ad-blocker, AdSubtract Pro, but the problem persists whether the blocker is on or off. All help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Have you tried doing a
by glb613 / February 18, 2005 7:58 PM PST
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system restore to the time before you installed Firefox? Usually XP will create a restore point when you install a program.

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Re: IE6 Prob
by Cetin Denislam / February 18, 2005 10:18 PM PST
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Check your Hosts file. For details and other illuminations, read this web pages do not load avertisements thread.

Good Luck,

Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot

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by ryes / February 19, 2005 12:41 AM PST
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Cetin: Thanks for the reference to the host string. I did rename the hosts file but also discovered another host file called hosts.sam which, since Win couldn't identify the .sam suffix, I took a deep breath and deleted it. Rebooted and no more probs. Thanks so much for your help.

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OH NO, not hosts.sam...
by Edward ODaniel / February 19, 2005 1:15 AM PST
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that is the HOSTS.SAMple file so you can create your own if desired.

No problem with deleting it BUT one should always check before deleting if unsure. Kind of like carpentry, measure twice, cut once.

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(NT) (NT) Whew!
by ryes / February 19, 2005 4:06 AM PST
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