Whilst I knew of Hosts file I was unaware of LMHost files. They both appear to do the same thing, mapping IP addresses, but I wondered if there was a difference.
This is what ExpertsExchange says about Hosts versus LMHost;
"In short - HOSTS is used by TCP/IP for networking.
LMHOSTS.SAM is a SAMPLE hosts file - it actually does absolutely nothing other than show you what a LMHOSTS file might look like. LMHOSTS is LAN Manager Hosts file - specifically used in Microsoft networking to "hardcode" network resource addresses."
(Scroll down beyond the mid page table of Experts Exchange Zones).
So whilst you have checked the LMHosts file, I wonder if you should also check the Hosts file, located in the same folder.
I don't have any other solutions but perhaps others here do.
This sounds like an Internet problem but I don't think so; you be the judge. I have XP-HE-SP2. I use the following browser..Firefox, IE, Netscape, Flock and SeaMonkey. Regardless of which browser I use I can not get into a public website called Commission Junction www.cj.com of which I am a member. EI error says "It can not display the page" which is similar to the messages displayed by the other browsers. I have even disabled my AVG and Firewall and I've also deleted the un-necessary LMhost file. It is not my ISP as I can access the website from my older PC which also runs the same OS, AVG and firewall. This leads me to believe that the problem maybe somewhere in the registry file. I've scanned the registry on many occasions but haven't found anything related to this website. The only way I've been able to bring up this site is by using its ISP address. However this only allows me to bring up the main page. If I click on any links I get the original error message. I've contacted the site and they have no solution to the problem
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciate.