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by jason_657 / September 15, 2007 4:42 AM PDT

hey i have a toshiba P200 - Rt1 running window vista home premuim. my internet browser is internet explorer and it works fine. but when i go to a page that requires an email address and password the next page says " page cannot be displayed. then i go to diagnose the problem and the message reads ther is a problem with the DNS server and can't be fixed from this computer. conmtact your isp provider for assistance.i still have this problem when i use someone elses router.i stil get the same message. my fire wall is off and my virus protecter is notron anti virus. if any one can help me it is very appreciated. PS. also in that last few days my dvd burner has been having problems. it is not burning movies and a pop up says cannot burn cd/dvd. the dvd's are supported in my burner. thankyou

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Windows Live Messenger
by HPJOHN / September 15, 2007 7:12 AM PDT

If your computer is very new, return it and get another brand. I had two Toshiba's and neither would work properly so I got an HP. No problems. If it is under warranty call the phone number in your instruction book for help.

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by jason_657 / September 15, 2007 8:01 AM PDT
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I'll try that but i'd rather leave that as a last resort.

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Not a neg. about Toshibas
by BrianLevy / April 20, 2008 11:12 AM PDT
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I just picked up a P200-RT1 from Staples that was discounted to a price that I could not justify replacing the crashed hard drive and dead battery in my Compaq. This is my 3rd Toshiba and 2nd 17" from the company. My 1st is a Libretto 110CT I'd still be using but sadly it is simply too slow to use any longer. The 2nd is a M60 bought I've used for 3 seasons at my business and it has been really good but simply running out of HD space. The P200 has been faultless so far but have had it only a month. Vista has been decent but admittedly before trying the OS, I downloaded SP1 for manual download and it is working better than the rep it seems to have based on reading stuff on the net. Getting onto the web was easier than with XP. Sounds like the problems you are having may be related to Vista more so than the computer and Toshiba should straighten it out for you.

That said, I will not knock HP as it is a 1st rate computer line and if I had not picked up the Toshibas at bargain prices would have chosen HPs.

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