Need some help with this. Anyone??
I have recently been unable to access some of my favorite websites even though I've never had a problem with the sites in the past. I haven't been banned from the sites that I know of since they are not interactive sites and I've never had a opportunity to post anything taboo or done anything that is against the TOS of the sites. In fact, they're news/informational sites. Friends and family can access the sites from their computers so that tells me the sites aren't down or experiencing slow load times.
Here are a couple of the sites that are giving me problems:
I'm running Windows XP on a new loaded Dell XPS630.
I use both Firefox and IE and neither will load the sites.
I've checked my favorites to make sure the url is correct.
I've found other sites which have links to these sites that are giving me trouble and the links on those other sites also will not take me to the page(s) I'm wanting.
Googling both sites and attempting access from the google results gets me a time out message every time.
I've done the cache clearing thing for both browsers to no avail.
My son recently installed Microsoft Flight Simulator on this machine and while I don't think that has caused the problem it does make me wonder since I noticed the problem a day or two after flight sim was installed.
Any ideas on what is causing this and how to correct it?