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Wndows can;t find notice

by stewart6 / April 10, 2007 10:21 AM PDT

When I try to connect with any website,I get a notice saying Windows can't connect,check spelling etc. However the connections are actually sucessful. This does not affect my ability to use the sites but the constant false notices are beginning to get to me. Can someone tell me what's happening and how to stop those false alarms. Regards Stewart

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not sure
by 06Altima / April 10, 2007 6:38 PM PDT

it could be your connection to the website is timing out. or the website is overloaded...

go to command prompt, start>>all programs>>accessories>>command prompt
when the black box appears, type in.....with no spaces after the >tracert www.cnet.com or whatever the website it is your trying to view. if you see a bunch of * then that is where your time out is occuring.

try clearing your history, temp files and cookies. windows stores your internet history and helps you pull up a recently visited website faster. maybe its pulling up a bad link itself. if the site has ads on it then that can cause this as well.

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Altima.Thanks for your help
by stewart6 / April 11, 2007 7:26 AM PDT
In reply to: not sure

It put me on the right track. I had a lot of duplicated services such as toolbars etc. (uninvited as far as I recall) and I uninstalled them and my system now runs as normal. I guess,like you suggested, The computer was constipated.Regards and thanks.Stewart

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