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Weird DNS Issue on XP

Weird DNS Issue on XP

I've been having a strange, intermittent issue that I think is tied to DNS. It's hard to describe exactly, so I'm just going to list what's happened.

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"I would say, first off, do any other machines on your network do the same thing?

If the answer is yes, you may want to change the DNS providers/servers on your router to something such as OpenDNS or Google DNS.

If the answer is no, check your Hosts file located at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and make sure there are only entries for localhost (and any others that you created).

After this, if you are still having trouble, again try changing the DNS provider.

Next, again try restarting your router or restoring to factory settings (just in case) something is chached there.

Finally, if still having trouble, I would suspect that something is going on at your ISP and it will be out of your control to change it."