can't get to any web pages

DELL 4600
November 5, 2007 at 17:07:49
Specs: XP PRO 2002 SP2, P4 2.40GHZ - 512MB
I have been experiencing intermitten problems with this machine. I thought I had it all fixed but now I cannot get to any web pages. I have an IP address and can ping google's IP, but whenever I go to a web page it changes the url to http:/// and says IE cannot display the webpage. I am sure I have a virus but I had already run McAfee, Housecalls, and Microsoft onecare and it seems to show clean.

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November 5, 2007 at 17:26:53
did you right click the network icon and hit repair??
best to go to run line,
type in
at the propmt that appears, type
after thats done, at the same prompt, type in

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November 5, 2007 at 17:50:11
I have an IP address and I can ping outside sites like google. What I can't do is if I type in it changes the url to http:/// and then says page cannot be displayed.

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November 5, 2007 at 17:55:34
Try installing FireFox as a temporary work around. If that works, it's a problem with IE and you should try doing a repair install. If that doesn't work, you might check your HOSTS file to make sure it doesn't have any wrong entries in it.

-Ryan Adams

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November 5, 2007 at 18:59:52
Things you can try (beyond having to rely on another browser)-- my bet is on the last suggestion:

• Try typing just "", without the prefixes (I think you will get the same result, but it's unnecessary to type all of that anyway)

• Type your URL in Notepad, that Copy/Paste into the Address Bar (no typing in the browser)

• Click on a "hot" link instead (Favorites, or Bookmarks, etc.)

or this:

• Check your Registry for http:///, most likely to be found under this key:
If found, change the key(s) to:


NB: the usual caution about working in the Registry applies.

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November 7, 2007 at 09:03:14
Thanks for all the suggestions.

It looks like it may be a network problem according to our network group. I will do some more investigation.

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