Can Only Access Google through IP

February 10, 2012 at 16:00:00
Specs: Windows 7, 3.00 GB
My computer blue screened the other day, and after reinstalling Flash the blue screen problem ceased. However, after I fixed the blue screen, I could not access Google. Whenever I attempt it, I am met with a "Internet cannot display the webpage" screen.

It's not just Google itself, but Google Finance, Google Images, Google Maps, etc.

However, I can access Google through their IP, 74.125.113.147. Just the search engine. When I PING Google.com in Command Prompt, my computer is accessing Google just fine. Following a tip, I accessed my hosts folder in my System 32. I had a similar issue with minecraft.net for a few months now, though I never tried their IP, and I found the website listed there. I deleted it, and now minecraft.net is fine again.

My main problem with Google was not resolved however. There is still an IP in there, 127.0.0.1, but I'm not sure what it is.

My computer is running Windows 7 Ultimate.

Help would be appreciated. Thanks.


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February 11, 2012 at 02:57:15
Sounds like a DNS issue. Is it only Google or other sites as well?

Also, does this issue persist on other computers as well at your residence?

To rule out your ISP's DNS, set your DNS servers to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 temporarily.

Also, please check if you can access Microsoft.com and Symantec.com



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