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    Glad you got it going, nothing more aggravating than a system that used to work.

    a brief explanation;
    http://www.smartin-designs.com/

    it can be a useful thing, and wrong entries --- as you discovered, can drive you up a wall.
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    Goodness me G-Wulf!!!! Believe me thats a new thing for me too!
    Entries in hosts file were causing that problem?????
    As far as my experiments with HOSTS file goes i have always seen a "Page can not be displayed" error! But now I will remember what this stupid file can do

    Glad to know that you've got the problem fixed! :thumb:
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    Yeah, fortunate because I was running out of good ideas:laugh:
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    My web browser works like a dream now. If you guys hadn't pointed me in the right direction I would've never found the problem without some serious technical assistance - so once again thanks guys! :thumb:

    My only problem now is that I have to run through the procedure of deleting the content of "hosts" and saving it every time I switch the computer on - for some reason when I boot up the "hosts" file regenerates itself.

    Is there any way I can prevent this?

    I would hazard a guess that it's some sort of ad-blocker restoring the information to the file.

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    Or is Windows XP's restore function working properly:?:

    Might want to turn that off before clearing the file.

    umm, XP gurus, could use you back here again please.

    you may have stated your OS, I just don't remember ATM -- it is XP, right?
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    I feel that it is some ad-blocker too! Which ad-blocker are you using anyways?
    Though Mr. C's suggestion is worth using too! Switch system restore off and then on again. This will leave you with only one system restore point.

    i thought he had XP. that is right, right? :?:
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    I'm not *as such* using a purpose built ad-blocker although I do have "Tweak XP" installed on my machine which does contain a residual ad-blocker.

    I'll try uninstalling it and we'll see how it goes from there.

    BTW My OS is XP Pro.

    Thanks and best wishes.

    G-Wulf

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    Quality service yet again lads - Thanks.

    I cleared the Hosts file, saved it and switched system restore off. I then rebooted just to make sure the tactic worked - which it did.

    I've now switched system restore back on and it looks as though my surfing woes are finally at an end.

    You truly are my heroes.

    Respect and regards.

    G-Wulf.

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    :o

    Sometimes victory is within our grasp - other times..........

    Stick around and pay it forward
    We all have to work together if we are to get through this.
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    and remember that some one out there is experiencing this same problem. you can help him now :thumb:
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