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Windows 7: Bad Browsers

03 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 x86
 
 
Bad Browsers

Hi all,

I have a problem on my computer regarding access to the internet. Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, etc. all cannot access the internet, except for Mozilla Firefox (versions 3 and 4b both working) and a Mozilla-based browser known as Epic Browser (see their site here). Is this something with my DNS or something more or less serious?


Please help,
--Alebcay

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03 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums alebcay. Are you running a firewall that could be blocking them? Try this:

Start> Type CMD in serach box> Right click on cmd.exe in results above and click on Run As Administrator

When the cmd prompt opens, type

ipconfig /flushdns

Press enter

ipconfig /release

Press enter

ipconfig /renew

Press enter

See if that solves it. A Guy
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04 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 x86
 
 

The ipconfig /flushdns command worked, but an error came up on ipconfig /renew.

Also IE says that my address is not valid when I try to access a website.


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05 Aug 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alebcay View Post
The ipconfig /flushdns command worked, but an error came up on ipconfig /renew.

Also IE says that my address is not valid when I try to access a website.
Did the release also work successfully? What was the error on renew? Try this, Start> On all programs list, click on Windows Update. Does WU open ok? A Guy
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05 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

In cmd prompt, type ipconfig /all - then screen shot it here...

If you getting a 169.x.x.x IP address, then your computer isn't getting an ip address from a router. If you are gtting any other IP address, then ignore that last statement.

Still, have a look at this: Your IP Address Can Change
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08 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 x86
 
 

Hi all,

As A Guy requested, Windows can look for updates, but an error occurs when it attempts to download.

As merkat106 requested, my IP is not 169.x.x.xx, you can take a look at my cmd.


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21 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 x86
 
 
Solved!

Hi all,

Thank you for all your effort and all your consideration for my dilemma. Fortunately, I fixed the problem by resetting the Internet Settings.


Thanks,
Alebcay
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21 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thank you very much for taking the time to come back and give us the update. We are all happy you got your computer to work correctly.
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21 Aug 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Glad you got it working, and let us know how. We don't like to quit until the problem is fixed

A Guy
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22 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alebcay View Post
...I fixed the problem by resetting the Internet Settings....
I'm still confused about what you did. Did you reset IE8, reset the computer's IP settings using the command prompt window, or reset settings on your router?
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