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Windows 7: Specific site won't load...?

01 May 2011   #1
Darkstrike

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Specific site won't load...?

Hey folks!

I have a very odd issue that I cannot seem to figure out how to solve....memory tells me I think have had this problem before with this website about 2 years ago, but I cannot remember for the life of me how I solved it.

Basically, the issue is this: I am an avid rally fan and usually check World Rally Championship every day. However, a few days ago I noticed that I would get a "The Connection Was Reset" error in Firefox 4.0.1 when trying to connect to it. The first time, I just thought maybe the site was down. The second day, I thought it was odd so I opened up IE9 and tried it there....it will not load in IE9 either. Then I thought, this is really odd, and tried it on my netbook and then and subsequently the other netbook and 2 other desktops in our house. The three desktops are connected to the net through our router via DHCP. The netbooks are on the same router via wireless DHCP. I tried restarting and resetting the router in case that was the issue, no go - internet works flawlessly on all the other computers and my desktop EXCEPT for that ONE site on my desktop.

On both netbooks and the other 2 desktops, World Rally Championship loaded perfectly, so it must be an issue with my PC. I tried clearing the caches and cookies for both browsers, and I restarted this machine twice to no avail.

Does anybody have any suggestions?


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01 May 2011   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I cannot access World Rally Championship with IE9, Firefox, or Opera. http://isitup.org/ says it is up. Was unable to access it through a web proxy as well. A Guy
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02 May 2011   #3
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Works fine over here: IE9, FF4, Safari 4, Maxthon 3, Opera 11, Chrome 12
Could it be that the site really was down, even for a bit?
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02 May 2011   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Still getting the Connection closed by remote server error myself. A Guy
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02 May 2011   #5
Darkstrike

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I got it working by flushing my DNS cache just a few minutes ago. Pretty sure it wasn't down Gornot, although I suppose that was possible. I kept checking it on the other 4 comps in our house as I tried to get it to work on mine and it always worked on them so it was definitely something to do with my computer, and probably A Guy's computer as well.

A Guy; try flushing the DNS cache on your machine in question - open a command prompt and type "ipconfig /flushdns" without the quotes.
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02 May 2011   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, but since I have no other issues, I'm good. Glad you got it sorted, and thanks for sharing the fix. A Guy
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