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Windows 7: Some webpages load and others do not regardless of browser

23 Oct 2014   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Have you tried any of the x64 browsers such as Palemoon or Cyberfox and apart from Chrome what other browsers have you tried

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23 Oct 2014   #12

Windows 8

1 - Scan for malware. Some of them can create issues when browsing.
Get a second opinion other than your main AV. You can install and use an on-demand scanner (ex : Latest Versions | Virus Removal Tool | Kaspersky Lab )
I also recommend checking with

2 - On each browser, delete all temporary files and clear the cache. How to do that depends on each browser.
In Chrome : Settings > Advanced > Privacy : Clear browsing data > Select (from the beginning of time), check Cookies and other site data + Cached images and files

3 - Force a full reload on the pages that don't work properly (CTRL+F5)

4 - Check the same pages without any addons running. Firefox and Internet Explorer can be launched in "safe mode" which does just that : How to run Firefox or Internet Explorer without addons in safe mode

5 - Clear you local DNS cache : Open a Command prompt (Start > Search : Command Prompt), then type :
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

6 - Change your DNS servers, you can try Google Public DNS or OpenDNS. Here is a tutorial for configuring Windows 7 to use OpenDNS : DNS Addressing - How to Change in Windows 7
If you want Google's instead, you only have to replace the 2 numbers in the last part of the tutorial by : and
More info :

7 - Re-check that the hosts file hasn't been modified.
Lauch Windows Explorer. Go to C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc
Right click on hosts > Open With > Notepad
Go to this link and compare your host file to the one shown at the bottom :
If they are the same, nothing needs to be done. If different, something has been tampering with it in your back since the reset (could be your AV, or even malware).
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25 Oct 2014   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

@Oneeyed, before I proceed with your solution let me add new information to my problem. It appears that all devices on my network are unable to reach certain websites. I keep trying and neither the iPad, iPhone, or PC can reach the site. I read around and tried setting my MTU at it's optimal (wound up with 1428). Still no luck. Any idea what this is?
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25 Oct 2014   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Another member had a similar problem and one the router was reset the problem vanished. Might be worth testing.

Are you using windows firewall? Try disabling it temporarily just to visit one problem site - then re-enable the firewall.

See: Disable the Windows 7 Firewall ? MAXIMUMpcguides ? Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides
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