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Windows 7: Win 7 64 bit : Can't access a particular website

17 Jul 2013   #1

win 7 64 bit
Win 7 64 bit : Can't access a particular website

Im not sure why, but i cant access this website even though all my friends can.

Blox Sound - Sound of Revolution

Unable to connect
Connection timed out.

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

Any ideas? I have spybot 2 installed but i have disabled the proxy so it shouldnt affect it....

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17 Jul 2013   #2

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1

that url/ip works for me in win7 x64 ultimate from here in the UK.

do you have any a/v or firewall software that might be blocking ranges of ip's? how about your hosts* file? did s&d inadvertently add the range to the hosts file as part of it's immunizations?

( i use s&d but do not let it 'immunize' my hosts file)

*- file is located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
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17 Jul 2013   #3

win 7 64 bit

I just checked my hosts file and the website URL isnt in it. Im using microsoft security essentials and have my firewall turned off.
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17 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64


1. Shut down your PC, Remove power supply from your modem, router or any other device you may have connected, Connect everything and start your PC, then check for that website.

2. Go to C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc folder, Click on "Open with" in the context menu.

From the displayed software choose "Notepad" to open the "hosts" file with Notepad. If there is any line starting without # contains the website address, which you are unable to access, then go to the next step

Copy everything from that hosts file except those lines started without # and close the file. It's recommended to paste the copied content in the temporary text document. This content will be needed later. Delete the hosts file. Right click inside "etc" folder and go to New → Text Document. Type "hosts" as the file name.

Open the newly created hosts text file and paste the content you have copied from previous "hosts" file. Click on File → Save Click on Tools → Folder Option for Windows 7 users in "etc" folder window.

Go to "View" tab in the Folder Options window. Select the option "Show hidden files" and unselect the option "Hide extensions for known file types", then click on OK.

Click on "hosts.txt" and press F2 button on your keyboard to rename. Change its name from "hosts.txt" to "hosts" and press Enter. It'll show you a warning asking, "Do you want to change the file extension?" click on Yes

Right click on "hosts" file. Go to Properties from context menu. Select Read-only and Hidden option under General tab and click on OK.

Try to open that website in your web browser

If all this does not work

Try to change your DNS server. You can use any public DNS like Google DNS, OpenDNS etc.
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17 Jul 2013   #5

win 7 64 bit

None of those helped unfortunately.
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17 Jul 2013   #6

win 7 64 bit

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17 Jul 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

When you powered things up di you do it in this sequence?
3.First PC on the router
Allowing each one to fully boot befoer starting the next one.
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17 Jul 2013   #8

win 7 64 bit

It's a modem/router, but yes, although i dont see why that would make a difference.
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18 Jul 2013   #9

win 7 64 bit

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18 Jul 2013   #10
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