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Windows 7: http 501/http 505

18 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 10 Pro X64

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP or Vista (and Win 7):
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, boot to Safe Mode again, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system.
Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Since he was able to connect via direct IP and it only affects that one site, I suspect some glitch/update delay on "his" DNS so as a workaround I would just add the following line to the end of his HOSTS file:

If you don't know how to edit the hosts file, you need to read this
Take Ownership Shortcut
and this (namely Option two !)
Hosts File : Use in Windows 7 / Vista

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2010   #13

Win 7 x64


I really hate it when someone logs on to a help forum like this, gets all sorts of helpful suggestions, and then simply vanishes into the ether. So I wanted to post this message to say thanks again to all. Given the season and time restraints (and the fact that this problem is so isolated) I have not had the opportunity to try the last suggested remedies. I will do so, and get back to you all.

Again, many thanks and a Very Merry Christmas.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Dec 2010   #14

Win 7 x64


Just as mysteriously as it appeared, ths problem has completely disappeared without any specific action on my part.

Again, thanks to all those who tried to help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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