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Windows 7: Hosts file stopped working ...

08 May 2009   #1

Windows Vista/7RC
Hosts file stopped working ...

at first my windows 7 rc (7100) x64 hosts file was working say i add an entry zf-ims

it works. then once windows 7 says HTTP something crashed. then my hosts stopped working already. a restart didnt help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2009   #2


Try clearing your DNS Cache. Run the following from the CMD line:

ipconfig /flushdns
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