I can go to some sites, but not others

  Bdweller 01:40 19 May 05
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I'm running Windows XP Home on my Host system, and Windows 98SE on my client system. I have ICS setup, but on the client system I can't go to some sites, Microsoft and Ebay are two I can't go to. There are a lot of sites I can go to, but some I can't. It'll come up after a while of trying to connect and say "Document contains no data"

I've been working on this for some time now, and I just can't figure it out.

Any Ideas?

  mgmcc 10:07 19 May 05

This is a bit of a "long shot" but the sites you cannot access may have been blocked by an entry in your Hosts file (nothing to do with the "host" PC) in Windows 98.

Have a look for a file called Hosts or Hosts.sam in C:\WINDOWS\ and open it with Notepad. The default file would normally have only one entry in which is:

127.0.0.1 localhost

See if there are lines in there for:

127.0.0.1 microsoft.com

127.0.0.1 ebay.co.uk

and if so, delete them, save the file and exit.

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