where do I find windows 7 Hosts file?

  Snrub 15:04 PM 20 May 13
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My computer freezes on shutting down stating it is trying to shut down windows Hosts file then goes into a blue screen BSOD. I understand the Hosts file needs editing on notepad but where do I find Windows 7 Hosts file on the computer?

  Chronos the 2nd 15:13 PM 20 May 13

Look here C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

  Snrub 15:18 PM 20 May 13

Thanks Chronus do you know what to edit please?

  Chronos the 2nd 16:46 PM 20 May 13

Sorry but a few more details are needed as I have not come across a hosts file causing a BSOD. Can you post the complete error message?

You could just update the hosts file here.

  Snrub 18:00 PM 20 May 13

I have updated the mpvs hosts file and will see if this cures the problem. Thanks

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