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Firefox wont open some site pages


MuDelta
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On my family (second) computer I cannot open some pages within a site eg My Posts in PCA and others elsewhere but there is no problem with other machines - this one for example. Clearly, it has something to do with the machine (runs XP). the machine I am writing this on has W 7. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox (19.02) & updated plug-ins, all to no effect. Help!!

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Bris

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Blocked sites... If it was the other way around it might be significant but no blocked sites should increase the chance of it working. In theory.

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Bris

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In i.e try Internet options>advanced then scroll down to the bottom and if SSL2.0 is ticked switch to SSL3.0 and try it (and vice versa).

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hiwatt

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Are you using a HOSTS file? Have a look at your HOSTS file. The HOSTS file is located in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc Right click then view it using notepad See if any of the blocked sites are mentioned?

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hiwatt

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If so here's how to reset your HOSTS file back to default.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034 Also try clearing the DNS cache by going to start/run and enter ipconfig /flushdns

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MuDelta

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Bris Thanks for al your advice. Sadly, nothing changed!

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MuDelta

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hiwatt

Nothing found in HOSTS. Cleared dns cache with no change!! Oh gawd!

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spuds

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A very long shot, but I wonder if this as anything to do with cookies, or registration, if the problem is with only a few websites. it could be the particular case, that the particular computer as been set up to refuse and block cookies (apologies if this as already been suggested)?.

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MuDelta

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Spuds & all who contributed.

It is solved!! My firewall is P C Tools' free version. Under Filtering I set "package filtering enabled" to off and it all worked!! The bad(?) news is that the P C T icon on the task-bar now has a yellow warning triangle on it. How concerned should I be about this? Comments please and then I can finally mark the problem as solved.

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newbestgadget

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Clear the cache and history every time. I think it help sometimes.

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Bris

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Packet filtering is a fundamental function of a software firewall, disabling it will reduce the effectiveness of the firewall.

You can alter the rules PF uses but this is not easy unless you have some familiarity with the concepts.

click here

see the section on packet filtering.

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