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    can't go to google page

    Internet explorer
    I can go anywhere else, also tried it with different browsers
    from cmd I tried to ping google would not do that

    I looked for hosts file but I do not have one only a lmhosts
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    Hosts file is hidden, so first of all set Folder Options to show hidden files and folders. Then right-click Notepad in the Start menu, and choose "Run as administrator". From Notepad, navigate to the Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc folder, and then choose "All files" from the Open dialog, and you should see it.

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    Try changing your DNS servers to:

    8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4

    (Google's DNS Severs).

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    I did another system restore to 3 months back this time I can get to google

    Thanks
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    More than one way to skin a cat eh?

    Be sure to visit Windows Update and re-install at least all of the updates marked 'Critical'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpywareDr View Post
    Try changing your DNS servers to:

    8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4

    (Google's DNS Severs).
    It may be a UK only issue, but some good investigative work by members of my ISPs forums discovered some odd issues with the Google DNS servers. I myself was experiencing them, where the BBC News site and a handful of others were either partially loading, or taking up to 3 minutes to load. It was caused by some pretty bizarre routing for some of the page elements IIRC. Anyway, reverting to OpenDNS, which is what I had been using prior to Google, solved all issues instantly.

    I just thought it worth mentioning.

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    Indeed; Thanks!

    With today's internet though I'm not sure Google is going to be able to get away with much for very long.

    Anyway for completeness, here's OpenDNS Server IP addresses:

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220

    (which I also have memorized. )

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