Can't resolve but can ping same and ftp

have had this pblm all day. 98SE, IE6 sp1.
Haven't tried dialup.
Can ping but can't find ant http sites in IE.
Everything else seems great.
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briancassinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Check your network connection ...

when you are pinging are you pinging by IP address or by name ?

if by IP address try by name if you get a DNS error then your internet connection may not be pointing to its DNS server

open up the network connection then select your local connection right click on it select properties then where it has the protocols listed select TCP/IP select properties it should be selected to obtain DNS server information automatically. If it is selected for this it may be your ISP's DNS server is down it could also be spyware or browser hijackers or viruses...

are you using broadband or dialup ? and who is your ISP ?

Also try this

go to tools --> Internet options --> advanced and restore defaults

Disable firewall and any pop-up blocker

make sure IE is your default browser

Clear all temp internet files and cookies

check for spywares and virus

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What is spyware :

SpyBot-S&D : 

Ad-aware : 

Trojan Remover :

HijackThis : 

KL-Detector  :

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SpywareBlaster  :

SpywareGuard :

SpySites  :

Keylogger Hunter :


BHODemon :

Browser Hijack Blaster :

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Other spyware removal instructions:

online virus scanner: 
sunray_2003Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Try this LSPFix

All the best
beartekAuthor Commented:
LAN is working fine; other 'puter has no pblm.
ping and ftp are both tcp/ip functions; what I am experiencing is soley http related. Thanks to both respondees and I will get to it in the AM. Count on feedback!
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briancassinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
what your experiencing is the inability to resolve host names to IP addresses which is what DNS does. you are trying to access which is actually the IP address

if you type in your browser can you see if so then your DNS is not configured properly on your machine or your ISP's DNS server isn't working. Your ISP's DNS server not working is mosty likely not the problem especially if you are using the same internet access for the other computers and they can connect by going to

Another thing you may want to try is to go to the command prompt (start, run, then type command hit enter then type at the command prompt ipconfig /flushdns then hit enter on the next line try ipconfig /registerdns. Then try accessing
LeeTutorConnect With a Mentor retiredCommented:
The ipconfig command is for Windows XP.  Use winipcfg instead:;en-us;141698
How to Use Winipcfg to View TCP/IP Settings  
beartekAuthor Commented:
Nothing solved the problem; I wound up re-installing.
briancassinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I do not believe he should recieve a points refund we responded to him he never got back to us how are we to solve his problem if he does not communicate ?

 with all due respect you never got back to us to let us know if the winipcfg reported anything.... or if you tried typing the IP address this would have let us help you further.
beartekAuthor Commented:
You deluged me with info, not all of it salient. I said I couldn't "ping". It wasn't an issue with DNS. I couldn't ping anything. Numbers or names. I have a list of DNS servers, and several ISP's and I can connect via LAN or modem. This box was previously a dialup one, though. No viruses, no spyware were left by the time I asked. Actually, sunray's solution seemed like it was closest to the tack I needed to take, but it was just a hosed machine, and I gave up. Only so much time.
I was just writing an off-site reply to LeeTutor as I myself don't think I could give zero points to anyone who took the time to try to help. My MO is way different than Mr. Bill Gates.
Anyway, I appreciated the help and opportunity to learn more.
Thank you!
BTW:  Permission Denied
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I have triued to split the points for the past 10 min's. No luck, no mo time today....
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