Solved

Windows XP not reading Hosts file.

Posted on 2004-04-29
3
1,836 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Hi guys,

My problem is that windows XP is not reading the Hosts file not matter what I put in it. I have even made a new hosts file with no luck. Any ideas? Thanks!!

Bill H.
0
Comment
Question by:Billjh
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

by:
sirbounty earned 250 total points
ID: 10955437
Hi Billjh,
What's in your HOST file? What are you using for DNS servers?
Have you tried removing the network adapter from device manager and rebooting? (Start->Run->Devmgmt.msc)
~sirbounty
0
 

Author Comment

by:Billjh
ID: 10955516
It was a bad host file, made one from scratch fixed the problem. Strange, I have used that same host file many a time with no problem, it just would not work this time, but thanks!

Nill H.
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 10955530
Yea - there's not much you can do to have one 'not work' unless it's configured improperly or something.
Glad you got it working though.
Thanx.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Step by step guide to Clean and Sort your windows registry! Introduction: Always remember: A Clean registry = Better performance = Save your invaluable time In this article we're going to clear our registry manually! Yes, manually! The e…
If you have done a reformat of your hard drive and proceeded to do a successful Windows XP installation, you may notice that a choice between two operating systems when you start up the machine. Here is how to get rid of this: Click Start Clic…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

838 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question