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Windows XP not reading Hosts file.

Posted on 2004-04-29
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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