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Windows XP SP2 will not resolve DNS names in Web Browser (IE or FireFox)

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When I type in a URL it always comes up with the message about unable to resolve the site name DNS is not working.

If I go to a DOS prompt and type nslookup then search for a site it resolves the name fine.

If I go to a DOS prompt and try and ping -a x.x.x.x it pings the site but does not return the name.

If I type the IP into the URL line it brings up the site just fine.

I have another computer on the same network both use DHCP and the other computer works fine.

I have tried this one computer on another network and I get the same results there.  I get the same results on a dial up connection as well.

Please help.  I am at a lose.  Unfortunately reinstall is a very, very last resort as is Windows repair.  This machine must remain attached to its domain so that it can access remote file and to be put back on the domain the computer has to travel a few thousand kilometers.

Keith Alabaster
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