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Can't get to http://office.microsoft.com with IE 7

Strange problem.  Why can't I get to http://office.microsoft.com using IE 7 when on the same machine mozilla 2.0 will get to the site.  I am not using any proxies.  What happens with IE 7 is a "can't display page" error.  Very quickly before getting that page I see DNS error in the status bar area of IE 7.
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tparrett
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war1Commented:
tparrett,

Clear your DNS cache.  Go to Start > Run and type CMD
and hit OK.
At the command prompt, type ipconfig /flushDNS
and hit OK.
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tparrettAuthor Commented:
just flushed the dns cache and still can't get there.

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war1Commented:
IE7 has been known to not access some websites that were written for IE6. But since the inaccessible site is Microsoft website, I thought IE6 requirement is not the case.

You can spoof the site by tweaking your user-agent.
http://enhanceie.com/useragent.aspx
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war1Commented:
tparrett,

We have not heard from you in awhile. Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more question? If an Expert helped you, please accept his/her answer above with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1
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Marc ZCommented:
tparret, do you have any other security software on this computer? What is your Antivirus ?  Any other Firewall? Any security suites?
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Marc ZCommented:
Also, have you tried running IE7 in it's No Add-ons mode to see if a add-on is interfering with your IE?
Start-> Run and copy this line (all the way to the extoff)into the command line and hit Enter.

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"  -extoff

If you can access that page then, you will have to reset your Add-ons or disable them to see which one might be causing you this grief.
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war1Commented:
tparrett,

I did not mean for you to accept my query comment.  Did you mean to accept one of my comments above?
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