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Windows XP did not read "hosts" file

Dear experts,

My windows XP client did not read the Windows hosts file, such that i could not map a hostname / alias to an ip address. Could you kindly advice?

Thanks
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isuhendro
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isuhendro
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chingmdCommented:
The hosts file is located in a different location than

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\HOSTS


List of other hosts files.

Windows 95/98/Me c:\windows\hosts

Windows NT/2000/XP Pro  c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Windows XP Home c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts



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b0lsc0ttCommented:
What is the entry/change like?  Did you also try a restart?  Do you have a program protecting the hosts file so your change was reversed?

The path to the file is above so if you changed the correct file one of the issues above could cause this.

Let me know if you have a question or need more info.

bol
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isuhendroAuthor Commented:
Dear experts,

I decided not to troubleshoot further for this particular pc.
Thanks for your advice!

Regards
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