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Hi

I have Vista  installed on HP G70  Iam not able to connect to the internet at  all of sudden.
I tried at home as well as in the work. It picks up the IP both at home and work but when i go to google or any wesite it says wepage cannot be displayed.

I also did a system restore and tried to install IE8 , it says the laptop has a higher version unstalled already. But iam running IE8

I  also tried connecting through wireless at home , its the same.

Ant help to troubleshoot and sort this problem will be a  great help.

Thanks
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Question by:lianne143
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houssam_ballout earned 252 total points
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Are you able to ping the default gateway & The DNS server?

are you able to ping www.google.com ?
IF yes, whats the result?
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by:LHT_ST
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try opening a web browser and typing http://74.125.230.148 

should take you to google.com if it doesnt it points towards a DNS issue.  check the IP address isnt a locally assigned ip address (169.x.x.x)
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by:Nik
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Check you local IP configuration.
CMD | ipconfig /all | ENTER

Check your browser that you haven't checked Proxy box accidentally:
Internet Options | Connections | LAN Settings
Clear the Proxy box.

Try to ping www.google.com in CMD, post results here.

If none helps, are you using any kind of third party firewall / internet security applications. For a test try to remove those from the system.
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by:Fayaz
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Reset internet explorer setting:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

After above, from a command prompt enter and run follwoing command:
netsh reset winsoc

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by:Sajid Shaik M
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disable the firewall and antivirus if any and test..

all the best

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by:5y5tem32
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Have you restarted your router?
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by:lianne143
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If i ping google.com and google.co.uk , i get request time out

But if i ping yahoo.com it pings sucessfully. I am able to browse all websites except google.

with my router i can connect otherr laptops  to google. I did ipconfig  /relese and renew, but still dosent work.
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Try running this Microsoft Fixit to reset the hosts file then post back with the result.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034
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by:lianne143
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I checked for the host file c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
But the host file has disaapeared.How do i restore the host file back
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Here's the original file. Adjust file NTFS permissions if needed.
hosts
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