Help! My computer is going offline often while searching for a page. I either get the message, "Cannot find server or DNS error Internet," or "Windows has detected a connection problem between the computer and the modem..." with the suggestion to go to Tools, check connectivity, internet options, etc. I've done all those with no improvement. Searches often take forever with the result the "Cannot find server" message. I have dial-up and am having a few other problems also which may or may not be related. But I never have a problem getting connected when I dial-up, and many of the times it apparently goes offline I am still connected.
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.
Re: Goes offline for no reason
Assuming you have the latest updated spyware removal programmes and anti virus programmes and run a recent scan.
It may be that you have some corrupt cookies etc.
The first thing to do is clear temp files etc, the best programme for this is a free and spyware free programme called CCleaner which you can download from here and give it a software check and obsolete file cleanup.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Outlook online (using your bowser) only allows you to select messages per page, so you can only delete a maximum of one page at a time.
Thunderbird (running on your pc) The whole inbox is available to be deleted in one go.
Using the command Control+a (select ALL), you can then delete all the mail in the inbox in one go, by hitting the delete key.
Most offline mail prrograms act like Thunderbird.
But the mail program needs to update the mail server on line, so this might take some time, to synchronise the offline inbox with the online inbox.
<p><span>Some days before I have done a job on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise edition & Client XP. It is departmental food court. In the office room of the restaurant have a system which will be Server system and main domain. There was another 8 system in every department of food <span> </span>with printer for billing.I</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Windows Server 2003 includes a mission critical Windows Server operating system, such as security, reliability, availability, and scalability.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>You have to install DNS server for DC without DNS the client computers wouldn't know which one is DC.You can host DNS on a different server than DC.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>Before Starting the DC installation process you need to make sure the <span> </SPAN>following points</SPAN><br>
<p><span>1)You have installed Basic windows server 2003 installation</SPAN><br>
<p><span>2)Make sure you have assigned a static ip address to your server</SPAN><br>
<p><span><span> </SPAN>Now start DC and DNS Setup process</SPAN><span></SPAN><br>
<span>Active Directory is a huge topic in itself. While DCPROMO is easy to run, planning of both the physical and the logical structure is the key to a trouble free active directory. </SPAN>
<p><span>Domain controllers do not have to be your most powerful machines, however they must be reliable and always available to answer logon requests. </SPAN><br>
<a><span>DNS (Domain Name System)</SPAN></A><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><span>Role</SPAN>
<p><span>Once DNS is setup, it runs itself thanks to the new dynamic component hence DDNS. TCP/IP knowledge plus understanding of how DNS works is essential when troubleshooting connectivity problems.</SPAN><br>
<p><span>DNS enables client machines to resolve servers IP addresses. Once the client finds the server, Active Directory uses LDAP to locate services like Kerberos, Global Catalog that clients request.</SPAN><br>
<a><span>Print Server Role</SPAN></A><span></SPAN>
<p><span>In my experience there is a contrast between the software settings which are easy to configure and the hardware which constantly need for attention e.g. paper jam, 'out of toner'. Check list for print server:</SPAN><br>
<p><b><span>Client Configuration :- </SPAN></B><span>After</SPAN><span><span> Installation of Windows Xp give the IP Add on TCP/IP of IPV4.If you want to manually configure DNS server addresses, click</SPAN></SPAN><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><b><span>Use the following DNS server addresses</SPAN></b><span><b><span>,</SPAN></B></SPAN><span><span> and then type the preferred DNS server and alternate DNS server IP addresses in the</SPAN></SPAN><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><b><span>Preferred DNS server</SPAN></b><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><span><span>and</SPAN></SPAN><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><b><span>Alternate DNS server</SPAN></b><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><span><span>boxes. After all job try to ping each other. I'm trying this and it also pinging. Files and data also can be shared through it.</SPAN></SPAN>
Just go to your Control Panel >> Network Connections and look for your Default Internet Connection. Right click and choose Properties. Then look for the Internet Protocol TCP/IP, click to highlight and click Properties button. You can click Obtain DNS server automatically or Use the following DNS server to define a particular DNS.
Please let me know how this goes. Thank you for using FixYa.
Check the privacy settings and see if they are too strict this will cause some sites to not download. In Internet Explorer click tools>Intenet options>privacy. It should be set to medium so no cookies are blocked. If this is ok then yes you are having hardware connectivity problems. You're losing the connection before it can reach the site.
You cam try doing a power cycle. Turn off the modem, router (if you have one) and your computer. after 1 minute turn on modem first then router and computer. If you still can't communicate or ping the DNS it could be a firewall that is blocking it.
Check out your internet connection and its settings, whether it is dial up or broadband oriented. then you have to know about your ip address of dns server in the network setting places. you just ping the ip address of dns server following as...
go to start, then run and type "cmd", and it shows the command prompt. type as following format.
ping 10.10.10.5 and press enter key.. this is the sample ip address only. if it gets reply, your dns server is ok. you can use internet. suppose, it wont comes, ask your service provider or support for another or different ip address of dns to check it out.
In order to communicate with Microsoft, your computer first sends a request to the closest DNS server to resolve the domain name into a binary address. Once it gets the binary address of Microsoft, in then prefixes every packet with a 32-bit destination address, followed by it own 32-bit return address.
Other specialized computers on the Internet, called routers, than manage the actual data transfers on a skip by skip basis.
A DNS error means that your computer is either unable to reach the pre-determined DNS server, or the server is unable to resolve the particular address due to a non-existent WEB site or a spelling mistake.
The actual meaning of the message depends on which layer of the internet protocol in your computer, (or outside of it) generated it.