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Cant get yahoo to load on my pc or my laptop

Wont go to yahoo.com, tried firewall and everything i know

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  • m203dude Jan 27, 2009

    I am able to go to all other sites
    I have avast a/v running
    windows vista
    wireless conn. (pc wont load yahoo either)
    all it says is ie connot load webpage (tried refresh, checked firewall)
    running IE and fire fox
    I dont understand your last request


  • Celenous May 11, 2010

    "Assuming Windows take a look at the file below and post it's contents. This should open with notepad.
    c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"
    There is a a file "hosts" located in the directory c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ you might need to modify this file to get this to work.
    What anit virus software are you using btw?
    I'm assuming that this happened recently. Have you added any new software or downloaded anything?
    Please post the exact error message you get.

    By default, if you try to modify your hosts file
    in Vista, it will not let you save it. It tells you that you don't
    have permission. To successfully modify the hosts file, run
    notepad.exe as an administrator and open the file.

    1) Browse to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories

    2) Right click "Notepad" and select "Run as administrator"

    3) Click "Continue" on the UAC prompt

    4) Click File -> Open

    5) Browse to "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc"

    6) Change the file filter drop down box from "Text Documents (*.txt)" to "All Files (*.*)"

    7) Select "hosts" and click "Open"

    8) Make the needed changes and close Notepad. Save when prompted.



  • Celenous May 11, 2010

    Assuming you can go to other websites like www.cnn.com correct?
    Do you have anti-virus software running?
    What Operating System are you using?
    How are you connecting to the internet? Dial Up? Cable? ADSL?
    What happens when you try www.yahoo.com?
    What happens when you go to yahoo.com?
    Which browser are you using? Internet Explorer, FireFox?
    Assuming Windows take a look at the file below and post it's contents. This should open with notepad.
    c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts


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