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Odd Windows-7 DNS Error message

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Rick, May 25, 2010.

  1. Rick

    Rick Flightless Bird

    This is very strange. I have a newly purchased Windows-7 system and there
    is a particular internet site that I have to click on TWICE to access. I
    have a shortcut for the site set up, and when I click on the icon the first
    time during an IE browser session, I ALWAYS get this message: "DNS Error -
    Server cannot be found". When I click on the icon a second time, it
    connects with no problem. As long as the browser window is open, I can then
    connect and reconnect to this site all I want with no problem.

    If I don't use the icon and just type in the site into IE, the result is the
    same. The first time I type in the site name, I get the error message.
    The SECOND time I type it in, it connects fine, and then it continues to
    connect fine for the duration of the IE session.. The site is www.humyo.com
    (it is a file storage site), and I have no trouble accessing it from any
    other computer. I also have no problem on this computer with any other site
    (so far at least). I am using Windows-7 Home Premium and IE 8.0.7600.16385.

    Any idea of what's causing this or how to fix?
     
  2. Jackie

    Jackie Flightless Bird

    On 5/25/2010 19:52, Rick wrote:
    > This is very strange. I have a newly purchased Windows-7 system and
    > there is a particular internet site that I have to click on TWICE to
    > access. I have a shortcut for the site set up, and when I click on the
    > icon the first time during an IE browser session, I ALWAYS get this
    > message: "DNS Error - Server cannot be found". When I click on the icon
    > a second time, it connects with no problem. As long as the browser
    > window is open, I can then connect and reconnect to this site all I want
    > with no problem.
    >
    > If I don't use the icon and just type in the site into IE, the result is
    > the same. The first time I type in the site name, I get the error
    > message. The SECOND time I type it in, it connects fine, and then it
    > continues to connect fine for the duration of the IE session.. The site
    > is www.humyo.com (it is a file storage site), and I have no trouble
    > accessing it from any other computer. I also have no problem on this
    > computer with any other site (so far at least). I am using Windows-7
    > Home Premium and IE 8.0.7600.16385.
    >
    > Any idea of what's causing this or how to fix?


    I am not sure myself but does it help at all to type in "ipconfig
    /flushdns" in the command prompt?
     
  3. Rick

    Rick Flightless Bird

    "Jackie" <Jackie@an.on> wrote in message
    news:4bfc1758$0$21693$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > On 5/25/2010 19:52, Rick wrote:
    >> This is very strange. I have a newly purchased Windows-7 system and
    >> there is a particular internet site that I have to click on TWICE to
    >> access. I have a shortcut for the site set up, and when I click on the
    >> icon the first time during an IE browser session, I ALWAYS get this
    >> message: "DNS Error - Server cannot be found". When I click on the icon
    >> a second time, it connects with no problem. As long as the browser
    >> window is open, I can then connect and reconnect to this site all I want
    >> with no problem.
    >>
    >> If I don't use the icon and just type in the site into IE, the result is
    >> the same. The first time I type in the site name, I get the error
    >> message. The SECOND time I type it in, it connects fine, and then it
    >> continues to connect fine for the duration of the IE session.. The site
    >> is www.humyo.com (it is a file storage site), and I have no trouble
    >> accessing it from any other computer. I also have no problem on this
    >> computer with any other site (so far at least). I am using Windows-7
    >> Home Premium and IE 8.0.7600.16385.
    >>
    >> Any idea of what's causing this or how to fix?

    >
    > I am not sure myself but does it help at all to type in "ipconfig
    > /flushdns" in the command prompt?


    No, that does not help. I get the same result...
     
  4. Jackie

    Jackie Flightless Bird

    On 5/25/2010 20:55, Rick wrote:
    > No, that does not help. I get the same result...


    Does this problem exist only with IE8?
    Have you tried with a different browser that is not based on IE?
    Actually, it might be interesting to see if the same thing happens in a
    browser based on IE.

    If this happens only in IE, maybe you could try to disable unneeded
    add-ons (Tools->Manage Add-ons), if any. You could try to disable
    everything first and see how it goes.
     
  5. Frankster

    Frankster Flightless Bird

    "Rick" <rick@nomail.com> wrote in message
    news:hth2pn$vfm$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > This is very strange. I have a newly purchased Windows-7 system and there
    > is a particular internet site that I have to click on TWICE to access. I
    > have a shortcut for the site set up, and when I click on the icon the
    > first time during an IE browser session, I ALWAYS get this message: "DNS
    > Error - Server cannot be found". When I click on the icon a second time,
    > it connects with no problem. As long as the browser window is open, I can
    > then connect and reconnect to this site all I want with no problem.
    >
    > If I don't use the icon and just type in the site into IE, the result is
    > the same. The first time I type in the site name, I get the error
    > message. The SECOND time I type it in, it connects fine, and then it
    > continues to connect fine for the duration of the IE session.. The site is
    > www.humyo.com (it is a file storage site), and I have no trouble accessing
    > it from any other computer. I also have no problem on this computer with
    > any other site (so far at least). I am using Windows-7 Home Premium and
    > IE 8.0.7600.16385.
    >
    > Any idea of what's causing this or how to fix?


    I would try rebooting (or power-cycling) your modem or router/firewall, or
    both. Sounds like a slow response from one or both of those.

    -Frank
     

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