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    Old 09-27-03, 11:24 AM
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    Of recently, I had had problems accessing this site. I have one custom pc and one compaq pc. One day, my custom pc just wouldnt go to slcentral.com. it had that "couldn't find server" page and so I went to see if my Compaq could, and it did. These comps are on the same router and so I know that I couldn't access the site due to the custom computer's fault. But after a while, my Compaq couldn't access the site either. Believeing that the problem was caused by some planted block on the site or some hack, I reformated my Compaq. When i reinstalled XP, I was able to surf SLCentral.com. I believe my brother had planted some bug in my comp (from his laptop) that placed a block agaisnt slcentral.com (we aren't exactly best friends). He's not around anymore, so there is no way to know what he did to block my custom comp from accessing SLCentral.com. Currently, I am using a proxy connection to access SLCentral.com (which is extremely slow). Would anyone know how to remove this block (I have already deleted cookies, temp. internet files and offline files, restored IE to default and all that stuff). PLEASE HELP
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    What kind of router are you running?
    There are ways to block specific IPs from accessing certain websites. That could be one reason why you have no access. Your bro could have installed a personal firewall on your systems and used that to the same effect. XP has a built in firewall that he may have enabled and used. You could just disable it by right clicking my network places, selecting properties, right clicking Local area connection, selecting properties, advanced tab, uncheck the box if it is enabled and see if that works.
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    I have the Gigafast 4 Port Router (EE400-R Model) and I am confident that the problem does not rely on the router (since I have resetted it both manually and through my web browser). I checked the url blocking and it was not activated. My XP firewall was not operated either. I have tried uninstalling my firewall before (Norton Internet Security) but I still have the same problem. Would you know anyone to detect the thing that is blocking me and delete it? If you can, can you guys ask around for a solution?
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    It could be a hidden service or something along those lines. Sorry not too offay with networks. You could check through your list of services and disable the ones you are not using and see if that helps.
    Here is a list of common services and weather they should be enabled to optimize performance. Compare it to what’s running on your machine and what’s not on the list run a search on to find out what it is. May be a lot of work but it's all I can think of short of reformatting.

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    there isn't even "Display Administrative Tools" in the "Taskbar and Menu" Windows. So i can't even check if i have those activities activated. Any new suggestions Renz?
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    You can get to them either by running msconfig (start with this one first) or control panel -> administrative tools -> services.

    If it's not there, start -> run -> services.msc

    Msconfig also shows the manufacture of the service and you could access what starts up with your machine in the next tab. Worth looking at just incase.
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    Alan, have you tried connecting to the internet via cable modem leaving out the router?
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