I need computer help.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by TSanders, May 21, 2005.

  1. I have a small problem with my computer.

    Its working fine except fot two small things.

    I cant log on to AIM and I cant log on to my hotmail accounts. I get the whole cannot find server junk.

    Any advice?? Ive run Spybot and Symantec Anti-Virus, but it didnt change anything.
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Have you installed anything recently?

    Also, what system are you running?
  3. Im running Windows XP, and havent installed anything recently.
  4. Stomniar


    Dec 5, 2003
    Spring Hill FL
    Try to uninstall and reinstall AIM, clear out your cookies and temporary internet files and then go from there. If that doesn't work try to do a system restore back to a point in time when you knew you could use AIM and log onto Hotmail fine.
  5. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Stop looking at porn :)
  6. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Look for a file called "hosts" in your WINDOWS folder, copy its contents and paste them here. Some sneaky spyware variants like to change your hosts file to redirect you to junk sites.
  7. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Also, which ISP are you using? AOL? You might be experiencing a problem with the name server there, and it might be temporary. That seems to happen on a fairly regular basis, with AOL at least.

    Do you have "Sam Spade"? If so, you can use that to test the name server. Can you log into "any other URL"? Google and that kind of thing? Do the Google links to secondary sites work?

    And, AdAware is probably one of your best friends. "Hijack This" is good too. :)
  8. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    AOL seems to be having trouble at the moment, I tried to snag a free throwaway email account a few hours ago but the webmail page kept on timing out. Hotmail seems to work for me, though.