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So, talkbass hasn't been working for me.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mark Wilson, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Unless you goto the chat, or you're S_D, you have no idea how much this has been bugging me.

    Talkbass DOESN'T work on my computer anymore.
    It'll only work if I use www.youhide.com, which I am using right now.

    I've turned off my firewall, tried everything.
    It works in residence. A guy four doors down can get on Talkbass No problem.

    It doesn't work in Firefox, or IE.

    I'm using windows.

    Anyone have any idea? E-mail me, cause I won't be on here much. youhide takes forever to load.
    My e-mail is in my profile.
  2. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    have you been....you know.....the "B" word?
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    To the bathroom? Yes. I have. And that didn't help.

    Anyway, i really don't know what you're talking about. I know nothing about computers.
  4. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    I think he ment, were you banned, which you definatly haven't as your posting now.

    I have no idea what the problem is sadly.
  5. Basshole

    Basshole Banned

    Jan 28, 2005
    Check hosts file, and compare DNS settings with your neighbor.
  6. Trevor.A


    Jan 2, 2005
    Lubbock, TX
    Have you tried with your computer in a different location?
    What OS are you using? You could try a system restore to a time when it was working and see if that helps.
  7. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Check your bookmarked link! I had that problem with several sites, googled them and saw that my links were different. I'm thinking I picked up a trojan of some sort that screws up the links in my bookmarks. They were literally reversed.
  8. define "not working" - what do you get back?

    My money's with Basshole's solution. Your computer doesn't know where www.talkbass.com is.

    try putting in your browser's address bar instead.
  9. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Here's the error I get.


    All My Book marks are fine, the that IP address I put into the address didn't work either.

  10. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    You're doing it wrong.

    This is my diagnosis thus far. I've come to this conclusion based on the following facts:

    -I do it right
    -This enables to me enter Talkbass just fine
    -You can't enter Talkbass just fine
    -This is the opposite of my experience
    -Which in turn means, If I do it right....
    -You do it wrong!
    -So in conclusion, you're doing it wrong.
    -Why do I keep listing like this?
    -Stream of consciousness ftw.
    -You're obviously not happy about your troubles
    -& I'm probably not helping
    -Yet am I doing something wrong?
    -You are
    -So, ha
    -Sorry by the way
    -Your situation sucks
    -Good luck
  11. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Oh yeah, I saw on your MSN name that you were having some troubles.
  12. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    that's some interesting logic you got there:smug:
  13. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    Go to:

    My Computer, C Drive, Windows Folder, System32, Drivers, then ETC.

    Delete the "hosts" file. NOT LMhosts.

    After that go to Start, Control Panel, System, Hardware tab, device manager and look for network adapters, delete whatever is your hardwired and wireless network adapter.

    Then reboot, windows wil redetect all devices and unless your pc is completely hosed it should work.

  14. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Try the Opera browser?

    That's what I use and its very secure.

    I like it.
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Mark, we took a vote, and we just don't want you around here any more.
  16. LMAO.

    Poor thing.

    My firefox is working fine, Mark.
  17. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Love you too, Munji. You'd miss me!

    And Fender, i did everything you told me.

    Can you add my gmail account to MSN? I only have one wireless thing under "device manager" and I just want to make sure it's okay to delete.

    I'll be on later tonight. 11:30ish. (9:00 now)
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    HAHAHAH... that's soooo messed up... FUNNY but messed up. [​IMG]
  19. Diggler


    Mar 3, 2005
    Western PA
    Time to buy a guitar.
  20. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Yep, I'm glad this isn't a democracy, I'd be finished.:D

    If your computer is "timing out" that is one of two issues.

    Either your internet provider is too slow. I had this happen on the road at one hotel. Most web browsers will time out if they don't reach a web site in a certain amount of time. It could also be that your internet provider is changing settings, Comcast does this a lot.

    The other problem is possibly a virus is slowing you down and timing you out. Some nasty trojans can kill every program in your computer.

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