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    What does "Looking For" in the lower left of my XP screen mean?
    On occasion when I want to open a web sight I get "Looking For www.etc" in the lower left corner of my scree. (Right above the "Start".
    I have to re-boot my PC to get it to go to the web.
    My 5120 modem's lights tell me that my connection between my PC and it is fine and the rest of the lights say that I am on line.
    Is there something going on with my PC that is causing this?
    I have done a virus, Spybot, spyware check and found nothing.
    Please reply.
    Catz

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    I suppose it's possible your browser can not find the particular site for whatever reason. We all occasionally have this problem. Perhaps your ISP had a problem, perhaps the web site servers are either down or busy. Who knows.
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    What browser are you using? The browser you are using is it up to date? I would like to suggest a FREE program called Ccleaner which you can download here;CNET
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    Hi Catz,

    What you are seeing is a message that suggests your PC is having trouble getting a response from your (ISP's) DNS server. This may sometimes be cured by unchecking the 'Automatically detect settings' in Control Panel > Internet Settings (or Properties) > Connections tab > LAN Settings. Don't forget to make a note of your current settings before you do this
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    You may find that changing your DNS server away from your ISP's DNS, Google DNS or OpenDNS will work better for you.
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    Thanks Andy.
    I checked and auto detect setting is unchecked.
    I have Internet Ex 8 as one of the browsers that I use.
    I also have Safari and Firefox that I use for two other e mail accounts that I have and the same thing happens there.
    Could my 5120 modem be on its last leg.
    It seems like the modem says I am connected to the Internet but in some way I am not.
    I rent this modem from Comcast.
    Maybe I'll call them and tell them I need a new one.
    Or better still I have seen them on sale on the internet and maybe I should just buy my own.
    Catz

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