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Pulling my hair out !!.
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Ok I need a pooter Geek and talk to me like I'm an alien as I'm rubbish when it comes to going into the scary bits on my computer. 

Right here we go. A couple of days ago I opened my tab for another forum I use and got a picture on screen with the forums name on it , not what I expected , strange !!. Then,after a couple of close tab / open tab attempts the home page returned to normal , all good so I thought.

Since then the tab will open no problems , with the correct home page but when I reload I get 'oops google cant find blah blah blah'. 

I have gone through Chromes suggestions to stop this , clear cache etc etc , to no avail. I have tried an incognito window ,nope. Tried firefox ,nope. 

No problems with whathifi or any other forums I have tabbed. 

Ran a thorough scan last night which took yonks but came up with nowt. 

 

Any ideas whats going on here fellas. 

 

Ta floyd.

 

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What's the address of the website in question, it may not be a problem at your end? Getting a "picture on screen with the forum's name on it" doesn't sound like anything Chrome would do (I've certainly never seen that on mine).

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Yeah as I say really strange . It was a picture of a smiling bird with hifiwigwam on it !!. 

www.hifiwigwam.com. 

It loaded a few minutes ago , reloaded as its always busy with new stuff , Ooops yet again .

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RE: Pulling my hair out !!.

floyd droid wrote:

Yeah as I say really strange . It was a picture of a smiling bird with hifiwigwam on it !!. 

www.hifiwigwam.com. 

It loaded a few minutes ago , reloaded as its always busy with new stuff , Ooops yet again .

Hi can you re check your link, the one you posted has a dot after the name - can't find the server at www.hifiwigwam.com. .

try this link - http://www.hifiwigwam.com

 

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Nope !. Got oops yet again. This is really odd as it loaded from my tab a couple of mins ago did a reload and oops yet again. Did a search on google for the wam ,clicked that , it loaded up clicked reload ,oops !.

Sometimes it will reload two or three times then I get that flippin oops. I've just read on tinterweb I could have a corrupted host thingy in my computer ,out of my depth here I'm afraid.

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floyd droid wrote:

Nope !. Got oops yet again. This is really odd as it loaded from my tab a couple of mins ago did a reload and oops yet again. Did a search on google for the wam ,clicked that , it loaded up clicked reload ,oops !.

Sometimes it will reload two or three times then I get that flippin oops. I've just read on tinterweb I could have a corrupted host thingy in my computer ,out of my depth here I'm afraid.

Can you connect to other sites OK or is it just this one.

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Yip as I said earlier , no probs with pinkfish/vinylengine etc etc just the wam.

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michael hoy wrote:

floyd droid wrote:

Yeah as I say really strange . It was a picture of a smiling bird with hifiwigwam on it !!. 

www.hifiwigwam.com. 

It loaded a few minutes ago , reloaded as its always busy with new stuff , Ooops yet again .

Hi can you re check your link, the one you posted has a dot after the name - can't find the server at www.hifiwigwam.com. .

try this link - http://www.hifiwigwam.com

Actually there's no issue with a . (dot) at the end of a web address, . (dot) is in fact the highest level domain, com and the like are sub-domains of . (dot). It (dot) should be included on EVERY web address but browsers simply assume the . (dot) to avoid people having to add it.

The problem with link posted is in fact because there's a space included at the end of the link, take that off but leave the . (dot) and it works fine.

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floyd droid wrote:

Yip as I said earlier , no probs with pinkfish/vinylengine etc etc just the wam.

I think it's just that website, although I can't reproduce what you're seeing. I'm not trying very hard though to be honest.

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Thanks for having a look mate. It loaded up around an hr ago so I left it be. Just reloaded ,lol. 

If it happens again I'm getting a geek in. A bit more web trawling is leaning towards an irritating little virus host file which some smart alec thought would be fun to do.   

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The_Lhc wrote:

michael hoy wrote:

floyd droid wrote:

Yeah as I say really strange . It was a picture of a smiling bird with hifiwigwam on it !!. 

www.hifiwigwam.com.

It loaded a few minutes ago , reloaded as its always busy with new stuff , Ooops yet again .

Hi can you re check your link, the one you posted has a dot after the name - can't find the server at www.hifiwigwam.com. .

try this link - http://www.hifiwigwam.com

Actually there's no issue with a . (dot) at the end of a web address, . (dot) is in fact the highest level domain, com and the like are sub-domains of . (dot). It (dot) should be included on EVERY web address but browsers simply assume the . (dot) to avoid people having to add it.

The problem with link posted is in fact because there's a space included at the end of the link, take that off but leave the . (dot) and it works fine.

The link posted by the OP does not work if you click on it, remove the dot and it works.

I know it should work, just trying to eliminate the fault with the link and keep it simple.

I cannot replicate the OP's issue either.

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michael hoy wrote:
The link posted by the OP does not work if you click on it, remove the dot and it works.

I didn't remove the dot though, I just removed the space (the %20 on the end to be exact), the dot remained and it worked fine. It may possibly be browser dependant, although it shouldn't be.

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My link just worked for me ?. Anyhoo its kiss of death time . its reloaded without a hitch all afternoon. 

 

 

Prolly until now ,ha ha .

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The_Lhc wrote:

 I just removed the space (the %20 on the end to be exact), the dot remained and it worked fine. 

Ah that 20% was my trigger finger , didnt notice that tbth. Anyhoo it worked as it stands from my end.

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