Hey everyone. I'm a bit of a lurker, but I wanted to delurk to see if anyone had any insight about a problem I've been having for some time. I think it started right around the time I got a new PC with Vista on it, so for the time being, I blame Vista, but there must be a way to fix it.
Occassionally when I'm browsing the web (I use Opera generally), I will click a link or type a URL, and I get a Google page telling me the page can't be found on the server. WHatever page I'm trying to view instead redirects to Google, but then can find the pages at Google. Here is an example, showing that I was trying to get to a Wikipedia link, and Google took over
This also happens in Firefox. I haven't tried IE because I generally try to avoid IE like the plague. Exiting the browser and restarting it generally cures the problem, that is, I can then get to the page I want. I assume there's some weird DNS stuff going on, but I'm not quite clever enough to know what to look at or what to try.
On a potentially related note, I also occassionally try to load a page, and I get the normal "page can't be found" type error, but a refresh usually immediately loads the page.
We have Comcast cable internet, but my husband doesn't have any of these issues on his PC (and our PCs are basically the same) so I'm hoping there's just some settings somewhere I can look at.
Hopefully I've provided enough information. Anyone have any thoughts? Thank you!