Web Guru help needed; "DNS error"

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by GT40sc, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. GT40sc

    GT40sc Active Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Seattle WA, USA
    I have been having trouble reading the forums here at R.O. and others lately. I can go to the "Table of Contents" page, but the individual threads will not open, and I get an error message saying "Cannot find server or DNS error."

    Today I went to Windows Update and looked up the error, then printed out about 7 pages of instructions on how to cure it. Had something to do with a "Root Certificate Authority."

    Looks like a real PITA to deal with, as you have to install a new certificate at each web site that has a problem...(mostly UBB, in my case, but not all.)

    So before going through all that I decided to check my security settings...


    ...under "Security" I UNchecked the first box, which is called "check for publisher's certificate revocation," and restarted the computer.

    So far everything seems to be fine...I can read R.O. again!...But am I going to have security problems in the future? Is this important at all? Or completely inconsequential?

    I really hate computers sometimes...

  2. pandamonkey

    pandamonkey Active Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    Hey, I too had your problems for a while and I'm considered a "moderator" in some places!!! I banged my head till the cows came home, I even fried my hard drive and set everything back up again because it was driving me insane! then it occured to try installing Netscape to see if I could get on that way and it worked. I actually ended up liking Netscape enough that I use it most of the time. Having both browsers at my fingertips is nice anyways!
    Let me know what happens!
    P.S. made the Seahawks game Sunday, what a stadium! Go Hawks!
  3. GT40sc

    GT40sc Active Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Seattle WA, USA
    Hey Michael,

    thanks for your help. IE 6 does not work, but Netscape does...whadaya know?

    Just got it going a few minutes ago...the font looks a little strange: (small and thin) and the scroll wheel on my mouse does not work, but at least I can take part in R.O. again...

    "Hello, may I speak to Mr. Gates please?"

    thanks again,
  • AT5047

    The New AT5047 Premier Studio Microphone Purity Transformed

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice