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Firefox problem? Internet problem? Computer problem?

I have no idea what's going on with my computer, sometimes.

I can't always load gmail. When I try to go to, I get the message "Server not found". When I try to go to google, it's fine (and from my google homepage I can see my emails, so it's not that gmail is down.)

I'm on a network, but nobody else seems to have this problem.

I have no idea if the problem is with me/my computer/firefox, or if gmail is just being a bitch, or what.

D: Help me.
Since I just remembered;

At the times when gmail doesn't work, my google toolbar also doesn't work (but if I go to google to search, it's fine).
well sometimes gmail too does not work. Try to go to gmail with opera browser at that time and you'll see what's the matter
Da Rossa
It's more likely to be a gmail server problem. Don't panic. Don't think it's a Firefox issue either, but if it makes you feel less doubtful, make a clean reinstall of Firefox. Here is how you do it, but note that I'm only 99.9% sure these are the right directions
(so proceed at your own risk). Just for the record I'll assume that you have the adblock extension installed, if not, skip the adblock steps.

1. Export your Adblock list.
2. Download Firefox.
3. Clear your cache.
4. Close Firefox.
5. Backup your "Profiles" directory to somewhere safe.
6. Uninstall Firefox.
7. Delete the Firefox program directory.
(which could have been deleted during uninstall, but check to make sure)
8. Delete the Firefox "Profiles" directory.
(first make sure your backup is still safe)
9. Install Firefox, and let it launch.
10. When the "Import Wizard" launches, select "Don't import anything" and then click "Next".
11. Let Firefox continue to launch.
12. Set your the Options the way you want.
(such as how long history is kept, and how to handle cookies)
13. Close Firefox.
14. Copy these files* into your freshly created profile directory:
* bookmarks.bak
* bookmarks.html**
* cert8.db
* cookies.txt
* formhistory.dat
* history.dat
* key3.db
* signons.txt
15. Install Java: JRE 5.0 Update 5 ("Offline Installation" recommended)
"The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications"
16. Start Firefox
17. Install Adblock from:
"Adblock - Fixed version here!"
(restart Firefox after installation)
18. Install your other extensions and themes one at a time (restarting Firefox after each)

Your Bookmarks, Saved Passwords, Saved Cookies, Saved Form Data, and History should all be there.

Any other settings should not (which is good 'cause presumably those are the settings causing problems).

I doubt this will be the case, but if it ends up that you really are missing settings you really, really needed you still have your backed up profile which you can (I think) just drop right over your current profile (though user.js may have paths in it you need to fix).
Well, it's certainly not firefox, because it doesn't work in IE, either.
And if I go to my roommate's computer, it works fine.

(Message: Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address.

What you can try:
Diagnose Connection Problems

More information

This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including:

Internet connectivity has been lost.
The website is temporarily unavailable.
The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.
The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website's domain.
If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section. )
Maybe your DNS is down.
azuwis wrote:
Maybe your DNS is down.

Since it says the problem is with the DNS, what would that mean?

Because I don't understand how a proxy server could get the same results (of 'not working') when I t ry that, too.
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