Resolving “Server not found” Error in Windows® 7
Are you getting “Server not found” error on your Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve the problem.
Majority of computers in the world are connected via one network or another. Connecting a system via a network helps users retrieve data and information from another system without actually using it. Windows 7 caters to the needs and demands of all kinds of users and this includes users who like to stay online for long hours. This operating system has exceptional network handling capabilities. Setting up and connecting your Windows 7 system to a network can be done in a matter of minutes. However, there are some issues that may come up on your Windows 7 system while connecting to a network. These include connection being slow, connection getting terminated, errors during the connection, such as "Server not found" error, etc. "Server not found" error on Windows 7 can be either when browsing to a particular website or the error may come up with every website. Such problems will limit the connectivity of the system and prevent users from accessing the required information. Some of the reasons as to why "Server not found" error comes up on your Windows 7 system include malware infections within the system, problems with Internet service provider, incorrect configuration of firewall, etc.
Following are the tips to fix "Server not found" error in Windows 7:
- Remove malware infections
- Check network settings
- Verify firewall and security software
Remove malware infections
The "Server not found" error in Windows 7 usually comes up if the system has been infected by malware. Malware are known to bring about this issue to create security issues in Windows 7 system. Such problems can be effectively resolved by installing the system with a good antivirus product, such as Norton AntiVirus and removing all the malware infections.
Check network settings
There are many network related settings, such as access points on Windows 7, and if they are not configured properly, then "Server not found" error may come up. Similarly, issues with the default DNS server in use may be also causing the problem. So, you are recommended to change the default DNS server to a more reliable server to fix the issue.
Firewall is a software program that filters the content coming into the system via the network. Incorrect firewall configuration may lead to "Server not found" error in Windows 7. So, you are suggested to verify the firewall and security software settings to ensure that they are not blocking the connection. If the problem seems to have come up after some recent changes to system files were made, reverting back settings to default values will resolve the issue.
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