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December 23, 2012 3:53 PM Subscribe
Why does my computer have so much trouble connecting to Amazon, and no other website? Difficulty level: reformatting the OS drive didn't work.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish to Computers & Internet (21 answers total)
When I try to navigate to Amazon.com on my Windows PC, nine times out of ten I get either a completely blank screen or a page that loads partway and then ends, as if I'd hit the "stop" button before it could finish. Sometimes I have to hit "refresh" dozens of times before a page will load properly. This only happens on Amazon, and not on all of its domains - just Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon.uk that I've found. Servers hosted on AWS are unaffected.
This is just my computer - it doesn't happen to any of the other machines on my network. But changing the browser doesn't fix it; the problem happens in Firefox, Chrome and IE10. It started last year, while I was running Windows Vista, and even after I formatted the OS drive to install Windows 7 fresh, the site still doesn't want to load. I'm not sure what else I can do short of remodeling the computer with a hammer.