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Access to facebook blocked on windows 8.1

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    Access to facebook blocked on windows 8.1


    Been using 8.1 for about 6 weeks on new laptop.Suddenly any facebook page is not available.Tried ie and googe chrome,still the same.
    Not my IP address as my Windows 7 laptop is working perfect
    Can access facebook app.no problem but this is too limited
    Can only assume Windows 8.1 problem

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  2. #2


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    What happens if you ping it? Go to command prompt and enter ping www.facebook.com..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1

    Will get back to you


    Thanks not sure exactly what you suggest I'm self taught on laptop so will try your suggestion and get back to you if Ican figure it out
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    This explains how to open a command prompt Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8.

    Then type ping www <dot> facebook <dot> com (as in the picture above) and press enter.

    The idea is to see if your PC is looking at the right address.

    If you can post a picture of the results using this guide Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
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  5. #5


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Windows 8 by default uses Windows Defender and/or its Firewall -- unless replaced by 3rd party software. Could one or more of these be accidentally too assertively set? Just straw-grasping.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Is there a message or error code on your screen when you fail to access Facebook ?

    Also, check Event Viewer. (Control Panel/System/AdminTools/Event Viewer
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Access to facebook blocked on windows 8.1
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