This post describes how to fix possible issues with Windows hosts-file. I’ll first document how to find the damn file, and then go through a bunch of options on what to check and how to fix different possible issues.
Opening the hosts -file
First of all, hosts file location is usually: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts (link may or may not work depending on your security settings and browser version, but you can always copy-paste it to your text editor’s “Open”-dialog… 🙂
Editing the file requires elevated privileges for the text editor process, so you’ll need to run it as an administrator.