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vista problem-iexplorer not working but still connected to internet

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vista problem-iexplorer not working but still connected to internet

uasaydahmat
hi! i live on campus and i'm running vista on my laptop.
i woke up one morning and iexplorer wasn't working. I restarted my comp and cleared my browsing history and what not. I had a friend come in and brought my pc to the IT center and no one knows what to do. thought maybe it was a hardware problem but i can access IM programs and it says i'm connected to the internet. I installed firefox, still nothing. i reset all of the settings on iexplorer...tried it with my firewall off. i'm not sure, i went to bed a little before 2am that night and i think my comp. is set to run updates automatically at 2am so i think maybe there was a corrupt vista update or something?
i really have no idea and now i've run out of ideas!
if someone could help i'd greatly appreciate it!
thanks!!
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    ebouza

    Check your Windows updates and look for update KB935280 and if you have it installed uninstall it and reboot your laptop. That should resolve it.

    Thanks,

    Erick

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    rickrbyrne

    Also if you find that uninstalling that Update doesn't work, try a system restore back to a date that you know worked.

    Rick

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    cosnet1

    I too am experiencing the same thing.. Both IE and Firefox
    seem to be using a bad dns but safari works great.
    I don't know why.. I have tried flushing dns but it does not
    help. Yet Safari works fine..
    Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?

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    ebouza

    Check your Windows updates and look for update KB935280 and if you have it installed uninstall it and reboot your laptop. That should resolve it.

    Thanks,

    Erick

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    rickrbyrne

    Also if you find that uninstalling that Update doesn't work, try a system restore back to a date that you know worked.

    Rick

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    cosnet1

    I too am experiencing the same thing.. Both IE and Firefox
    seem to be using a bad dns but safari works great.
    I don't know why.. I have tried flushing dns but it does not
    help. Yet Safari works fine..
    Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?