Problem with Web Browser or possibly internet

By japanto01 ·
When i first turn on my computer, the internet seems fine.

It works just fine until some point, when i try to use it again, it takes forever to load, or sometime just doesnt.

I use firefox and the bottom says
"Waiting for ......"
The right hand side shows the bar go half way through and it seems to stay there.

I dont understand what the problem is as i use trillian, but it works just fine.

I changed browser to chrome, IE, etc, and they all dont work for some reason.

Also some certain websites that i used to open cannot be opened even when it works fine.

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Check your network settings

by Deadly Ernest In reply to About Windows firewall

some AV software set up a software proxy for their operation, maybe the old one worked this way. just check your network settings are what they should be, especially the settings for the gateway and DNS.

After that, check you network interface card driver is loaded and working properly - easiest way is often to reload it if you can.

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I dont understand

by japanto01 In reply to About Windows firewall

When you tell me to check my network setting? Which one? (setting of router? Wireless card?)

I cannot do anything about the drivers as they are showing an error and not working. Code 39.

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If the NIC driver isn't working, you need to get the original

by Deadly Ernest In reply to About Windows firewall

driver disc for it and reload it as without a working NIC you won't get anything.

I mentioned the network settings before as the network settings for the NIC in the computer. If it doesn't see the gateway it can't see the Internet; a wrong gateway IP, a wrong netmask and wrong DNS setting will all likely kill the ability to access the Internet.

BTW AV is shorthand for Anti Virus meaning the Anti Virus software.

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Did you

by Jacky Howe In reply to Try this

run all of the Malware and AV scans in Safe Mode?

Try this for the missing files.

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No actually

by japanto01 In reply to Did you

For AV, do you mean avast? since i uninstalled that.

Ill re run the malware in safe mode again and try that thing for hte missing file.

Will do this tomorrow and its late here again.

Thank you so far.

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by japanto01 In reply to Did you

Im starting to give up on this a little.

I did try that for the missing file and it just took away the error 2 message, but still not turning on.

My network adapter show similar to the following thread.

The bottom picture on the left shows how it shows up for me.

No idea how to fix this as i uninstalled, reinstalled, (failed system restore), etc

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I haven't seen that before either

by Jacky Howe In reply to Well

but you can try this to see if it will help.

To grant Full Control permissions to the SYSTEM account, follow these steps:
On the Windows desktop, double-click My Computer. The My Computer window appears.
Right-click (C:) and then click Properties.
Click Sharing and Security.
On the Security tab, do the following:
If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, verify that the Group or user names box contains the SYSTEM user account.
If the SYSTEM user account does not appear in the box, follow these steps to add the SYSTEM account to the box:
Click Add. The Select Users or Groups dialog box appears.
In the Name field, click SYSTEM, and then click Add.
Click OK.
In the Permissions section, click to select the Full Control check all relevent boxes except Special Permissions under Allow, and then click Advanced.
Do the following:
If you are using Windows XP, in the dialog box that appears, click to select the Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects check box for the SYSTEM account, and then click OK.
Note If you receive a security message, click Yes.
Wait for the operating system to apply the permissions that you have selected to all child folders. Restart the System and check to see if the Network adapters are working.
Try uninstalling the devices again and then reinstall.
If that doesn't work it may be time to do a fresh install as it appears that the Registry is corrupting. There is no longer a Restore point to go back to.

Darik's Boot and Nuke can be used to completely erase the drive.

Autonuke should do it by running it at least 3 times.

When it has finished, boot from the XP CD and reinstall. Recreate your Partitions and have your Motherboard CD ready so that you can load all of the Drivers for it.

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Temporary internet files

by SundayBiker In reply to Problem with Web Browser ...

Try to change the value for the Temp interent files (in Tools, Int Options, Temp Int Files) and change it to about 50MB, not more, see if it works.

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Ignore - oversight on my part.

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Temporary internet files

Sorry - misread the previous post.

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