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Unable to load browser after installing XP SP2

By jordan65hk ·
I am not sure if this problem is really have something to do with installing Window XP SP2. But I found this problem interesting to explore.

I recently bought a new laptop PC (it was XP SP1) for my friend and it is OK to access the internet. Then one day I tried to download the SP2. Everything worked fine and then I reboot it. Then I couldn't load any web pages. I first thought it might be the SP2 firewall. But there is still no use after I disabled it.

Strange thing is I can ping and obtain IP, DNS. I have no problem in using another laptop. So it was not the problem of the ISP. I bought the laptop back to my office, cleared all spyware, downloaded Netscape and Firefox. I tried to access the internet thru proxy and fixed IP and both are working fine.

The only problem left seemed to be the DHCP, which is what I used in my friend's apartment.

Is there anyone has experience that the SP2 would affect the DHCP? Or it is becuase of some other factor? Appreciate anyone's help.

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try running this utility 'LSPfix.exe'

by barnesk In reply to Unable to load browser af ...
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Are you Wireless?

by OldTechGuy In reply to Unable to load browser af ...

I had the problem with my laptop and the wireless router. I tried all the suggestions posted here and finally ended up resetting/rebooting my wireless router and resetting up the wireless connection with my laptop.

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hardware profile

by harobroys In reply to Unable to load browser af ...

the peripherals -eg. printer& MODEM - are part of the hardware profile
when you use a mobile laptop you often need to create a hardware profile for each location i.e. different modems and their software
you might
uninstall the alternate browsers
reinstall the os and then sp2
clean it up get your preferences right
then defrag & reboot
build a hardware profile for each location
if you can save your documents to a cd or another device get wipe it and start fresh

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