cannot connect to internet,, but skype working

  Seth Haniel 10:59 17 Jul 2010

use Orange phone as modem and have happily used internet over my pc for a few months -
starting thursday I have started up in same way but no matter what I try i cannot get IE8 to find a web page - though Skype connects straight away- have disabled firewall - run malware and spyware etc - AV up to date etc
found problems as both cd & dvd drives have problem and went to look for update driver - so can't reinstall anything via disc
... any leads

  Halmer 11:05 17 Jul 2010


  Halmer 11:05 17 Jul 2010

Just read that you've disabled it.

  Halmer 11:06 17 Jul 2010

stick via another PC and seeing if that works ok?

  Seth Haniel 11:15 17 Jul 2010

will try that today

  Halmer 11:31 17 Jul 2010

be blocking it for some reason? Can't think why it would be tbh tho'.

  Seth Haniel 11:54 17 Jul 2010

but internet connection is there - just IE8 will not connect to ANY website - whilst I can access on my phone the same sites - so I know they are working

will try Firefox when I get home

  woodchip 12:04 17 Jul 2010

It's not Drivers you need for DVD etc as its a Windows Problem, Windows loads drivers for CD and DVD you could try uninstall DVD in Device Manager then Reboot to see if they work after Windows reloads drivers for new hardware it finds

  rdave13 12:06 17 Jul 2010

Try IE8 without addons. Accessories, system tools.
If you can get connection then might be worth either reseting the browser to default or trying to disable addons one by one in case one is corrupted.

  Seth Haniel 12:10 17 Jul 2010

have been through uninstall - find new hardware - but comes up with drivers missing or corrupt - havn't tried it with reboot inbetween - an but try

rdave13 - no accessories or addons in it - running at bare minimum

  Sea Urchin 12:32 17 Jul 2010

But have you right clicked the IE desktop icon and selected "Start Without Add-ons"?

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