cant connect to internet

  jammin 15:42 28 Sep 2009

can anyone help?
my desktop is conneceted to the internet but i cant load websites
browser just states cant find server etc,
windows xp, firefox and explorer used.
cant email either
but I do have a connection, my laptop is fine and connects to the dlink router wirelessly no problem.
I have disabled firewall and av, I have switched off router and back on again several times, i have tried the ping code to make sure the connection is there, all seems fine.
the connnection is there but something it appears is blocking it. I have run a full virus scan - which is fine and my isp has said the connection is fine therefore the prob is with my pc
all help gratefully received

  chub_tor 16:14 28 Sep 2009

If it has previously worked OK can you do a System Restore to an earlier date when it was working? You will lose any programmes you may have installed since the Restore Date but you won't lose data

  jammin 17:03 28 Sep 2009

thanks chub-tor but tried system restore as well made no difference

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