easy solved internet explorer problem

  pharte 23:50 20 Aug 2005

I'm running xp pro and have just reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled the basics, I now find I can't openm ebay, any microsoft site and most of the msn sites so I can't download any windows updates.
I know it will be a simple settings problem but what do I need to change ?.

I'm running AOL on broadband and the aol browser seems to be able to get more sites than i.e so I can only surmise its a ie setting problem

  hugh-265156 00:16 21 Aug 2005

what happens when you click here please?

have you installed the latest version of windows update and verified your copy of XP?

Use IE to do this the AOL browser might not work with windows update.

  pharte 00:30 21 Aug 2005

slow loading until it times out or says page cannot be displayed.
same with the other sites.
AOL browser connects and says the microsoft website has a problem
.net passport will not load either....it's only some sites....ebay, microsoft and msn passport type sites

  pharte 00:32 21 Aug 2005

as asked I've verified the copy of xp and upgraded from service pack 1 to service pack 2 using the disc from microsoft, it's just the update website thats the biggest problem

  AndySD 00:33 21 Aug 2005

Since you have just reinstalled have you installed, updated and reun a virus checker?

Also are you using a firewall?

  johnnyrocker 00:39 21 Aug 2005

in my opinion your probs stem from an install of sp2 without the proper preparation try uninstall sp2 and see what happens.


  AndySD 00:41 21 Aug 2005

Try going to the Security Centre in the contol Panel and set it to Auto Update and set the time to a few mins after you set it and wait to see if it auto updates.

  rdave13 00:58 21 Aug 2005

Is your TCP/IP stack correct?

Start-}Run-} cmd -} press enter.

Type netsh winstock reset

If you get: successfully reset the winstock catalog message then restart comp.

  johnnyrocker 01:06 21 Aug 2005

good tip dave will save that


  pharte 09:58 21 Aug 2005

I'm using windows firewall at the moment and avg virus checker although it would be almost impossible to have got a virusfrom a clean reinstall.

I've tried the cmd command RDAVE and it gives "the following command was not found:winstock reset"

  Mr Mistoffelees 10:09 21 Aug 2005

Please note, the command should be winsock, not winstock.

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