not shouting but all of sudden 2 days ago found cannot connect using IE(aol isp).tried sfc /scannow twice no luck. yesterday reinstalled xp pro still no success...no updates from ms/avast/spywareblaster/adaware etc. could not register with ms after reinstall(30 days left)as no connection. had aol 9 disc which was used to get aol working but disconnections sometimes. any brains out there can help? thanks just finished talking aol live help they can't, system problem or something like that. advise in simple terminology as i am no geek.
May also be worth checking your connection networking properties to ensure TCP/IP is enabled. As Gongoozler suggestion, but after right clicking, go to properties and select the Networking tab, make sure that the tick box against Internet protocol (TCP/IP) is selected.