"internet explorer cannot display this page"

  liquidstool 09:36 19 Jan 2008

hey all,

my m8 just rang me, he's getting the usual message whenever the pc cant get to the internet, however the strange thing is that he has limewire installed and it's currently downloading tunes, how does that happen then?

everything else checks out, apparentley there are no viruses he just can't get on the www.

he's running xp pro.

any insight as to why this is and how to sort it would be great.


  howard64 12:13 19 Jan 2008

does he have a router? it is possible for the router to be online and downloading but the pc itself has some setting or other that has switched something off. EG if I leave my pc on but unattended for a half hour or so with a bbc listen again prog running - the music continues but if I try and use the pc to go online for something else it will not do so until I reboot. I know the router is online as the music continues and another pc connected to the router can go online. If I discover the setting on mine that is causing this I will come back and tell you.

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