Unable to open any website

  RoA 22:05 19 Nov 2007
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I am having problems accessing any websites.
I can type in website addresses in the 'Run' box or try clicking on website desktop icons but all I get is a half second flash as though the site will open then nothing.
Outlook Express and desktop icons for installed software open perfectly well - except for some reason Belarc Advisor which appears to gather its' information but then also flashes briefly and then nothing.
Has anybody met this problem or have any advice? Any information or advice will be much appreciated.
OS is XP Home,
Graphics card is NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200SE.

  skidzy 22:14 19 Nov 2007

Run the system file checker

Start / run and type cmd
and enter
then type
sfc /scannow
and enter

Note the space between c and /

You may need the os disc if not preinstalled.

  skidzy 22:14 19 Nov 2007

Run the system file checker

Start / run and type cmd
and enter
then type
sfc /scannow
and enter

Note the space between c and /

You may need the os disc if not preinstalled.

  p;3 22:14 19 Nov 2007

how then did you manage to open this web page?

or are you on a different computer?

you could always try system restore to a date when you COULD open sites?

and have you downloaded any new programs recently or changed your firewall settings ?

  birdface 23:08 19 Nov 2007

You could try last good configuration in safe mode.

  RoA 10:52 20 Nov 2007

Thanks to all.
skidzy
- Ran sfc but to no avail.
p;3
- Posted problem using another pc.
- System restore not working.
- Safe mode has never worked on this pc.
- No new software installed or firewall settings change.

HOWEVER - problem sorted by turning off popup blocker!
Now - anyone recommend a good popup blocker?
Thanks again to all.

  p;3 15:16 20 Nov 2007

good pop up blocker?
Hosts
click here


read down it and find YOUR version of windows for which extraction location on your computer to use

if you see THIS forum WITH ads on it? if you use thsi tool this forum will be virtually ads free

and ps; may I suggest you start two other topics to seek help ON the safe mode and the system restore not working as both SHOULD ::))

someone should be able to lead you through step by step to sort these issues out for you

if you do not ask you will not know , will you?

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