I cannot open Internet Explorer 7 I double click the icon and no response I go to programmes and select Internet Explorer and no response. I use Tiscali broadband as my ISP with XP and have downloaded Software Distribution Service 3.0. I am able to rceive and send emails via Mailwasher and Outlook Express.I can also download updates for AVG 8 and ZoneAlarm. I tried Troubleshooter on my XP computer and it said that: 'Internet Troubleshooter has detected that your computer cannot ping your default gateway.'
I DO NOT have Norton but do have the following programmes which may influence the problem: I have Fix-It Utilities 7 a-squared anti-walware AVG free 8 Bitdefender 8 Mailwasher free Zone Alarm version 7.0.483.000
I am sending this email from my Vista laptop on wireless from my Tiscali Router which connects my XP also by ethernet. No problems on laptop opening IE7!
Thank you all for your help. I have as recommended installed Firefox from the October 2008 PC ADvisor disk. It's up and working and on first look its much sharper & clearer so I'll keep my fingers crossed Thanks again to all who replyed Cassy