hadto do a reinstall all went ok including the install of aol.now here,s the strange part when i started to download windows updates the first part (not the updates themself)i think it,s validation tools aol won,t connect i get a message saying aol needs to install files to get me connected it starts to run then stops.
been onto aol got nowhere the y think it,s a pc prob.
Try going to add/remove in control panel and click remove on Aol connectivity service. Click the repair box. Do this while offline. When you next log on, Aol's software will search and re-setup the connection as original set up.
thanks for suggestion but it didn,t work thanks anyway.
feb yes on broadband got the drivers from an old cd which i used to set up another pc with no probs.also downloaded aol but just the same.
did get connected to aol after reinstall ran great it was when i started the windows updates the problem started as i said above not the security updates but all the stuff you have to go through before you get them.
could be i need the sp2 patch but when i try to get it it says it will install once i log on to aol which i can,t do. thanks for help.
Try start all progs AOL system information utilities clear cashe rebuild adapter. Again offline. Failing that then try an uninstall then reinstall and if you can log in then, you need to log out and wait for the updates to install automatically. Should happen about three times on subsiquent logoffs I think.
connecting through ethernet cable just now and as i,ve said no problem connecting to the net using any other browser just can,t get aol to connect have done all the other suggestions you have made still getting no where.thanks for taking the time to trying to help me with this.giving up for the night.thanks again.