laptop can`t surf the web...

  TECHNODIMWIT 23:37 26 Jan 2004

i`m playing with an old sony laptop, AOL will load and run, but you cant surf the web.

reading and sending e mail no probs.

it has only just been loaded with Aol 5, i`ve tried to upgrade to v8, but same prob.

have found various other ISP software like freeserve on the pc,

Any ideas how to surf the web ?


  woodchip 23:43 26 Jan 2004

Remove the other ISP's from double click on My Computer go to Dial-Up Networking and double click to see all ISP's the right click on the ISP's that you do not use and choose delete

  woodchip 23:44 26 Jan 2004

You could also start you Aol acount then start IE browser

  TECHNODIMWIT 00:16 27 Jan 2004

thanks woodchip, neither helps.

i`m trying to get the restore disc's as i suspect a conflict with all the INTERNET software installed.
Freeserve, Tesco, Microsoft?, OneTel.
Or maybe deeper.
there seams to be older software making me think this unit was not properly cleared out before resale.


  TECHNODIMWIT 21:38 28 Jan 2004

Ive now tried repairing I/Expl and using restore,
plenty of dates available for this week, try to go back further and next is October and fails when tried.


  TECHNODIMWIT 19:59 29 Jan 2004

Ive now wiped al traces i can find of other ISP software, tried uninstalling and reinstalling aol,
uninstalling and reinstalling internet explorer.

still no joy.

is it now time to restart from scratch.

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