July 30th, 2007, 11:15 PM
Cannot use IE to surf but mozilla firefox can
I facing a strange problem. I cannot access internet using IE but using Firefox can. I tried reinstalling the IE but the prob presist. (note. i never edit the registry when re-installing). IE keep saying website cannot be found. I only encounter this prob after i perform a chkdsk o the system drive ( C. There is no problems with firefox.
-Win XP sp2
-can ping to websites (eg. www.yahoo.com)
-IE connection settings set to Auto
Anyone for point me in the rite direction?
Thanks in Advance!
July 31st, 2007, 11:00 AM
make sure that if your using proxy settings that IE is configured to use them
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July 31st, 2007, 12:49 PM
I connect to internet through LAN and i do not use proxies to connect to internet. I checked and confirmed that the connection settings for both IE and mozilla is the same. Any other things i have missed?
July 31st, 2007, 01:58 PM
Run chkdsk /r. This will test for bad clusters and mark them as unusable. Your comment of this issue comes up after a chkdsk leads me to the conclusion that IE maybe landing is some failing/bad clusters.
To confirm your IE config...you are set to Lan and have checked the box for automatically detect settings?
July 31st, 2007, 02:04 PM
clear all the cache/temp and history folders
if you use Outlook or Outlook Express does it connect ok?
have you had any problems with viruses or malware etc
are you're running either McAfee or Symantic AV apps? (if so shut them down)
If you're runnng a software firewall like Zone Alarm etc...make sure the app has permission to use the Internet...
July 31st, 2007, 02:05 PM
Could you access the internet ok with IE6 ? When you upgraded to IE7, did you remove any toolbars that you had installed on IE6 ?
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