Can't connect to the Internet using IE8 & Google Chrome

By Lobart78
Nov 6, 2009
  1. Hi,

    Iam running W-XP, Home SP3 and go on Internet using Wi-Fi, that never failed me. I can connect to net with Opera, but not with other kind of eplorers. IE shows me nothing, Chrome either but some net::ERR_FAILED error. What c'n I do?

    P.S.: I've cleaned all cookies, temporary files etc... and scanned for all kind of viruses.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Try IE Reset:


    Then restart Internet Explorer


    More info from here:

    Or manually Reset IE settings info here


    Here's an excellent update to your Hosts file that might want to try (it may also resolve the issue)
    >> Hosts
    Direct download HERE
    Download; Unzip; and run MVPS.bat
    Also note, quoted from the Hosts link:
    Then Restart
  3. Lobart78

    Lobart78 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi kimsland :)

    I did all the stuff you redirected me to:

    Microsoft Fix It
    Reset IE settings and those
    8 steps to clean PC from viruses/malware/spyware

    and suddenly my IE works:)) thank you :) and best luck IRL
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for letting us know :grinthumb
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