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Internet Browsers, all of them not working

By taimuraly
Jul 9, 2009
  1. Hi, my PC just recovered form a BSOD, finally, and now the internet is not working :mad:. I am connected to my wireless network, I can browse the shared folders, download from bittorrent but my browsers dont work!!! I have Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox :grinthumb and Chrome but all don't work. I have tried the TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

    This didn't help either. Internet works fine on all my other machines. I must also add that after I recovered from BSOD my internet was not working at all and I had an svchost error. Windows would detect my network but wouldn't go any further than aqquiring an ip address. After I managed to fix that and now this happens, partial internet :dead:. Please help me.

    I am running Windows XP with service pack 3.

    (How did I fix the svchost error, well I tried my things so don't know what worked :eek:)
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Just curious, can you visit an HTTPS site like https://www.paypal.com ? HTTPS is done over a different port (443). Regular HTTP traffic is over port 80. This might be of some use in determining if it is just port 80 that is not functioning.

    I'm assuming you can visit your router config page, which is probably http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1

    Uninstall any firewall software you have installed (not just disable)... Norton, Zonealarm, Mcafee, Blackice, Comodo etc etc.. Not only can misconfiguration cause this kind of behavior, but the network layer driver these install can cause undesirable issues if there is a problem with the software (which may be a result or origin of your bluescreen).
     
  3. taimuraly

    taimuraly TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 113

    Hi, yes I can visit my router config page, http://192.168.254.254 but no even https://www.paypal.com doesn't work.

    As for Antivirus and Firewalls, well I have unistalled Avast using the control panel and using the completely uninstall utilty thing http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.html
    I did have Zonealarm and Norton installed a long long time ago so could it be that their settings may have resurfaced or something?? I have can however confirm that I have disabled the Windows Firewall.
     
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