hey everybody. i am new to this forum, but from what i see here, it looks awesome. i am having internet problems. yesterday my computer was in the "hibernate" state and when i put it on, i got BSOD. since then fortunately i have not had BSOD again but the problem is i have lost my internet connection since then. net connection itself is working fine. i use broadband connection and i have windows xp, 512 RAM, dell P4 pc. actually what happens is when i try to go to a webpage in any browser(i have tried - explorer, firefox, aol etc.) what i get is "detecting proxy settings" and it stays that way without showing the webpage. plz help. also, another wierd thing is that since a week ago, whenever i start my pc, i have been getting a dialogue box for installing the software for some "patin couffin-VSO" device. i dont know what the hell it is. also as a reference, i would like to notify that around 2 months back i was experiencing NT-Authority shutdown and recurring BSODs. but i repaired that problem using tools like rustbfix and combofix, as was given in another thread in this forum. my whole pc(not just internet) was down for a whole week then. so plz help. i am going nuts over this. iwould be very grateful. thanx.