My Internet Explorer for Vista wont load any webpages except Google

By stevenjudy
Aug 16, 2008
  1. I have an HP laptop and my internet was working fine and then one day it just decided not to load webpages any more i have a connection to the internet because i can get google to come up and once in a great while if i am lucky i can get a few other random webpages to ;oad after finding them with google i know that all my dns's and ip are good because i have tried them on other computers but other than that i am at a loss i read somewhere that xp at one time had a similiar problem with SP 2 so i thought someone could help me see if there is a way to fix my problem also i really appreciate any and all help you can give me thank you.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Please do this
    (Some members say they have already tried this in a reply; but later I find it has not been done!)
    The following not only resets all Internet Explorer's settings, but also removes all temp files, all extensions are disabled (toolbars, browser extensions, and Browser Helper Objects), and activeX controls are restored.

    How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES)

    To use RIES in Internet Explorer 7, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
    2. On the Advanced tab, click Reset.
    3. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, click Reset.
    4. When Internet Explorer 7 finishes restoring the default settings, click Close, and then click OK two times.
    5. Close Internet Explorer 7. The changes take effect the next time that you open Internet Explorer 7.

    Note for users who cannot start Internet Explorer 7 for some reason, use RIES from Internet Options in Control Panel.
  3. stevenjudy

    stevenjudy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ill try it tonight and get back in the morning if it doesnt work

    thanks for the info ill try that tonight and see how that works. if it doesnt ill let you know thank you so much for your help ill get back ASAP.
  4. stevenjudy

    stevenjudy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried reseting the IE like you said i am still getting the same thing i had before on the other hand my internet explorer loads the page that says it cant load the page faster if that helps at all please let me know if you have any other ideas on how to maybe fix it
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Try this:

    Start-->Run --> CMD

    Type in each line (actually just copy and paste one at a time) then press enter

    ipconfig /release

    ipconfig /flushdns

    ipconfig /registerdns

    ipconfig /renew

    netsh winsock reset catalog

    netsh int ip reset reset.log

    netsh winsock reset
  6. stevenjudy

    stevenjudy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i am going to try the command prompts tonight sorry it took so long to get back. just for all my own curiosity what will all of these do?? thanks again for your help
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

  8. stevenjudy

    stevenjudy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey thanks alot man i really appreciate everything youve done it is working now if i have any problems ill be sure to ask thanks alot man
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
  10. stevenjudy

    stevenjudy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well it worked for about an hour and now it doesnt want to again its very odd what is going on ill try the reseting winsock and stuff again and see if it works.
  11. stevenjudy

    stevenjudy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey i tried resetting everything again and no such luck.... i am lost on where to go from here please help if you can.. thanks
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

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