It's a gateway laptop, as the opening thread says. I copied part of it from another thread on here. That's how I found this site, I put my problem in google and that thread came up. They never seemed to figure anything out on that thread. I tried replying to it and got no response, so I figured it would be better to start my own thread.
It has to be a computer problem, because I have the same issues with firefox and IE6. You wouldn't think it would be the browser if the same thing happens on a totally diff browser.
All the advice in the old thread was IE advice, much of which I've already tried. The last post on that thread (aside from mine)was made by the person having the problem, stating that it still wasn't working.
I know this has been a problem for someone else with a gateway laptop, so I'm not just an idiot who shouldn't have a computer. I hate how tech support talks down to you and asks you retarded questions (ok, see where it says START, on the bottom left, click that, then look on the right in the list for control panel). I'm always three steps ahead of their advice. I know they probably get a lot of stupic callers, I just hate being talked to like I have a brain tumor.
I put a fresh install of windows on here when I got it, so that shouldn't be an issue either. I don't know what else to try!