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IE "cannot display page", but AOL Browser / AOL work fine

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I am totally at a loss...

When I open up IE (version 7, I'm running Windows xp, sp2), I get the "Cannot display page." Troubleshooting tells me I have no internet connection, it can't ping.

BUT!!! AOL browser works. AOL itself works, I can log on and connect and surf through those, but I hate it, I prefer IE for surfing, and the problem is making me crazy!

I'm at another computer right now, connected through IE, same network (I'm on a wireless laptop, the PC that's having the problem is wired to the router), and having no issues here.

Can someone help me figure out what happened?

I tried a system restore to the middle of January, as this is a recent (say 2 or 3 week) problem, but I still can't use IE.

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Just a hunch since it happened to me once:

Check 'LAN settings' in IE7->Tools->Internet Options->Connections->LAN Settings (button).
All three options here should normally be unticked, so untick any that aren't and click 'OK' to save changes.
I never did figure out how they got changed on my PC and I'm the only one who can log in to it!
(and no, it wasn't malware. I'm very, very vigilant where that's concerned).

Edited by pip22, 28 February 2008 - 05:42 AM.

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I have a similar situation except i can only access Intenet Explorer or AOL via "Safe Mode". I contacted my internet carrier and they walked me through the same steps per advice from pip22 and did other stuff (turning off modem, resetting it, checking the internet connections, etc.)

They basically gave up and told me it was something in the computer and I needed to take it in. I don't want to have to take the machine in though if I can avoid it. It will be a hassle for me to figure out how to plug it all back in again!

Any advice on what else I might try from home before I take it in?
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I am an Internet Tech for a Major ISP, I see a lot different things that cause these types of problems. One thing I see is if a customer is able to get online in safe mode and not in normal mode its a firewall/anti-virus program. I know it’s not safe to disable it but you can try that to see if that corrects the issues. Other things to look at if you’re not on the AOL dialer and IE is using one Internet connection like a high-speed connection is to go into IE Internet Options. Start>Control panel>Internet Options. Then go to the Security (Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites, Restricted Site), Privacy and Advanced Tabs and default all of them. Other then that try a different website other then your homepage.
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