Won't/can't pull up internet explorer
Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:41 AM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:06 AM
You must be posting from another computer then, so is this connected to the same router you normally use ?
Is this also with the same Internet Service Provider ?
Can you normally connect wirelessly in one household network or via direct Ethernet cable ?
Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:27 AM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:30 AM
- 1: START and the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop
Attach it to your next reply
Try booting to Safe Mode with Networking. Then try IE and see if the issue happens there. If so it is not a driver issue but a problem with either the Nic or your network settings.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 08:45 AM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 08:53 AM
Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".
For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.
If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.
Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK
Navigate to the following key:
You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.
The one we want is called: SourcePath
It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.
Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!
Thanks to Broni for the instructions
Revised and Simplified:
Do you have a valid XP CD?
If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below:
- Click on Start and select Run... type sfc /scannow (note the space) (Let this run undisturbed until the window with the blue progress bar goes away)
SFC - Which stands for System File Checker,
retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.
If you want to see what was replaced, right-click My Computer and click on Manage. In the new window that appears, expand the Event Viewer (by clicking on the + symbol next to it) and then click on System.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:44 AM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:19 AM
If you don't have Windows CD....
Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:14 PM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:18 PM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:36 PM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:43 PM
DefWatch is a Norton AntiVirus program. I'd recommend uninstalling Norton and using something like MSE, Avast or Avira
Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:51 PM
Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:02 PM