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 Post subject: Computer Help Anyone?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:29 pm 
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Last Thursday evening I found I couldn't sign in to MSN/Hotmail, and other password protected sites like Facebook and Myspace have followed. Today my two week sign in at Yahoo ended, and I can't sign back into that now either. All I get at any of them is 'Internet Explorer cannot display the page'.

This is only on my home PC. I can sign in okay at the library.

The IE diagnostic tool tells me that there's a loose connection, but I've checked and there isn't, and surely if there was I wouldn't be able to load Interaction and other sites.

So far I've tried rebooting, restarting in safe mode and restarting with 'Last known good configuration'.

I've run virus and spy/mal/adware scans.

I've reset the modem and router.

I've deleted the browsing history and tried using IE in 'No add ons' mode.

I've disabled the firewalls and checked whether Windows allocated me an automatic IP address.

I've checked that the network adapter works okay.

I've tried to run system restore, but that won't go through, even though I've turned off the Norton crap that's supposed to be stopping it.

I'm reading off a list here, and mostly don't know what the hell any of it means, just how to follow instructions.

So, anyone got any ideas?

Oh yeah, I also have trouble with blogger blogs (but not any others as far as I know). If I click on the comments at the bottom of a post, IE can't display the page, but if I click on the heading of the post it all comes up.

Is there a ghost in my machine?

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Have you tried installing and running another browser?

And as for the signing into MSN issue, (which actually, might be the same as the IE issue), is IE set to offline mode? That happened to me a while back, and for an infuriating week I couldn't figure it out.


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Bless you Matthew. Just installed Firefox, and I can read my email again. Yay!

Right, off to watch "Flash Forward" and eat a pizza. I deserve one :P

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:45 pm 
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Try firefox, it is altogether a better browser. Fewer problems and better support. Good luck


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Dammit have I got timing or what?


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Your very own flash forward :lol:

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My computers were taken to bits last Sunday, so I'm exactly the wrong person to ask; I'm only getting things back together now. And that's why I didn't reply to your PM earlier, Pete. Sorry.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:45 pm 
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Been hearing from a lot of ppl that firefox has been causin problems recently, and with all the add-ons a bit heavy.

I just swapped to Google Chrome, nice simple interface and best of all a built in spell checker, great for blogs and co.

(And no I rarely use it here, I post from my phone, hence the bqd spelling :p)


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Erm... that's not to say I can't spell lol I'm just a wee bit lazy :wink:


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I was a Firefox user, but I've moved over to Chrome too. I think it's fantastic. It's fast, but things like application shortcuts and being able to drag tabs from one screen to another are also very handy. Shame you can't install it on older computers, though.

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I've only just got used to Firefox, and having no problems so far, except when I click on somebody's email address on a website and IE intervenes (mutter, mutter). Other than that, I'm taking an 'if it ain't broke' stand, with the understanding that sooner or later it will be broke :cry:

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ah u never know, just cut out all the add-ons u don't need and u should be good for a good long while.

as to the e-mail thing i'll ask a m8 if he knowshow to fix it. :)


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Cheers gil, and yeah, I am avoiding add-ons. Firefox in Safe Mode works okay for me (touch wood), and until it goes splodgy I'm not changing anything.

I'm a technophobe. Does it show?

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Oh you have a problem with the browser I think. Try reinstalling it.. Anyway, you can also install another different browser.. If it worked for you, it simply means you need to reinstall your previous browser. But if it did not work for you either, it's a very unusual problem..

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