I initally posted this problem in the "Web Browsing..." forum, but after hours of researching the problem, I think I've narrowed it down to a network problem. Here is a quick rundown of my problem:
I've been using Firefox for a few months now and have been dealing with minor problems ever since. I would try to access the internet and after clicking on the icon a few times, a box would pop up showing that it was running and I would have to restart the computer. I finally got tired of that so I decided to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. I haven't learned my lesson about creating a restore point before major changes so I didn't do that. I uninstalled but then had a box show up stating that there was an error and the uninstall did not happen correctly. I ended up using Revo Uninstaller to remove all of Firefox. When I tried to get online to download it, my computer would not connect to the net. I would click on the icon and get the blue windows "spinner", but that would run for a few seconds and nothing happens. So I tried IE and the internet comes up but after a few seconds it shows the page cannot be displayed. It gives the three reasons why, all of which don't apply. I know I'm connected to the net because I have the blue globe, and it shows I'm connected in the Network Center. I can also access an online poker site and update other online programs. I've had a box pop up a few times saying there was an error with Microsoft.net: 80 and I can either quit or continue. I've just been hitting "quit". After some research I've found out that 80 is the port for the internet, and mine could possibly be blocked. I've done all of the virus scans and turned off my firewall, but that didn't help. I've also tried to ping other computers and that fails. I just checked my Network Adapter and here is what I found out:
When I click on that in device manager, it opens up showing six different items. The first is "6to4 Adapter", and the icon has a yellow triangle with ! in it. When I click Properties, it shows "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". When I click check for solutions, it then shows, "Could not load driver software", and nothing happens. The next two lines are normal and then the last three lines show "isatap. (lots of numbers) and the ! and show the same error as above. So it seems to be some sort of network adapter problem.
This problem happens no matter if I'm on the AT&T modem or my sprint air card. When I'm using wifi at work, it doesn't show that I'm connected, as in, Network Center shows local access only, and a red "X" between my computer and the web.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix network adapters?
Edited by Dborns, 27 November 2008 - 04:44 PM.