Basically, Firefox cannot access any sites, IE can access some but not all (I can access cnn.com, bleepingcomputer.com, etc.. but not mail.yahoo.com, calendar.google.com). When I put these sites in the address bar, it actually searches for them in Google. The first result that comes up is for the real site, so I click on it... and then I get a 'could not connect' message from IE.
MBAM and Ad-Aware cannot do automatic updates because there is 'no internet access' (even though there is). Winamp's online services are unavailable for the same reason.
I did a system restore to the oldest available (Feb 5), but this was about the time that the problem really started, so I am not sure that it goes back far enough.
I can access some sites via IE, as I said, and I can make SSH connections out as well. In addition, this is affecting all other users on the PC, but I know the hardware is OK because I dual boot and everything is fine in Linux. We also have other Windows (XP, I have Vista) machines on the network and they are fine.
One more strange thing... trying to boot into "Safe Mode with Networking," I cannot actually get any networking. I can't DHCP an address, and when I try to assign a static, I can't actually connect through the gateway to the Internet (though I can ping IPs on network).
Any ideas on where to start?
Edited by dmslack, 18 February 2009 - 06:05 PM.