Firefox works fine on my computer its just IE that I am having problems with.
I removed IE 8 and I still have the connect problem with IE 7. I have XP service pack 3 installed.
I contacted Microsoft support and they advised me to contact my ISP. My ISP said that since Firefox is working that they can't assist because its a software conflict.
I started troubleshooting on my own. I went to another website and it recommended downloading winsockfix.exe and LSP-Fix. I read that LSP-fix can cause problems if you aren't an an advanced user. So, I'm staying away from it unless advised.
I did run winsockfix.exe and it did some computations and eventually said the problem was solved. I rebooted and started up IE and now I get a different error.
I'll post my Hijack log in another post since this one is becoming long.
Here's the error I received after running winsockfix.exe when I run the diagnostics in IE.
Last diagnostic run time: 03/24/09 15:16:45 WinSock Diagnostic
WinSock status info Error attmpting to validate the Winsock base providers: 2
error Not all base service provider entries could be found in the winsock catalog. A reset is needed.
info Redirecting user to support call
Network Adapter Diagnostic
Network location detection
info Using home Internet connection
Network adapter identification
info Network connection: Name=Local Area Connection, Device=NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller, MediaType=LAN, SubMediaType=LAN
info Network connection: Name=MSN, Device=, MediaType=PHONE, SubMediaType=NONE
info Ethernet connection selected
Network adapter status
info Network connection status: Connected
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity
info FTP (Passive): Successfully connected to ftp.microsoft.com.
warn HTTP: Error 12152 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The server returned an invalid or unrecognized response
warn HTTPS: Error 12152 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The server returned an invalid or unrecognized response
warn HTTP: Error 12152 connecting to www.hotmail.com: The server returned an invalid or unrecognized response
warn HTTPS: Error 12152 connecting to www.passport.net: The server returned an invalid or unrecognized response
error Could not make an HTTP connection.
error Could not make an HTTPS connection.
Edited by zippyzoe, 24 March 2009 - 03:55 PM.