Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:17 PM
hi. my netbook's been acting weird the past few days, occasionally failing to load internet websites.
(i'm on my desktop now, by the way)
it's been on and off, so I didn't make much of it. when I ran the windows diagnostic program,
it said something about a winsock error and that I had to restart my computer to fully fix the problem.
several days after this problem, the internet wouldn't work again. i ran the diagnostic program again,
and this time it said that the firewall setting on certain ports were stopping me from properly accessing
the internet. i decided to turn all firewalls off (besides the default windows firewall) and try again.
this time it said that the ports were still somehow blocked, but it stated that the firewalls were not the source
of the problem. it also told me to contact my ISP for assistance. but i assumed that the problem was in my netbook, because my desktop had no trouble accessing the internet. I tried resetting my router, and tried other common solutions. all failed. what's going on? i tried to access the internet 10 minutes ago, and it's still "connecting". no loading messages,
no bars, nothing. just the menu up top, and the address bar. not even toolbars. is it because of a setting? or malware?
please help. thanks.