I'm new to this site, but I saw some good answers and I was hoping someone would beable to help. I have had my Compaq Presario for just over two years now. I run Windows Vista, and I connect to the net through Internet Connection Sharing on another computer on my home network.
My problem started recently; I was surfing the net normally, when I noticed after opening a Firefox Window that I couldn't connect. The message said, unable to connect to the server, I believe. But the weird part is other programs could still connect, for instance Yahoo Messenger, for a little while, and other programs. The connected to the net icon is in the tray still. It's like Windows thinks it is still connected. Eventually everything would be disconnected and the only way I can figure out how to get net access back again is to hard reboot; turn off the computer and turn it on again.
I tried the normal diagnostics throgh Windows; it found nothing wrong. I am pretty sure that it's not my ISP, my network or how I am connecting as the other computers are fine and I can access other computers on my network still. I also have a mobile internet dongle for surfing when I'm not near a wifi signal, and that cannot coonect either, which leads me to think it is my computer.
Note; I recently had AVG tell me that mslunkern.dll was a bad file; the problems started around then.
This is causing me problems, as I use my latptop for my work. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
Edited by RileyWolf, 08 September 2010 - 03:48 AM.