If you'd like to check connectivity to the web, and your browsers aren't working in Windows XP versions, try this:
Click the Start menu, and hover the mouse over All Programs.
When the list is populated, hover over Accessories, then System Tools, then click System Information.
The System Information box will open. Click the Help tab at the top.
Under the Help tab, you should see Contents, and About System Info...
Click on "Contents". This brings up a new window labeled System Information.
This is basically the help screen to research the System Information function. Right-click anywhere on the System Information title bar, and in the drop down menu, click "Jump to URL...".
In the 'Jump to URL' box that pops up, you can now enter a URL in the lower portion.
Make sure you use the tags for a webpage, like "http://" before the webpage as there is no search hooks available. YOU MUST TYPE OUT THE ENTIRE WEB ADDRESS...
If the Yahoo webpage opens, your connectivity is working!!
Edited by bloopie reborn, 26 May 2011 - 09:14 PM.