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No Internet Connection After Boot Up

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#1 Koosharem


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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:24 PM

I'm running a 2004 Dell Dimension 3000 with Windows XP(32) Home. I have a Cisco Linksys router and Emsisoft's Online Armor5.1 firewall. My active malware/virus protection is Microsoft's Security Essentials, Ad-Aware Pro and Emsisoft's Mamutu; and, I periodically scan the system with Malwarebytes, Spybot and MS Security Essentials.
So far this has been a "one time" problem that I "fixed" by rolling the entire system back (about a week) to the my last full-system backup. The problem occurred after using the computer each day for about 4 days after the backup (but before the roll-back). Then, right after booting up, neither of my browsers (Google Chrome & Microsoft IE8) could access the Internet -- they just sort of "timed-out". I entered a few Ping commands -- there was no response at all (not even a "time-out" indication).

Then, I contacted my Internet Service Provider. After running a few checks, they assured me my system was "connected and properly configured for the Internet, but not sending any data". They referred me to a local "computer service" company. I was reluctant to do that (never had to yet!), so I did the only thing left: rolled the system back to when everything was working properly!

Three or four days have passed since then,and all is well. I re-ran the "periodic" scans after the roll-back, and, again, no "threats" were found. Is this a time to "leave well enough alone" (or "don't try to fix it if it ain't broke")?? Posted Image

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