I recently (a few hour ago) swapped to Comcast cable because ATT was too unstable. My laptop and iphone connected to cable fine but my desktop is having issues. As soon as I connect it, the Steam and Skype instantly connects and starts their usual round of updating and stuff, but when I click IE it gives me a "page can't be displayed" error. Microsoft update gives me the "8024402C" windows could not search for new update error and when I tried to tweak firewall settings it gives me an error too! 0x80070424 windows firewall can't change your settings.
I tried a lot of things, including downloading all the "fix-it" packets, restarting services, doing the "ie-lan setting uncheck" fix, checking router settings, uninstalling all my antivirus/Microsoft security essentials (shouldn't be a problem, because my laptop has it and it can connect), etc etc. So its probably not Comcast's fault.
So yeah, it seems my Microsoft softwares and services are all frozen. I even tried the resets from here http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91738-windows-update-reset.html
and doing a Microsoft integrity scanner in cmd (no error detected). System restore did not help either.
Any help is greatly appreciated. I think I'll just reinstall windows if I can't find a solution.
EDIT: ok I managed to get a copy of chrome to the desktop, that doesn't connect as well. Chrome uses the same connection settings as IE.
Hitman Pro can't access the internet either
EDIT: Please refer to my later post. It turns out, only Skype is connected, I got a response from my mom out of all people. So Steam is unable to access pages, but thinks its connected.
Edited by Dergyll, 04 September 2013 - 01:55 PM.