I have windows 7 home premium.
I normally just click on the Explore button and I get my home page.
Yesterday I was surfing and clicked on a site and right after that my computer froze, and I wound up shutting it down. Once I restarted I found I could not reaccess the internet and was just geting a blank page. Yet all indicators were showing that I was connected to the internet from looking at the router and modem and also looking at the internet connection indicator at the very bottom right hand corner of my screen.
I tried a few things
1) shut down my computer and my power source which powers my modem and router and the restarted everything and nothing changed. I also went into the control panel to see if somehow my indicated home page was somehow wiped away, but it was still there as it should be. I wiped it away and retyped it, but that solved nothing either. The problem persists,
2) I went to my lap top and clicked on explorer and immediately got access to my home page and the internet, so my laptop is fine and I can access internet as usual.
3) This morning I checked and my desktop internet access was still not working. I though to access via Google Chrome, which I never do, although others in the house do us Google Chrome. Anyway, as soon as I clicked on Google Chrome I got access to the internet and was able to go to any web sites I wanted to. So, I was able to access the internet with my desktop using Google Chrome. I then retried explorer but that was sill not working.
I am pretty sure that the problem had something to do with that one web site that I visited that caused my computer to freeze initially. So, at this point, what can I do to undo what ever it was happened to my computer? Also, I want to say. that other than this one problem I have mentioned, nothing else seems to be wrong and I am not getting any strange messages or errors and the computer seems to be working fine.
What should I do to get access the internet via explorer like I used to?