Posted 27 October 2006 - 10:28 AM
After doing a factory restore, did you enable your firewall before attempting to connect to the internet? Have you updated your AV and used it to scan your hard drive for malware?
Since restoring seems to have fixed most of your connection problems, if OE is the remaining problem, double check all the account settings against those recommended by your ISP---sometimes even a slight difference will prevent OE working properly.
Lastly, if there are other problems still open after the restore, a brief description of these will no doubt help members determine their cause, or causes, by giving a clearer picture of what is happening.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.