I've been having some odd problems the last couple of weeks with "Connected timed out" messages and such. First, thought it was just Yahoo mail, then thought maybe FF vs 2. After running my arsenal of A/S and A/V in Safe Mode last night, Alexa showed up via Ad-Aware. I deleted it, but the problems still exist. Things really took a dive early yesterday when I wasn't able to bring up any sites on either FF or Opera, although IE worked?
I use a proxy server for security through my ISP, as well as their "Internet Accelerator". I haven't had them on for the last two weeks after I did a Full System Recovery to clear up some other problems. Re-installed them last night, ran the Accelerator Diagnostics and was presented with the following message:
"Testing DNS Service" - TEST FAILED
"Your internet connection seems to be blocked from normal web browsing to the Internet Service. One condition that might cause Internet Accelerator to be unable to access the web is if you are behind a firewall."
I've verified that my dial up modem connectivity is okay, but I'm unable to get A/V or A/S updates that I usually receive daily. I checked my AVG Firewall config, everything seems to be okay. I just can't get "out" or get anything "in", except for IE, not my fav browser.
Any ideas? Running a 2 yr old Compaq Presario, 1.83 AMD, 512 RAM, 69 GB free space. Sure would appreciate some help here. Thanks.
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I did some snooping around in the Event Viewer this afternoon. There were 28 System errors, all occuring last evening. Here's a sampling of what I found:
"The following boot-start or system start drivers failed to load: AFD, AmdK7, AVG AntiSpyware driver, AVG Core w/RsW, RsXP, BANTExt, Fips, IPSec, MRxSmb, NetBIOS, NetBT, RasAcd, Tcpip and WS2IFSL"
"The DNS client service depends on the TCP/IP protocol driver service which failed to start because of the following error: "A device attached to the system is not working."
The DHCP client service depends on the NetBT service which failed to start bec. of the following error: "A device attached to the system is not functioning."
DCOM got error "This service cannot be started in Safe Mode attempting to start the service AVG7Alrt with arguements in order to run the server."
The IP Traffic Filter driver service depends on the TCP/IP Protocol driver service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning."
The IPSec driver...failed to start.."A device attached to the system is not functioning."
The AVG Firewall service depends on the IP Traffic filter driver service which failed to start becaues of the following error: "The Dependency Service or Group failed to start."
Whew! What do you all make of that? Should I NOT be on line? Am I not protected? I'm still under extended warranty, should I be dealing with HP? Any other advice? Thanks so much.
Edited by Eagle7, 29 November 2006 - 07:02 PM.