After removing moving some files (via the remove programs tool) and a delete or two yesterday and moving some others I find that Internet Explorer, Foxfire and Outlook Express are
able to make internet connections, while Opera, Netscape, MSN and AIM can no longer
make a connection.
I didn't knowingly move or delete any system files. MSN tells me that it can't find the default gateway, but when I check for it using *ipconfig* it does show. Opera *cannot connect to remote server*. Netscape tells me that the connection was refused when attempting to contact my home page, and AIM says that the AIM service can't be reached.
I did move some old copies of AOL from the C drive to the D drive, but don't think that should have caused the problem as I don't use the program and have a wireless Comcast cable connection. I mention this because AOL does have winsocks and other connection devices, as I recall from some years ago.
I did an F8 startup this evening and returned to an *earlier working configuration* and the system is now both sluggish and seemingly unstable.
I'm lucky that I have any connections, but this isn't good! Help me out of my seemingly self-made hell, please.