Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:46 PM
I'm using Windows 2000, on an old IBM laptop T22, and IE6.0.2800.1106IS. After the system was unused for about 7 days--but on-line via my wireless connection, I could not access any web sites. After a re-boot, access was OK for a short time, then stopped again. Now all attempts to get to sites returns the "The Page cannot be displayed" message, with a note Cannot find server or DNS error.
BUT I CAN get e-mail, ping major web-sites, and chat on various IM clients. So I assume that the issue is with IE or some sort of virus.
The lap-top is wirelessly connected to my home network. It can see the network--and as noted above, I can send/receive e-mail and ping sites.
To add to the issue--I did do a registry clean-up with a tool called ashampooWinOptimizer 4 a couple of weeks ago--and this may have been the first reboot since then. I tried to restore the registry from my back-up, but apparently it is corrupt, since it will not reload.
So where do I start? Any advice would be most appreciated.