Wireless connected but can't use MSN/Firefox

Guitarpj - Dec 7, 2009 at 01:08 AM
 Guitarpj - Dec 7, 2009 at 08:17 PM

Tonight I was checking the usual stuff: hotmail, facebook etc, no problem. I then listened to music while studying for about an hour, and when I went to check the score of a hockey game online I couldn't access it. Firefox said something like could not find the file job:user///C:/ etc etc. So I tried to get onto IE and it wouldn't work, and my MSN was also down. Wierd. So I searched it up and I found that it was the ask toolbar or something like that and I uninstalled it and deleted the file from my computer and that fixed that problem. The thing is, Firefox and IE STILL refuse to connect to the internet. I've searched and done EVERY suggestion. I deleted vuze from my computer, I uninstalled AVG, I uninstalled winamp, I installed and ran Malwarebytes, I installed and ran Winsock repair, I have gone into run > cmd and reset the reset log and internet proxys. I ran AVG three times before I uninstalled it: nothing. I ran Malwarebytes: nothing. I heard there was a problem with Norton but this computer has never had Norton. I've tried changing my DNS setting to a fixed setting: nothing. My network connection is "excellent" and I'm using a laptop right now beside my computer so the internet is working. When I troubleshoot with MSN messenger it says that my "default gateway appears to be offline" but I don't see how it could be fine one second and messed the next... SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE!!!!

1 response

closeup22 Posts 8923 Registration date Friday May 15, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 7, 2010 2,100
Dec 7, 2009 at 09:18 AM
hi there,

i will recommend you to make a system restore

here are the steps to follow:

Click Start, Programs, and then Accessories

Click System Tools and open System Restore

In the System Restore window, select Restore my computer to

an earlier time and click Next and restore your computer to an earlier date

that it was not affected

Tried the recovery and it didn't work. Tried it with even a recovery time from a month ago... guess I'll just take my machine in, I think I've exhausted my abilities.