Windows XP Desktop is showing that its connected to the internet, but when I try to open internet explorer it says. Cannot Find Server. Page can not be displayed. How do I get it to connect? My laptop is wired to a router thats
connected to my desktop and the internet on there works fine. For some reason though just the internet on my Desktop does not work. I also hooked my internet directly to my laptop and it works fine. But still my desktop is showing the same thing. I recently tried to Install Windows Service Pack 3 and there was a problem. It said Access Denied then quit the Installation. Since then I am not able to access the Internet. Does anyone know how to fix this?
I must have downloaded some malware from a movie site. It blocked my spyware and connection to Internet Explorer. However, my Mozilla brower worked. I tried the solutions and still could not connect to IE. Although the Windows diagnostic did indicate a winsock problem, it could not repair it.
I finally solved my problem:
From Internet Explorer, when it failed to connect,
If you are using internet explorer and fire fox and your explorer is not working, better try to do this!!!
1. start then go to control panel.
2. click internet options, then connections
3. Click LAN settings then it will open automatic configurations.
4. Remove all the check marks you see on automatic configurations and proxy server
5. Press OK
Okay...so both of our laptops will connect, but dispays no website. Desktop works fine. Connections on laptops is excellent. Many things can cause this problem, such as cordless phones being near the router, the router being too close to the desktop computer, other networks interfering (like in an apartment building), and having to reset the network adaptor. We've been to constantly having to reset our network adaptors. That seems to not be working quite as well as it did. If you unplug the router, wait about a minute, plug it back in, let it boot up, reconnect to the network from the laptop, this usually works. It's a big pain in the ass, but it seems to work. Good luck!
Hello everyone I had a customer with a similar problem, normally all the answers on here would solve a page cannot be displayed but not this time. My customer was able to receive e-mail via outlook so I new it had to do with the http port 80. the solution to this problem was easy once I just sat back and took a breather. lol!! under internet explorer I went to TOOLS then INTERNET OPTIONS then clicked on the connections tab. from here I clicked on LAN SETTINGS under LOCAL AREA NETWORK(LAN)SETTINGS from here you want to make sure "automatic configuration" has the AUTOMATICALLY DETECT SETTINGS checked and all others unchecked. hit ok and cha-ching... service was restored... Hope this comes in handy for someone. Good luck.
I tried scanning my computer with Nod32 and the problem was solved by deleting 2viruses....
After a day the Problem has come back and so I tried scanning my computer again...
But, no virus has been detected...
I also tried using the link from "Md Vasiullah".... But still nothing has solved...
And so before I slept that night I think of some steps I am going to do tomorrow...
Then I remember using the "SYSTEM RESTORE"....
(I usually create a system restore point in case of problem like this one..)
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I dealt with this same frustrating thing for a week. Tried EVERYTHING listed here and finally got it fixed tonight!! Seems like various things have worked for some, but I'll post mine in hopes that it might help you ..
Workaround to Sudden Loss of Internet Access Problem
Overview : Microsoft Update KB951748 is known to cause loss of internet access for ZoneAlarm users on Windows XP/2000. Windows Vista users are not affected.
Impact : Sudden loss of internet access
Platforms Affected : ZoneAlarm Free, ZoneAlarm Pro, ZoneAlarm AntiVirus, ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware, and ZoneAlarm Security Suite
Recommended Actions -
Uninstall the hotfix
1. Click the "Start Menu"
2. Click "Control Panel", or click "Settings" then "Control Panel"
3. Click on "Add or Remove Programs"
4. On the top of the add/remove programs dialog box, you should see a checkbox that says "show updates". Select this checkbox
5. Scroll down until you see "Security update for Windows (KB951748)"
6. Click "Remove" to uninstall the hotfix
I had this same problem. Could not connect to the internet. Using another computer I went to http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Network-Tweak/WinSockFix.shtml as recommended in the thread. I downloaded the file to a USB drive and then ran it on the problem PC. Everything works smartly now. Good advice.
folks, I tried everything of your suggestions, nothing helped, I was about to format windows, but then I deinstalled and reinstalled the driver of my network connection and... suddenly... a miracle... I was online!
I had the same problem. I uninstalled the Zonealarm firewall and installed the latest version - the computer was able to go online. Something in Zonealarm changed and was not allowing the internet traffic.
If you have another firewall, try reinstalling it and post here so that others can benefit from it.
I downloaded and tried winfix as instructed but still acnnot access the internet.I think I was affected by a visrus.I used Norton and malbytesware to remove it.My pc is now fine but the problem is I cannot connect to the internet.When I open the network area and go to view networks, I see nothing.I have reinstalled the networkadapter drivers over and over to no avail.Any help, please.
1. Reset network connections on IPOD
2. Re-connect to WI-FI (Enter Password if prompted)
3. Disconnect then reconnect wireless router.
4. Once WI-FI is re-established; try connecting to WEB page again.
I was having the same problem on hp laptop I notice it had an old antivirus program norton 2006 on it I deleted it from control panel and bingo I was online think it was a problem defitnatley with norton that it was shutting down my firewall because it was out of date but was still there occuping room where another antivirus needs to be thats up to date worked for me hope this helps some1.
thank you so much for this piece of advice.
and I tried forcing ip and dns in tcp/ip properties and disabled firewall in windows and kaspersky antivirus and also checked the lan cable and as I was facing the problem only in my desktop and not in my laptop , I thought I had virus in my pc and I searched the net for answers and in this site I found the solution and after enabling automatically detect setting in lan settings of the internet explorer, my net is wrking fine and thanks a lot to this website and also to the one who posted the solution .......keep the internet alive .....and lets keep rocking ,.....yoohoo ;-)