Can't access any internet icons

My laptop won't allow me to access any internet icons. When I turn it on, it's not connected so I'll go click my network but nothing happens. In addition, when I try to go to settings and connect to my network from there, nothing happens. And when I click straight into internet explorer there isn't even a "no connection." I get a blue screen with the "e", as if it's still loading, but they are not coming up.