I have a major problem with my internet
connectivity. IE crashes on launch, ( I've
installed new versions of 7 and 8 ), my FTP
socket doesn't work, and when I try to access
a page with Chrome, is says "Resolving
Proxy" then "Connecting," then it eventually
resolves to the "Cannot load page."
Also, windows updates fail to get installed (
The little update notification next to the "Shut
Down" button is a permanent fixture )
Normal folder navigation access to network
drives fail and I am not able to connect to
network resources through programs like SVN.
The only way to reach a network resource is to
type the IP in the navigation bar ( like
The strangest part is that my AIM and Outlook
programs work fine.
I have done a number of things to try and
repair this problem. Ipconfig/flushdns, re-
creating my network connections, reinstalling
IE, running the WinsockFix tool or whatever
it's called, looking through the options on the
services, etc. I tried doing a Windows repair on
boot with the OS cd, but it just terminates to a
DOS prompt, like it expects me to do the
repair myself through the command line.
Reformatting is not really an option. Any help
would be much appreciated.