|Windows XP-SP3 system...lost browser ability to connect to internet. Attempted to install Firefox as a workaround-no good- firefox also inop.The internet connection to the cable modem and router is fine...Outlook can send and|
receive email without any issues. Skype can send and receive w/o problems too-so there is nothing wrong with
my hardware connection to the internet (wireless is also ok -laptop works fine). Something has been corrupted (I think) in Windows XP files that allows the browsers to access and use the internet. Have toggled the LAN settings back and
forth -no change. Spent a crazy amount of time to create a "slipstreamed" WINXP-SP3 install disc so that I could use system file checker with SP3- no change,still won't connect.Nothing abnormal present in device manager. Because IE7 was installed on this system AFTER SP3, you can't uninstall it with out first uninstalling SP3-don't want to go there with an SP3 uninstall and re-install. Before anyone recommends an XP "repair reinstall"-what can I adjust or reset or check further before getting "drastic' with system uninstall/reinstall as a last resort???