Browser stops working but Internet still connected

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by DP, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. DP

    Dshai Guest

    I would have to agree, actually sounds suspiciously like a DNS issue, a
    strange one though, I've had problems in the past where a DNS server (kinda
    redundant there) has gone down and I couldn't browse but some IM's and email
    still worked.
    Dshai, Apr 2, 2007
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    Carlos Guest

    Had this problem on Sunday (XP x64).
    Followed your advice (system restore to a prior state) and everything was
    back to normal again.
    The only things I had done were uninstalling a game (SpongeBob) and Samsung
    mobile phone programs.
    Don't know which one caused the problem or whether there was something else.
    Carlos, Apr 3, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    I have no idea what is causing the problem, but it is worrisome as it is
    counter intuitive. It's too 'big brotherish' where you can't connect to
    the outside world, but streaming can continue to be sent into your computer.
    John Barnes, Apr 3, 2007
  4. DP

    Carlos Guest

    I like the "big brother" comparison.
    We also have our own local version in Argentina ("Gran Hermano") and even
    the brazilians have their own!
    Media is flooded with this big brother thing (nice way to divert people's
    attention from the real issues in your country).
    Carlos, Apr 3, 2007
  5. DP

    John Barnes Guest

    Well, the same problem has hit my XP86 system. Haven't used the XP64 system
    as there are no drivers for the wireless adapter. Will see if restore works
    when I get time.
    John Barnes, Apr 13, 2007
  6. DP

    John Barnes Guest

    Worked again. Wish I knew what was causing these problems.
    John Barnes, Apr 14, 2007
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