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    Windows XP no internet.

    Hi guys.

    Im having some problem with an old XP home edition machine. Basically I can't get online. The LAN connection is okay. I even get windows updates and updates for malawarebytes but when I go online it's just says Internet explorer cannot display the page. I had Sp3 installed so I removed that but made no difference. Any ideas? Thanks

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    Can you access https traffic? (Try https://www.google.co.uk/)

    Which browser are you using?

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    Have you tried a different browser?

    Had issues a few weeks ago on Win7 machines with an IE Update that broke it.

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    have you checked the proxy settings? does another browser work?

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    Yes. The pc has chrome and opera installed but none working. Ive checked the proxy. Ive reset the user settings too in internet options.

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    Have you tried pinging a web site? Also, have you got another device on the same router and does that work?

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    Reset the Windows Firewall to defaults and disable any third party firewalls (if applicable).

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    I have loads of device as I'm in a school. Also I have just pinged googles website successfully.

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    I've disabled the windows firewall already but made no diff. I have sophos installed. Could it be that?

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    Try rebooting into Safe Mode with Networking. If this works (which I suspect it will), you just need to work out what program(s) are creating the problem.

    If it doesn't work in Safe Mode with Networking, then I would re-image the workstation if possible.

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    Do you have any software installed such as Cisco AnyConnect? Something like this could block but would say it is blocked for a reason

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    Im trying to reboot the pc in safe mode but doest give me that option. I pressed F8 before startup but that gives me the boot selection only. F2 for Bios and F3 was something else. How do you boot xp in safe mode?

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    It sounds like you're hitting F8 too early, and ending up with a BIOS selection notification.

    I'd turn the PC on, give it a slow 10 count, then start pressing F8.

    You're looking for the Windows Advanced Options menu.

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    I have just fixed it!yay! All i did was uninstalled Sophos! Thank you guys for all the suggestions!



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