Hey everyone. :)
I'm new here, i've been lurking around the forums for a while but this is my first post. I wasn't quite sure which forum to place this in and i'm sorry if i chose the wrong one, i've just been having several problems with my computer recently -
1) I cannot sign into MSN Explorer. Everytime i try to sign in it comes up with a message saying i need to update my MSN to 'enhance your service' It says that msn will be restarted for me when the update is complete. After a while another message appears in a grey box with -
'We're sorry but the update did not complete succesfully.
You may have been disconnected from the internet. If you
are using Windows 2000, you need to be a computer
administrator to perform the update. Please restart MSN
explorer to automatically start this update again.
If you have already tried to update again and are saying
this message for the second time, please re-install from
your cd or from http://explorer.msn.com."
I have tried re-installing several times but i am still having no success. I am using Windows XP and i am a computer administrator.
I can easily access my MsN messenger (6.2 version) on it's own, but cannot get directly into explorer and my hotmail. I did ask about this on the msn/microsoft discussion forum but to be honest they weren't very friendly or helpful.
2) If i log into my personal xp account and i don't connect to the internet straight away (via speedtouch connection broadband) it doesn't work when i eventually do try to connect. This happens if i leave it for 5-10 minutes or so, if i'm writing a text document etc. A message appears saying there is an error with one of the files and i have to restart my computer to be able to connect properly.
3) This one is particularly bothering me. There is one web-page, just one that i cannot access. All i get when i try to see it is a blank screen. However i used to be able to see this web-page perfectly fine and i see no reason for this problem. I have randomly been able to see it about twice within the last month, but after which the problem has always come back. I can access the page on other computers, just not my own. The page is an online diary of one of my close friends, and it's upsetting me quite a bit that i can't read what is going on with her.
4) Sometimes if i am trying to download something e.g Windows updates, i get the message that my Active X controls aren't switched on and so the process is prohibited. However i have my security settings to default and Active X should be enabled. ???
I use Spybot and Ad-ware as well as a free version of AVG anti-virus.
I'd really appreciate some feedback and help with any of these problems, i'd be really grateful. Thankyou in advance to anyone who replies, and once again, sorry if ths isn't in the right place or if i should have posted about each issue individually.