Request for tech help.
My computer uses Windows XP professional, when I use Internet Explorer 7, some web sites and pages appear blank although it appears they loaded okay as I receive a "done" at the bottom of the screen. Also I'm unable to download from nearly most all web sites. Some examples of the problem are; when logging on to Microsoft Windows Update web site it will appear blank or when using Mapquest I am unable to view the maps, only the text appears.
I'm using a ethernet connection, excellent high speed broadband connection. I'm frustrated, this problem has just developed over the last few months with my Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop computer. I have Symantec security, scanned for viruses, spyware, etc, no indications of any problem in that area.
Advice to resolve this internet browser issue is appreciated. I did consult with a Dell tech and he indicated I would have to reload the entire operating system! I'm hopeful that there is a more practical approach to repairing this problem.