OS= Windows XP version 2002 Home edition SP3
Browsers= IE 8, Google Chrome, and Fire Fox.
Net connection= DSL Modem
Security= McAfee Total protection
Processor AMD 64x2 duel core 4200 2.22Ghz 2 gig RAM
My problem is two fold. The first being IE and Google Chrome browsers can not access the NET but FF is able to along with non browser Progrms, to name a few OutLook Express, BitCommet, and McAfee. The other problem was identified during my trouble shooting of first, Its strange to say the least so I hope I can explain this. When I try to go into IE's Internet options to apply the settings to fix issue I get a restriction warning bx explaining that this action has been canceled/denied and to contacted the administrator. Mind you this is happening logged on the administrators account who happens to be "ME". I don't know how to change this and mostly am wondering how it was changed to the current setting with out my knowledge? Gets weirder, In the Google Chrome browser when I attempted to correct settings in Internet options in the "under the hood" change proxy settings button I can't open it, I can click on it and it seems to want to open but then nothing happens:-O. To add to the confusion when I uninstalled IE8 G-Chrome started working:). So to avoid suggestions that have visited already Here is what I have done to try to correct this prob.
- Uninstalled IE8 and reinstalled same.
- Checked Fire Wall permission settings and tried to run effected browsers with fire walls disabled.
- Ran numerous Virus scans.
- Ran system restore to a point before my last MS updates were installed.
Non of these actions have effected the problem positivly except after uninstalling IE8, before reinstalling I started G-Chrome and it accessed the Internet but after reintalling IE8 I lost G-Chrome NET access.
If any of this makes sense to someone pleas your guidance and assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.