For the past several days I have had a situation where I have email capability and update capabilities through the internet without any problems. But any attempt to access the web through either IE6 or Mozilla fails when I am booted up in normal mode. The system indicatest that the site is found but waiting for reply. Then hangs there and never connects to whatever site is selected.
I've discussed this with another person who had me start the system in safe mode. When started in safe mode then both browsers work fine.
So far I've tried running msconfig when booted in normal mode and then tested where the possible failure is by disabling one at a time the various files / startup items / system services. But none of those isolated a problem.
We also downloaded a copy of HijackThis and removed all BHO's (browser help objects). This still didn't make any difference. Both browsers still hang when in normal mode.
Also have ran the system through a full virus scan from McAffee and also a full scan using Adaware. No change after that. I can't get Spybot Search & Destroy to install after download. It tells me my settings will not not allow system to complete installation.
So, hope that someone can offer some other suggestions on what could be done to get back the use of these browsers. How to get Spybot S & D to install while in safe mode. Also any ideas on what else to look at in HijackThis other than the BHO's.