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Unable to browse with Windows

While having a computer is great, there are times when you are going to have issues. First, make sure you are connected to the internet. You can do it a few different ways, hook another computer to your modem or router. If you have a wireless router, you can also connect to it via your smart phone or ipod. If these work, then you connection is good and it's your computer.
One of the first steps in seeing where windows is broken. Fist we need to ping a website. This allows you to see if your computer can actually see outword to the internet. Click on start, run, and type in "cmd". You will get a small black box. After the "C:>" type in "ping google.com" You want to see if you get 4 out of 4 replys. This means your computer is connect to the internet and it is able to see news.com.
If this works, next, type in the IP address your were given for google, in my case it was, in the address bar of internet explorer. This will tell you if you are having an issue with your browser or not. You can also try getting a different web browser, such as Firefox or Chrome, then run Windows updates.
If you are unable to ping, then check your LAN(local are network) by right clicking on My Network Places, and selecting properties. If your LAN shows as disconnected, right click on it and chose enable. Try pinging again. Also, check your firewalls and turn them off.
There are many other things you can try, but this should be a good overview of some starting steps on fixing an issue where you can not browse

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I cant load videos anymoe,it just flashes 3 bars,same thing happens when I look for older links I get the same 3 flashing bars.And I cant remove posts all the time I would say removing my posts only 50% of the time.Also I cant share what I write sometimes,this starting happening around 6/18/2012


This sounds like a internet connection issue. Do you get any trouble browsing other websites? Slow internet connection in general? A slow internet connection or one that has intermittent disconnects will cause the issues you are experiencing. If you have any background programs running, like downloading videos, try stopping these programs and see if the program improves.

Try to clear you internet browser cache to see if this resolves the issue,

In Internet Explorer to go Tools > Internet Options and under the first tab in the Browsing History section, choose the Delete button.
In Firefox go to History > Clear recent history and make sure all options are checked except active logins and site preferences.

Try using a different internet browser then the one you are using and see if this resolves the issue. If the issue goes away, you know you have a problem with that browser. Some examples of browsers you can use are Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome.

If you are experiencing a degraded internet connection you will want to reach out to your Internet Service Provider for help. In the meantime, you can check your network cables and make sure everything is firmly connected. You can also try and reset all your devices.
-Power off your modem, router and computer. After 10 seconds turn on your modem, after 30 seconds turn on your router and after 30 seconds turn on your computer. See if this helps any.

I also wrote a tech article(Facebook Slow) which goes over some of these steps and more. Please click here to read that article.

Comment back if you have any questions,

Jun 21, 2011 | Facebook Social Network

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i am unable to open the website www.sify.com on my computer using ie or chrome, what is the issue? response will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

May be a problem with the DNS on your computer.
Try this:

click start>control panel >network connection >right click local area connection >click properties >highlight internet protocol (TCP/IP) > and make sure that the radio buttons are on obtain automatically.

if you still have the problem, it may be with the router.

Sep 15, 2010 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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Can't connect my Compaq SR2020NX to the internet

Make sure the cat5 cable coming from the modem is going to the computer and bypass the router for now.

If the computer is able to connect to the internet then you know its a configuration issue with the router. If it still can't connect to the internet then you know its an issue with the computer, might be a driver issue with the computer at that point.

Call your Internet service provider and have them tell you the steps on how to configure your router to work with there internet service.

Nov 30, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR2020NX PC Desktop

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hp problem

Try to make a new connection shortcut and make sure your telephone line is properly connected on your modem. Also make sure that your password and username is correct. another thing is check that your system date is correct.. Hope this works ! ITTech7574

Aug 28, 2009 | HP Pavilion a6863w-b PC Bundle with 23"...

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purchased new laptop from Wal Mart @ christmas. initially connected to internet wireless and hard wire. now pc says it is connected but will not display any pages....is this a personal settings problem? the computer works great other than that issue. is there a way to restore settings to a prvious time or is vista different? thanx, mike

it's more a browser issue, actually..

if you're on a wired connection or wireless, your laptop will let you know. Check in bottom of tray, to see that you're connected..

if so, go to browser(IE) and check Internet options/settings to ensure that you have active connections with those network options.

get updated printer drivers here, just in case

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