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Acer aspire netbook

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using netbook with ethernet connection (not wireless) and was fine last saying No server found -firefox message.

any ideas

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  • shelleyefc Jan 16, 2009

    yes. been onto ntl and all ok.

    fine with otherlaptop also

  • shelleyefc Jan 16, 2009

    how do switch firefox off ?

    how do i find control panel ?

    i know my way round normal laptop but cant see anything that resembles control panel.

  • shelleyefc Jan 16, 2009

    any idea how iaccess control panel.

    start button just gives hibernate/sleep etc options

  • shelleyefc Jan 16, 2009

    there is a setting button but options that show dont include control panel. network center comesup but doesnt do anythin when doubleclicked

  • shelleyefc Jan 16, 2009

    will have to have another go tomorrow. will try desktop button and see if any link for mycomputer control panel.

    layout is so different to laptop

  • shelleyefc Jan 16, 2009

    firefox already installed when bought.connected fine first time then off next morning

  • shelleyefc Jan 16, 2009


    will have another go tomorrow

  • shelleyefc Jan 16, 2009

    used all these before on my laptop but cant find them on the netbook

  • arobbo2008 May 11, 2010

    have you tried turning firefox off

  • Alex M
    Alex M May 11, 2010

    Have you checked that the internet service to your residence is active?



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You could also right click firefox program and check compatibility for xp

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Have you checked control panel internet connections to see if your connection is even showing in there
If it is I would right click then status and then repair
if that does'nt help then you may need the driver updated

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 16, 2009

    if you click my computer control panel should be in there

    or click start settings and control panel in there

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 16, 2009

    do you my computer on the dektop if you do open and get to control panel through there

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 16, 2009

    try opening my computer back up

    look at the left side of that page control panel may be there

    i find this odd

    do you have your win or recoverycd

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 16, 2009

    do you just install fox fire

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 16, 2009

    uninstall foxfire through add and remove hardware

    then unplug your ethernet then plug it back in as you do a restart

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 16, 2009

    okay we'll try again tomorrow

    also do a windows update

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 16, 2009

    do you have your win or recovery cd

    I think you should do a system restore



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