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Internet Explorer is broken

Filed in: Computers, Internet.

Before you all say "We know", I'll clarify that it's broken on my PC. Although it will happy load web pages off my hard drive, give it a URL and it sits there forever saying "Connecting".

Running up "Diagnose Connection Problems" from IE's tools menu merely reports that "Windows didn't detect any problems with your internet connection". Turning off Windows firewall doesn't make any difference, and I even tried adding IE to the list of exceptions. The other firewall which might affect it is on the router, but other PCs on the network have no trouble with IE. It could be AVG, which has several components which sit between browser and internet such as LinkScanner, though disabling everything I can in that doesn't seem to have made a difference...

However rebooting fixes the problem, so apparently some program I'm starting in the normal course of things is causing problems with IE. A mystery!

Meanwhile FireFox is working perfectly.

Posted February 7, 2009 1:32 PM


Posted by: Dave | February 7, 2009 11:48 PM

Fu^k, I thought it was just me. I'm not happy that I am not alone in this, though.

Posted by: Jeff Stone | February 9, 2009 9:37 PM

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