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My PC refuses to load any web pages. (Running XP) Down in the lower-right, where my antivirus is, there is no alert upon boot-up to show me that I'm not connected to the internet.
But when I run Firefox, I get the same error message I would get if I weren't connected at all. So I run IE to see if it's just Firefox's problem - same problem.
At this point, I fiddle with my cables - and NOW in the lower-right it tells me an ethernet cable is unlpugged. Inside my computer, the little green light that comes on when I plug the cable into the modem is on.
So I go over to my modem and router and reset both of them - unplugging the power for 15 secs apiece. No change.
So I restart the computer, and try it all again. Exact same crap.
My PS3 can go online, and another PC in the house too - my own PC seems to be the only one affected.
I'm not much of a technical mind - unplugging modems is usually about as far as my expertise goes. Help meeeee!
(thanks very much for any help)
Edit in lieu of bump:
None of the more idiot-friendly (see: me-friendly) solutions worked out, and attempting to fiddle with the drivers only led to the discovery that I don't have any drivers. So I'm gonna' try reinstalling windows and see what happens.
Again, thanks very much for your help - I really appreciate it.