I'm on Windows 2000. Last Friday both of my browsers (IE6 and Firefox) crapped out on me, so I was unable to view websites at all. I could receive email and use ICQ, but the browsers were toast. I was able to ping sites, but no browser action. I reinstalled TCPIP and checked my Startup.ini file to find some spyware junk that I removed. The browsers were again operational (to a degree).
Since I reinstalled TCPIP, I'm having trouble loading web pages. I type a URL (for example, www.experts-exchange.com
) and the browser "thinks" for about 30-45 seconds and then just stops. In Firefox I get the message "the document contains no data." In IE6, I get no messages, but I can tell the page has stopped loading. If I then hit Refresh, the page will load, and fairly quickly, like it was cached.
Needless to say, it takes a minute to go through this process and its driving me nuts. 250 smackers to the person who can help me solve this.