Since upgrading to XP home service pack two I have a problem where web browsing and email (pop3/smtp) suddenly decide not to work.
Once the problem starts happening, I get messages like "the page cannot be displayed" from internet explorer (6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
The problem then exists until I either uninstall the ethernet card and re-install it (with identical drivers) or I re-boot the machine.
It sometimes doesn't happen for a while. Internet can be working absoulutely fine and dandy, then all of a sudden for no apparent reason the dreaded "the page cannot be displayed" page comes up again, and there's nothing I can do but hop a re-boot will solve it...
when the problem exists, I've done things like 'nslookup' 'tracert' and 'ping -a' from the command prompt, all of which work PERFECTLY the DNS server seems to be there and giving the correct info, I can ping IP addresses with a '-a' and get the full name of the system. But outlook email comes up with all sorts of pop3 errors and like I say internet explorer won't browse.
Any help GRATEFULLY received!