When I try to access the internet, I'm receiving an internet explorer error.."The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings."
I tried changing the DNS server, flushing the DNS cache, disabling/enabling the local area connection, automatic and static ips, deleting cookies/fiels/history, virus and malware scans from 2 different apps, installed Firefox, ran sfc /scannow, installed the ie.inf file, restored to an earlier restore point, but still no internet surfing or even ability to touch the outside.
Oddly, I can still access the pc from my external location through gotomypc and pcanywhere. I can also get a reply by pinging www.yahoo.com
, but can't navigate to those spots. Even things like Windows update come up with the same "the page you are looking for..."
I've called Dell tech support, but since the network card is working for himto access network resources and I can reach his machine through the internet, they don't believe it's a hardware issue.
Hopefully someone here can help me out. I hate to just do a reinstall of the OS, because there are so many critical programs to reinstall and reconfigure and he's working at 90% of capacity currently.