Internet explorer 8 is not letting me view the web

Hi,
Re: one of the PC's at work which has a XP operating systems and going to the web via the work LAN.

I can open ie8 but it does not view the web it just says failed but I can do windows updates and I can ping the web etc.  I uninstalled and reinstalled but no change.  Any ideas?
SimonreproAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look in IE, Tools, Internet Options, Connection, LAN and make sure all the settings there (3) are unchecked. ... Thinkpads_User
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you, and I was pleased to assist.
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SimonreproAuthor Commented:
I am sorry, I did this quickly but thank you very much for your help with this it saved me a lot of grief!  Appologies!
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