IE issues

wheelgunr
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I have Win 7 Pro, all the updates, all current drivers, current BIOS, and IE 11 on my laptop. I also have the network interface power set to NOT be controlled by the computer.

Issue: When I lock the computer for the day, when I come in the next morning, and open IE, I get "page not found". Only rebooting the computer gives me back IE and other functionality.

Any idea what might be going on?

I have Sophos AV, ran that scan, ran MalwareBytes, and CCleaner. Nothing is working.
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try pinging a web address see if it resolves
ping by ip address see if that replies
ping dns server and gateway, they respond?
maybe tracert to a site
Craig KehlerDirector of Customer Relations

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To continue on MicrosoftSavvy's idea, try running "ipconfig /flushdns" from a command line and see if that fixes it without a reboot.
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wheelgunr--
"when I come in the next morning, and open IE, I get "page not found""
What page is IE trying to open?  Your Home Page?  (IE Tools|Internet Options|General tab|Home Page section (top).  What address is shown?  

If this is something new, run a System Restore to a time before it started.
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Multiple answers to above:

I can't ping or use tracert outside of my organization due to the firewall.

Flushdns doesn't fix it

I'm trying to open my home page (google.com) and/or any web link I have in my e-mail inbox.

CCleaner isn't active, just when I set up the scan.
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Commented:
delete all IE history
delete all %temp% continents
then try .
run IE in safe mode (without add-on) then try
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wheelgunr--
System Restore to a date before this started.
Craig KehlerDirector of Customer Relations

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This seems very similar http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28690529/Windows-8-Browser-stops-resolving.html
Recent windows update causing problems perhaps? How long has this been occurring?

Author

Commented:
About 2 months or so. I've had to reload IE 10, that fixed it for a while, then it started up again when I upgraded to IE 11. I've disabled every add on, so essentially I'm running IE (no add ons) mode. I'll see what happens overnight.
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try running roguekiller : http://majorgeeks.com/RogueKiller_d6983.html      
maybe a rootkit

also - after all these scans and repairs - run chkdsk to fix file System problems

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Commented:
Ran chkdsk, all was clear. Running IE in Safe Mode (without add-ons), and I'm not seeing the problem anymore. I'll be restoring the addons until IE balks again. Thanks for the tips and hints.
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tx for the feedback

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