I have followed CNET for years and thanks to you, I've been able to become fairly proficient in the area of technology. I have, however, been stumped as to what to do, if anything, about a "Client Side Galaxy Error" that I received when I attempted to access my yahoo e-mail account. After trying however to access Yahoo's help pages, I realized that I can no longer access anything on the Yahoo website. This has been since 9:00 am yesterday (Friday, August 13, 2010). I've searched the web high and low to find out if there is something that I need to do as far as my internet settings to restore access, but have come up with NOTHING! I tried rolling my system back to a previous restore point well before this problem occurred and found that this had no impact on the problem. Furthermore, I am beginning to believe that this is NOT MY computer's problem, but one with Yahoo since I am able to access the internet and all of my other e-mail accounts. Additionally, I tried using my wireless connection my netbook (Acer, Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), with IE with similar results. Here, however, the homepage will appear, but no pictures load and nothing on the page works. It appears to be perpetually loading. This leads me to a second question--Is there a reliable way to find out if there are wide-ranging website outages? Here is what I'm running:
Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 3)
Internet Explorer 8
Dell Dimension 2350
It should also be noted that I am running Yahoo Messenger which sends me e-mail alerts, so I know the account is active. It too, however, has not been signing in automatically as it should and I receive a message reporting that there is a problem with my internet connection, which doesn't appear to be true given my ability to access other websites and e-mail programs.
Thanks for any advice and/or suggestions that you can provide.