Combining a couple of forum posts: this one on internet connectivity and a previous one on deleting programs in Add and Remove Programs. Last night I decided to delete some programs that were launching on Startup and I thought slowing my system down. As far as I can remember I only deleted the following: IMesh & Media Bar (w/IMesh), Logitech & Logitech QuickCam, Skype and associated programs
Afterwards, things did open more quickly, but when I tried to click on a link, or anything - say from Google, or open a new window, etc., I would loose internet connection for the new link. It said, Cannot find this website/address, or something; click here to diagnose problems. I would click, and it would re-establish connection. But if I tried to go to another link, it would do the same thing over and over again.
I use Windows XP, on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop, with cable connection. I have full office version of Microsoft Suite 2000.
Intenet Explorer 8.0, and I think all the Microsoft Service Pack updates? (for sure Windows XP Service Pack 3) I have Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0, Service Pack 2, 3.0, Service Pack 2, 3.5 with Service Pack 1
I did notice also that when I rebooted the computer after deleting these things, the Windows Start Menu looked different. I don't know how that would have happened. Maybe I just need to change the View?
I don't know if I have given you enough info to help me or not. I wonder if updating the AVG would help? I have the free one, (I think 9.0?)
I also thought I'd go to the Firewall setting on IE Explorer 8.0 and see what it is set on; but I don't want to open myself up too much.
OH, I also emptied my history and settings, and stuff thinking that might help.
I have a wireless connection (LINKSYS) also, but am not currently using it.
Thanks in advance for your help