Internet Explorer 7 really just screwed up a bunch of people. Including me. I finally just moved to firefox and no more problems. If you are a die hard IE fan, then I suggest downloading IE 8 beta 2. I tried that a week ago and IE seems to be fine and dandy now.
Idk what to tell you if this doesn't fix it though.
I have a 4 year old Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop, Windows XP, and IE 7. I took my laptop with me to a hotel room (its normally connected via Ethernet cable to broadband DSL)that has Comcast wireless and broadband. When I set up laptop in hotel, it required me to set up a wireless connection (which I had never done before.) Got wireless connection fine - but could only access very basic Internet sites. Any sites that are secure, require registration, account login - all give me "IE Cannot Display the Webpage." When I try to Diagnose Connection problems I get under Winsock diagnosis:All base service provider entries are present in the Winsock catalog.
info The Winsock Service provider chains are valid.
error Provider entry MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP] could not perform simple loopback communication. Error 10013.
error Provider entry MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IP] could not perform simple loopback communication. Error 10013.
error Provider entry RSVP UDP Service Provider could not perform simple loopback communication. Error 10013.
error Provider entry RSVP TCP Service Provider could not perform simple loopback communication. Error 10013.
error A connectivity problem exists with an installed LSP.
Also, I can receive email from my home internet povider (Cox) via Outlook, but cant send any email at all. I also completely lost all my McAfee programs (I have 6 months left on subscription), except the icon in the systray (clicking it does nothing.)
When I try to repair the issue, I get: Windows has detected a problem with the Winsock provider catalog.
I have done the following:
turned off the wireless connection and connected to the hotel broadband via Ethernet cable
tuned firewall on and off
turned modem on and off
Gone to the command prompt and Flushed the DNS, and (I think) reset the ipconfig.
Under system information, it says Internet - not available. If I try to go to Dell Support, I get " Inernet connection could not be established." I also tested the TCP/IP configuration, which failed.
I just want to be able to access the Internet for purchases and to access accounts. Can anyone tell me what else to try? Took it to Best Buy and they couldnt find anything. Called my home provider, Cox, and they just told me to reset the ipconfig and flush the DNS, both of which were successful, but didnt fix problem. And the hotel provider, Comcast, did nothing and said the problem is with my laptop. Never hd any of these problems at home.