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When you reloaded Vista, it asks you if you want to online to find the latest updates during installation. Did this happen or did it not ask/give error?

Also, check your router settings, as it may be the culprit blocking you.
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When I reloaded Vista, it gave me the three options for updating. I chose the important updates without the recommended, which I always have chosen.

I can try resetting my router, but the problems are only on my computer, and the other two computers in the house use that same router without any issues.
post #33 of 55
Yeah, that's possible. Routers can block one machine, and let others work just fine. The router has a built-in firewall. Are all these machines on a network, and can you connect to those w/o issue?
umm.. updated your mobo bios? (if using onboard NIC) Checked your net settings?

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Do you recall what you were doing when this happened? What was the last thing you did before you began having connectivity issues?
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post #34 of 55
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Well, I just woke up this morning, and Windows magically updated itself, and now all the sites, games, w/e works now. I kind of gave up on this problem too.

At least everything is back to normal. I'll rep you all for trying to help
post #35 of 55
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So, my computer is doing the same thing again.
This first showed up around a week after I did a reformat, and I just did a reformat around a week ago.

-Can't connect to online games
-Steam won't go into offline mode
-Chase.com and Paypal.com both don't work again
-I cannot use Windows update to search for new updates
-I'm sure there's more stuff

This is really really frustrating. I know it's not Windows Firewall, and I don't use any other firewalls. I don't know what else it could be. Would maybe updating to Vista SP1 do anything, I know it's horrible, but would it be worth a shot?
post #36 of 55
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It fixed itself again...
post #37 of 55
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I still get this problem around twice a week, ever since I made this thread. It's VERY VERY annoying and only happens with my computer out of the three in the house. So I know it can't be the ISP. I've tried changing around ports in my router and that doesn't help. This problem only lasts for about a day, and then it "magically" stops.

Once again, I'll list the problems:

Cannot connect to game servers
Will not submit log-ins (to some forums, Chase online, Paypal, Gmail, etc.)
Cannot connect to update servers
Cannot download torrents

Those are the major problems that I run across when this problem happens. Someone HAS to know what's going on. Restarting my computer does nothing, restarting the modem/router does nothing (although it works sometimes), re-installing windows does nothing, unplugging and plugging back in the Ethernet cable from the back of my computer does nothing. I've seriously tried everything to my knowledge to try and get this problem permanently fixed.
post #38 of 55
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I really hate to make 5 posts in a row, but I reset my modem and my router and everything works again.

Meh, it'll happen again in a couple days, most likely.

So no one else knows what the problem could be? Everything about my computer, to my knowledge, is up to date. I still don't see what could be causing this problem.
post #39 of 55
I had to reinstall the Lan drivers for vista to even let me make a connection. It might just be out of date. Get it off your mobo's website they'll give you the latest version.
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I've narrowed it down to a few things. When everything is working properly, and I have to restart my computer for installing software or something, when windows boots back up and I log-in, this whole problem arises. When I reset the modem/router, everything works perfectly fine, until I have to shutdown/restart my computer, then I have to reset my modem/router to get everything to work again. I should almost buy a LAN card and see if that helps.
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