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Internet works - Browsers don't..?

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Turne on the main rig today and tried to start up firefox.. received the 'problem loading page' error screen for any page I wanted to visit. Popped open skype and valve to see if I was online, and I am. Can talk to people no problem.

Opened Chrome, I get 'webpage not available'. Opened IE, I get 'Cannot find server'.

I'm now on my netbook, on the same network, and firefox works fine.
This is damn annoying, any ideas?

Thanks,
Alex
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Fixed it using this method..

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.
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I just hate this problem, it's often so much work to fix a jacked up system that I recommend my clients to reinstall the OS, because troubleshooting a problem like this could take hours!!! I then put better protection on the computer for them so they won't run into this problem again, but no matter what I always recommend a complete HDD Image Backup, this way you can fix your computer in MINUTES!

Back Up / Save all your files first mate..
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