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Windows 7: Browsers stop working after win7 restart


12 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Browsers stop working after win7 restart

This is a really strange problem. My browsers will not connect but skype and aim work fine. This seems to happen on system startup and if the system goes into idle mode.

Basically after shutdown, reset or the system goes into idle mode. I have to disable my Local connection then repair it before my browsers will work... Interesting thing is that Skype and AIM both work fine...

WTF?

I don't think this was happening until I installed cable dsl but who knows for sure I changed connectivity and computer at almost the same time... doesn't seem like its connectivity because skype and aim still work.

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12 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
Give this a try
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Reset

Does not work try a clean boot
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
Does not work try a new broswrer. Why not test with Firefox?
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12 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 
I was using firefox and It is a clean boot

This problem is across all browsers and happens after system goes idle or after clean boot.
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12 Nov 2010   #4

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Try the clean boot and report back
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12 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try the clean boot and report back
Am I talking to a bot? I just said in the post above it happens (fails) after a clean boot.
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12 Nov 2010   #6

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Sorry not a bot, just missed that.
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12 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Sorry not a bot, just missed that.

OK, I just updated my original post too, seems that ANY restart of any kind or drop to idle mode causes browsers to stop functioning... so wierd.... skype and aim work fine.
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12 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

In the device manager, go into the properties of your NIC and make sure that it's power saving options are disabled.

Also check to see that the browsers aren't slipping into 'work offline' mode (it's under the FILE menu.)
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12 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
In the device manager, go into the properties of your NIC and make sure that it's power saving options are disabled.

Also check to see that the browsers aren't slipping into 'work offline' mode (it's under the FILE menu.)

Browsers aren't slipping into offline mode... if the NIC was getting disabled then skype and aim would not work.
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13 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stephenoski View Post
Browsers aren't slipping into offline mode... if the NIC was getting disabled then skype and aim would not work.
Makes sense. Browsers are accessing a specific port on the remote web server. If your firewall is blocking outgoing requests to port 80 that would prevent webserver access. Test by turning off any firewalls including Windows Firewall on your pc and the one in your router.
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