So I've got a netbook that just refuses to actually load a web page; any page. Chrome, FireFox, IE7. IE8. It sits there and tries and tries, then nothing. If you're lucky and hit reload 15-20 times, you might get the page, but nothing works after that. I've ran Hijack this, and nothing abnormal comes up (I'm a minimalist). I've checked proxy settings, all communication configuration, tried removing the router from the equation completely. My friend's laptop hops on and works fine, fast as ever.
Today I noticed that Windows 7 had downloaded some updates, so clearly there is a connection being made, just not happening in the browser. Any ideas?