When I switched my windows 7 pc on today I was unable to access the web. I am able to ping websites, but firefox, ie, msn etc fail to load a page. Some programmes crash with a socket error when I attempt to connect - e.g. msn
windows 7 detects the router. I am able to ping google, bbc etc I am able to access web pages by firing up an ubuntu VM.
this suggests that there is something in windows actively preventing my connecting to the internet so I:
- uninstalled livemesh
- uninstalled windows security essentials (I had uninstalled pc tools antivirus the day before and installed windows security eseentials if its relevant)
- removed my network card and reinstalled the driver
but it still doesn't work