Random network timeouts on upgraded XP Home PC

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Gateway 733 w/512 MB. Upgraded to XP from Windows 98.

Everything working fine (more than a year) till yesterday when Disk Clean Up
said I was running out of space. I deleted some downloaded installer files,
and also 400 MB worth of backed up Windows 98 files that the upgrade process
created (that could be used to restore Windows 98). Thinking I would never
revert back to Windows 98, I deleted them.

Now I get "can not connect / server not responding" msgs when trying to
connect to my POP3 email acct using Outlook Express. Also Web works
sporadically. Have another PC in the house, it works just fine, so I know
the problem is not the ISP network connection. I can run a successful
tracert and nslookup for the mail server, and everthing appears OK. Can
anyone help ? I am mystified.

Steven
 
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Go to Start/Run, and type: REGSVR32 URLMON.DLL Then open IE, Tools menu, Options, Program Tab, and click the "Reset Web Settings"
button.

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"shardybda" <shardybda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CA5AE458-2BE4-47FA-B8AE-48079A4CEE72@microsoft.com...
> Gateway 733 w/512 MB. Upgraded to XP from Windows 98.
>
> Everything working fine (more than a year) till yesterday when Disk Clean Up
> said I was running out of space. I deleted some downloaded installer files,
> and also 400 MB worth of backed up Windows 98 files that the upgrade process
> created (that could be used to restore Windows 98). Thinking I would never
> revert back to Windows 98, I deleted them.
>
> Now I get "can not connect / server not responding" msgs when trying to
> connect to my POP3 email acct using Outlook Express. Also Web works
> sporadically. Have another PC in the house, it works just fine, so I know
> the problem is not the ISP network connection. I can run a successful
> tracert and nslookup for the mail server, and everthing appears OK. Can
> anyone help ? I am mystified.
>
> Steven
 
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Hi Mark,

Thank you very much for that. I tried it. However, it didn't seem to work.
I was able to get to my homepage, but could not go beyond that. Any link on
that page would come up as "timed out - page is unavailable". Any other
ideas ? I'm going to try reinstalling SP2 for XP.

"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> Go to Start/Run, and type: REGSVR32 URLMON.DLL Then open IE, Tools menu, Options, Program Tab, and click the "Reset Web Settings"
> button.
>
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> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "shardybda" <shardybda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CA5AE458-2BE4-47FA-B8AE-48079A4CEE72@microsoft.com...
> > Gateway 733 w/512 MB. Upgraded to XP from Windows 98.
> >
> > Everything working fine (more than a year) till yesterday when Disk Clean Up
> > said I was running out of space. I deleted some downloaded installer files,
> > and also 400 MB worth of backed up Windows 98 files that the upgrade process
> > created (that could be used to restore Windows 98). Thinking I would never
> > revert back to Windows 98, I deleted them.
> >
> > Now I get "can not connect / server not responding" msgs when trying to
> > connect to my POP3 email acct using Outlook Express. Also Web works
> > sporadically. Have another PC in the house, it works just fine, so I know
> > the problem is not the ISP network connection. I can run a successful
> > tracert and nslookup for the mail server, and everthing appears OK. Can
> > anyone help ? I am mystified.
> >
> > Steven
>
>
>
 
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Clear the IE cache. (IE, tools, Options, Delete Files button, include offline content.)


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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"shardybda" <shardybda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:290E19E8-C8B0-4E46-955A-43BD8A43B2BA@microsoft.com...
> Hi Mark,
>
> Thank you very much for that. I tried it. However, it didn't seem to work.
> I was able to get to my homepage, but could not go beyond that. Any link on
> that page would come up as "timed out - page is unavailable". Any other
> ideas ? I'm going to try reinstalling SP2 for XP.
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> Go to Start/Run, and type: REGSVR32 URLMON.DLL Then open IE, Tools menu, Options, Program Tab, and click the "Reset Web Settings"
>> button.
>>
>> --
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> "shardybda" <shardybda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CA5AE458-2BE4-47FA-B8AE-48079A4CEE72@microsoft.com...
>> > Gateway 733 w/512 MB. Upgraded to XP from Windows 98.
>> >
>> > Everything working fine (more than a year) till yesterday when Disk Clean Up
>> > said I was running out of space. I deleted some downloaded installer files,
>> > and also 400 MB worth of backed up Windows 98 files that the upgrade process
>> > created (that could be used to restore Windows 98). Thinking I would never
>> > revert back to Windows 98, I deleted them.
>> >
>> > Now I get "can not connect / server not responding" msgs when trying to
>> > connect to my POP3 email acct using Outlook Express. Also Web works
>> > sporadically. Have another PC in the house, it works just fine, so I know
>> > the problem is not the ISP network connection. I can run a successful
>> > tracert and nslookup for the mail server, and everthing appears OK. Can
>> > anyone help ? I am mystified.
>> >
>> > Steven
>>
>>
>>
 

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