Windows Vista Connects to Network but Won't Load Web Pages
Short and Sweet!
I bet a LOT of people are having this trouble right now, so I'm making this article short and to the point!
My sister's laptop recently quit loading web pages, though it was still connecting to the router at home as usual. It had been working fine for months.
I could not figure it out while I was over there, and I am a PC/Network tech, so I brought it home with me to work on. I checked out a lot of forums, found no answers.. I finally did find an article that told me the problem was a recent Windows update number (KB963027).
I removed that update, rebooted, IE started working again! Loading web pages just fine!
So if you've tried going through all your settings like I did, removing all your virus protection, etc, just remove this update!
After I removed it, I did re-install it with some other updates and it all still seems to be working fine now!
To Remove the Update:
Click the Windows Vista "Start Button" then go to the "Control Panel".
FInd the "Programs and Features" icon. Click on it.
There will be a blue column on the left of the window that is labeled "Tasks". Click on "View installed updates" right under where it says "Tasks".
In the new window, go to the search bar and type KB963027.
You will see this update by itself if you have it. Click on it and say "YES" that you want to un-install it!
Let me know if this helps or you need more info!