First try clearing the Temporary Internet Files, History and Cookies from
Internet Options> General> Browsing History> Delete> (next screen) etc.
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Is a HOSTS file blocking sites?
To check the HOSTS file in Windows XP...
Make sure that Windows is showing hidden files and is
not hiding file extensions for known file types (Control Panel> Folder
Options) then check for a HOSTS file
at [C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc] Open the HOSTS file with notepad. If
there are entries you wish to disable, you can put the pound sign (#) in
front an entry to disable it. Then File> Save. Or you can rename the HOSTS
file to HOSTS.OLD to disable it.
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936213- How to optimize or reset Internet Explorer 7:
[Guided help] Internet Explorer stops responding, stops working, or
926431- Error message when you start IE7 or try to access a website:
936215- How to troubleshoot Internet Explorer 7 issues in Windows Vista:
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"geoheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I am unable to connect to Google for the last several days. Otherwise
> no problems connecting to other sites. I am using IE7 and Windows XP.
> ideas on what the problem could be?