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Browsers not working


Geeknine

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#1
I just did an upgrade installation from windows 7 ultimate to windows 8 professional and I am having network problems.

I can successfully ping and complete tracert out of my network and onto the internet, however Google Chrome, Firefox and IE 10 and not able to resolve and load a webpage. My DNS is working, it is configured statically at 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, I am able to resolve hostnames and IP's.

Any suggestions? This is my first experience with windows 8.
 

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    Windows 8 Professional

Dellius

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Sounds like your upgrade went awry. I also had a problematic upgrade experience and the system was half-dead, so I ended up doing a Refresh and now all is well.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise
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    Custom Built
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    i7 920
    Motherboard
    DX58SO
    Memory
    Kingston 8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GTX580 Phantom
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG D2342P-PN
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB - eSATA
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    Corsair 850W
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    Razer Anansi
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    Razer Naga Epic
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    50Mbps/50Mbps
#3
I just did an upgrade installation from windows 7 ultimate to windows 8 professional and I am having network problems.

I can successfully ping and complete tracert out of my network and onto the internet, however Google Chrome, Firefox and IE 10 and not able to resolve and load a webpage. My DNS is working, it is configured statically at 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, I am able to resolve hostnames and IP's.

Any suggestions? This is my first experience with windows 8.
This problem usually has to do with TCP/IP or Winsock requiring a reset.

Winsock entries tells Windows 7 how to access your network services. Additionally, your TCP/IP protocol can be corrupted. The TCP/IP protocol is a stack of 4 layers that includes several transport layers, but when this stack is corrupt you will constantly have connectivity issues.


netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)

netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
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    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
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    Thermal Take Xtreme
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    9 fans air cooled
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    G15 logitech
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    G9 logitech
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    50mbps

Geeknine

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I got a little frustrated in the time after I made this thread and I tried to simply format my drive and re install from the windows 8 USB boot disk I made. Now I am getting a much worse error, the /boot/BCD is missing, I have tried going into diskpart and verifying he partition as active and I have tried bootrec /fixmbr & /rebuildbcd but nothing seems to work. I am going to make a new boot dvd and try again tonight, I notice that when booting off a USB if you then use the USB to repair the installation there will be issues where the USB boot disk as records of the installation on multiple volumes. Very problematic and difficult to navigate through.

But the first thing I learnt when I was in school is make backups, so if all fails re image windows 7 and restore file from backup.

A questions about resetting the TCP/IP stack, I am able to use successively ping public addresses, so it does have network access. However applications such as skype or http(s) were unable to get access. Could it have been something with a firewall. Does windows 8 have new security that blocks specific ports rather than just applications?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Professional
#5
Windows Firewall doesn't block SSL connections, probably the browser can't recognize the certificates which the website has, and might not permit to resolve the DNS.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Release Preview 64-bit
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    Microsoft
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    Acer
    Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory
    Intel Memory Disk
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT with Nvidia PhysX™
    Sound Card
    DirectX 11.0 ( Upgrade of Version 9.0 ), Dolby Digital Live
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V-Series
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    Intel® Core™2 Hard Drive

    Acer Expanded Hard Drive

    Kingston External Hard Disk ( 1 Terabyte )
    PSU
    ATX ( Modified heavily )
    Case
    ATX
    Cooling
    Acer Professional In-built cooler
    Keyboard
    Acer Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Zebronics USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS/Second
    Other Info
    It's a gaming PC, so it's heavily modified :D

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