Originally Posted by Domiy
I had the same problem as well, unfortunately I had no way of fixing it either so I had to call a software technician to take a look at it, at which point he said it is a weird problem because just like in your case, the PC seems to be recognizing the internet and its connection but it just doesnt seem to want to connect for some reason. My technician did something - cant remember what. He bought it back, working well again and said the problem was that a virus was found and it was most likely the problem - something called SmitFraud.
If nobody else has an answer to this (I suggest waiting a little longer for an actual expert to post here) then I would suggest doing a system restore on the PC and see what that does. To do this, go to Start>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore and then follow the directions. Try to also do some ping tests. Go to Run, type in cmd and then type ping and your IP adress number next to that (without a space) and then press enter and see what results are returned and post them here.
Thank you so much for the quick reply!
Right before I left my friend's house I said that as a very last option restoring or reformating his computer might help out.
I'll keep your reccomendation in mind and like you said, use it as a very last resort.
Thanks again for the help and I'll hold out a little longer for some one that might have a fix for this.