I am still having trouble with IE not connecting to the internet, I always get a blank this page cannot be found error. I use AIM (aol instant messenger ) in the background and it is connected and people can chat to me, but for some reason I cannot surf the web using IE. Sometimes after 1 or 2 or even 3 reboots IE will connect and work properly again. But even after about 30 minutes of so sometimes it stops working and I am forced to start rebooting again. I am sure my computer is free of viruses and all spyware as I check for both of these frequently usign Spybot and Norton antivirus 2003. Also I have another computer on my home network connected via router and cable modem ( like this troublesome computer ) and it has no problems at all. Both computers are running XP Pro. Does anybody have any ideas? this is really frustrating me, thank you so much for the help.