I'm running Vista 32-bit with Office 2007 and Internet Explorer 7.
Everything ran fine for a while, but then i began receiving an error message related to Think Vantage (something to do with "GUI Helper" failing to load?) -but did not seem to effect anything adversely and so i ignore it.
Then, IE 7 began giving me problems periodically with connecting to the internet, ....and then it would not connect at all.
(I usually use FireFox, but must use IE for access to some of my college sites. So i do not know how long this problem had been around until i started having to use IE.)
Later on down the road, even FF started bugging out on me -the same pattern as with IE7 & the same error message.
So i quickly downloaded Opera as a 3rd backup (which i am using right now because neither IE or FF will connect).
IE7 will not connect at all now.
FF will connect most of the time. (Whether FF will connect or not seems completely random.)
Opera: never a problem.
The error message i get with IE (after waiting a very long time for a page to try loading) is:
Internet connectivity has been lost.
•The website is temporarily unavailable.
•The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.
•The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website's domain.
•There might be a typing error in the address.
•If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.
etc etc etc
After months of not being able to get IE7 operating, I searched the internet for solutions and tried all of the very few suggestions i could find for this problem. I finally made the mistake of taking someone's advise of uninstalling IE7 and installing IE8-Beta for Vista.
With IE8 loaded, i am still facing the very same problem & error message
AND now have lost IE7 and cannot find any downloads for it (for Vista) online.
I am completely flustered. Final exams are here, and i'm terrified that i will lose connectivity with FF behaving so eradically and the posibility of Opera bugging out as well (and thus, losing all connectivity to the internet while trying to get through this next week!)
Has anyone else been experiencing similar problems here -and if so: are there any solutions or known issues that cause problems like mine?
(Please have mercy on me: i do well with basic computer skills, but am definitely not very savy with much of the computer terminology.)