I'm having a weird problem today where IE and Chrome are not working. I know they share the same Internet options so that's obviously a link. Firefox works perfectly. My Steam client won't display any pages because it also uses IE settings.
Anyway, I was told to open IE to ensure that the proxy server option isn't ticked, which it isn't. When I click on "Diagnose Connection Problems" it comes up with "windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings". This is what confuses me as Firefox is working perfectly.
I've tried: - Resetting IE to default settings - A quick scan with Malwarebytes - ipconfig /flushdns - Resetting my router
When I try "net stop dnscache", it says "The DNS Client Service could not be stopped".
Starting on Tuesday, I had an issue with my Internet that took 2 days to resolve. During this time, I edited and changed a lot of things as well as using a lot of command prompt commands.
I wouldn't usually care if IE isn't working as I don't use it but the problem is obviously stopping Steam working as it should.
I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. My router is BT Home Hub 2.
Sorry if that description was all over the place. I can provide more details if needed.
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2 things to try...
#1. Flush ALL of your cache, DNS etc... #2. Reboot.
I managed to fix the issue. I had a backup registry file from all my tests yesterday. I merged it, rebooted and everything is up and running again.