Has the MS site been added to the Hosts file or Restricted Zone in Internet Options?
In a new xp pro install, with SP1, 2, and 3 installed from CD, ie will go to any website but microsoft com. It shows "The page cannot be displayed" I went to yahoo.com and downloaded their version of IE8 and it went fine, but I still can visit any site but one with microsoft.com in it. I haven't installed any antivirus yet, but I am a 24 year tech and this machine has had no casual browsing or use by anyone but me.
Have done the netsh commands, reverted back to IE 6 from 8 ran dial a fix, ect.
Removed the net card, tried another, same issue. Reset IE from tools, advanced, ect..
I have never seen this before and google is no help. (maybe i'm not typing in the right string)
I loaded Firefox and it too can go to Yahoo and Bing, but will not go to microsoft.com.
Other computers on my local network can go to microsoft.com.
Gateway E 4000, new HD, from windows pro installation CD, activated, all drivers up to date with ma-config. Swapped memory.
Any help for this one?