How full is the hard drive?
I'll check again, but I think it's about half-empty.How full is the hard drive?
No. It's a Gateway NV53.Do you have an hp laptop?
None other than these two are installed.Do you use any other browsers?
Firefox 53.0.3, the latest. Cannot upgrade IE for some reason, as Microsoft says it won't work on my machine, but I doubt this makes any difference. The problem occurs with either browser, updated or not.And exactly what versions of Firefox and I.E.?
No errors. sfc /scannow shows "no violations" in the system files.Do you get any specific errors?
I don't follow.Vague memory of driver for network adaptors, and need for a re-install.
This sounds easy! Will try later this evening.TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista through 10.
Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt. [For Windows 8 thru 10: <Windows Logo> + x - Command Prompt(Admin)]
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog
Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
Reboot the machine after all three commands; no need to boot after the 1st and 2nd.
Comodo, very laboriously removed and reinstalled. Going to previous restore points really screwed that up, too.What security suite (or other anti-malware program) is, or ever was, on the system?
Without the ability to edit the OP with updated information, this looks to have killed it.re-opened old topic & merged the 2 together
You have not yet responded to my post # 13.An earlier attempt to diagnose this petered out into nothing
Short answer: At the time of the post, I spent an entire afternoon going through that tsuris and doing a fresh reinstall of Comodo 10. It had no effect at all. Apparently I didn't report back on that.You have not yet responded to my post # 13.