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Thread: Weird connection problem just started with Windows 7

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    Hey guys, so I've been happily running Windows 7 for a few weeks now, and for for the last 4 days I have ran into a weird connection issue.
    My Windows Live Messenger will not connect and gives me the error as shows in the attached image.
    My Windows Sidebar Gadgets will not update.
    Photobucket/Mediafire will not upload files (but FST will ).

    My browser/uTorrent work fine, and speedtest reports my upload and download speeds as typical for my connection.

    I have tried/checked:
    - Date and Time are correct
    - All "common" internet settings seem to be in place
    - Disabling Windows Firewall
    - Registered softpub.dll
    - Unplugged/restarted modem

    I am pretty stumped on what could cause this, any ideas guys?

    Thanks!
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    Just Googled the error number "80048820". Saves me most of the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLOVENZB View Post
    Clicky

    Just Googled the error number "80048820". Saves me most of the time
    I did that first, and none of the fixes were any help.

    Good news though, I figured it out. Sidebar and Windows Live are both connected through IE and not Firefox. Low and behold I have not opened IE since I installed Firefox 5 minutes after installing Windows 7, but sure enough when I tried it IE would not load a website. So, simple fix, I just went to internet options>advanced and reset everything to defaults.
    Easy game
    Something I installed must have inadvertently made a change to my internet explorer settings.
    Feel stupid for not figuring it out earlier...
    Q6600 @ 3.42Ghz | Gigabyte EP35-DS3R | EVGA 8800GT 721/1802/2006 w/ Accelero S1 | 4gb Crucial DDR2 @ 760mhz | 750gb Hitachi 7k1000 | Corsair 520HX | 2 x Samsung SyncMaster T240 24" | Windows 7 Ultimate

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