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    After a day or two of use IE8, both it and Firefox quit connecting to the internet. A restart of XP Home Edition solves the problem until it occurs again. The "Diagnose" button has said firewall and to let Windows rebuild file - none of which has worked. I'll try almost any suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    After a day or two of use IE8, both it and Firefox quit connecting to the internet. A restart of XP Home Edition solves the problem until it occurs again.
    One of the changes in IE8 involves the creation of multiple processes as you open new tabs. It's possible that these processes are not closing properly, and that restarting Windows is flushing them. To assess this possibility, you could check the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) Processes tab. If there are multiple iexplore processes remaining after you shut down IE, try killing each of them and see whether that helps.

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