I've been searching other posts for a solution and it seems many other have similar problems, but no resolution yet, so it is time to raise my own query.
I have access to 4 computers and they do seem to behave differently. My browser on all machines is Firefox 13, My tool for blogging over the last year is a Windows 7 laptop. It had performed perfectly until about 4 days ago.
The first problem noticed was that when trying to update a new post, I would get the message "The connection was reset". Persistent attempts to update sometimes succeeded, but the success rate seems to be dropping. I have also now noticed that the 'Notifications' tab will not show anything at all. All other tabs seem to work ok, although sometimes selecting a post from the 'Reader' will also produce the "The connection was reset" message. This problem occurs whether the laptop is used on either a wireless or ethernet connection.
Just at this moment, the "Connection Reset" message seems less frequent, but the 'Notifications' tab still shows nothing.
I think, but because of the intermittency of the problem', am not sure, that my old Windows XP desktop and my wife's Vista laptop work more consistently. A new Windows 7 desktop seems to suffer the "Connection reset" problem intermittently, but hasn't yet exhibited the problem with Notifications.
Could the problem be associated with recent Windows 7 updates?
Can someone please help, or flag this up to the WordPress team. Thank you in anticipation.
The blog I need help with is bananabatman.wordpress.com.