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I have a machine running XP Pro. It is setup usually to connect to the internet via dial-up.

At some point something happened to it (Not sure what) such that web pages cannot be accessed. I installed a NIC and connected it to my router and set it up for my network and broadband.

It still will NOT connect to web pages. It will not resolve addresses, it will NOT connect to the IP associated to an address, but it can successfully ping internet IP's. :confused:

The DNS servers are entered in manually and have been checked several times to be certain that they are correctly entered.

The computer CAN see other Win XP boxes on my network and transfer files to and from them.

1. I ran sfc on it with no avail.
2. I reinstalled IE6 (had to set IE IsInstalled to 0 in reg b4 install, process is in Knowledgebase) with no luck.
3. I installed Netscape (7something) with no progress made.

Are there any "mission critical" files, like winsock, that I can reinstall?

If there are can you please list them (I can't seem to find a list in the knowledge base) and where they are located?

Any help would be appreciated.

~GICodeWarrior
 

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is Kazaa installed? I had the same problem with my machine and it was because Kazaa messed up winsock
 

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You can start by uninstalling all of the networking components and starting from scratch. This will frequently fix this kind of issue.
 

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To resolve my problem I had to go a bit deeper than that. I had to run through the registry and change some values in winsock.

When you try to view web pages do you get "action cancelled" or "this page cannot be displayed"?

In any case, I'll see if I can find the document that has directions on how to fix winsock. It used to be on a web site but the site was dead so I picked it out of a google chache. I think it's saved somewhere on my HD though so I'll look for it today.
 

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Ok, I found it. It's a MS Kb article that they took down for some reason. Anyway, I have it uploaded here

It may or may not work with XP; I have 98 so I couldn't tell you
 

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johnwill said:
You can start by uninstalling all of the networking components and starting from scratch. This will frequently fix this kind of issue.
Sorry I didn't mention but I tried that first.


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When you try to view web pages do you get "action cancelled" or "this page cannot be displayed"?
I get "This page cannot be displayed". Sorry but your article does not have information for WinXP. The winsock files are all different and in different places.

Thanks
GICodeWarrior

P.S. They updated that article. The number is 241344.

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Define "delete". Remember this machine usually only uses dial-up, and this is windows XP. The dial-up connections were uninstalled completly and reinstalled to try and fix the problem first.

When I hooked it up to my network I had to install a NIC so TCP/IP was not installed to begin with for that. Is there some process by which you are refering to by asking if I tried deleting TCP/IP and reinstalling it?

I will go into the LAN properties and delete TCP/IP, restart and then reinstall TCP/IP to see what happens.

Thank you,
GICodeWarrior

EDIT: No luck... It is not possible to only uninstall the TCP/IP protocal from the LAN Connection. I had to uninstall and reinstall the adapter driver.


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