Buggy Computer...no internet also

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vtechstu

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Ok, my mother's computer started to act a little weird the other day, applications randomly encountering problems and closing, computer locking up, and internet now doesn't hold a connection.

So far, i created a new partition on the hard drive, reinstalled windows XP home, and tried to connect to the internet. This worked a few times, sometimes connecting, sometimes giving an error that it can't reach the host computer. But then it stopped.

So I then put in another hard drive, installed winXP on that, and immediately created a dial up connection, and will not connect.

The modem is brand new, switched the new one in after the same problem with a different modem yesterday. It is detected, and seen by windows, with up to date drivers. So i can't see it being the modem.

The Windows install is clean, so that can't be affecting it?

The telephone line is fine, i plugged that line into a laptop and dialed up with no problem.

I'm at a loss here, could anyone PLEASE help me, my mother is missing 10-30 faxes a day because the computer is down, and clients are getting a tad angry, need this fixed soon!! Thanks.


The dial up connection error is this:

"Error 678: The remote computer did not respond."
 
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