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computer hangs on opening Internet application

Discussion in 'Networking' started by vickyarjun33, Jun 10, 2009.

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  1. vickyarjun33

    vickyarjun33 Thread Starter

    Jun 9, 2009
    I recently bought a second hand computer the system information fow which is given below--

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name XPSP3-WBB
    System Manufacturer ATI___
    System Model AWRDACPI
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Award BIOS for Intel GC11010N.86A.0303.2005.1108.2057, 11/8/2005
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
    User Name XPSP3-WBB\Pradip Poddar
    Time Zone Central Europe Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 169.35 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 1.03 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    When I set up a broadband connection provided by my Internet Service Povider, the connection is okay but after that when I go to open any internet application ( such as- Internet Explorer, Gtalk, Mozilla Firefox, Google chrome etc) the computer hangs. Even the task manager can not be opened and I have to turn of the CPU.
    Then I formatted my computer and re-installed XP SP-3 and it worked fine, I mean, the internet applications were working fine but as there were some problems in the video and audio drivers.o I had to format again and reinstall.After that any internet application refused to work and my computer hangs whenever I go on to open any internet application.
    I have installed Internet Explorer 7.

    Plz help me, I need to get out of this problem as I have to work real hard in the internet.
  2. abkTech


    Jun 2, 2009
    You said after first re-installation it worked but later it didn't. I cannot pin-point the problem but it seems there is a problem in networking part of Windows. Why not try to repair Windows from its setup disc?
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

    Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reboot the machine.
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