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Mr Delicious

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can connect to the internet but cant do anything.the browsers keep saying "This page cannot be displayed"and none of my programs like kaaza or yahoo IM will connect.
i've searched the internet for answers but everything i've found didnt help such as deleting a program called "new.net" or going to my registry editor and deleting a folder called "winsock2" but when i delete it the folder just comes back.
any help with this or any suggestions would really help me out.
 
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Hi Mr Delicious

You obviously deleted newnet incorrectly and this is why you lost your internet connection and you should have repaired your winsock2 not deleted it

If you're running Windows 95, 98, or Millennium, download and run the Lavasoft Winsock fix :-
http://digital-solutions.co.uk/lavasoft/whndnfix.zip

If this is Win 2000 or XP, download and run this LSP Winsock-Fix :-
http://cexx.org/lspfix.htm

It repairs possible registry damage to the Winsock Stack.
Just run it so it reads the list of LSP modules from the Windows registry and verify that each module is present.

Then hit "Finish" and let it automatically correct the misnumbered entries

It will restore your internet connectivity.

steam
 

Del

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If it's not 3rd party software, then this winsock2 key fix will get you surfing again:
If it's the winsock2 key below is the way to restore it:
Please note if you are going to do this you must have installation cd or cab files.
1) Go to add and remove program
2) Clink on the windows setup tab
3) Take the check mark out of COMMUNICATION
4) Click apply
5) Wen asked to reboot say no.
6) Click Start
7) Click on Run
8) Type regedit
9) Follow the path HKEY LOCAL MACHINES
10) System
11) Current control set
12) Services
13) Winsock2
14) Right click
15) Select delete
16) Go back to add remove programs
17) Click on Windows setup
18) Put check back in COMMUNICATIONS
19) When asked to reboot say yes
After rebooting, try to browse.
It may ask for your Windows 98 C.D.
 
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I may have read your question wrong - try this :-

Go to Tools\internet options\connections\settings and make sure "use a proxy server for this connection" is unticked

Also check the LAN settings and make sure that is not ticked either

steam
 

Mr Delicious

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i've tried both of the suggestions and still nothing works.once i delete winsock it keeps coming back.any other suggestions on what i should do?
 

Del

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After you delete winsock2 in the Registry, when you reboot window puts in a fresh version of it, that's why it appears to stay.
What operating system are you running?
If ME, could be why winsock2 didn't fix it.

Try this also:
Go to Start > Run and type in "command" without the quotes and click OK, you will get a dosprompt window, right where the cursor, type "ping 64.58.76.176" with out the quotes and hit Enter on the keyboard.

You should get something like the following:

C:\WINDOWS\Desktop>ping 64.58.76.176

Pinging 64.58.76.176 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 64.58.76.176: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=238
Reply from 64.58.76.176: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=238
Reply from 64.58.76.176: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=238
Reply from 64.58.76.176: bytes=32 time=54ms TTL=238

Ping statistics for 64.58.76.176:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 54ms, Maximum = 55ms, Average = 54ms

C:\WINDOWS\Desktop>
 

yul

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If ME, could be why winsock2 didn't fix it


why? does the winsock2 fix not work if it is a Me? if it does not then what works on Me?

getting very curious about the winsock thing :)
 

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It works in Win ME but ME has a protection that you have to disable, otherwise it won't let you remove the file. You have to turn off pc health and state manager. You have to uncheck them in msconfig, do the winsock2 fix, then after winsock2 back, turn pchealth and state manager back on.
 
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