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Problems connecting to Microsoft things

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by ywk, Sep 11, 2004.

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  1. ywk

    ywk Thread Starter

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    Hey guys...I use Win 98 SE. recently I got an ADSL connection. So I installed a NIC on my comp. After I installed the NIC, I was given the dreaded "missing files" message, telling me that I was missing vnetsup.vxd, vredir.vxd, dfs.vxd, and lastly, msnp32.dll. I downloaded all of these files and put them in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder. In the proccess, I also had to extract msnet32.dll from the Windows 98 SE CD. The computer no longer gives me the error message that these files are missing.

    However, there is another problem. I find that although my ADSL connection does work, I cannot log on to any website that has to do with Microsoft i.e. www.microsoft.com, www.passport.net, and www.hotmail.com . I also cannot connect to MSN Messenger anymore. I can still view other websites perfectly, though. And I can download stuff off Kazaa flawlessly. But there ARE certain non-Microsoft related websites out there that I also cannot connect to properly, such as www.mail.com and www.dashboardconfessional.com (definitely nothing to do with Microsoft on this site). But when I switch back to my Dial-up connection, all these sites that I couldn't access on my ADSL line can be viewed with no problems whatsoever.

    I suspect this may have something to do with the msnp32.dll file. Do I need to run the regedit thingie after putting the msnp32.dll file into the SYSTEM folder? Also, does anyone out there know what is the problem with my connection? I have followed advice from the help section of the MSN website, and changed all sorts of settings in IE... but nothing works. Please help!
     
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    ywk Thread Starter

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    I'm confident it's a problem with my ADSL connection, because, as I said before, all sites and MSN Messenger works fine on my 56k dialup connection
     
  3. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Retired Moderator and Malware Specialist

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    Repair the Internet Explorer:

    To repair Internet Explorer, go to Start, Programs, Accessories, Sytem Tools, System Information. From the Menu select Tools. Then the Internet Explorer Repair Tool. Follow instructions on screen to repair the Internet Explorer.

    Best of luck!
     
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