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TCP/IP help!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by englishtea, Jul 8, 2007.

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  1. englishtea

    englishtea Thread Starter

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    OK so I have Windows XP computer and have a LAN

    I had a problem wherby I could not access certain websites, it came up with 'page cannot be displayed' and more and more websites were doing the same. I am on a laptop that uses the same network and it had the same problem.

    So I browsed the interent for solutions and one of them said to go into the registry and delete 'winsock2,' which I did (and stupidly did not do a registry backup beforehand)

    Now, when I start the computer, Norton tells me "you do not have TCP/IP installed" and I find I now have no connectivity as a result. I tried uninstalling the TCP/IP version 6 and re-installing it with little effect. I did a system restore and I looked in my registry and it said that winsock2 was there but I'm still having the same problem.
    Also, I am now on the laptop and the internet works fine and I the 'page cannot be displayed' problem has disappeared.

    What can I do? I'm thinking of wiping my computer clean and starting over but I don't want to lose my mp3 and endless photos

    Any help would be much appreciated
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

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    Hopefully there were instructions for installing the winsock registry entries as well.
     
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