What a great forum!


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Aug 6, 2005

My last post to this forum was in April 2006.
I have been and am still a heavy user of good old XP, augmented by iPhone and iPad use for mobility.

Yesterday, my XP browsers (FF, IE & Chrome) all stopped working. Of course, with a rock solid OS like XP, I have forgotten all of the technicalities re IP addressing, DNS servers and that good stuff.

But I did remember Tech Support Guy. So here I am again.

Within 30 minutes I had diagnosed and fixed my problem. It had to do with the use of a free utility called "Advanced SystemCare", that does everything in the kitchen sink. AND THEN SOME.

I found the following post and followed the easy instructions:
Originally Posted by TerryNet View Post
Try ...

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

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

Reboot the machine.

This worked like a charm and I am back in business with my trusty Firefox 8.0 on my first XP machine.

In these days of cataclysmic change it is just great to be able to come back to this excellent forum, where stability and good sense reign supreme..

Thank you all.

I will not wait another 5 years before I come back again..
Oct 13, 2003
Welcome back!
It sure is a great site, helped me often to read here and solve problems.
Nov 10, 2011
This is indeed a good site, where many computer experts, or even geniuses are at. Feel free to ask around and those people will help you out like how they helped me :D

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