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Winsock corrupted at start-up

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  1. Flavius

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    I just installed windows xp sp 2 on a new clean computer and I can't connect to the internet. I'm connecte through a Lan and I have my own IP. I can ping others on the network.

    The thing is, I usually delete the winsock and winsock2 keys from the registry, reboot, reinstall TCP/IP and then everything works. BUT, as soon as I reboot the pc again. I have to do it all over again or I can't connect to the internet. My computer is clean so I don't know what coul be corrupting winsock. I've tried downloading the newest drivers too. Nothing.

    Oh, and I can add that reseting TCP/IP or Winsock doesn't do much. I have to delete the keys and re-install TCP/IP. I've been told that those automatic fixes do exaclty the same thing but they don't help either. Maybe it could be because those fixes usually require a reboot after they are run but that reboot usually messes things up for me.

    Any clues how to solve this? I've tried everything!
     
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    Doesn't work!
    Actually...the steps I described above is what that program does. The only difference is the program makes me reboot the machine. Nad that's when it gets messed up again!
     
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    When I reset TCP/IP and Winsock, that solves the problem. But as soon as I restart the computer, it's back from square one and I have to reset it all over again or else it doesn't work =/
     
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    virus ? trogan ? spyware?
     
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    well, my computer is as good as new so i don't think so. I have an updated norton antivirus 2006 and ad-aware. can't find anything =/
     
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    LOL how new your computer is has very little to do with it.
    Proffesionally it can take up to 3-4 different virus scanners , 3-4 or more spyware scanners and maybe 1-2 trojan removers to get eveything. depending how infected, sometimes it is not quantity but quallity, just that one right one.
     
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    yeah i know, i meant that don't have any installed programs on it and it's been on the internet for 2 days. I assumed that a computer which has been running for 3 years has a greater chance of being infected with something. So what do you think I should do? Do you recommend any virus/trojans scanners?
     
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    The pc is only 3 days old OR you just installed the OS 3 days ago. If it is just the 3 day one, first try either doing a system restore, or turning off system restore. sounds like system restore might be trying to reinstall the corrupt registry. Having said that I would just redo the OS. I would use the automated tools for winsock repair in future repairs.
     
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    Well, i think the network adapter had a fault or something. I just installed a new one which is working without any problems.
     
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    lOOKS LIKE YOU FIXED IT(y)
     
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