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Winsock corruption at start-up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Flavius, Jul 31, 2006.

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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!
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    Try this:

    Reset Windows XP TCP/IP

    Go to Start, Run Type in the Open box CMD – this will open Command Prompt box (Black)

    At the C:\ prompt type the line below:

    netsh winsock reset
     
  3. Flavius

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    I've tried that. I've tried resetting TCP/IP...doesn't help at all! =/
     
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  5. Flavius

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    Well, that XP fix does the same thing I describe above which I did manually. And that works, but as soon as I restart the computer, it get's messed up again
     
  6. TerryFox

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    Let me ask you , did you make a backup of these registry keys that you so call deleted ? If not ? Then thats what usually happens when you mess with the registry , Have you try a system restore to a time before you deleted these reg keys ? That just might do it , if not ? Then your probably going to either do a repair install or clean ....

    BTW You might want to check your net adapter
     
  7. Flavius

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    Yeah, i backed them up. The thing is, the connection didn't work from the start. When I installed windows that is. I really don't know how it could have happened but when I installed windows, I set the Lan-settings up and tried to connect, but nothing. WHen I tried to delete the keys and reinstall TCP/IP, everything worked. But then I shut down my computer and when I restarted it, it got corrupt again
     
  8. TerryFox

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    Well if you know what you are doing ? Then I would try to use your internet adapter on a different computer and see if you are having problems with that computer as well , sound like a hardware problem
     
  9. Flavius

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    The thing is, it's embedded into the motherboard. Not much I can do about it =/ I guess I could try installing a new adapter and see if that one has the same problem.
     
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  11. Flavius

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    Well, I think the problem was with the network adapter. I just installed a new one and it seems to be working perfectly!
     
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