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Wireless/Ethernet Works in Safe mode but not in Regular Windows??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bloodyskullz, Feb 4, 2009.

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  1. Bloodyskullz

    Bloodyskullz Thread Starter

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    Can someone help? This started acting up around 1:30pm (February 3rd) at school. Everything works with a Live CD (Ubuntu 8.0.4) and nicely with Safe Mode Networking and a System restore.

    I tried uninstalling my drivers and updating them and it didn't help. Any other options?

    Laptop specs (Inspiron 1520) :

    Core 2 Duo T7200
    160GB HDD 7200RPM Sata
    Intel Wireless Pro a/b/g (I think it was 395 or something)
    10/100Mbit NIC
    8600M GT 256MB
    And of course Windows XP Pro SP3

    This was working fine before Tuesday and then it just decides to bug me.

    HELP? Need this working for school.
     
  2. Rollin_Again

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    When you boot normally are you obtaining a valid IP address? Have you tried logging into Windows with a different user profile to see if the problem persists? Have you tried disabling and firewall or antivirus software to see if they are causing any problems? Have you scanned for viruses or malware recently? Have you tried a system restore to a point when the PC was working properly?

    Shukran,
    Rollin
     
  3. Bloodyskullz

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    IP turns out to be a 169.254.138.74 address. No default gateway shown, and trying nslookup to this site says server not found.

    Fortunately I did a virus scan. Unfortunately i am infected with a trojan and I am not even sure how I got it. Couldn't have been USB because I disabled auto run. But then again could have been a file infected or something.

    As far as the antivirus/firewall is concerned, it isn't the case because it was working with it before.
     
  4. Bloodyskullz

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    Does anyone know anything that could help or should I go to the malware removal board first?

    Is this a guaranteed malware problem? What would happen if I just restored my image?
     
  6. Rollin_Again

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    Have you tried logging in with a different Windows profile to see if the problem persists?

    Regards,
    Rollin
     
  7. lawson_jl

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    The issue is you have some program blocking your interent connection. It's an Antivirus program or wirefall. You need to indenty the program and adjust it's settings or disable it.
     
  8. Bloodyskullz

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    Disabled both firewalls (Windows and Antivirus) and problem still persists! Attempted different user account (not administrator privileges) and i still get limited or no connectivity.

    Is there anything else I can try? I don't want to revert back to an image restore unless needed.
     
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