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xp tower not connecting to internet

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by truthandliberty, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. truthandliberty

    truthandliberty Thread Starter

    Jan 10, 2013
    Laptops work off of router, tower says winsock catalog error. Googled it, did the DOS thing reset resetlog etc, still won't connect to internet. I'm not super techie, should I take it to computer shop? Or is there something relatively easy I can do? don;t have tons of moola or time. xp, refurbished dell optiplex whatever.
  2. AtlBo


    Jun 1, 2010
    Hello truthandliberty...

    1. Is this tower connected to the router with an ethernet cable or is it a wireless connection?
    2. Was the connection working before and now not?
    3. Do you have the connection icon in the system tray with the red x?
    4. Do you have any wireless adapter software installed on your PC such as Netgear, etc.? These can conflict with Windows' native software in my experience
    5. Any recent problems of other types with the PC?
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