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Computer with XP3 SP2 will boot but cannot access internet.
« on: January 16, 2011, 05:05:53 PM »
I have 2 machines connected to the internet via a Netgear router. Both have XP3 and updates. One is a desktop and the other is a laptop. The laptop works perfectly but the desktop will boot and all loaded programs are available but it can't access the internet. The laptop can. This problem sems to have occurred after uninstalling AXG Free and installing Avast on the desktop. Also on is Superantispyware. I don't want to reinstall Windows from scratch if I can help it. Any ideas as to what can have happened? A search seems to indicate that "reynopj" experienced a similar problem on 20-12-2010 but didn't get any responses as far as I can see. He must be disappointed.

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Re: Computer with XP3 SP2 will boot but cannot access internet.
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 05:29:16 PM »
Hi, zumlif. 

If there is a post here at Landzdown by "reynopj" that is unanswered, I haven't seen it.  Perhaps you can provide a link.

As to your problem, Let's see if flushing your DNS cache and restoring the HOSTS file helps:

Please copy/paste the lines in bold below to Notepad:

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0


Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Double-click flush.bat file to run it. Your computer will reboot.

Note:  For Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click flush.bat and select "Run as Administrator".



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Re: Computer with XP3 SP2 will boot but cannot access internet.
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 06:16:35 PM »
Hello Corrine,
Many thanks for your reply.It worked perfectly.I spent ages struggling with this problem. My desktop is now fully active and your assistance is greatly appreciated. My reference to a posting by "reynopj" was a mistake. I became mixed up with another forum. I do this quite a lot these days as I am getting on in years (89+11mths.)
Kindest regards

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Re: Computer with XP3 SP2 will boot but cannot access internet.
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 08:54:33 PM »
Hi, zumlif.

I'm so glad that worked! 

As to confusion with another forum, not to worry.  We all get things mixed up now and again. 

Regarding the upcoming celebration, if you let us know when your birthday is, we'll have a special celebration. :rose:


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Re: Computer with XP3 SP2 will boot but cannot access internet.
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 04:22:04 AM »
nice, corrine!  :thumbsup:  :rose:  :rose:

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