Re: Internet Connection - Validation?
- From: Don <donrveazeySP@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 08:38:46 -0600
On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 01:38:00 -0700, in
|> On Tue, 27 Mar 2007 17:22:44 -0700, in
|> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general nass
|> <nass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
|> |"Don" wrote:
|> |> Some (many? all?) programs appear not to be able to detect that I'm
|> |> connected to the internet even though I am. Is there some setting I'm
|> |> overlooking or is there some type of test that I could run to
|> |> determine this behavior? I'm running XPSP2 with all patches/updates.
|> |> Noteworthy is that this is an almost "new" system connected to to an
|> |> Actiontec DSL modem via a Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet
|> |> Controller. In my old system using the same modem but with different
|> |> controllers I don't recall ever seeing this problem. Firefox doesn't
|> |> seem to be affected but IEx V7 does (as well as many other programs
|> |> that want to "see" a connection before proceeding. Most of these
|> |> programs will functiion property if "forced" just not automatically
|> |> when first invoked. BTW, I now invoke the ipconfig /release and
|> |> /renew on bootup since that appeared to work most times when done
|> |> manually. OK, that's it. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
|> |Since your release to the IP and reboot is solving the problem then you have
|> |malwares on your computer and your winsock is corrupted.
|> |Go through this cleaning procedure and report back your progress:
|> | 1... First, try to clean up your caches, Internet files and delete cookies
|> |by doing this:
|> |Click Start >> Control Panel >> Double click Network and Internet
|> |Connections >> Double click Internet Options.
|> |On the IE properties windows you will see these Taps:
|> |General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs |
|> |Under General Tab clear your History, Internet Files and Cookies.
|> |Then click on Advanced tab and scroll down to under the Browsing Option:
|> |[&] Browsing
|> |[ ] Enable Third-Party browser extensions (Req Rest) uncheck this box.
|> |Then click on Programs Tab and click Manage Add-Ons and Disable all non
|> |Verified Add-Ons (You should Renable them later one-by-one and see the
|> |culprit and update it or remove it.
|> |=Run a scan from here online:
|> |Download Avast Cleaner from here:
|> |Lots of tools to download and disinfect your machine:
|> |2... And also for malwares from here:
|> |http://www.safer-networking.org ; for Spybot S&D
|> |Run disk Clean Up and Defrag in safe mode, then Open run command and type in:
|> |sfc /scannow click [OK]
|> |Note the space between sfc_/
|> |open a run command and type in:
|> |ipconfig /flushdns click [OK]
|> |ipconfig /renew click [OK]
|> |netsh winsock reset click [OK]
|> |Or this winsock fixer:
|> |Reboot your machine.
|> Thanks for your suggestions. Although I protect my system with AVG
|> and Zonealarm Suite (malware protection only), as well as weekly scans
|> with Spybot S&D, Ad-aware, hijackthis, and scan for rootkits
|> regularly, I followed your suggestions exactly.
|> 1. no virii, no malware.
|> 2. sfc /scannow ran normally (but not in safe mode) and terminated
|> normally with no output of any kind.
|> 3. winsock fix run followed by reboot.
|> No change in system performance. Example: I use mailwasher pro to
|> filter my email accounts. When the program starts it notifies me that
|> the automatic email scan was not performed because there is no
|> internet connection. But clicking on "Check mail" executes normally.
|> My weather bug never updates as it's supposed to do - I must do
|> So, there is a flag/value somewhere that's not getting set. I just
|> don't know where to look or how to proceed. BTW, "repairing" the
|> connection doesn't fix the mailwasher problem either. So for now I'll
|> just live with the problem.
|> Is there any chance that either vmware or MS virtual PC installation
|> could be causing this?
|I will try to uninstall the weather Bug application and clean up all traces
|left behind and run a system File Checker again then Defrag in Safe Mode.
|Also try to Disable Non-Verified Add-Ons on your browser and see if the
|issue will resolve then you can Renable them one-by-one and see the culprit,
|it more likely from your description it is a Add-ons for application causing
|Also try to perform a clean Boot that will show you clearly which line is
|the culprit in your case.
|I have seen it before the weather bug can cause some issue, for some reason,
|a corrupted application or an outdated version or horked installation for it.
Thnx again Nass. I guess I wasn't clear in my "results" remarks: I
did do everything you mentioned in your 1st message and thus your 2nd
set of suggestions had already been done. Further, I use a program
(freeware) called Weather Watcher from SingerCreations.com. I've used
this program for several years now and it has never caused any
problems. It has only been since I installed XP on this particular
machine with these particular controllers that I've experienced this
"internet connection" problem. That's why I'm somewhat stumped.
So to review, all non-verified Add-ons were disabled, system disk
"cleaned" and defragged, winsock 'repaired', etc. I will uninstall
Weather Watcher to make absolutely sure that it's not causing the
problem. In fact I may just start uninstalling everything that could
even remotely affect the internet connection to see what happens.
Again, many thanks for your kind suggestions.
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