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#1 May 26 2011 at 5:02 PM Rating: Good
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A few months back I was playing WoW, and my laptop started acting up when it came to connecting to the client. Since I was about to quit anyway, I didn't think much of it. I uninstalled WoW, and kinda forgot about it since I wasn't using my laptop much.

Now here I am, with my laptop as my primary computer and I am experiencing... network oddities. Before it is suggested, I have already checked and do not have a recovery point set in Windows (I don't know why, I have never disabled this feature to my knowledge), and I have absolutely no idea where my windows 7 install disc is (my laptop shipped with Vista but I bought the Win7 upgrade when it came out through a student discount... not even sure I actually made a backup disc).

I can use firefox fine, but that's about the only program that will connect to the internet. If I try to connect itunes, I get this:

Error

If I try to update Java, I get this:

Error

When I try to access windows help, I get this:

Error


You get the idea. The same happens with Steam, and everything else that I try to access the internet with besides a browser, and utorrent. Both of those work fine. I ran the "Identify/Repair network" tool and got this message.

Needless to say, I'm getting frustrated. I really don't want to have to reinstall vista on here and repurchase the windows 7 upgrade. If I had a windows 7 disc and knew where my registration key was, I would just reformat. Any advice? It has been plaguing me for several days now.




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#2 May 26 2011 at 6:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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A couple of possibilities. It could very likely be a virus interfering with your internet connectivity. It could also be something incorrectly configured on your router between your computer and your modem. Or it could be your network stack has destabilized, which will require a reinstall to fix.

If you haven't already, I'd suggest running through my computer security 101 document (here in this forum, its one of the stickies up top), specificlly the section on checking for viruses and removal and at least verify that you don't have one. If that comes up clean with no infections, check the router and make sure you don't have any wierd port blocking set up.

If it still doesn't work, regardless of which browser your normally use, open Internet explorer, and go to tools:options, clear all cache, history, cookies, etc. then check the connections tab and ensure that lan settings doesn't have a proxy specified, if there is one, remove it. also make sure "automatically detect settings" is checked. If that still doesn't do the trick, hit the master internet stack reset button under Tools:options:advanced then reset all internet settings.

If that still doesn't do the trick, do a start:run CMD and then type Ipconfig /all and PM me a screenshot of the text and I'll see if anything else looks odd. DO NOT post that screenshot here, as you don't want people in general knowing your IP and MAC addresses.
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#3 May 26 2011 at 7:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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Kao... I **** love you man! I was feeling so discouraged, even after reading your post because I don't currently have a second computer to try your 12 step program. I tried some of the IE tricks, with no luck... but then once I hit that reset button in IE, everything is working again!! I'm so incredibly stoked right now! Thank you thank you thank you!
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#4 May 26 2011 at 10:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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Glad it worked out for you, you're welcome!
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