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not latest xp update causing harm to a comp?


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Is there a possibility that some programs are now allowing my computer to connect (namely itunes, rhapsody, and an updater for star wars kotor II) because I have not had an automatic update from microsoft since may-ish.

Some programs are working just fine however, including firefox, thunderbird, bittorrent, and microsoft money works half of the time.

Windows firewall is disabled, I dont have any other firewall that i know of.

My router firewall is disabled, and when my laptop connects, all programs work perfectly.

The only thing i can think it could be is the windows updates possibly...

please help
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Have you manually updated
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No I have not
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Are there any here it will download

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us
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Thank you
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Still didnt work... :whistling:
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Did Microsoft Updates download and install, and it made no difference, or they didn't download
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they downloaded and installed, but they still cannot connect to the net
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Can you get this on to the PC and run it - 1.37MB

http://www.snapfiles...nsockxpfix.html
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Ran it, Clicked Fix, Restarted, nothing

BTW thanks for the help
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It connects to Microsoft Update but nothing else?
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Tried it a second time, I thought it connected but the second time it gave me Critical Error 53.

Not sure if I got this error the first time, but i dont think so...
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Open IE and type 192.168.0.1 in the address bar and press enter, does it give you the set up page
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I use firefox and get this error

The connection has timed out
The server at 192.168.0.1 is taking too long to respond.
* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

I tried it with ie, but i dont know if i still have a full version (i removed the component but if i try to own an xml file it still opens in ie, good ol m$)

ie said it could not open the search page and was trying to connect to an ip address 10.xxx.x.x (maybe my ip?)
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD

Windows File Protection will show an on screen blue progress bar which will simply disappear when the scan is complete, reboot when it does

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD



Re-install the network card and router software
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