Hello all, I have a problem. For a long while I have used dialup internet on Windows XP without a hitch, now lately Ive had a problem whenever I dial up. As soon as the connection is established, the computer wont load any programs. This includes things like the Control Panel and My Computer > Properties. If I have the Task Manager open before dialling up, it shows that the process for the program has loaded, but no window shows. However, if I go throught all the processes and close off the non-essential ones, sometimes one of them will close that allows all the previously tried-to-open programs and the internet to run normally, ie all the windows show. Disconnecting sometimes works and makes everything go back to normal but more often than not I have to Power off Power on again. One of the possible problem processes is called tcpsvcs.exe (or something very similar) but closing it doesnt always work. I tried System Restore and sent it back quite a while before 2 programs I recently installed (Google Desktop Search and Daemon Tools) but it didnt help. After running scans with Ad-Aware Personal and Grisoft AVG it comes up clean. And the Performance tab doesnt show any abnormally large processor usage.
Can anyone help before I go nuts, any ideas at all would be welcome.
Edited by Lord Jaws, 22 April 2005 - 12:18 AM.