I have a dell e310,winxp, sp3. Lightning struck cable outside, cable co. replaced modem. Router #1 port remains green with nothing attached. Wireless to laptop working. Pro 100 nic card replaced with Trend card 10/100/1000 gig. However Pro 100 nic is on motherboard. 2 PCI slots, one has firewire card and other phone modem. Do not use phone modem, took it out and installed Trend card. Installed hardware first then card started up and had hard time with renewing ip but then got ip address. Still cannot connect to IE. Diagnostics state: Error attempting to validate the winsock base provider:2. Not all base provider entries could be found in the winsock catalog. A reset is needed. Network adapter status is connected. FTP errors 12007 connecting to passport.net and hotmail?? Never use hotmail and do not knw what passport is.
I ran malware and spyware programs that you recommend. Found some adware. Went back to a differnt restore point- still nothing.Tried netsh int ip reset. Does not reset.
Also, in add and remove did remove old nic card but it still shows in network places - disabled. Removed modem in add and remove. Ran diagnostics for Trend card found and everything passes but an IRQ conflict shows failed. (resource is conflicting with other device.
I also believe after running VEW that I have a multitude of other software issues.