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Micheal Henderson

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Hello. I'm new here and you guys seem to be pretty helpful. So I have a desktop with windows vista connected via ethernet cable and for some reason it will not connect to the internet. I've tried rebooting the modem, switching ethernet cables, restarting the computer and I even tried connecting in safe mode so far nothing has worked. It would be really great if you could reply as soon as possible, and thank you in advance.
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zep516

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Hello, and welcome to Geeks to go !
  • Could you provide the Make and the model # of the desktop.
  • Did the problem suddenly occur?
  • What browser are you using? Have you tried a different browser?
  • Is the computer directly connected to the modem or is there a router in-between?
  • Have you checked the Network adapter as listed in the Device Manger? Do you need guidance on doing that?

Lots of questions! It will give us some clue on how to proceed.
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happyrock

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How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

go here...use the manual method to reset the Internet Protocol
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Micheal Henderson

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The computer is a ZT. Yea just one day it wouldn't connect. I mainly use Google Chrome but it wouldn't work on FF or IE. The computer is directly connected to the modem.
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Did you try happyrock's suggestion? It probably covers almost everything below:

You can also try these exercises below:

Copy and paste the text in the code box below into Notepad.
@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0
Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Double-click flush.bat file to run it. Your computer will reboot.
Note: For Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click flush.bat and select "Run as Administrator".

And

Windows 7 and Vista
From the Start menu, select Control Panel, or Settings and then Control Panel.Double-click Network and Sharing Center.
From the list of tasks on the left, click Change adapter settings (in Windows 7), or Manage network connections (in Vista).
For a wired network connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and then select Properties.
For a wireless network connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then select Properties.
From the Networking tab, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), make sure it is checked, and then click Properties.
Click Obtain an IP Address Automatically, and then click OK.

You could also go into device Manager and right click the Network driver choose Uninstall and then reboot the computer.
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