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#1 wss

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:57 AM

First, I really don't know what NetBT is. Second, I'm having a problem with it.
If I go to the Local Area Connection Status box, the Support tab, and click on Repair, I get a response of "Unable to clear NetBT" I can go to Regedit, HKLM\System\Current Control Set\Services\NetBT\Parameters and in the right hand side of the window an option:TransportBindName. On my other computers this option shows \Device\ . Mine will be blank unless I change it to \Device\ and reboot. I can then clear NetBT until the next startup. I used MSCONFIG STARTUP tab and unchecked everything and could boot up with Clear NetBT working. Adding in startup items, I get to a point where NetBT can't be cleared again, but there is no conclusive evidence of any one startup items being the cause. Adding in a suspected item it will clear, or removing a suspected item it might not clear. Just nothing conclusive by going that route. I have changed the TCP-IP Properties, Advanced, WINS tab to "Enable NetBT over TCP-IP bcause I have static IP on the computer. I would appreciate suggestions of where to go from here.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:35 AM

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharin...shoot/netbt.htm

http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=192288

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:06 PM

Hi Louis, Well, I learn something every day. I did try the utility and thought at first it was the answer, but I ran into trouble and couldn't get back on the 'net, so I used System Restore and went back to where I ws yesterday in order to get back on. will work on it some more after lunch. I do the cooking. My wife is legally blind, I'm 80. Thanks, and I will report back after working some more on the problem. A friend got me into compouters around 2000. Have been past Ft. Hood when I was working. Retired 22 years ago.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:22 PM

We'll be here, take your time :thumbsup:.

FWIW: NetBIOS is just another protocol for a network. Some networks need it for connectivity, some don't. My home network won't function properly without it.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:46 PM

Hi Louis,
Well, so far so good. After using system restore and getting my TCP IP settings back the way they were, the repair function was clearing NetBT. In the process I took a look at things I had unchecked in MSCONFIG Starttup and queried the 'net for an explanation for those I couldn't identify. One was malware (iesetupi) and I downloaded SDFix and ran it in Safe Mode per instructions. Net BT is still clearing and maybe, yes hopefully, that problem is solved.
On a different matter, itt was hard to bring up the home page on IE7, and even more difficult to access a site with a link brought up by the search engine. I downloaded IE8 and it is bringing up the home page, but still have to click on refresh, sometimes more than once to bring up a linked site. Not a big problem but an aggravation.
There is an old guy at the keyboard at http://wss.selfip.net. Thanks for your help. I think the utility "stuck" even if I did use restore. In other words I think it was actually the "fix"
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:24 PM

LOL, you did well. If you have any more problems, questions...just ask.

Now that you know where we are...feel free to visit anytime, it's a good site for learning safely.

Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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