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Winsock provider catalog? Internet not working.


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#1 Antheaa

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 05:42 AM

Well, About a week or two ago I bought a brand new computer.

It is fantastic, everything worked perfectly until today. My internet is beginning to mess up.
My internet used to be super fast, and load in a flash.
But now it's taking a little longer to load, and most of the time new tabs wont load. Only existing tabs will work..
Soon after the tabs stop working, my internet just stops working.

When I diagnose connection problems an error comes up that says something along the lines of;
"Windows has detected a problem with the Winsock provider catalog on this
computer. This catalog allows programs to communicate with this computer
across the network. Would you like Windows to reset the catalog to the
default configuration? This computer might need to be restarted to restore
network connectivity"


After i accept to restart the computer, the internet works again.
But a few hours later, or even 30 minutes later.. the same thing happens.
The internet just doesn't work.

If you need to know more about the type of internet, please tell me how to find out what you want.
All i know is that i have a modem attatched to my computer which 'sends' wireless internet to the otehr computers in my house.
I'm good with most computer things, just not things relalted to modems and what not.

Oh, and I have internet explorer 8 :thumbsup:

Edited by Antheaa, 25 September 2009 - 05:43 AM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:39 AM

Log on as an administrator, go Start > Run and type: "cmd". In the window that appears type: "netsh winsock reset". When the program is finished, you will receive the message: "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog. You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset." Close the command box and reboot your computer.

Go Start > Run > type: "cmd" In the window that appears type: "ipconfig /flushdns". Close the command box.

Go Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Right click on your default connection, usually Local Area Connection or Dial-up Connection if you are using Dial-up, and and choose Properties. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item. Select the radio button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically". Reboot.

Warning: Some Internet Service Providers need specific DNS settings. You need to make sure that you know if such DNS settings are required before you make this change.
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#3 Antheaa

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 12:56 AM

I did everything you said, and my internet worked fine after that.. for about half an hour.
Then it began messing up again.
New windows or new tabs don't load, at all. They just sit on 'connecting' or the 'diagnose conenction problems' button comes up.




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