Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Wireless Connected but no internet access


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 ZEHCO68

ZEHCO68

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:28 AM

Posted 25 December 2009 - 07:36 PM

I hope someone can help - I am trying to clean up our babysitters computer that had many virus' and not virus protection. I have installed AVG 8.5 and cleaned up what it could since I can not update the software since I have no internet connectivity. I have also run a registry cleaner and looked over the HijackThis log. My wireless connection says it is connected and my other computers are connecting just fine. This is a Gatweay computer connecting to Qwest DSL and using a linksys wireless card. If anyone has any suggestions on what else I can do to fix the connection issue, that would be great. Thanks!

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 55,862 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:11:28 AM

Posted 26 December 2009 - 08:16 AM

IMO...any system that is highly infected...is likely to have key files damaged by either the malware or the removal attempts of malware.

A clean install would be the only solution that would ensure the integrity of the system.

Louis

#3 ZEHCO68

ZEHCO68
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 26 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:28 AM

Posted 26 December 2009 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for the information - I was afraid someone would say that - what do you mean by a clean install? reloading XP all together??? Thanks again!

#4 figgis41

figgis41

  • Members
  • 801 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hull England
  • Local time:05:28 PM

Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:46 AM

hi,,, yes,, a clean install is basically starting over again,,,, you firstly format the drive which wipes everything off it and then put on a clean addition of the os,,,,,,,,
scroll down to the bit that says "Step-by-Step: Clean installing Windows XP (Interactive Setup)"
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
hope this helps.
apologies for the but in Louis :thumbsup:
Figgis,,,, LUFC




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users