Also, I tried to use System Restore, but the restore points must be corrupted or something because each time I try to restore to an earlier time, the system restore says "installation incomplete," so I guess that is out of the picture? I am able to make new restore points I just can't restore to the points.
I get this when doing any ipconfig commands in cmd:
"Windows IP Configuration
An internal error occurred: The request is not supported.
Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.
Additional information: Unable to query host name."
There is a yellow exclamation point by the TCP/IP Protocol driver in Device Manager.
I also tried the method described here http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/faile...ml&hl=ipconfig to rename tcpip.sys to tcpip.sys_old but my computer didn't give a warning like it did for the guy who talked about this method. So then I used my XP cd to reinstall the tcpip.sys files but it didn't do anything. Also, I changed about 6 tcpip.sys files but there were only 2 on the CD.
I also tried winsockfix and some netsh commands (along with this program http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357 which didn't do anything.
Is there some way to just like reinstall the internet connection part of windows from scratch? I'd prefer not to repair install windows because I just did it a few months ago and it was a hassle, and also because I think I read online that it didn't fix the problem for other people with the issue.
Thanks for your help in advance!
Edited by magogami, 07 May 2010 - 06:35 AM.