Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:21 PM
Win XP SP2
I had a rootkit infection that got cleared with combofix but now, for the life of me, I can't get past that pesky "Failed to query TCP/IP settings of the connection" when trying to status my ethernet connection. I have no IP details listed on the support tab and this message comes up when you hit "Repair"
I've been scouring the forums trying everything I can to resurrect the local area Connection. I've deleted the connections, rebooted, let them rebuild, deleted drivers, reinstalled the networking drivers from the Intel motherboard CD, etc. etc. I even found a registry mod that allows you to remove TCP/IP, which I did, rebooted, reinstalled it.. no change.
A couple of the items needed to be re-ticked when following the Microsoft troublehshooting instructions for 'disappearing network connection icons" which isn't really my problem.. it never disappears... it just doesn't work.
Any ideas while I still have a few follicles left?