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I removed programs, now I can't connect to internet

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#1 TidalCreek1958


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 10:00 AM

I was trying to free up space and speed up my Dell with Windows XP and was removing programs to do so, apparently I removed something I should not have and can’t connect to the internet. I tried system restore to a previous date, that didn’t work because I just changed to a restore point to save space. I tried  the run cmd commands, winsock etc and that didn’t work. I have the original Windows XP disk, if I reinstall Windows will that work?  Could I have removed some critical program or is there a way to reset everything so I can connect?

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:17 AM

Other than internet connections what about other things?.. other programs working good?

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 05:23 AM

Internet connectivity problems can occur for a variety of reasons to include corrupted networking software installation, third-party software inserting itself into the network adapter settings, misconfiguration or corruption issues with TCP/IP protocol stack and Winsock due to malformed LSP, deletion or incorrect removal of networking software and removal of a malware component which had inserted itself into the winsock. There are some common (but simple) solutions which can help resolve connectivity issues...refer to these instructions.
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