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Some Programs Won't Connect.


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#1 nulightwarrior

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:30 PM

I had to reinstall Windows because I took an 80 Gb backup drive, and made it the primary drive, then added a 120 Gb drive as my backup.

Everything seems to work except certain programs won't access the Internet. I uninstalled my anti-virus software because it caused issues with Zone Alarm. I tried uninstalling Zone Alarm and installed a different firewall.

Anyway, Firefox connects, CDex connects, and Thunderbird connects. However, Internet Explorer, Opera, Winamp, etc. won't connect.

I tried resetting the IP. I'm still having the problem.

So, any suggestions.

Sorry if this jhas been asked before.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:38 PM

Did you reinstall the programs or are you trying to run them from the slave drive?

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 10:34 PM

I reinstalled them and I'm running them from the primary drive.

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:19 AM

Check the path you have for internet explorer etc, make sure they are not using a different device, worse comes to worse, just uninstall and reinstall.

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:28 AM

Right click on the icon, choose properties, click "Find Target".

What happens?

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 08:44 AM

Right click on the icon, choose properties, click "Find Target".

What happens?


It opens the folder in Program Files for that program and highlights the icon.

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 01:56 PM

Well if I were to guess, I'd say that either A: the files were corrupted in some way and they are not using the right source, or B: it's spyware/adaware/etc If the problem is A: then you need to just uninstall the programs that are not working and then reinstall them, if it's B: then you need to either download some protective suits (if you need any just ask and i'll list a few) or you can do a hijack this log http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:36 PM


Right click on the icon, choose properties, click "Find Target".

What happens?


It opens the folder in Program Files for that program and highlights the icon.


Look in the address bar and see if it is the right drive that is being targeted
If so, Double click on the highlighted icon in the folder (.exe) and see if the program opens.

If it does, the file in the box that is labeled "Target" needs to be changed to match the path of the exe file.

If not, find the right path for the program and correct it.

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 07:19 AM

I'm just shooting in the dark here, but here's a couple of suggestions:

Try the free program Dial A Fix from DJLizard to see if it's a dll registration problem: http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix#Standard_version

Do you have SP2 installed? If so, try uninstalling and then reinstalling it.
If not, install it - it'll help even if it doesn't fix this problem.

If that doesn't work - you can also try a repair install of Windows: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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