Problem: No network/Internet connection
Known: ipconfig comes up with 0.0.0.0; ipconfig /renew or ipconfig /release don't help
ping command : Unable to initialize Windows Sockets Interface, error code 0
netsh command : Initialization function INITHELPERDLL in IPMONTR.DLL failed to start with error code 10107
msinfo32/Components/Network/Protocol has only 2 categories, not the 10 it is supposed to, according to Microsoft page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259
(How to recover from Winsock2 corruption)
Attempts to delete Winsock and Winsock2 in registry fail. Winsock goes away, but winsock2 hangs the regedit applicaton. It cannot be renamed either.
Reinitialized ipmontr.dll from copy on c:\i386, but that did not help to run netsh command again.
Running WinSockXPFix did not work.
Running sfc /scannow did not work- it did not ask for any installation CD
Made sure RPC and RPC Locator were running; that did not help sfc /scannow
Still have logo1_.exe roaming my system and it keeps coming back with some registry entry in HKLM/Software on reboot.
Computer is slow on booting; user's name does not come up on Task Manager for a while.
Computer OS: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
Antivirus scans found all kinds of stuff:
cpush.dll adware.sogou from web.sogou.com
rundl132.exe - w32/Looked-AX
qproecss.exe - alexa
smtpconfs.dll - 8NASCAR
richdll.dll - HLLP.philis.dll
Any suggestions? I am close to saying Windows has to be reinstalled.