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IE not recognizing AOL connection

Q: IE not recognizing AOL connection

Hello everyone,

I do not know why my Internet Explorer (ver. 6.0) will not recognize I am connected to the internet through AOL 9.0 Special Edition. I have a possible setting problem as IE will load Yahoo main page but will not go to any of the links. It shows page could not be displayed. I have Xp home edition (ver. 2002) Service Pack 2. I need to use IE as I have to use authorware. Authorware says it is not supported by AOL. I need this to complete some online training that utilizes authorware. Thanks.

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Running Windows XP. Using Outlook 6 to compose and receive email. Outlook stopped recognizing the internet connection one day and we were having issues with malware so I figured that was the problem and have downloaded software to correct those issues. The scans found a ton of junk, most likely due to the fact that limewire was used on the computer at some point. Now the issue we have is that we are able to connect to the internet through firefox and the connection is working fine. The wireless connection that is set up through this desktop machine is working fine as well. The other software on the computer is NOT recognizing the internet connection at all. For instance, iTunes provides an error message along with Outlook and others. I have tried rebooting, and also running the connection wizard which did nothing. This computer was originally set up for a dial up but has worked fine for 2.5 years on the cable modem. I have contacted the ISP and they will offer no help besides telling me it is a software issue. Can anyone tell me what else to try? I am fairly new at this but would really like to correct this issue.

A:Connection issue - Internet OK - Other software not recognizing connection

Because you have Firefox and I am NOT familiar with it or how it impacts IE6 to 8, my only suggestion is to open your Network Connections in Control Panel then right click the NIC and then click properties and make sure Client for Microsoft Networks and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) appear.

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Hi. I am at a hotel in China and trying to connect my computer directly to a broadband modem. Gateway MX 6931 windows XP media edition (completely updated). I figured out how to set up a new broadband connection and everything works fine...however the computer is recognizing two connections on one line. One Local area connection (under LAN in network connections) is "limited or no network connectivity" and says marvel yukon 88e8038 PCI fast ethernet controller. Under broadband connections, is the connection I just set up which is working fine. However this LAN connection is screwing up the internet performance and is sending and receiving small amounts of data...and hence is limited. How to disable it, delete it or whatever? If I disable it, it disconnects the broadband connection. This is driving me crazy.

have tried restarting, registry cleaner, etc. to no avail.

Thanks for your help

A:XP is recognizing a broadband and lan connection at the same time on one connection

sorry says "limited or no connectivity" no "network"

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I recently followed a tutorial for setting up a VPN connection on Windows 10. I set it up so only a specific username and password could access it, and I port forwarded it and allowed the port through Windows Firewall. On a different network, I added the VPN connection, signed in, and it connected flawlessly. On my desktop which is hosting the VPN server, the account I created shows up as being connected. I tested the connection by accessing on the remote computer, successfully accessing the control panel for my Netgear router, which is only accessible on the same network as the router. However, when I view the status of the connection on the host computer, it says "IPv4 Not Connected" and I cannot access shared folders on the remote computer (I tried mapping one of my shared folders to the remote computer, only to recieve the message that "Windows cannot access DESKTOP-LJ6M9J0"). This is providing me with a huge headache, as accessing my shared folders and files is my whole purpose for setting up the VPN server. If someone could assist me in this matter, I would greatly appreciate it.

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So here's the problem: My DSL is connected but my computer stops recognizing it whenever it feels like it. There are no errors and nothing happens to indicate that it just stopped recognizing it, but when I click a link or Internet Explorer it gives me the "Can not connect to this page" or send me to my ISP's modem page, which shows that I'm connected. I've been on the phone with Bellsouth and they say that it's not them. I've also still had this problem even though I disconnected all Firewall and Norton Internet Security for a few days. I've run a virus scan everyday and the computers clean. I sure hope there's a solution to this problem. It's very annoying!!!!!


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I'm helping a friend with his laptop. Cleaned out alot of spyware and possibly 2nd-thought hijacker. When I attach my cable modem to it and start IE the cannot open page response. I've set the Internet Options to match the ones on my computer and it still doesn't work. Am I forgetting something? I also enabled network connections and the XP firewall. I had put the Sygate firewall on it as well and I get the same response if it is on or off. Any help is greatly appriciated.


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I just bought a PC "debranded hp athlon". I installed the operating system and tried to connect to the internet. I tried to run the set-up, but it won't recognize the LAN connection my router has. The PC is debranded, so it didn't come with any driver disks or anything. Is there anything I can do to get the PC to connect? It just won't accept the connection.


A:PC Not recognizing internet connection

Are there any yellow question marks in the Device Manager menu?

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Hey guys...for the last week I have been trying to set up a home network between my desktop and laptop. The desktop connection which is connected to a router works perfectly however the laptop which i have tried both with a wireless card as well as a regular ethernet connection only allows me to share files with the desktop and not use the interent. I even tried to plug the cable modem directly into the laptop and bypass the router with no luck. So the following can be assummed:

The wireless card is not the problem (because i can file share)
The ethernet port is not the problem (because i can file share)
The router is not the problem
The modem is not the problem
I have been on the phone with tech support for the last week and they have not been helpful at all.....my router is from linksys but like i said i don't think that is the problem seeing that even the modem connected directly to the laptop does nothing.

Is it a hardware problem?


i would really appreciate some help...i'm struggling.

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I have a desktop running win XP. I just connected the ethernet cable and its not recognizing the connection, I connected a wireless USB and it recognizes all other wireless routers around except mine that is about 5 feet away, I placed my laptop right beside it and it recognizes my router and I tried connecting the same ethernet cable to the laptop and it also recognizes and starts up internet. any ideas on how to fix this issue?

A:WIN XP, not recognizing internet connection

I hope this helps you.... http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/troubleshoot.mspx

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New here, probably in the wrong place. But here goes. Moved and the house owner already has Wifi.
Signed in to the network place and have an excellent signal. When I go to internet explorer it says that no way. I have a desk top and Vista. I believe I can probably get there simply if I just know how. I am showing that the wireless is up and ready to go. Have gone to all the tools and control desk.

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Im having a problem with my laptop not being able to go online. When I restart the laptop its ok but when I close it it goes into hibernate mode. When I open it back up the internet wont work. I tried restarting the modem, unplugging the cables, everything. When I type in the ip address it shows that the internet is connected but firefox, or anything that uses the internet wont work. I've also tried ipconfig /renew and that doesnt do anything. The only solution is to restart the computer but its getting a little annoying to have to restart it everytime.

A:Laptop not recognizing internet connection

is this a wired or wireless connection to the Internet?

I hibernate my L.T. regularly on a wired connection, so make sure you have the
latest drivers and router firmware.

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This morning my computer is suddenly not recognizing the ethernet port - getting "a network cable is unplugged" notification and it does not light up. I tried plugging the same patch cord into another tower and it lights up immediately and is recognized by that computer. Everything was fine when I left last night - not sure what happened to cause this.

In View Network Connections, I tried to disable and enable the LAN connection but it nothing happened.
IPCONFIG /ALL came up with this:

Host Name: office4-915a840
Primary DNS Suffix:
Node Type: Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled: No
WINS Proxy Enabled: No

Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection 2:
Media State: Media disconnected
Description: VIA Compatable Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address: 00-19-DB-E7-AF-2D
Would really appreciate suggestions of how to remedy this.

A:XP machine not recognizing ethernet connection

My top suspicion is that the ethernet adapter has failed.

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I have a compaw CQ61 that is using the operating system windows 7 64x.

The problem occurred today when logging onto windows. Windows tells me that the connection i have to the router is limited. Other devices i have in the house are capable of connecting to the wifi router.
When deleting the connection and trying to reconnect to the router, it brings up the message that it is taking longer than expected to establish a connection and then eventually brings up the message "limited connetion"

When trying to connect the laptop to the router via cable, it doesn't even recognise that it is connected and does not establish a connection.

When using the windows connection troubleshoot, it detects a driver problem with both the wifi adapter and the Lan adapater. Therefore i uninstalled and reinstalled both devices but still suffered the same problem.

When clicking the connection i am attempting to connect to, right click status, details.. everything is in blank, it gives no information regarding to the connection.
Anybody have any ideas what i can do to try to fix this?

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Hello @BANDITO62, Welcome to FORUM !!, Please follow the below guide, It has systematic troubleshooting for your issue. https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02543015  NOTE : Try this first: Use the HP Guided Solution   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I have a Vista machine that just recently stopped recognizing a hard (wired) connection to the router or to the modem. I have tried changing cables, disconnecting and restarting all devices, ipconfig/release results only in an error with the RCP server, and updating the driver didn't seem to make any difference.

So I have a physical connection, lights are up and running on both ends, but there's no software accessibility

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Earlier this evening my sister was using my laptop and accidently sat on the keys which made the screen go upside down. She tried to fix it by pressing a bunch of keys and after an hour she gave it back to me, the screen was back to normal but now, because she pressed a bunch of keys a bunch of times it is now not recognizing the wireless connection.

Now i am not that great with computers so I have no idea what to do. I tried to setup up a new connection thinking the network had been disabled but for some reason it recognizes the other laptop in the house and THAT laptop can use the internet and the main computer can work on the internet as well, it is only my laptop that won't work.
I hacve tried turning everything off and on, unplugging and replugging, it just wont recognize the signal.

My latop is a Dell latitude 120L run by windows xp , the router is a netgear mr814 v3 and if it makes difference the main computer that the router is hooked up to is a mac os.

Please help me!!!

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HP deskjet 3820 installed on my PC doesn't print from Toshiba laptop through wireless router. Laptop has Vista installed and the PC has Windows XP.
The laptop recognises the printer (both computers have been set to share printer) but won't print from the laptop. It will print from the PC.
Any ideas?

A:HP printer not recognizing wireless connection

If your trying to print wirelessly using your laptop with a Vista OS....the printer driver might not be compatible with Vista. You need to get a printer driver that is compatible with Vista and XP. Since your using your printer on your pc and it works fine then the printer driver is only compatible with Windows XP and not with Vista. Consult the manufacturer of the printer to get the wireless printer driver that is compatible with Vista.

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I have AT&T Yahoo 2Wire Wireless DSL (formerly SBC) and a couple or so days ago I found that some of my programs are not recognizing an internet connection (i.e. iTunes Store, Java updates, antivirus updates, Gamehouse FunPass login, etc.). I can browse, download programs & even run programs, but when they try to check for updates, or I try to login, or even register, I get error messages stating they can't connect to the internet. iTunes support, Gamehouse Support, AT&T Support, have all suggested the obvious possible fixes...checking the firewall, disabling the pop-up blocker, flushing the DNS, etc.etc.etc. and still nothing. I ran a Registry scan & fix...nothing. I purchased, downloaded, & ran new antivirus software (BitDefender) which cleaned up a lot of Adware/Malware but can't check for updates...didn't work. I also performed a Winsock fix and still nothing. I disabled the wireless & connected directly to the modem...didn't work. Our other computers are experiencing no problems. All of my settings are comparable to our other computers operating Windows XP. I am at a loss as to what to do.

Something that I did a couple of weeks ago was uninstall the AT&T Yahoo Online Protection Suite. It is powered by Norton and the auto updates were always wreaking havoc with system resources, so I changed the updates to manual. However, after a few weeks, documents stopped opening in Word or Excel. I researched this problem and found it was a... Read more

A:Programs have stopped recognizing an internet connection

Welcome to TSF....

With un-installing the AT&T Yahoo Security Suite something might not have been put back the way it was supposed to do. Give this a try:

How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

Two things are needed here, just a bit of old technology, an ink pen and a piece of paper to write down any special settings that might have to be changed back after the repair-installation is completed.

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner should not delete any Personal Files, it should 'repair' the core of the installation but to be safe with your data you should follow the next two paragraphs.

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable. and do the following:


The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible. :

Here is a link t... Read more

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So the other day I decided to system restore to my laptops factory settings. Everything went smoothly and now it runs great! However, although I am able to connec t to the internet, browse on Firefox and download stuff some of my programs will not work. Skype does not want to connect, DirectX, when I try to install it, tells me it needs an internet connection to continue (this was seconds after downloading the installer) as well as Firefox extensions not loading when I try to view them in the browser. Some windows updates failed to install as well.

I've spent the last few hours googling, and poking around my laptop to try and figure it out but to no avail. I did find one thread (that led me here) that had roughly the same problem, but not being very tech savvy I had questions and with the thread being half a year old I chose to start a new one. I would truly appreciate ANY help I could get. But again, I'm kinda dumb when it comes to this stuff so I made need more then "check your dns" and all that. I have no idea how to do that.

A:Programs having trouble recognizing an internet connection.


Can you please post an ipconfig /all output for review? Here's How.

What type of Security software do you have, eg...Norton, McAfee etc...?

It won't hurt to check your browser if proxy setting is enabled, remove the proxy server if found.
How to Remove a Proxy Server | eHow.com

Try connecting in Safe Mode with Networking by restarting your computer, tapping F8 and selecting this option, see is you're able to connect or not?

An update will be nice.

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We have 2 desktops on a home network. At one point, the host computer was "down" for a week or so, and I was using a regular straight dial up on the second pc. Well, after getting the host computer back on track, I cannot get the other one to recognize the fact that it's connected to the internet through the network, UNLESS I go to my network places, and access another area of the network. Don't even have to open anything, just GET there. Then I close that all out, click on IE, and all is well. It runs fine until a restart, and then to get internet access we have to do the "process" again! Oh, yeah, and they are set with static ip addresses, the host being, subnet mask 255.255.255, client is, subnet mask 255.255.255, etc... Everything was fine 'til I used the dial -up for a week????

ANY GUESSES?? I've checked everything I can think of....please help!

Thanks in advance!


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My girlfriend recently restored her computer to factory settings after it was having performance issues. It worked fine for a day or so, and then it started having problems recognizing the connection. She can't connect to the internet through her browser or through any chat progams, but Skype works on it. All of a sudden, it will randomly start working again, and then it will go down a few hours later.

A:Computer selectively not recognizing internet connection

Hi there.

Open Internet Explorer.

Tools | Internet Options | Connections | Lan Settings

Make sure there are no checked boxes there and then ok your way out. Test the connection.

If still no good, look for the presence of mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager. If that's there, the Bonjour service must be uninstalled from the machine. I can help you with the in the proper method. Let me know.

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With special thanks to Rigel, I have worked on getting rid of a virus that blocked my MBAM from running (as well as several others). The virus included a DNS changer.My problem is that although my LAN is shown as connected, IE and FireFox will not connect. I have attempted to uninstall and reinstall both my modem and router, and I have attempted to to restore, but it continues to be blocked.I am running Windows XP, with a DSL modem and a Netgear Wireless Router.Rigel suggested moving to this tread and posting my DDS and Attach files.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Here is the DDS report:Note: these reports were run in Safe mode as that is the only way I can connect. If needed, I can run this in normal mode if it makes a difference - thanksDDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Michael at 21:17:07.98 on Sat 04/25/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.622 [GMT -4:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~... Read more

A:Windows XP not recognizing my connection in Normal mode

Exception Code: 0xc0000005
Exception Address: 0x0040e77a
Attempt to read from address: 0x01110004

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Hi, Im new to the forum. Recently my programs have stopped recognizing my internet connection. I first noticed it on Warcraft 3 and then on zune marketplace. Mozilla firefox and internet explorer work on my desktop but only firefox works on my laptop. However Thunderbird works on the laptop. I have disabled windows firewall, opened ports and allowed the programs through firewall but still nothing works. Im having serious battlenet withdrawals especially now that starcraft 2 is out... please help.

A:Internet working but programs not recognizing connection

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Friend of the family asked me to take a look at their laptop. They seem to believe it has a virus and wasn't sure how to handle viruses. Upon taking a look at the laptop, I'm not so sure it's a virus (though it's possible). The laptop is running windows vista (I'm not hugely familiar with vista). I currently have it 'connected' to my wireless network and yet when I try to visit a webpage via IE or Firefox, it's telling me there is no internet connection. (I think the owner of the laptop uses dial up while I use cable so maybe it's a setting somewhere I'm missing?). I know it's not my network as I currently am using my desktop on the same network and it's fine and my aunt was just using her laptop without a problem and me on my ipod so it's not the wireless/router or modem. Using a jump drive, I ran 'clamwin' virus scan and it found nothing on the laptop.I have also tried running windows network diagnostics for problems and it's returning that it didn't find any problems with the computer's network connection. Despite all of this, it DID appear to download and install windows updates. I've turned off the firewall thinking maybe it was blocking the network but still was unable to connect. Wireless IS turned on. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from Networking to explore the possibility of malware. ~ Queen-Evie*

A:Laptop recognizing a wireless connection but not connecting

Can you connect by wired atleast through the laptop by your home network? Check Control Panel - Internet Options - Connection tab - Remove any Virtual and Dial up settings (should be grayed out) and on LAN settings, make sure Automatically detect settings is the only option checkmarked. Hit Apply. Download MiniToolBox and select all options.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

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Vista 64 Bit Ultimate
i7 920 CPU / 12 GB RAM
ASUS P6T Motherboard

Canon XL-2 camcorder is not recognized by Vista when plugging into the firewire port. Premiere CS3 does not see the device either.

No issues with XP2 32bit... recognized and captured fine.

Searching the net reveals firewire connectivity on Vista (in general) is problematic, if non-existent.

Should have done my homework before building the box. 64 bit allows for access to more RAM and than means faster render times. Not being able to capture via firewire is a definite "show stopper".

I had been happy with 64 bit up to this point (all bells and whistles turned off of course). Another "EPIC FAIL" for Microsoft.

Anyone have any ideas .... at all ... on how to get this working?

A:vista 64 bit not recognizing firewire connection to camcorder

Go it .... after a ton of digging.

Windows Vista does not enumerate an IEEE 1394a device that you connect to the computer

A registry hack puts back the 32 bit enumeration ... and ... "bob's your uncle!".

After adding it, the firewire connection IMMEDIATELY recognized the camcorder and installed the drivers. Nice....

Below is the Microsoft KB answer...

"When you connect an IEEE 1394a device to a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Vista does not enumerate the device. However, if you connect the same device to a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP, Windows XP enumerates the device successfully."

Note An IEEE 1394a device may also be referred to as a FireWire device.

"Windows Vista only enumerates a device that sets its link status to request enumeration. If an IEEE 1394a device does not report the correct status of its link, the IEEE 1394 stack in Windows Vista does not enumerate the device."

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I just had to reformat my laptop's XP install, and now i've come across a problem - Windows won't detect my internet connection. I'm on an apartment network and connecting to the internet via my ethernet slot (which I know is working fine, because when I switch to my linux partition it works). I'm not sure what to do to get it working, as I have run the standard wizard and it did not pick up on anything. The only CD I have is the Windows Recovery CD, so I don't know if I am supposed to install drivers or anything (my desktop came with a bunch of CDs, but not my laptop). Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Not recognizing ethernet internet connection after reformat

Get your chipset and networking drivers from your PC manufacturer's web site. Copy them to your PC with the new install by removable media. Install the chipset first.

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I had my brother set up a router (netgear) between my dell inspiron and my roommates' old mac, using a dsl connection.

what happens is i will be surfing the web just fine for hours (because i am a dork) and suddenly pages wont load, email won't check, instant messenger tries to reconnect.

at that point, it's pretty much dead so i give up and the next day, it's fine. my roommate has these problems too, i never had them (this frequently anyway) till the router was set up.

i've tried automatically detecting connection, etc. that didn't work. any suggestions? or is it perhaps my DSL service (verizon)?

thanks for any help!

A:computer suddenly not recognizing internet connection

do you lose it in prime time?

are both computers on at the same time when you get dropped, does the mac get dropped?

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I posted here a few days ago about some programs not recognizing there was a connection to the internet, and it turned out to be a problem with my DNS servers. It was fixed and everything was working fine until last night when the problem returned.

I did an ipconfig /all and it looks exactly the same as it did after I fixed the problem, showing that I'm using google's DNS.

This is the current ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Matthew-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : socal.rr.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : socal.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
troller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 14-DA-E9-97-BE-2D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5149:3dae:89b7:be9%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:25:51 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, March 23, 2012 10:25:50 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Problem Returned - Programs not Recognizing Internet Connection

Your one DNS address is wrong:, should be Don't know if that matt5ers but try it and see what happens.

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I have a desktop pc with XP SP2 which is connected to a Qwest Actiontec 701WG wireless modem. I have a laptop connected to the internet wirelessly. However, I used to be able to have the home networking operating correctly to where on my MSHOME network under WORKGROUPS both computers were listed and file sharing worked fine. I have image files of my C drive on the laptop and when I restore the basic windows image file and then put in my usual programs everything works fine for a few weeks and then I can only get the internet connection to work. If I reinstall the basic image file again then everything works for a while.
With all my regular files installed when I try to set up the MSHOMEnetwork on the laptop using netsetup and ICS, my laptop shows the modem as "unrecognized device". When I reimage the C drive to the basic setup & use the netsetup it shows the name of the modem (Actiontec 701 WG) in ICS and, as I mentioned it will work.
Both computers are running XP sp2. I also have the same laptop as a client pc at my office where I have ethernet cable connections to a desktop pc, and that also runs fine.
I am jsut wasting my time be oinstalling the basic xp installation on the laptop as after I have finished installing my regular files and runing it for a few weeks I'm going to have the same problem again.
I have also tried netstup wizard after having paused protection on Kaspersky security suite, and turned off Windows Firewall and that made no differen... Read more

A:Solved: client pc not recognizing (broadband connection) device in netsetup wizard

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Windows is failing to recognize my external USB HD.

I'm running XP Pro SP2
Recently scanned with AVG and Spybot
The only programs running at the time were:
Firefox 2.0

I've had this hard drive for 3 year and it's always worked with this computer. I was watching a movie I had stored on it and suddenly Windows decided it wouldn't recognize the drive. I've tried all 8 ports on my computer and nothing. I've also tried the ideas from this post http://www.techsupportforum.com/f149...nal+hard+drive
and that didn't work.

A:Not recognizing USB HD

3 years is pretty long to depend on a hard drive. Dont get me wrong Ive
got 7 years outta drives. Run your diagnostics for drive, floppy boot disk
whatever. If it doesnt check out, you would suspect a bad drive. If it
does not see it at all, it may be the external usb enclosure. To eliminate
this problem take drive out of enclosure, set it to slave, on the primary
ide channel. Might work might not, depends on ntfs or a fat32 enviornment.

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I have a Dell XPS M140 with a CD/DVD drive. I'm not sure what has happened but the computer no longer recognizes when I put a CD in the drive - either a CD with data or a blank CD. It does recognize DVD's. Under My Computer the D drive says DVD-RW. I honestly don't remember if it has always said that or if I've somehow turned off the CD capability. Any help would be appreciated as I am not very technically inclined when it comes to the computer.

A:Not recognizing cd's

Welcome to TSG!

We can try disabling and then reinstalling the drive (not physically- just the driver). Let me know what version of Windows you have and I can give you more detailed instructions!

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Specs :

ASUS a8n32-SLI Deluxe Mobo
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Ver. 2002

Here's my question ... I recently added 2GB of RAM to the 2GB I already had installed . My system is showing the RAM as being there in my BIOS , but , when I run DXDIAG only 1GB is showing out of the 4GB I have installed . Is it because of the Windows version I am running and if so , what can be done ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated !


A:RAM not recognizing

Welcome to TSG....

Windows XP will only see 3 Gb RAM and that is it. Do you have any service packs installed?

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I have a HP dv6000z. It was running XP Home SP2. I did a clean install of XP Pro then took out my SP2 cd and updated that and then did all the other updates. I decided to give Vista a shot. It took with the upgrade CD that I got from HP. After Vista was up and running fine I updated my BIOS to the most recent version. Everything was still running fine.

I then decided I wanted to dual boot XP and Vista and also XP Pro 64 to give it a shot.

I popped in a new XP Pro SP2 cd that I got from my school and deleted the c: partition then divided it up into 3 partitions, 2 20 gigs and 1 25 gig and installed XP Pro SP2 on the c: partition, the 20 gig partition. Everything went fine.

I downloaded all the updates from Microsoft and then went into my computer for the first time and noticed it was only seeing 256 mb of ram. I have 2 1 gig sticks in my machine. I then decided to flash back to the old BIOS I had before I upgraded, since I dont remember checking Vista after the BIOS upgrade if it was recognizing the 2 gigs or not, but it was Vista and not XP so that might make a difference, I am not sure.

Well I flashed back and still it only says 256 and it seems that the computer is running awfully sluggish, like it only has 256 ram haha. This is weird since both sticks are greater than 256. Thanks for any help.

A:XP Pro SP2 only recognizing 1/8th of ram

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Plugging in any usb device and receive error message that Windows doesn't recognize it and has malfunctioned. Ideas please?

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Yesterday I removed several unused programs from my wifes laptop, (HP Pavilion zv5000). One of them was a DVD authoring program. I also ran AdWareSE, and AVG AntiSpy & Antivirus scans. When I finished I checked the device manager and noticed that the CD/DVD had a problem. The status of the drive was.

?Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)?

The drive spins, and I can boot from it. However it does not show up in 'My Computer'. Will doing a Windows XP reinstall and taking the repair option fix this? Should I try anything else first?

A:XP not recognizing CD/DVD

In my opinion i think taking the repair option should fix that... but you might also want to try using system restore and restoring your laptop back a couple of days and see if that resolves the problem... you can access this feature my clicking start> run> in the run dialog box type "msconfig" without the quotes and then you should click on the button that says "Launch System Restore" once again.. without quotes. :) good luck!

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Ok, I had loaded Roxio onto this computer...not knowing any better. So I figured out that this was the issue. I took Roxio off of the machine, restarted and then bam my cd/dvd rom is back!! YEAH for me but bummer since Roxio is one of my most favorite programs..



Ok, so I am brand new to Vista. I have had to purchase two computers, 1 desktop and 1 laptop, in the last week and both are Vista. I have not had huge issues too much so far, everything seems really cool.....don't have trouble getting around or finding things. But I do have a major problem with the desktop.

It is not recognizing the cd/dvd rom drive!! I go into the device manager and there is the little yello "!" icon by it so I go in and try to see what is wrong with it and it says the driver is already there.

Anyone have any ideas?? I really to get the internet going on theis computer for school and I can't get the software for the wireless router adapter to go.....of course because the cd/dvd isn't being recognized now. I can say though that yesterday it was and I loaded several programs onto this machine with no problem. Now today it won't work.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Jen S.

A:Not Recognizing Cd/dvd Rom

Try the steps in this article to remove the filters that may be preventing your system from recognizing the drive. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

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I have had this install of windows for about a year now. It has always recognized both HDD one 80gb and one 250gb. It recently started to not recognize the 250(backup) hdd. I know its not the IDE cables because XP doesn't recognize it sometimes but my BIOS and POST screen sees it every time. I am not sure why windows is not recognizing my second HDD. Please help.

Thank you.

A:XP not recognizing 2nd HDD

check the plug is secure into the drive
try a new cable it may have a broken wire in it which can cause the problem

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I have a PC that is not recognizing a 128 mg Dimm.
The PC now has 4, 8 Mg simms. I removed the Simms and added the Dimm but I am getting a memory beep error on boot up.

I am not sure of the name of the motherboard (it has a model number of "MS5129 Ver. 1", but there is a set of dip switches next to the memory slots. Is it possible these dip switch need to be set differently to recognize the Ram?

FYI the PC is a Pentium 120

A:PC not recognizing RAM

You need to figure out who makes your motherboard so you can go to their website and find out what to set those dipswitches to.

If you can't find manufacturer's name search altavista or some other engine for that model number it may take a while to find the site but you should find it sooner or later.

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Each time I insert any USB flash drive into my new Dell E520, it tells me:
"The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?"
The same flash drive works on different PC's

Any help will be appreciated



A:Not recognizing USB

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I just bought a seagate 300 GB external HD and it was working well for the past two weeks until now. My computer does not recognize it at all. Under the safely remove hardware, I don't see it show up at all. I tried my other external HD and it work out fine. I am using window xp and service pack 2. I'm not sure wat the problem also. I tried rebooting and also my comp does not recognize it. I also tried on my friend's comp and it didn't work also.

A:USB not recognizing

Well, since it doesn't work on multiple computers, it's clear the failure is probably something about the drive.

Does the drive spin up when you turn it on? When you connect the USB, do you see anything in Device Manager under USB Controllers for the drive? How about any error messages? Have you tried a new USB cable?

If all else fails, send it back for warranty replacement.

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I have a Packard Bell Legend Supreme 1910, it came with 32M of RAM. I removed the 32M and installed 128M. My computer still says that I have 32M. I checked the advanced settings of msconfig and I am not limiting the size of allowable RAM.

A:Not recognizing new RAM

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Trying to burn or play cd's in windows media player or any other program for that matter, the E- drive player/burner has quit recognizing any cd that is put in. Will play a cd in the D drive. Any ideas or solutions?

A:CD-ROM Not recognizing

You can try to run "Microsoft's Fix-It" program to automaticly remove the Drive's Upper and Lower filters. Or you can Manually delete them using these directions from MS's site.

Windows XP
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 7.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.
Click to expand...

If that doesn't work, try uninstalling the drive from Device Manager and rebooting. Beyond that, it might just be time for a new drive.

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I am running Win 7 on a Intel Core I7 920 processor. My motherboard is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R FE motherboard. My RAM is (4) G Skill F3-16000CL9-2GBRH 2G sticks of DDR3 RAM. It says the type is PC3-10700H. When I check my system settings in windows, it says I have 8 GB installed but only 6 GB usuable. Is there any way to make it so that all of it is usable? Thank you in advance for any help.

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I've done a bit of research on this, it looks like the only way to enable 8Gb is to update the bios. That motherboard is now a discontinued item. Which means you might consider purchasing a newer model with more options.

You can find more information here.. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3265#bios

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PC: HP Pavilion dv7
Drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7581S ATA Device
Media: Memorex DVD+R DL

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Programs: DVDfab 6, AVS Video Converter 6, imgburn, Alcohol 120%, Windows DVD Maker

Problem: No matter which program I'm in (including "Computer") it keeps telling me there's nothing in the drive. Right on the side on my DVD drive it has a symbol saying it reads and writes DVD+R DL. I get the same result with all of the above programs. All of my drivers are up to date. It recognized a DVD+R DL disc one time, but when I tried to burn to it, DVDfab gave me an "error 122" message almost immediately after it started burning. That's the only time it has recognized a DL disc.

A:Not recognizing DVD+R DL

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I have various hard drives (each has an OS - WinXP, Vista, Win7).When I use the WinXP hd in my laptop, i can USB connect and see the Win7 hd but not the Vista hd.
When I use the Win7 hd in my laptop, I cannot see either other USB hds.

Any idea what I can do to make the other two USB visible when running Win7?

One addn piece of info ... I partitioned the WinXP and Vista into a c-drive and d-drive but left the Win7 hd as only a c-drive.

A:Recognizing a USB hd with an os

Are you plugging one HD internally and placing the other in an external enclosure to connect via USB to access files?

Generally, if you cannot see another HD then you need to enter Disk Management and assign it a drive letter in the OS you are using. So if you can't see XP/Vista while booting Win7, make sure both have a drive letter assigned in Disk managment.

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I just ordered Windows Vista Beta 2 a couple days ago, and it came in the mail today. I partitioned my hard drive, adding a 40 GB partition directly after my Windows XP drive. When booting from the 32-bit DVD, there are no options in the hard drive list for where to install Vista. I'm assuming it doesn't have to correct drivers and I need to load them from an external source.I'm wonder how I would go about doing that. My hard drive model, as supplied by the manufacturer of my copmuter, is NVIDIA JBOD 372.61GUpdate: I did a google search, and found that my motherboard is the one that requires the drivers. I found this page: http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_download..._x86_beta2.html which pretty much explains my exact situation. I downloaded the drivers and burned them to a CD, but when I went back into the Vista installation and Loaded Drivers, I got a message saying they weren't found on the CD.Update2: I tried putting those same driver on a USB flash drive, and got the same result. The installation wasn't able to find any drivers. Something else I shoulod note: this last time I booted from the installation DVD, I got to the "Choose where to install" screen and saw that my external HDD was on the list. The other times I had attempted to install, my external was turned off, but this time I turned it on before booting and it recognized it.Update3: I decided to install Vista through Windows XP, and not booting it from the DVD. I got up to the point where it tried to ... Read more

A:Not Recognizing My Hdd

Your MBR has become over written.. Both windows and vista have become combined... Im sorry I dont have a direct link to the program, but if you look in my fat32+linux=? topic, you'll see a link to MBRWiz, its a program that you use to reset the MBR. Alternativley.. You can use the windows xp recovery console, and use the command "fixmbr" without the quotes.
Keep in mind that this will fix your MBR to where it was when you first installed windows xp... Your best bet is to format the vista partition, and look for some tips on how to do that..

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