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Anonymous
June 21, 2005 4:52:01 AM

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I need to fix something real fast ....here is the problem..
i have been noticing that i was gettin g alot of "connection refused"
messages even when trying to get to microsoft.com to reinstall my media
player 10. So iu did some reading and was eventually sent to my 'host" file
in sysem 32 where i deleted alot of the entiries ..(actually all of them
except the local host one ) this didn't seem to work at all oh and this one
advice place suggested i some sort of file to my windows folder .,..went back
to look for it by date and couldnt find it ...he also said to go to my
about:ipconfig pager and change one of the ones there to toggle which i did
....i then tried releasing and renewing my ip address in cmd prompt mode using
the renew and release commands and then tried to flush the caches of my dns
with flushdns command. when it went to renew everything i got this funny
looking string that i will cut and paste below for my dns servers ...now i
time out on most requests and i can hardly get anywhere ...what do i do?? is
there any magic "fix my dns " p[rogram anywhere or something like that?? I
have my windows professional upgrade disk ...also if it helsp sp2 is not
installed and won't install for some reason...also I noticed that i have two
crss listings instead of one on my active programs list i get with ctrl alt
delete and i have had winsocks proiblems from a virus about a month ago
thx help me please we can go on chat or anything ..i will be upo until i fix
it or ruin it beyond fixing ..thx jill
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thx
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 6:35:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hi Jill,

Looking at the ipconfig you posted, I'm guessing you connect to the internet
through a broadband router. If that's true, I'd suggest resetting the router
(disconnect it from your PC first) and re-installing the supplied software -
but only do this if you feel confident doing this.

This isn't an absolute solution, more of a simple trouble-shooting. I'm
also curios as to why you've got a Tunnel running - do you work from home
over a VPN connection?


--
- Matt



"JillJordan" wrote:

> I need to fix something real fast ....here is the problem..
> i have been noticing that i was gettin g alot of "connection refused"
> messages even when trying to get to microsoft.com to reinstall my media
> player 10. So iu did some reading and was eventually sent to my 'host" file
> in sysem 32 where i deleted alot of the entiries ..(actually all of them
> except the local host one ) this didn't seem to work at all oh and this one
> advice place suggested i some sort of file to my windows folder .,..went back
> to look for it by date and couldnt find it ...he also said to go to my
> about:ipconfig pager and change one of the ones there to toggle which i did
> ...i then tried releasing and renewing my ip address in cmd prompt mode using
> the renew and release commands and then tried to flush the caches of my dns
> with flushdns command. when it went to renew everything i got this funny
> looking string that i will cut and paste below for my dns servers ...now i
> time out on most requests and i can hardly get anywhere ...what do i do?? is
> there any magic "fix my dns " p[rogram anywhere or something like that?? I
> have my windows professional upgrade disk ...also if it helsp sp2 is not
> installed and won't install for some reason...also I noticed that i have two
> crss listings instead of one on my active programs list i get with ctrl alt
> delete and i have had winsocks proiblems from a virus about a month ago
> thx help me please we can go on chat or anything ..i will be upo until i fix
> it or ruin it beyond fixing ..thx jill
> --
> thx
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 3:52:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Thank you for responding I do appreciate it anyway ok here is the problem
and here is what i am running i am running a windows xp pro with broadband
professional connection . You asked about a VPN and a tunnel? vpn is virtual
priv network and I don;t know what a tunnel is but while we are both wired
and wireless here at this house (2 of each) I know that none of us know what
a tunnel s and so if we have one it's big news to us.?? there is ftp server
software and an ftp thatr operates from here for a website. anyway
basically i only needed to go to my host file in windows 32 and remove some
IP addresses that weere being blocked and causing me to get one of those
"vonnection refused " messages apparenty we had been hacked during this last
issue we had about 2-3 months ago and didn't get unhacked all the way becauze
someone or something had added every single virus protections that we use 's
address and all of the update addresses to the host file essentially blocking
our ability to detect things so when I saw this i not onoly removed
microsoft.com but also all of the other ones in there too except the ip
address for the local host and left it there .
after doing this i restarfted it and OMG it was sooo slow i could barely
navigate it felt like i was using dsl. so i try a cpl of things to see whats
going on and i read something that says i need to release and renew my dns
and all of my addresses and setting s via the ipconfig / release and the
ipconfig / renew and to first flush my dns cahces with ip config /flushdns
when i did the flush it wouldn't flush at all saud sorry can't flush thats
when i released and renewed and then it would flush but whjen i looked at my
new numbers in ip config they didn't look right my router address is the
192.168.0.13 address the 192.168.0.1 address is an old router address we used
to have but havent used in a while on this computer or maybe its supposed to
be like that I dont know comcast guy at 2am didn't know either i dont think
so I am thinking that iwas going to have to face that day so many of us dread
and install sp2 but guess what even sp2 wouldn't install so here i am i am on
msn messenger just send me your username to my email and i can add you email
is jilljordan2004@hotmail.com thx jj
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thx


"Dangonblane" wrote:

> Hi Jill,
>
> Looking at the ipconfig you posted, I'm guessing you connect to the internet
> through a broadband router. If that's true, I'd suggest resetting the router
> (disconnect it from your PC first) and re-installing the supplied software -
> but only do this if you feel confident doing this.
>
> This isn't an absolute solution, more of a simple trouble-shooting. I'm
> also curios as to why you've got a Tunnel running - do you work from home
> over a VPN connection?
>
>
> --
> - Matt
>
>
>
> "JillJordan" wrote:
>
> > I need to fix something real fast ....here is the problem..
> > i have been noticing that i was gettin g alot of "connection refused"
> > messages even when trying to get to microsoft.com to reinstall my media
> > player 10. So iu did some reading and was eventually sent to my 'host" file
> > in sysem 32 where i deleted alot of the entiries ..(actually all of them
> > except the local host one ) this didn't seem to work at all oh and this one
> > advice place suggested i some sort of file to my windows folder .,..went back
> > to look for it by date and couldnt find it ...he also said to go to my
> > about:ipconfig pager and change one of the ones there to toggle which i did
> > ...i then tried releasing and renewing my ip address in cmd prompt mode using
> > the renew and release commands and then tried to flush the caches of my dns
> > with flushdns command. when it went to renew everything i got this funny
> > looking string that i will cut and paste below for my dns servers ...now i
> > time out on most requests and i can hardly get anywhere ...what do i do?? is
> > there any magic "fix my dns " p[rogram anywhere or something like that?? I
> > have my windows professional upgrade disk ...also if it helsp sp2 is not
> > installed and won't install for some reason...also I noticed that i have two
> > crss listings instead of one on my active programs list i get with ctrl alt
> > delete and i have had winsocks proiblems from a virus about a month ago
> > thx help me please we can go on chat or anything ..i will be upo until i fix
> > it or ruin it beyond fixing ..thx jill
> > --
> > thx
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Anonymous
June 21, 2005 4:15:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

here is my network diagnostic test result
Show Saved Files
Internet Service
Default Outlook Express Mail Not Configured
Default Outlook Express News Not Configured
Internet Explorer Web Proxy Not Configured
Computer Information
Computer System 123-B4W9UTDCJSV
AdminPasswordStatus = 3
AutomaticResetBootOption = TRUE
AutomaticResetCapability = TRUE
BootROMSupported = TRUE
BootupState = Normal boot
Caption = 123-B4W9UTDCJSV
ChassisBootupState = 2
CreationClassName = Win32_ComputerSystem
CurrentTimeZone = -420
DaylightInEffect = TRUE
Description = AT/AT COMPATIBLE
Domain = MSHOME
DomainRole = 0
EnableDaylightSavingsTime = TRUE
FrontPanelResetStatus = 3
InfraredSupported = FALSE
KeyboardPasswordStatus = 3
Manufacturer = NVIDIA
Model = AWRDACPI
Name = 123-B4W9UTDCJSV
NetworkServerModeEnabled = TRUE
NumberOfProcessors = 1
PartOfDomain = FALSE
PauseAfterReset = -1
PowerOnPasswordStatus = 3
PowerState = 0
PowerSupplyState = 2
PrimaryOwnerName = 123
ResetCapability = 1
ResetCount = -1
ResetLimit = -1
Roles
LM_Workstation
LM_Server
Print
NT
Potential_Browser
Master_Browser
Status = OK
SystemStartupDelay = 30
SystemStartupOptions = "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
SystemStartupSetting = 0
SystemType = X86-based PC
ThermalState = 2
TotalPhysicalMemory = 1073201152
UserName = 123-B4W9UTDCJSV\123
WakeUpType = 6
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
BootDevice = \Device\HarddiskVolume1
BuildNumber = 2600
BuildType = Uniprocessor Free
Caption = Microsoft Windows XP Professional
CodeSet = 1252
CountryCode = 1
CreationClassName = Win32_OperatingSystem
CSCreationClassName = Win32_ComputerSystem
CSDVersion = Service Pack 1
CSName = 123-B4W9UTDCJSV
CurrentTimeZone = -420
Debug = FALSE
Description = rogers office
Distributed = FALSE
EncryptionLevel = 168
ForegroundApplicationBoost = 2
FreePhysicalMemory = 493096
FreeSpaceInPagingFiles = 3615480
FreeVirtualMemory = 4108576
InstallDate = 11:48:47 PM 05/22/2005
LargeSystemCache = 0
LastBootUpTime = 2:36:25 AM 06/20/2005
LocalDateTime = 12:07:25 PM 06/21/2005
Locale = 0409
Manufacturer = Microsoft Corporation
MaxNumberOfProcesses = -1
MaxProcessMemorySize = 2097024
Name = Microsoft Windows XP Professional|C:\WINDOWS|
NumberOfProcesses = 46
NumberOfUsers = 2
OSLanguage = 1033
OSType = 18
Primary = TRUE
ProductType = 1
QuantumLength = 0
QuantumType = 0
RegisteredUser = 123
SerialNumber = 55276-012-1042374-22884
ServicePackMajorVersion = 1
ServicePackMinorVersion = 0
SizeStoredInPagingFiles = 4094464
Status = OK
SuiteMask = 272
SystemDevice = \Device\HarddiskVolume1
SystemDirectory = C:\WINDOWS\System32
SystemDrive = C:
TotalVirtualMemorySize = 5142512
TotalVisibleMemorySize = 1048048
Version = 5.1.2600
WindowsDirectory = C:\WINDOWS
Version 5.1.2600
Version = 5.1.2600
BuildVersion = 2600.0000
Modems and Network Adapters
Modems
Network Adapters FAILED
[00000009] NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller (FAILED)
Caption = [00000009] NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
DatabasePath = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc
DefaultIPGateway = 192.168.0.1(Same Subnet) (FAILED)
Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=1
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=1
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 2, Lost = 2 (50% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 1ms
Description = NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller - Packet Scheduler
Miniport
DHCPEnabled = TRUE
DHCPLeaseExpires = 1:03:39 PM 06/21/2005
DHCPLeaseObtained = 12:03:39 PM 06/21/2005
DHCPServer = 192.168.0.1 (PASSED)
Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=1
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=1
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=1
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=1
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 1ms
DNSDomain = chn.comcast.net
DNSEnabledForWINSResolution = FALSE
DNSHostName = 123-b4w9utdcjsv
DNSServerSearchOrder = 192.168.0.1 (PASSED)
Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=1
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=1
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=1
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=2
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 2ms, Average = 1ms
FullDNSRegistrationEnabled = TRUE
GatewayCostMetric = 20
Index = 9
IPAddress = 192.168.0.13 (PASSED)
Pinging 192.168.0.13 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.13: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 192.168.0.13: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 192.168.0.13: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 192.168.0.13: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.13:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
IPConnectionMetric = 20
IPEnabled = TRUE
IPFilterSecurityEnabled = FALSE
IPSubnet = 255.255.255.0
IPXAddress = 00000000:000FEA6D239A
IPXEnabled = TRUE
IPXFrameType = 255
IPXVirtualNetNumber = 00000000
MACAddress = 00:0F:EA:6D:23:9A
ServiceName = NVENETFD
SettingID = {F56AE2C0-9748-48CA-AC9D-0132FFCECBDE}
TcpipNetbiosOptions = 0
WINSEnableLMHostsLookup = TRUE
[00000012] Linksys NC100 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Caption = [00000012] Linksys NC100 Fast Ethernet Adapter
DatabasePath = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc
Description = Linksys NC100 Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler
Miniport
DHCPEnabled = TRUE
DHCPLeaseExpires = 10:27:27 PM 04/16/2005
DHCPLeaseObtained = 10:22:27 PM 04/16/2005
DNSEnabledForWINSResolution = FALSE
DNSHostName = 123-b4w9utdcjsv
FullDNSRegistrationEnabled = TRUE
Index = 12
IPConnectionMetric = 1
IPEnabled = TRUE
IPFilterSecurityEnabled = FALSE
IPXAddress = 00000000:00045A6A515E
IPXEnabled = TRUE
IPXFrameType = 255
IPXVirtualNetNumber = 00000000
MACAddress = 00:04:5A:6A:51:5E
ServiceName = AN983
SettingID = {BEAEC031-AFA3-487F-ABAF-7CB022C5ACC6}
TcpipNetbiosOptions = 0
WINSEnableLMHostsLookup = TRUE
Network Clients
Microsoft Terminal Services
Description = RDPNP
Manufacturer = Microsoft Corporation
Name = Microsoft Terminal Services
Status = Unknown
Microsoft Windows Network
Caption = Workstation
Description = Creates and maintains client network connections to remote
servers. If this service is stopped, these connections will be unavailable.
If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will
fail to start.
Manufacturer = Microsoft Corporation
Name = Microsoft Windows Network
Status = OK
Web Client Network
Caption = WebClient
Description = Enables Windows-based programs to create, access, and modify
Internet-based files. If this service is stopped, these functions will not be
available. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend
on it will fail to start.
Manufacturer = Microsoft Corporation
Name = Web Client Network
Status = OK


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thx


"Dangonblane" wrote:

> Hi Jill,
>
> Looking at the ipconfig you posted, I'm guessing you connect to the internet
> through a broadband router. If that's true, I'd suggest resetting the router
> (disconnect it from your PC first) and re-installing the supplied software -
> but only do this if you feel confident doing this.
>
> This isn't an absolute solution, more of a simple trouble-shooting. I'm
> also curios as to why you've got a Tunnel running - do you work from home
> over a VPN connection?
>
>
> --
> - Matt
>
>
>
> "JillJordan" wrote:
>
> > I need to fix something real fast ....here is the problem..
> > i have been noticing that i was gettin g alot of "connection refused"
> > messages even when trying to get to microsoft.com to reinstall my media
> > player 10. So iu did some reading and was eventually sent to my 'host" file
> > in sysem 32 where i deleted alot of the entiries ..(actually all of them
> > except the local host one ) this didn't seem to work at all oh and this one
> > advice place suggested i some sort of file to my windows folder .,..went back
> > to look for it by date and couldnt find it ...he also said to go to my
> > about:ipconfig pager and change one of the ones there to toggle which i did
> > ...i then tried releasing and renewing my ip address in cmd prompt mode using
> > the renew and release commands and then tried to flush the caches of my dns
> > with flushdns command. when it went to renew everything i got this funny
> > looking string that i will cut and paste below for my dns servers ...now i
> > time out on most requests and i can hardly get anywhere ...what do i do?? is
> > there any magic "fix my dns " p[rogram anywhere or something like that?? I
> > have my windows professional upgrade disk ...also if it helsp sp2 is not
> > installed and won't install for some reason...also I noticed that i have two
> > crss listings instead of one on my active programs list i get with ctrl alt
> > delete and i have had winsocks proiblems from a virus about a month ago
> > thx help me please we can go on chat or anything ..i will be upo until i fix
> > it or ruin it beyond fixing ..thx jill
> > --
> > thx
June 21, 2005 7:40:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Not sure if you have figured the problem out yet but I have a
suggestion. You need to uninstall the network card from your system.
Then just reboot and the system will find the network card and
reinstall it. This will take care of most of the problems I would
imagine. Make sure you have the network card drivers before you do this
just in case Windows needs them. Next make sure you are running a
spyware removal program(yes spyware can mess with your internet
connections) Good ones are adaware and spybot search and destroy. Make
sure you update or try to update them once you have installed them and
before you run the tools. I would definately if you can install the
Microsoft spyware removal tool as it will allow you to more clearly see
what is popping up and trying to run.

Try this and get back to me and I will try and help you out further.

Michael


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