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By etienneh8y ·
Greetings.

I will do my best to describe this problem as accurately as I can.

I have a Toshiba Prot?g? laptop that belongs to one of our travelling users. The machine has been kept up-to-date with MS updates, AV and anti-spyware.

Here is the situation:
When the machine initially boots, all internet functionality works normally. After about 5-10 minutes (even if not logged in) the machine can no longer resolve http:// websites. https:// and all network resources work normally. Relogging does not fix the problem.

What I have tried:
I have run Anti-virus and anti-spyware tools (E-trust and AdAware -- including the vx2 plug-in)
I have searched the list of services, and processes running on the machine and have not found anything that sent up any red flags. I have run tcpview and with the exception of an inordinate number of the following:
[system process]0 trying to access the domain controller with status: TIME_WAIT.

I have rolled back Media Player to version 9, rolled back windows to settings prior to this complication and uninstalled all non-essential software (I-tunes, Yahoo Messenger and Port Magic)

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated -- I am very very stuck.

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by etienneh8y In reply to no http 10 minutes after ...

"1. Uninstall any third party firewall
2. If any third party firewall had been uninstalled before the current firewall, reinstall and then uninstall it. I strongly recommend you doing this."

If any third party firewall was installed I'm not aware of it, and the user has not supplied any information to that effect. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Anti-virus.

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by hazeen In reply to no http 10 minutes after ...

I had faced a similar problem an year back. I tried av, service packs ,antispyware, online scan and all stuff like that. it didnt detect any thing. what i did was i knew the day from which the client was experiencing the problem. so i went into windows\system32 folder and arranged files by modified date. i fount some suspicious looking exe file on the said date. so i went to safe mode and renamed and relocated the suspicious file. that solved the problem. another method might be to do a system state rollback to some prior date.

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by hjh.arets In reply to no http 10 minutes after ...

Windows XP firewall has the annoying habbit of disallowing internettraffic when to many connactions have been made. After every MS update the firewall settings could be back to default.
Disable windows firewall and check if you can reach a http site. If so find a decent firewall to replace the MS firewall.

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by monkeywrenchit In reply to no http 10 minutes after ...

Make sure there is no group or local policy specifying incorrect settings. download sysinternals autoruns to look for something that loads automatically 5-10 minutes after boot. Does this happen in safe mode with networking? Does this happen on other network interfaces? (can you dial in and experience same problem) there are two programs for repairing your tcpip stack, freeware...Winsockfix, and I cant remember the name of the other. they reset the tcpip stack the way it was at the time of first install. Did you uninstall the drivers for the network card and reinstall? Did you attempt system restore to a time before this issue? Did you disable powermanagement, VPN software, antivirus. boot to Knoppix live cd and see if the problem is in the OS or the hardware.

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by tiggeroush In reply to no http 10 minutes after ...

Are you running Panda Anti-virus? I had this same problem when I loaded Panda onto my computer and had to restore to a previous date. It seems to load firewall when I told it not to and block all internet traffic.

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by ShortoW In reply to no http 10 minutes after ...

I had the same no download/access to http:// websites problem! Https:// websites would work normally.

I use a Desktop running Windows XP Pro SP2 with all the latest updates. My problem started when I uninstalled Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 and upgraded to IE7 Beta 3. I then uninstalled IE7 Beta 3 back to the original version of IE6; but still had this same problem of no access to http:// web pages.

I also tried most all of the fixes listed in this article question to no avail! I contacted Microsoft Customer Support and submitted a Case ID request. After 2 weeks and going thru ~ 10 Support Technicians; my problem still wasn?t solved!

I tried to do an OPS Repair/Rebuild and it would fail with Stop: errors. My final solution to fix the OPS was to restore a 3-month-old image and install all the new programs and updates. I still don?t know what the http:// no access problem was! Maybe someone will have a solution to this problem and will post in this thread.

Shorto

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by ShortoW In reply to no http 10 minutes after ...

I had the same no download/access to http:// websites problem! Https:// websites would work normally.

I use a Desktop running Windows XP Pro SP2 with all the latest updates. My problem started when I uninstalled Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 and upgraded to IE7 Beta 3. I then uninstalled IE7 Beta 3 back to the original version of IE6; but still had this same problem of no access to http:// web pages.

I also tried most all of the fixes listed in this article question to no avail! I contacted Microsoft Customer Support and submitted a Case ID request. After 2 weeks and going thru ~ 10 Support Technicians; my problem still wasn?t solved!

I tried to do an OPS Repair/Rebuild and it would fail with Stop: errors. My final solution to fix the OPS was to restore a 3-month-old image and install all the new programs and updates. I still don?t know what the http:// no access problem was! Maybe someone will have a solution to this problem and will post in this thread.

Shorto

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by red_wolf In reply to no http 10 minutes after ...

As others have said make sure that any software firewalls are disabled.

Also try using a different browser, such as Firefox or Mozilla. It?s possible that IE has been corrupted by BHO's or ActixeX controls that are affecting it functionality.

Have you logged in as a different user on the same machine and gotten the same problem? Try the administrator account or even a different user account, I have seen corrupted files in the Documents and Settings folder of a user render them unable to browse.

If there is a problem reaching the domain controller they are probably not authenticated to the domain which could prevent them being able to route traffic (depending on how your network is designed).

Also, did you Process Explorer from sysinternals.com to view the processes? There are many ways to hide processes from Windows task manager. Might I also suggest using AutoRuns (also from sysinternals) to check of any unusual program loading at boot up.

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