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By Edgam20 ·
2 days ago i was playing a game when suddenly my screen turned horizontal patterns all fuzzy and broken up. i then rebooted my computer and wasn't able to get on. then i scanned my computer with ad-aware for spyware and so on, then it poped up, trojan, on my mcafee, then i scanned it and found 3 others on my local documents. i tried so many things but couldn't fix this problem so i reinstalled my computer. after that i installed my virus protector in case if i was to get on they would hit me again, and tried to get online and still couldn't, for short..... i have reinstalled my computer after getting hit with torjans, and am not able to connect online, can someone help me?

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by master3bs In reply to Problems with Conncetion ...

What do you use to get online? DSL? Cable? Dial-up? Who is your provider?

What kind of error, if any are you getting? Do you have a valid IP address (in Win 98, run winipcfg and look for the IP on your ethernet adapter; in 2000 through XP run cmd and then type in ipconfig in DOS to tell. Let me know what the first numbers are. examples: 192.x.x.x 69.x.x.x; 169.x.x.x; etc)

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by Edgam20 In reply to Problems with Conncetion ...

I use yahoo sbc dsl, it was an error that is hard to describe, it was all scribbled and fuzy horizontal lines and i saw some words but were too hard to read. the words were like shrinked down in size and all scattered. 169.x.x.x is first ip numbers.

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by Edgam20 In reply to Problems with Conncetion ...

right now i'm on my bro's laptop so i know it's not the dsl modem.... i'm wondering what i'm missing because i have reinstalled my computer many times and it goes online all the time, but this time it doesn't after that attack from that virus. i ran my windows xp without the cables for my dsl on in case they could do something. i dunno what to do and usually i fix everything...

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by Edgam20 In reply to Problems with Conncetion ...

i doubled it because i am desperate...

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by w2ktechman In reply to Problems with Conncetion ...

when the system was rebuilt, did you format the drive and MBR???
Could it have been a NIC card problem?
Before I rebuild a system, I securely wipe the drive with a scrubber. Too many times I just used format, or fdisk/format that still retained info from the previous install.
Also, if it is an MBR virus, the MBR needs to be formatted as well, or you dont get rid of it.
Another thought is to try another NIC card. See if the problem persists
And then again, maybe updating all of the patches for XP and the NIC driver may resolve the problem.
If not, try cleaning TCP/IP by
start -- run --
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
then try again.
Make sure that the IE settings are correct. Most likely UNCHECK Everything (including autodetect).

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by Edgam20 In reply to

Thx for the help man, in some weird way, it finally started working, finally i am done, lol. thx again

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by Edgam20 In reply to Problems with Conncetion ...

well, i went to fdisk and deleted the partition and made it to new using all the amount, i might sound like a amature, but i don't get the concept of how to reformat mbr, master boot recrod... something i really didn't pay attention to in computer system class.. my nic card has always worked but after that trojan.. nothing has been the same. i even opened the tower and cleaned it in case the inside was dirty. i'm not sure how to format my mbr so i need some help on that. i checked some sites but they say linux and win xp pro... but i have win xp home. the thing is i can't get online because if i could i wouldn't be posting, in network connection i see it as connected but i go to internet explor and it does nothing but tell me it's not connected.. i even have a website sbc gave me that if i can't connect, it'll take me to it and i can connect from there, and it doesn't work, which that tells me something is wrong... i typed what u said to clearn my TCP/IP but am wondering does it just show a black box like dos, and go away.. that IE unchecked thing i always do so i know that's not the problem.

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by statykserver In reply to Problems with Conncetion ...

I agree with above, I think you should try another nic card, maybe the one you have has coincidentally given out. For 15 - 20 $ I think it's worth a try. If not then you can simply return it.

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by statykserver In reply to

Also the command for the mbr when partitioning is fdisk /mbr

Hope this helps

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