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Take XP Pro off Network Completely

By ptaylor ·
I setup a new computer with XP Pro and added it to our network for an easier setup of applications. The computer was then taken to one of our remote sites. Now I want this computer to run as though basically it is a home computer, without any network functions. I took the computer off of the domain. Uninstalled the software added to give access to the Internet through the network. I added a basic 56K dialup service to access the Internet. I can log on to the Internet and the status shows that packets are receiving and sending. However, when opening IE 6.0, an error appears showing "Page cannot be displayed". If I type another page such as www.microsoft.com, another message stating "IE could not open the search page" appears. At the bottom of IE a message of shdoclc.dll/dnserror.htm also appears along with "could not find the server". We are unable to access the Internet for any web surfing. It seems as though residual network setting are hindering the conversion.

I feel at this point my only option is to reformat. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

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by earnest In reply to Take XP Pro off Network C ...

Check your wins. You need to point to wins of your dial-up ISP.

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by earnest In reply to Take XP Pro off Network C ...

Also of course you need an Ip Address matching your Dial-Up ISP. This is usually provided you the Isp during setup or is Automatic Via DHCP.

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by ptaylor In reply to Take XP Pro off Network C ...

It is automatic via DHCP. Thanks for the idea.

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by e20a3 In reply to Take XP Pro off Network C ...

enter control pannel, enter inernet settings,goto connectionsclick on lan setttings,make shure NOTHING is checked off if it is uncheckit and click ok. In conections change settings to (dial a conection whenever a networkconnection is not pressent) then gointo the system icon click ondevice mananger to check if your modem is working propley. if not right click on it and click on propities goto driver tabe and up date it it will help if you have instlation disk for modem follow instructions from there goood luck

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by ptaylor In reply to Take XP Pro off Network C ...

I have alread cleared all of the network info. The modem works great and I can get onto the Internet. The problem arises when trying to access a web page with IE 6.0. Something in IE is still trying to find the server. Thanks for the input.

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by Ann777 In reply to Take XP Pro off Network C ...
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by ptaylor In reply to Take XP Pro off Network C ...

No...it is a local ISP service. The setup is very easy and straight forward. Thanks

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by john In reply to Take XP Pro off Network C ...

Your problem can probably be solved by clearing out all the TCP/IP settings and cleaning the registry and hives of old network settings. However, that could take forever depending on your skill level. My recommendation would be to get your hands on an OEM Preinstallation CD for XP Pro and run the "sysprep" command. I believe the "sysprep" command can also be downloaded from the Microsoft web site. The "sysprep" command will restore all the default settings for items like networking. When you reboot after sysprep, you will need to key in the XP Pro Product Key number, establish some basic settings, and create a user name. I will be like setting up a new computer. Your data and programs will be preserved, however, I always advise backups of valuable data! Once you find and run "sysprep", you should be back in business in approx. 15 to 30 mins. Good Luck!

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by ptaylor In reply to Take XP Pro off Network C ...

Thanks for the idea. However, I was unable to run the "sysprep" command. I loaded the OEM CD and tried to run it but I kept receiving and error telling me it could not be run on this system. It sounded like a great solution, if I could have gotten it to work. I have decided to format, since I am under a time crunch. Thanks

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by shasca In reply to Take XP Pro off Network C ...

Try dissabling the NIC also check for any residual proxy settings from network. I as a ruler I don't setup remote PC's off the network just for this reason. I have a local and a remote image for each PC model.

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