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XP Home Errors

By Michael34 ·

Resently we removed some spyware from a clients computer and now everytime they go to connect to the internet they get APIPA (169.x.x.x). I have checked somethings but when I do a renew and release in Dos it says some error then that it attempted to connect to something that was not a socket. I disabled all the firewalls and anti-virus and still nothing. The client uses Broad Band through a cable modem so I'm stumped. The PC is about 2 years old so everything should be alright. Other than it getting APIPA it works great. Any help on how I can fix this????

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by willcomp In reply to XP Home Errors

You need to repair Windows Socket layers. Easiest way is to download and run WinsockFix.exe. See link below.


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by Info-Safety, LLC In reply to XP Home Errors

Reset your TCP/IP stack with the following command:
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

Good luck.

Craig Herberg

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by AFIT Mng In reply to XP Home Errors

I alos had this problem and got it fixed with a Win Sock reset.

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by Lizzy In reply to XP Home Errors

You can look at the MS KB article for more detailed information regarding the WINSOCK corruption. You can find it here:

169.x.x.x is a "bad" address assigned by Windows when it cannot connect.

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