Cannot flush dns cache

The ipconfig /flushdns command won't work in Run box or Command prompt.

On command prompt I get the following message:

Could not flush the dns Resolver Cache: Function failed during execution.
Also perhaps related, I can not type anything in command prompt, only paste.

Doing a repair on network connection it starts to clear until it comes to the dns cache where I get the following message.

"Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed:

Clearing the dns cache

I had done a repair on my WinXP and have downloaded and installed all updates including SP 2.

Perhaps a service is turned off?

Some ipconfig commands work,
ipconfig /displaydns

With message: cannot display dns resolver cache.

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Disable the firewall in Xp (done in control panel)
then give it a try,
(ipconfig /flushdns)
if it doesn't work...
. boot to safe mode with network support
. then try your ipconfig /flushdns


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
bruzzesAuthor Commented:

Actually I lowered my Zone Alarm firewall and it worked.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows XP

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.