Ok, I am an online poker player, and a retired Cisco and MS engineer, so you guys get the idea of how I am able to troubleshoot on my own. I purchased a monthly subscription to this service, because this being resolved is very important to me and my cash flow. However, I have gone through just about everything I can possibly think to do and I am on a dead end thus far. I am now going to see if my $9.95 is really going to help me in getting this resolved. So, I will first off give the back ground on the situation and what I have done thus far and where I am looking to resolve this.
A while back I was hit with a couple deep rooted worms and trojans and after about 10-20 hours of work I removed them. I have had no problems since then and everything is working fine. I have shut down a business of mine and have a printer my wife wanted me to hook up, she said you know I can't even see your computer on the network. Interesting I go and look and sure enough many of the services need to be seen are not running or put on manual for some reason. So, I start them and do not think much more about it, nope I still can't see you on the net....hmmm....let me go take another look...well that is odd I have no adapters in the properties for netowork. I have Internet, however it is sporadic now that I have started to try and resolve this, it will work fine and then it will cut out. I have seen it is a DNS issue and will not resolve names, however IP specific with no translations will work fine. So, now what have I done to resolve this?
I have changed the local properties of the local security profiles - no change
I have done all the things in here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_20638739.html
- no change
I have followed the MS article http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;825826&Product=winxp
- no change
I have updated the drivers in the NIC - no change
I have checked the services - all working and fine
I have installed the SP2 again - failed to install with access is denied
fSection Failed for ProductInstall.GlobalRegis
573.047: INF_REGISTRY Failed
ery, failed to delete SpRecoverCmdLine value, error 0x2
573.297: DoInstallation: Failed to unregistering spuninst.exe for recovery.
573.297: Access is denied."
This is my only lead so far, trouble shoot the access is denied issue with the SP2, for a while yesterday I had no internet, with no hope and getting the SP2 to initiate was enough to get me back to basic net services. So, I am doing ok there now, obviously I am typing here and trying to resolve this issue. I will continue to troubleshoot the access is denied issue.
Well, this is my last shot at getting this resolved with out a restore, your help would be greatly appreciated.