I have just spent 2 hours on the phone trying to rectify a friends XP Home internet connectivity issue and I can say it is odd.
One XP home computer has ADSL Access.
3 Users are setup and all are administrators.
One user is able to connect to the internet and the other 2 can't.
The 2 other users can ping the internet but not Browse. (TCP settings are obviously the same for all users).
Microsoft outlook can't connect to the internet for these 2 users either.
All 3 users have the same Internet Explorer settings (Proxy is auto select).
No firewall's are on and antivirus have all been disabled.
I have also stopped additional services using MSCONFIG for all 3 users (the one user works and the other 2 still no access to the internet)
Does anyone have any ideas.
I will attempt to copy the working users profile to one of the other users and see if that works. and also see if somehow the other 2 users have had internet access disabled through HKEY_CURRENT_USER......... registry settings.
Formatting or reinstalling windows or installing XP Pro is not an option.