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XP SP2 Internet Conneciton Not Working SERIOUS!

I cannot connect to the internet using IE6, IE7, Firefox, or AOL.  I can only access the internet if I am in Safe Mode with Networking.  I have tried the following below with no luck.  What could be causing this?  I can ping outside domains and ip addresses with no problem.  This OS is XP SP2.

LSP-Fix
Uninstall your NIC card in the Device Manager
netsh int ip reset reset.log
netsh firewall reset
netsh winsock reset
WinsockXPFix.exe
Added a new NIC card
Used HijackThis and removed everything but two R0's and the igfxsrvc.dll (graphics)
Disabled all NON-Microsoft services using MSCONFIG
Disabled all Startups using MSCONFIG
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PUNKYCommented:
What error you see? Page can not display? or else?
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ascndAuthor Commented:
Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage (in IE7)
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ascndAuthor Commented:
In Firefox it says, "Unable to connect".  "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.yahoo.com
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PUNKYCommented:
In IE7, can you reset all security to default see if it helps.

You might have shutdown all firewall, if you use firewall in router, shut it down as well.
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ascndAuthor Commented:
IE7 security is at default and there is no problem with firewall in router.  Remember I can access the internet throught the PC if I am in SAFE MODE with NETWORKING.
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PUNKYCommented:
I suggest that if you could do a system restore back to sometime the system was known working. Try that see if it helps.

Run spyware, anti-virus, also turn back on services in Msconfig / service.
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ascndAuthor Commented:
This is a client's PC and the reason it is messed up is because they had someone else work on it.  There are no restore points.  There has got to be a reason why I can access the internet in Safe Mode but not in regular mode.
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PUNKYCommented:
Check Event Viewer see if you can locate some issue?
You might read here:

http://kadaitcha.cx/networking.html
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orangutangCommented:
Try opening up your control panel, click "Network Connections", right-click the connection you're using, click "Properties" and tell me what items you see and what is checked or unchecked under the "This connection uses the following items:" section.
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orangutangCommented:
Also, try SuperAntiSpyware (http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE). I think it has a internet connections repair utility.
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Marc ZCommented:
Sounds like the only other option might be to backup all the data and do a reinstall of the OS.  Sounds like a virus got in there.

Unless of course, this customer had software firewalls installed at one point in time, like Zone Alarm (will not get uninstalled by force)
Since you can get by in Safe Mode, I'm thinking a software firewall didn't get fully uninstalled?  So if you have a list of any that might have been installed, let us know.  Sometimes a reinstall and a full uninstall will help.

Also Manual uninstall instructions of ZA.
http://nh3.nohold.net/noHoldCust25/Prod_1/Articles55646/manualuninstall.html
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juandelacruz2001Commented:
Ask this client if they've used a software firewall (like Norton Internet Security), and been removed before you started working on this PC. If indeed they used the software, you may have to reinstall it and check if it will allow you this time. You may have to verify registry entries related to the networking functions if ot does not totally uninstall all components related to this firewall software.

Good luck.
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ascndAuthor Commented:
Even though I thought I turned off everything from Symantec apparently there was still something running.  I uninstalled all of the Symantec software that was on the machine and now I can get to the internet.  I split the points because the solutions were similiar in nature.  Thanks to all of you for your help.  I hated to even think of doing an install without finding out what the real problem was.  Thank you, thank you!
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Marc ZCommented:
Your welcome. Norton's is especially notorious for not letting go of your computer.
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