Win XP Pro Can't talk to Internet except in Safe Mode. Needs step by step diagnosis.
Posted on 2007-11-17
I have an xp workstation connected by wire to a 4 way hub Linksys wireless WRT54G Router and cable modem combo. I just finished upgrade my primary 40gb Drive C: to a 250gb Drive. Except for some minor glitches it looked like all of the programs made it through relatively unscathed.
The issue is when the system boots it can't access the internet. I wondered if it was hardware or settings related. I started shutting down programs: McAfee Virus Protection, GoToMyPC, DNS2Go. I went into Windows Services and tried shutting down any non-essential services. And then finally went into my Process Explorer - Task Manager to no avail. My NetStat /a shows absolutely no connectivitiy. I can ping localhost and thats about all.
However when I boot in windows networking safe mode with Windows Firewall engaged ithere is no problem whatsoever getting on the internet.
Quite frankly I'm kinda stumped. Has anyone run and solved this one before? Sure appreciate hearing from you. Is there something I'm overlooking? I need to boot up in normal windows xp mode with full internet access.