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I can't get on the internet.  When I look at Services in Administrative Tools, I suddenly have two WebClient services.  If I try to change the status of either one, I get "The name is already in use as a service name or a service display name."  One of them is sometimes has a status of Stopping, but never does.  The other one never has a status.  I can't disable them or start/stop them.
I am using XP SP3.
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by:slam69
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can you ping any addressess such as www.google.co.uk?
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by:torimar
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The WebClient service is not required for internet access. It is only required to manage access to WebDAV (Distributed Authoring and Versioning) shares; on a standalone PC it may be safely deactivated or set to manual.

How do you connect to the internet: LAN, WLAN, Router, DSL-Modem, Satellite etc?
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I connect using WLAN.  Everything I try and start says it can't start because it depends on WebClient being started.
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by:slam69
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shoudlnt be an issue for web services

if you go to dos prompt type ping www.google.co.uk

do you get a response?
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by:DeannaF829
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Every service that won't start says it is because it is dependent on WebClient.  WebClient is dependent on WebDAV (Distributed Authoring and Versioning.
If I try to start Webclient, I get Error 1083: The executible program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service.

If I try to disable it, I get: "The name is already in use as either a service name or a service display name." (because I have two WebClients)

BITS is running, RPC is running, Network Connections is running...
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I fixed it myself.  I basically had to rebuild the services in the registry for WebClient, TCP/IP and TAPI.  I'm up and running now
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by:youthworks
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how did you rebuild the services? inquiring minds want to know
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I wanna know!
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by:DeannaF829
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Hi Youthworks,
I ended up using this website alot to rebuild things:  http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/registry.htm

Just make sure you backup your data before playing with the registry.
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by:youthworks
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I couldn't find find the webclient section of the site. Can you tell me what you did exactly?
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by:DeannaF829
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I copied another XP computer's WebClient registry info. See attachment.
webclient.txt
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