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No internet connection Vista 64bit

I have a really odd issue. I had a PC come in today with no connection to the internet. I've went through the usual issues checking IE settings, running cc cleaner and malware bytes. Removing the 7 different trialware AV suites that always seem to clog things up.

Now I am to a fairly clean installation, but I still get page cannot be displayed. What is odd is that I can ping the outside say 4.2.2.2 or even google.com by name. So the connection is there, but something else is going on. I can even open fileshares by name and IP.

At first my hunch was a DNS issue because if i try to NSLOOKUP anything it returns unknown server. However i cannot access a webserver device on my network by IP either (even though I can ping it).

It is consistent across browsers too, both Chrome and IE. Nothing odd in device manager either. I'm really stumped on this one.
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bhiebAuthor Commented:
Also I've disabled the firewall thinking that may be it, but no luck there either.
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dennisbbbCommented:
It sounds like your dns cache is corrupted. Try to flush it with command "ipconfig /flushdns" and see if it helps. Worst case scenerio is when your tcp stack may be damaged. You can try with command "netsh winsock reset" and reboot or download a tool called "winsock fix" to fix it and reboot.

Here's one
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Network-Tweak/WinSockFix.shtml

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Jackie ManCommented:
In an elevated command prompt (cmd), run the command below:

   ipconfig /flushdns

Restart computer afterwards.
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dennisbbbCommented:
I reread your post it does sound like your DNS is not working though. Try manually input it with Level3 4.2.2.2 or 67.208.222.222 from OpenDNS
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bhiebAuthor Commented:
Reseting the stack did it Dennis. Thanks!
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