Vista browsers only work in Safe Mode

Posted on 2012-03-16
Last Modified: 2012-03-26
Vista Home Premium, browsers only work in Safe Mode. Tried many online suggestions applicable: ran malware and virus checks, disabled/uninstalled any antivirus, disabled any firewalls, disabled add ons, ran msconfig and disabled all startup items, removed any and all toolbars, cleared cache, cookies history. Cleaned Registry with CCleaner. Created new Vista Profile...same problem. Rebuilt tcp/ip protocol stack.
Question by:glenwdri
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Expert Comment

ID: 37730744
If you run an ipconfig /all in Normal Mode are you getting an IP?

Author Comment

ID: 37731307
yes and I can ping google

Expert Comment

ID: 37731912
Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling the browser software?

Sorry if this is tedious, but I'm just trying to cover the most basic stuff before getting into the more complicated steps and I'm just pointing out things you didn't list have been done.
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Author Comment

ID: 37739468
tried it

Expert Comment

ID: 37745520
I know you mentioned disabling all startup items in msconfig, but have you tried disabling all non-MS Services as well in the Services tab?

Author Comment

ID: 37748277
I disabled all startup items and services.

Accepted Solution

glenwdri earned 0 total points
ID: 37748282
I went ahead and wiped and reinstalled the OS so I don't need any more help. Thanks all for the suggestions.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 37764951
No one else was offering anything new that I haven't tried and time was getting short.

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