January 5th, 2002, 10:50 PM
Dials in, connects, but no data with IE/Netscape
This is a very frustrating problem! We can dial in, our dialer connects, but when we bring up IE or Netscape (or e-mail), we get no data (i.e. 0 bytes received when we check the dialer). We're running MS Win 98 original release. The system is stable after temp file removal, registry cleaning, and hard disk cleanup.
Here's what we've done, and what we know:
-Installed IE6 and then uninstalled it (bad idea ) The problem ensued after this.
-Uninstall then reinstall DUN -> still no data.
-Install MS DUN v1.4 update -> still no data.
-Scan for viruses -> delete 6 backdoors in C:\windows\system -> still no data.
-Dial-in with a different ISP -> still no data. Thus, it has little to do with dialup networking.
-Install Netscape v7.7 -> still no data. Fail with error message, "Unable to make a network socket connection. (Reason ".
-Install IE v5.5 -> still no data.
-Reload Windows 98 -> successful, but still no data.
-Run System File Checker -> finds no problems -> still no data.
-Telnet -> cannot connect.
-Ping (DOS) -> works and gets data This is our biggest hint!
-Search for "sock" and "ws" on hard disk -> not found! This means that files like wsock.vxd, wsock2.vxd, wsock32.dll, wsock32n.dll, and winsock.dll are missing. How can this be after an IE install and a windows reload?
Help will be very much appreciated!
January 6th, 2002, 08:29 AM
Troubleshooting Browsing Error Messages in Microsoft Internet Explorer
This Web page describes steps you can use to troubleshoot the following error messages that you may receive when you browse in Internet Explorer:
The Page Cannot Be Displayed.
Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site Web address. A connection with the server could not be established.
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.
Cannot find server or DNS Error.
An internal error occurred in Windows Internet extensions
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January 6th, 2002, 01:59 PM
click start, find files and folders type in hosts and you should get at least 2 files a hosts and a lmhosts delete these 2 files and reboot then try your connection again.
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January 6th, 2002, 02:53 PM
Dear Steve and Flint005,
Thanks for the replies. We knew it was a "gut level" fix (replace files), but needed a kick in the pants to get to the right ones. Thanks so very much for your help - we'll try these. I'm sure one/both will work. Thanks again!
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