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internet problems..

By litteraround
Mar 3, 2007
  1. hey everybody. i am new to this forum, but from what i see here, it looks awesome.

    i am having internet problems. yesterday my computer was in the "hibernate" state and when i put it on, i got BSOD. since then fortunately i have not had BSOD again but the problem is i have lost my internet connection since then.
    net connection itself is working fine. i use broadband connection and i have windows xp, 512 RAM, dell P4 pc.
    actually what happens is when i try to go to a webpage in any browser(i have tried - explorer, firefox, aol etc.) what i get is "detecting proxy settings" and it stays that way without showing the webpage. plz help.
    also, another wierd thing is that since a week ago, whenever i start my pc, i have been getting a dialogue box for installing the software for some "patin couffin-VSO" device. i dont know what the hell it is.

    also as a reference, i would like to notify that around 2 months back i was experiencing NT-Authority shutdown and recurring BSODs. but i repaired that problem using tools like rustbfix and combofix, as was given in another thread in this forum.
    my whole pc(not just internet) was down for a whole week then.

    so plz help. i am going nuts over this. iwould be very grateful.
    thanx.
     
  2. chamillitarysk8

    chamillitarysk8 TS Booster Posts: 128

    patin couffin-VSO is a cd/dvd burning software if u can recreate or get the error msg from your BSOD then i can really help you and exactly what msg came up in your browsers?
     
  3. stallions

    stallions TS Rookie

    This might be a stupid question but do you know if you need to setup a proxy to be able to browse the net? Are you behind firewall?
     
  4. litteraround

    litteraround TS Rookie Topic Starter

    *chamillitarysk8*

    hi, the BSOD had stop error x000008. so, is it related to the problem in any way.
    thanx.

    *stallions*
    hi, no actually proxy setup seems to be fine. i can say this b'cos internet works fine in safe mode but not in "normal"mode. the problem as i can gather is with the recieving of the data as in my "network connection (control panel)" in the normal mode. there isn't any or its very slow.


    thanx.
     
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