Trouble connecting. Invalid IP address

By petehh
Aug 9, 2010
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  1. Hey,

    I recently removed some malware from my computer (winxp sp3) but it seems to have left something corrupted. I can no longer connect with wlan, it will hang on 'waiting for the network to be ready' this is becuase I have an invalid IP address. Reseting the winsock does not solve it. Windows diagnostics says the winsock is corrupted but after reseting.. nothing. Also windows firewall will no longer start the ics service. I attach part of the windows diagnostics log, could anyone help me with making sense of it?

    Pete

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  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Check that the device settings for the network interface have not been set to a fixed IP address - go to control panel > network connections > select your device > right click > properties > double click on internet protocol (TCP/IP) and set the two obtain IP and DNS values automatically.
    Reboot to reset the system
  3. petehh

    petehh Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for advice, but it still has not worked
  4. Zilpha

    Zilpha TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 349

    Have you tried running winsockfix?
  5. petehh

    petehh Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yes and that didn't fix it :(
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,279   +152

    Have you tried reinstalling your network drivers (both LAN and wireless)?
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,279   +152

    Oh.. i also noticed
    Go ahead try reinstalling the drivers.. but are you certain you're malware free? You might want to first get reviewed in the Malware Forum Start here for Virus/Malware removal Instructions Attach your logs for review in Malware removal forum
  8. ruready2

    ruready2 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 219

    I agree with LookinAround. It appears your computer is still infected. Resetting the internet settings is no problem but, if you are still infected it will be in vain.
  9. petehh

    petehh Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I reinstalled both LAN and wireless drivers, but still shows invalid ip. I will take your advice and visit the malware forum.

    Cheers
  10. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    You still have the ultimate sanction - format the drive and reinstall windows. It does a system good to do this every couple of years anyway so all you are doing is anticipating it!
  11. petehh

    petehh Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    aha, i'll keep it in mind. I do have windows 7 installed on a 20gb vhd, it connects wirelessly fine :/


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