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Lost all of my internet connections, broadband, wireles...

I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows XP Pro, up until recently I have had no problems getting online, for wireless, I use a Belkin net. card, and it does show, when I am near enough, a good strong signal, and at home, I could plug straight in to my IP modem, or i could connect through the home computer, no problem, can't do that either. I have since installed, uninstalled a lot of things, and there are a few programs that hang (in other words, it could be a few different reasons its not working) I did call my IP support, and it sounded like everything was okay up to a point, then was told to go to ipconfig, release and renew, and I dont remember what it said, something about a kernel? I just tried it, but I don't recall how to do the release/renew command.all it says now is local area connection media disconnected and under that is psuedo-interface with connection, ip address, and default gateway with a question mark after.and my wireless is with windows wireless connect I am not sure how these settings are supposed to be, and I could use some help setting those right, also. The catch-22 here is I could probably do a clean re-install or repair with my cd's, but my dvd/cd-rom drive has quit working (I have heard that it's a driver update thing, but I can't download drivers unless I get online. Please help, I am dead in the water here! Thanks

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  • Stephen Wilkins
    Stephen Wilkins May 11, 2010

    it might be a spyware issue.....click start then run in the box that opens type 'msconfig' without the ' ' a windows opens titled System Configuration Utlility in that window along the top is a tab called startup and remove everything that isn't your antivirus you can tell in the command section of the window if it has for norton it says symantec or norton antivirus. or list off the items that are there and send them to me and ill tell you which ones to keep...

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