can't connect to net please help

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  1. michael88

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    so my hardrive broke last week, and I had to have a new one put in. Luckily I was able to get my data back, but it totally reset my xp windows. So I had to download many updates. I now can no longer connect to the net. It's not the service as I am connected on my phone and my xbox. Someone suggested uninstalling sp 3 but that isn't an option on uninstall menu....please help!
     
  2. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Need to know a little more about how you connect to the Internet. Is it through a router? A DSL or cable modem? WiFi?
     

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    wireless router,linksys, but I've also tried plugging directly to the net.
     
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    Check your ISP's technical support. Contact them and see if they can talk you through the setup.
     
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    Check your connections on internet explorer and see what happens.
     
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    I have time warner they are extremely unhelpful and won't help me
     
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    On the computer delete any network connections related to the ISP. Then go through the setup process again.

    Control Panel\Network and Sharing Center is where you go in vista. In xp it will be I think Network connections in the control panel.
     
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  8. michael88

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    so delete the name of my router now?
     
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    How are you posting on GT if you can't connect?
     
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    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    Under network connections, right click on the wireless connection and make sure its enabled.
     
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    Do you have the software. Did you reinstall. My PC died and it took me 3 days just to reinstall everything.
     
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    it's enabled, being hard wired also doesn't work
     
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    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    :shocked: Thank you.
     
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    IE>tools>internet options>connections>LAN settings tab>check the "automatically detect settings" box and click okay, close and re-open the program.
     
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    everything reinstalled back to the 05 version when I got it, after updates specifically the sp3 it stopped.
     
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    did the lan check thing multiple times...nothing tried repairing connectivity nothing