I came across a strange problem which never existed in the last 4 years on my computer.
"System: Dell 600m, Windows XP, 512MB RAM, Intel Pro Wireless, Intel Celeron processor, AntiVir AV software (free edition)"
My computer all of a sudden started showing blue screen a couple times but worked well after switching it off and restarting again.But now I could not access internet. Even though my WLAN shows the signal strength is good and its connected, when I open the internet explorer (IE) it says the page cannot be displayed. I tried running some "EXE"s to repair WinSock from this website "http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm". But no improvement.
Then I tried the following but did not work.
1. I tried some good spy, trojan and virus removing softwares. But internet explorer is still unable to connect to the web pages.
2. I tried to restore the system to a point where the system was working perfectly alright. Still no good.
3. Tried dial-up connection. It reaches the last successful step, "Registering your computer on the network" and then exits by saying Re-dialing with the following error message:
"Checking network protocol connections...
TCP/IP CP reported error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
IPX/SPX or compatible CP reported error 733: A connection to the remote computer could not be completed. You might need to adjust the protocols on this computer. For further info click More Info or search Help and Support center"
4. Then I searched in the Help and Support center under Start. As mentioned in the support, I started a window prompt and executed "ipconfig". I get the following error message in the cmd window.
" Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection
Media State .... Media disconnected
Ethernet adapterWireless Network Connection
Media State .... Media disconnected"
The Support say that the Media State should never be disconnected ! And on my computer it is now !!!
My assumption is that the TCP/IP settings may have gone corrupt (don't know the reason but tried to uninstall some softwares to save space). Desperately looking for a valuable guidance to get back my computer to browsing.
Thanks a lot in advance