Windows XP forum: Why can i only access the internet in safe mode?

by: blondeme July 1, 2011 11:33 PM PDT

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Why can i only access the internet in safe mode?

by blondeme - 7/1/11 11:33 PM

I have only been able to do this the last 4 days or so....and i honestly cannot recall anything happening to see how any changes occurred.

When i click on Firefox in normal mode i can wait around 15 minutes before the firefox browser (and IE browser also) slowly comes up and then it just says connecting for several more minutes until the message says server cannot be found.( i think that was the correct words onscreen).Yet going into safe mode with networking it works fine.I have done a chkdsk and also scanned with spybot s&d and avast free and also malwarebytes anti- malware.All come up clean including housecall online.I clicked repair on the lan connection in control panel>network connections>Lan.It also says it is connected in both normal and safe mode.

My winxp Professional is version 2002 with service pack 3.
Registered to myself.

This is an older computer i have had for a few years now.

I connect with ADSL and my router is same as always.

I have Everest installed and also backed up all important personal documents onto an external hard drive.
I have not as yet backed up drivers - i am unclear how to do that as yet.
I also was not supplied with a windows disk originally - i bought this online and it is an OEM desktop system.

I used the Network Diagnostics to diagnose anything and I do not see fail in any of the results. But after googling i did find how to ping to test for any problems.

I did ping loopback....127.0.0.1 - passed 100%
ping ip address....192.168. * . *** - also passed 100%
ping Ip address of default gateway - failed (timed out)
ping dns servers - failed (both timed out)

ipconfig /all:
Windows IP Configuration:
host name is............. listed
primary dns suffix.......
node type...................unknown
ip routing enabled......no
wins proxy enabled.....no

Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connections:
Connection Specific DNS Suffix:
Description.........................Sis 900-based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical address................00 - ** - ** - ** - ** -**
Dhop enabled.....................No
IP address..........................192.168. * . ***
subnet Mask.......................255. *** . *** . *
Default Gateway..................192 . *** . * . ***
DNS Servers.......................203 . ** . ** . **
203. ** . * . *

I also used msconfig and disabled everything in startup tab(in Normal mode on desktop) then restarted normally. Still same problem.

When i look at Everest in safe mode it says in network/internet current proxy and LAN proxy are both disabled.Pop3 is my email.



I am lost and do not know what else to try...
Any ideas?
Thank you

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