Weird DNS Problem - reinstall TCP/IP on WinXP

Problem: URLs don't properly translate.

First, I go to:

www.google.com/

(It's the home page)

Then, since it is a new machine, I do Tools->Windows Update. The link should be:

www.microsoft.com/somethingsomething/redir?sadjkajsdljl.yougetit

What comes out:

404 Error from Google - just like this (http://www.google.com/somethingsomething/redir?sadjkajsdljl.yougetit) with the URL trying to go to google not Microsoft, as if the DNS lookup returned the wrong IP.

At one point, I got windowsupdate.microsoft.com to come up, but it kept looping and would show the main microsoft.com web page (but all the graphics were broken icons).

That pretty much sums it up. I have no ideas except (1) try to reinstall the TCP/IP stack (which is tough on WinXP) and (2) just wipe the damned machine and try again since it is new anyway.

Oh yeah, lastly, I removed all the network devices and reinstalled them from scratch, so there's no stupid 'Network Bridge" stuff.


Solution:

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt


Full discussion:

http://fatwallet.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=28&threadid=297239


Addendum 2007-12-12

A friend of mine had a similar problem recently, when Norton Antivirus decided that his Cybersitter was a virus and hosed the TCP stack. For that, the command was the very similar:

netsh winsock reset

It looks like there are quite a few interesting commands in there.

netsh winsock ?
netsh int ?
netsh int ip ?
netsh int ipv6 ?
netsh int ipv6 isatap ?
netsh int ip dump

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