Weird DNS Problem - reinstall TCP/IP on WinXP
Problem: URLs don't properly translate.
First, I go to:
(It's the home page)
Then, since it is a new machine, I do Tools→Windows Update. The link should be:
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.
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
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