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 ( with the URL trying to go to google not Microsoft, as if the DNS lookup returned the wrong IP.

At one point, I got to come up, but it kept looping and would show the main 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

Full discussion:

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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