Remove network stack in Windows XP?
I have been suffering with the 'looping sign on' syndrome since I use MSN ISP. It's also called the 'loop in Sicily.'
For 5 months I have tried working with the knuckleheads at MSN but to no avail. Now they tell me to remove the network stack in my O.S. (Windows XP).
I have gone to the network connections area and poked around but am at a loss as to what exactly to remove and then reinstall.
Thinking I should uninstall the existing MSN TCP/IP setup and then reinstall it fresh.
Does anyone have any ideas on this?
Stark Raving MOD
That's the closest I can find to solving your problem. I'm not sure why they told you to uninstall TCPIP because you can't do it on win xp.
Here's a clip: When viewing the list of components for a network interface, you may notice that the Uninstall button is disabled when Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is selected. In Windows XP, the TCP/IP stack is considered a core component of the operating system; therefore, it is not possible to uninstall TCP/IP in Windows XP.
I hope that helps!
Removing any network card and dial-up connection/modem (in DevMgr and Network Properties) and restarting XP would refresh the TCP/IP stack.
Stark Raving MOD
I think Bill's way is easier. Sometimes the Microsoft way isn't the easiest way.
I like the "persuader method" myself.
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