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  1. @cluberti, Its not the hosts file. I've checked that. Deman, I checked the proxy and no, its not been changed. All normal connection specific things that are readily apparent are at their default states. Whatever it is, its preventing the PC from getting/seeing the DNS server addresses. Disabling the connection and then re-enabling it, or the physical unplugging and plugging back in of the ethernet cable does not change anything. The PC gets its LAN IP address readily, but not the DNS addresses. I do not want to tell her that one way would be to re-install Windows, because the vendor did not
  2. Hello everyone, I hope someone can shed light on this very vexing problem. My cousin owns a business and has a PC based surveillance system that runs on Windows XP Home. She was having problems with employees getting on the PC (foolishly the PC is not located in an area where only she could have access to it) and surfing the web and the resulting mess with viruses and spyware left her system crippled. SO she called the vendor of the surveillance system. He came and cleaned up the spyware and then did something to disable web browsing on the PC. The network connection is still active, and she
  3. Wonderful....!!! Works now. Thank you so much, Anne.
  4. Hello all, I am a sometime lurker and love to read the stuff here. However I ran into a problem today with Word 2003 that has stumped me and I hope you fellow can point me in the right direction. As you see the option to select the tab leader characters is there, but the Set button is grayed out and so no matter what leader character I choose, the feature does not work. I have looked in the Options and Customization dialog boxes but can find nothing that helps. What am I missing here?
  5. Thanks... I finally figured out that the Promise IDE controller was the culprit. I had to take it out and download the latest driver and then re-installed it. The computer boots up just fine now.
  6. Hello everyone..., I have been trying to install XP Pro onto my desktop PC. It had been running XP for almost a year without a hitch, when all of a sudden the desktop icons and the taskbar (along with the start button) disappeared. Try as I might I could not get the issue resolved and so finally decided to re-install XP. I did a format and the install went fine. After the last reboot the screen Windows XP boot screen comes up, (the one before the logon) and just stays there. I tried re-booting but the same thing happens. I then deleted the partition and re-created it and formatted it and inst
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