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HELP!!! WININET.NET

by jstnfogarty / November 22, 2005 8:36 AM PST

ran AVG anti-virus "free edition" through my cpu and now i am unable to access my internet it keeps telling me i need to reinstall WININET.net which i cant do because i cannot get online, i also lost use of my windows media player. WHAT SHOULD I DO PLEASE HELP!!!!

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get this and try it first
by Merl Priester / November 22, 2005 4:41 PM PST
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i may have a problem
by jstnfogarty / November 23, 2005 12:00 AM PST

will i be able to use this if i cannot access the internet?

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are you sure
by danthevan / November 23, 2005 12:14 AM PST
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are you sure its WININET.NET and not WININET.DLL

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your right
by jstnfogarty / November 23, 2005 2:44 AM PST
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it is wininet.dll

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have you
by danthevan / November 23, 2005 2:59 AM PST
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have you got a windows installation cd or a service pack 2 cd just a thought as you cant get online on your own pc

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wininet.dll
by jstnfogarty / November 23, 2005 3:54 AM PST
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i have tried my disk. if i reinstall will that reset everything?

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Reply to wininet.dll
by danthevan / November 23, 2005 4:11 AM PST
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no this wont lose your programs dont worry

simply go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem.

hopefully this should find your corrupted file then prompt you to insert your windows cd then it will replace the file with a fresh copy. try this first
if it doesnt work there are more steps to take but try this first as its the easiest and uncomplicated
post back with results cheers dan

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