On a separate computer, download the WinsockXPFix tool from the link below, then copy it to a flash drive. Transport the flash drive to the affected computer and run it there.. It should repair any internet connection software that's corrupted.
Hope this helps.
A friend of mine gave me his netbook to debug (acer one, model AOA 150, windows xp). It will not access the internet. It says that I have a really good connection and I was able to ping Google and my own personal website, but I can't access any website, unless I'm in safemode.
I've tried shutting down windows firewall, checking the proxy settings, shutting down WEP and the mac address filter (which was to prevent a neighbor's Wii from using our wireless), creating a new account to see if it was an account setting, closing every unnecessary process, reset router and modem, removed the network and tried it again, and used the wizard to try to reestablish the connection.
No luck and I'm out of ideas. I'm in safemode right now typing this. So the WiFi card does work. It must be some sort of setting that I'm missing.
Any response is greatly appreciated.