Sorry but you did all that I would try save this one thing.
Run WINSOCKXPFIX. It knocks the winsock back to stock settings that spyware can hijack. If that works, consider running EWIDO to toss the bums out.
Have been unable to enter the 30 digit registration code after installing artwork software from ColorWheel.
Their technical told me to disable my firewall. Doesn't work.
Tried next to disable my NortonSystemWorks anti-virus and reboot then disable my different firewall. Doesn't work.
Microsoft default firewall is set to "off".
Uninstalled my new SystemMechanic Pro 2006 in case somethere there is blocking. Doesn't work.
Tried on reboot F8 SafeMode to enter 30 digit registration code. Doesn't work.
Was sent a "ping" code for Start/run/*** from the software creator and my computer goes directly to his IP address so it can get there just not register the software. Stopped my pop-up blocker.
My internet cable is plugged directly into my DSL outlet and not going thru my AlphaSheild blocker. Doesn't work.
Last resort went to another computer also connected to the same DSL outlet and with just shutting down the firewall it went in and I was able to register within 1 minute. Not able to use the friends computer that it works in though and need it in mine. Why or What is holding my computer back from registering?
The company will possibly refund my money since I'm unable to open it with registration. My computer is running XP-Home with SR2 and all updates. Friend is running XP-Pro w/SR2. The software creator has no other solution. There must be an answer. I hate the words "Server is unreachable". Have had no problems with other artwork programs I've purchased and registered in the past month and no problems accessing secure bank sites. This was supposed to be a relaxing creative artwork CD. Instead it's just made for grey hair.
Next tried this: downloaded Norton cleanup tools to desktop to uninstall Norton completely. After reboot before reinstall of Norton I tried uninstalling ColorWheel 2CD's and reinstalling them with no antivirus, firewall turned off and direct connection to DSL. "Server is unreachable" still after putting in the 30digit registration. Reinstalled NSW now to write this "ASK FOR HELP"
Purchased software from www.colorwheelco.com and the creators of the software are www.pegmaris.com