Hey guys. This is a new one for me. I got this following error and kinda poked around. It has something to do with my firewall? It disconnected me and I let internet explorer run the diagnostic trouble shooter. My setup.
Windows xp home edition
Linksys 4 port wired router BEFSR41 with newest fw
Charter cable internet
Comodo firewall newest version
Active virus shield
Here is the error.
info All base service provider entries are present in the Winsock catalog.
info The Winsock Service provider chains are valid.
error Provider entry MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP] could not perform simple loopback communication. Error -1.
info Provider entry MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IP] passed the loopback communication test.
info Provider entry RSVP UDP Service Provider passed the loopback communication test.
info Provider entry RSVP TCP Service Provider passed the loopback communication test.
error A connectivity problem exists with an installed LSP.
action Automated repair: Reset WinSock catalog
action Successfully executed: netsh winsock reset catalog
info System restart required
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity
warn HTTP: Error 12007 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn HTTPS: Error 12007 connecting to www.microsoft.com: The server name or address could not be resolved
warn FTP (Passive): Error 12029 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
warn HTTP: Error 12029 connecting to www.hotmail.com: A connection with the server could not be established
warn HTTPS: Error 12029 connecting to www.passport.net: A connection with the server could not be established
warn FTP (Active): Error 12029 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
error Could not make an HTTP connection.
error Could not make an HTTPS connection.
error Could not make an FTP connection.
Without knowing a lot about how you arrived at your predictament, I’ll tell you about my similar experience and give you something to try…
I too lost my internet connection and received a WinSock error. I suspected it happened after an auto update to McAfee AV which was running its Active Shield component (I think maybe you have AOL). Anyway I was able to isolate the problem by uninstalling McAfee AV, COMODO FW, and Spybot S&D. After this I ran Winsock XP Fix and confirmed my internet connection was restored. I then reinstalled CPF (and rebooted) and things were still fine. But after reinstalling McAfee AV (and rebooting), wham, the problem was back and I needed to do the uninstalls and rerun Winsock XP Fix.
It should be noted that although I was running the CPF / McAfee combo on 2 different PC’s I only had a problem on 1 of the 2. They do have different NIC’s so perhaps the problem is also related to the driver being used.
If you like you can download Winsock XP Fix here (assuming you can get online with another PC). It’s free by the way.
After the uninstalls and reboots you may want to run this in safe mode to perform the fix. Winsock XP Fix has an option to back up your registry prior to running the fix and I’d highly recommend you do that. That way you can get back to where you were should this not work out.
Let us know if you try this and how you make out.
P.S. I’ve sinced sacked (Comcast supplied) McAfee and am now using AVG AV and AS (both free). I hate the security software junk that ISP’s “give” their customers to convince them that they’re secure. Computer Associate’s AV is another one I’ve had a bad personal experience with but that’s another topic.
Hey thanks for the reply! Im actually back up and running fine now. Like I said. In IE7 after running the network diagnostic. It prompted me if I wanted winsock to be automatically fixed. I said yes to it and let it do its thing. It prompted me for a reboot and my connection was back up and running. Im hoping it doesnt happen anymore. Im just curious what its from and why it done that! Also this might be unrelated to the problem but thought I would still mention it. The following day my isp was having connection troubles. They were doing server maint. during the day. So my speeds dragged big time. Anyways at midnite exactly my connection completely went down. Thinking it was my isp once again. I just said ■■■■■ it and went to bed. I was also using FireFox. So this morning when I lost my connection thats when I used IE7 to run the diagnostic.
Is there a Comodo tech that might have an opinion on this as well?
Just wanted to get another opinion on this as well from a Comodo tech? Thanks!