Launching Internet After DNS Probe [Solved/Closed]

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Hello,

I have a dell laptop with Windows xp. I am getting dns probe finished no internet message. This was on chrome browser. I used the computer earlier with no problems. I have looked here on this website and tried just about everything to no avail. I uninstalled both chrome and Firefox. Can you please help. This is driving me crazy. Thanks.

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go to START and Run and type in the following commands:
cmd (enter)

c:\netsh winsock reset (enter)

remember restart your computer
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Your answer is incomplete. You have to assume that the person having the problem does NOT know how to become "the administrator".
I got this error message "DNS PROBE FINISHED NO INTERNET"

I TYPED AT C PROMPT: "netsh winsock reset".
It says this action requires elevation (run as administrator) but it does not tell you how to become the "administrator".

Went to Desktop
Right-clicked on chrome icon
Left Clicked "Run as administrator"
Went back into DOS
Typed above at C prompt
It STILL says : "this operation requires elevation (run as administrator)" but it does not tell you how to become the administrator

(Right-clicking the Icon used to work in Internet Explorer, now not working in chrome)
A few min ago, when I clicked the Start Button, I saw no DOS Icon. Now, after pressing the Windows key (in between CTRL and ALT) AND "R" AT SAME TIME, NOW I SEE THE DOS ICON IN START MENU.

RIGHT-CLICKED ON DOS ICON IN START MENU.
LEFT CLICKED "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR" NOW - I AM THE "ADMINISTRATOR"!!!
Apparently, even in 2015, Windows 7 still runs inside a "DosShell".

NOW, A NEW DOS "DIALOGUE BOX" POPS UP, BUT THE "C" PROMPT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO
C:\Windows\System32>
(My Dell Laptop is 32 bits)
At this new prompt, I typed "netsh winsock reset"
And pressed Enter.

Now, in DOS, it says that I "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog"! (whatever THAT IS!!) YAAAAAAY!
AND "you must restart [or reboot] the Computer to complete the reset.
TOOK ABOUT 15 MIN. TO FIX

I HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL.

So maybe my "winsock", whatever it is, was corrupted by a virus and needed to be reset inside DOS, despite my getting a new Kaspersky Antivirus Dec 25, 2014 (2 yr subscription)

I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHY THIS PROBLEM OCURRS IN THE FIRST PLACE!
> ROBERTDELROSSO
it works. thanks.
> ROBERTDELROSSO
Thanks for explaing it very well after spending 3 hous now I got solution .. Thank you
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13914 > Mat
You are most welcome!:-)
> ROBERTDELROSSO
You are heaven-sent, Robert! Thank you so effin' much, bro!

Your answer is incomplete. You have to assume the person does not know how to become "the Administrator".

IN DOS, I TYPED AT C PROMPT "netsh winsock reset".
It says this action requires elevation (run as administrator) but it does not tell you how to become the "administrator".

Went to Desktop
Right-clicked on chrome icon
Left Clicked "Run as administrator"
Went back into DOS
Typed above at C prompt
It STILL says : "this operation requires elevation (run as administrator)" but it does not tell you how to become the administrator

(Right-clicking the Icon used to work in Internet Explorer, now not working in chrome)
At first, when I clicked the Start Button, I saw no DOS Icon. Now, after pressing the Windows key (in between CTRL and ALT) AND "R" AT SAME TIME, NOW I SEE THE DOS ICON IN START MENU.

RIGHT-CLICKED ON DOS ICON IN START MENU.
LEFT CLICKED "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR" NOW I AM "THE ADMINISTRATOR"!!!!
Apparently, even in 2015, Windows 7 still runs inside a "DosShell".

NOW, A NEW DOS "DIALOGUE BOX" POPS UP, BUT THE "C" PROMPT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO
C:\Windows\System32>
(My Dell Laptop is 32 bits)
At this new prompt, I typed "netsh winsock reset"
And pressed Enter.

Now, in DOS, it says that I "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog"! (whatever THAT IS!!) YAAAAAAY!
AND "you must restart [or reboot] the Computer to complete the reset".
TOOK ABOUT 15 MIN. TO FIX

So maybe my "winsock", whatever it is, was corrupted by a virus and needed to be reset inside DOS, even though I just got Kaspersky AntiVirus Dec. 25, 2014 (2 yr. subscription)
I hope this is helpful.
Thanks,
it works as long as you run came as an admin.
Thnx worked for me
The fast way... Open "Start" - click "run" - in the box type "netsh" - on the windows type "winsock reset". If successfully, rebot PC. DONE!
how do you do this as a system administrator on Windows 7? This is driving me nuts and I'm a dummy on this stuff. Thanks
Start, all programs, accessories, right command run as adminstrator
I spent all last night and today trying EVERYTHING possible. Just fixed it by going to start type in cmd right click to run as administrator then type in netsh winsock reset then restart your computer. Hope someone reads this and it helps them, nothing anyone else said did.
Thanks Robert,
Really I was rolling my brain,but ur trick worked
Thank you!! I have been trying all morning and you answer finally helped me
Yes it did great
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if you used your dongle in deffrent area like if always using the dongle on area A. and for some tie you used it area B. and when you back again Area A. then may be you see this problem. so just take your dongle and connect it to direct in your PC/Laptop problem will be solved automatically. and if you are using router connect it with your computer direct with cable .may be problem will be solve . if not restart your PC in connected position with cable .
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thanks so much for this.....crazy how these computers can have such huge problems with easy fixes
Wow man thanks alot mate
i'm using windows 10. to run administrator for cmd

press windows button + X
click command prompt ( admin )
type netsh winsock reset
then restart pc and done :)
For people having the command trouble,just type netsh and then tye winsock reset and restart the pc
Can someone please explain - I have a Lenovo and have the same problem. It's driving me crazy. I've tried suggestions but when I type cmd in the 'run' box nothing happens.

Ps. I'm a woman - please go easy
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Hi, did you press the enter key?
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Yes and it just repeated the administrator name. How many times should I press it?
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You must log in as administrator after your system started.
Omg I love you...Seriously...I tired EVERYTHING...lost 3 weeks without Internet...finally found sth that works..thank you thank you thank you!
Worked great. Thanks so much.
U guys rock!!!! Thanks a million for this huge help! All I had to do is Start, type CMD and right clicked until the Run Command showed up and then typed nets winsock reset, once that's typed go to start, and restart computer.....Wolla !!!!
Thanks buddy!!!

You have really saved a big day for me...
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13914 > Mikey
My pleasure to be your saviour.

For two days, I have been frustrated by this problem...especially the admin part once I found solutions. Thanks Robert!
thanx worked.
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