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WinXP Connectivity Issues
Getting the Network Wizard to Run to Completion
Posted: 4 Jun 04 (Edited 6 Jun 04)
The Network Wizard is an often maligned aspect of XP. While you can do manually everything the Wizard accomplishes, it does do a competent job of setting up a new network connection.
Unfortunately, it is cranky at times. The following are workarounds developed by myself and others (notably Ken Wickes) for common problems with the Wizard running to completion:
. Call the Wizard directly:
Start,Run, rundll32 hnetwiz.dll HomeNetWizardRunDll
. Try re-registering some key .DLLs:
Start, Run, cmd
(type these entries one at a time)
And then reboot. Test.
. The Spooler service can sometimes interfere with the Wizard.
Start, Run, net stop spooler
Now try the Wizard.
At the end, restart the Spooler Service:
Start, Run, net start spooler
. Missing files
It does happen.
Start, Run, sfc /Scannow
Have your XP CD handy.
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