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  1. #1
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    Connection errors

    Sorry if this isn't posted in the correct forum. I'm not sure it's a 'security' issue, but I'm at a loss as to what to do.

    I am running Windows XP Home Edition. Yesterday I went through and cleaned out unnecesary programs and files. I didn't delete anything from any hidden folders.
    I use Nortons System Works 2002 and ran windoctor and diskdoctor to fix any possible problems, then did a defrag on my hard drive.
    After all that was finished I encountered my current problems.

    There is a copy of the recycle bin that I cannot delete. All it's contents are the same as the original, anything I delet appears in both of them but each must be emptied seperately. I cannot rename it or remove it.

    I can connect to the internet and browse with IE, but any secondary programs are having problems.
    -Neither MSN nor Trillian will allow me to connect.
    -Trying to Download with GetRight says: Error connecting to: Socket Error: Connection refused.
    -Windows Media player's media guide will only show as 'The page cannot be displayed'
    -mIRC = 'Unable to connect to IRC server'

    I've tried doing a system restore and it won't let me restore.
    I've searched the Norton Protected Recycle bin (both of them) for any important files I may have inadvertantly deleted and neither I nor windoctor found any.
    I've checked my Internet connection settings to make sure everything is as it should be
    I've even tried doing a recovery install of XP.

    I'm out of ideas. Help?

    Oops...couple issues I forgot to mention.
    I had a program I was trying called Virus MD, it was supposed to be a virewall/virus alert program. I didn't like it and uninstalled it after about two days.
    After uninstalling I started receiving warnings in my application event viewer:
    "The description for Event ID ( 1 ) in Source ( True Vector Engine ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer."

    I've also had trouble connecting to this site, with an error that says:
    Warning: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (111) in /data/httpd1/htdocs/admin/db_mysql.php on line 42

    Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (111) in /data/httpd1/htdocs/admin/db_mysql.php on line 42
    (I'm unsure as to if this is my problem, or a database problem for the site)

    Thanks again.
    Faqt


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    I've had some similar problems myself, and although this is far-fetched, try to disable/enable QoS on your internet-connection, it seems this little MS-bastard is causing a lot of problems on some systems (including mine).
    Just a thought, let me know if it works

    I had a program I was trying called Virus MD, it was supposed to be a virewall/virus alert program. I didn't like it and uninstalled it after about two days.
    After uninstalling I started receiving warnings in my application event viewer:
    "The description for Event ID ( 1 ) in Source ( True Vector Engine ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer."
    The True Vector Engine is a part of the ZoneAlarm software firewall, I googled for it and found this post at the zonelabs forum, maybe it could be helpful for you.
    http://forums.zonelabs.com/zonelabs/...message.id=158

    I've also had trouble connecting to this site, with an error that says:
    Warning: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (111) in /data/httpd1/htdocs/admin/db_mysql.php on line 42

    Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (111) in /data/httpd1/htdocs/admin/db_mysql.php on line 42
    (I'm unsure as to if this is my problem, or a database problem for the site)
    I have these too, I think we all have.
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    nope...that doesn't seem to have made a bit of difference.
    I went into dial-up properties and uninstalled the Qos option on the Networking tab....uh, it completly disapeared, how do I get it back? (do I need to?)
    Thanks
    Faqt


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    No you dont need it, but even though you uninstalled it, its still there in the background, but what I have to do everytime I reboot, is to enable/disable QoS to even get the connection working, check my previous thread about this here: http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=241575
    Finally, I tried to disable QoS, nothing... I enabled it again, nothing, I pulled my hair for a while, nothing... then I disabled QoS again, viola, I was online.

    Now, my problem is, I have to enable/disable QoS in winXP everytime I reboot since then (*nix users, dont laugh). I've spent days searching for anything like this in MSDN, and nothing, seems like this has only happened to me, ever.
    Now I don't have a clue if this could somehow relate to the problems you are haveing, but I thought it was worth a shot
    You can get it back by installing it again in the properties for your dialup connection
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