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Windows 7: Connection stuck on "Identifying..." and cannot go online

05 Dec 2011   #1
otaku4225

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Connection stuck on "Identifying..." and cannot go online

About a month ago, I was hit with a virus and thats when this problem started. I have definitively gotton rid of the virus but the connectivity problem remains. Weirdly, i used sfc/ scannow and it fixed it. Then i went to my sisters house, connected to her wireless network, and when I came back and tried connecting to my network wirelessly I found the same problem I just got rid of, only the sfc /scannow didn't work. I have tried deleting my Ivp6, reseting the winsock, ip address, and connecting to the router through wires does not work


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05 Dec 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If sfc /scannow didn't work you may be in a repair install situation.
It's pretty obvious there is damage to the system caused by the infection.
Repair Install

That will fix windows without the need to reinstall your programs or backup your personal data.
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05 Dec 2011   #3
otaku4225

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I have a pirated copy of windows 7 since I was not going to buy a new one for the new hard drive I upgraded my laptop with. Since apparently repair install requires the cd or key, any advice on getting around that or should I just burn the iso image to a cdr?
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05 Dec 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

if you have a legitimate key and the proper version of windows you can activate it on new hardware.
That's not a reason to pirate windows 7.
It's not like xp was.
They may make you call in the activation the first time with the new hardware but they will allow it.

Unfortunately that's the limit of the assistance I can give you now, site rules prevent me from helping you with pirated software.
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05 Dec 2011   #5
otaku4225

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Fair enough, I can figure it out from here I believe. Thanks though, no idea why I haven't considered or heard of this option from other forums before. Hope it works for me.
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