Cisco VPN corrupts winsock



Nathan Guidry
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
One of our users was told to install the Cisco VPN client. Now, when I try
to do IPCONFIG, nothing shows up. I tried to unistall the client but it
kept locking up on me. MS Antispyware detected a change in the winsock and
asked to either ignor or scan, so I chose scan. Nothing happened. So I
hard shutdown the machine and brought it back up in Last Known Good hoping
that would put the correct files back in place. This did not work and
trying to boot into safe mode did not work either. I booted up normal and
tried to install SP2 hoping that would put the correct and updated files
back in the the system files. This did now work either, but it did allow
the wireless adapter to connect. When I right clicked on the LAN adapter to
do repair, it gave an error that TCP/IP had to be enabled, which it was.
Anyone have any suggestions?

Karl
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Seems like something went haywire and blew your IP stack. Try putting in your
wireless card and using Device Manager to remove your NIC adapter. Reboot and
XP should redetect it and reinstall it giving you your IP stack back. Make
certain you have driver signing turned off.
Some of the things that could have led to this was having your AV software
enabled while installing the Cisco VPN or other 'registry' monitoring software
running.

HTH


Nathan Guidry wrote:

> One of our users was told to install the Cisco VPN client. Now, when I try
> to do IPCONFIG, nothing shows up. I tried to unistall the client but it
> kept locking up on me. MS Antispyware detected a change in the winsock and
> asked to either ignor or scan, so I chose scan. Nothing happened. So I
> hard shutdown the machine and brought it back up in Last Known Good hoping
> that would put the correct files back in place. This did not work and
> trying to boot into safe mode did not work either. I booted up normal and
> tried to install SP2 hoping that would put the correct and updated files
> back in the the system files. This did now work either, but it did allow
> the wireless adapter to connect. When I right clicked on the LAN adapter to
> do repair, it gave an error that TCP/IP had to be enabled, which it was.
> Anyone have any suggestions?

Brian
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
try a system restore to time before the vpn client was installed
"Karl" <Karl@mscon.com> wrote in message news:428BD051.DA1E3D2B@mscon.com...
> Seems like something went haywire and blew your IP stack. Try putting in
> your
> wireless card and using Device Manager to remove your NIC adapter. Reboot
> and
> XP should redetect it and reinstall it giving you your IP stack back.
> Make
> certain you have driver signing turned off.
> Some of the things that could have led to this was having your AV software
> enabled while installing the Cisco VPN or other 'registry' monitoring
> software
> running.
>
> HTH
>
>
> Nathan Guidry wrote:
>
>> One of our users was told to install the Cisco VPN client. Now, when I
>> try
>> to do IPCONFIG, nothing shows up. I tried to unistall the client but it
>> kept locking up on me. MS Antispyware detected a change in the winsock
>> and
>> asked to either ignor or scan, so I chose scan. Nothing happened. So I
>> hard shutdown the machine and brought it back up in Last Known Good
>> hoping
>> that would put the correct files back in place. This did not work and
>> trying to boot into safe mode did not work either. I booted up normal
>> and
>> tried to install SP2 hoping that would put the correct and updated files
>> back in the the system files. This did now work either, but it did allow
>> the wireless adapter to connect. When I right clicked on the LAN adapter
>> to
>> do repair, it gave an error that TCP/IP had to be enabled, which it was.
>> Anyone have any suggestions?
>


Cisco VPN corrupts winsock