I need to restore "internet connection sharing" which is available by going through the control panel and selecting my modems advanced properties. I am given the message "file not available" when I try and switch the service on, the screen halting for a few secs beforehand. No doubt the file is ICS in general. I must have accidentally erased the service or at least its registry settings, when using registry cleaner or related tools. My one tends to pick everything and anything up. I was told that the program "winsockxp" could try and restore my initial internet settings, but after using it, nothing has changed unfortunately. I really dont want to have to install windows all over again though!
I am wondering if there is a way of restoring registry settings without the system deleting any files or (even better) reinstalling the ICS service?
thanks, ive tried that, but it tells me to insert a copy of xp professional service pack 2. im running a (legit!) copy of xp home with service pack 2, and it tells me its the wrong cd? I dont want to buy a pro copy of windows just to get this working. lol any ideas?
thanks- although my service pack 2 was part of the install disc for xp home, inserting the disc straight for method 1 definately doesnt work. Further help from method 1 only refers to updates originally from the internet as an 'Update.exe' file. I don't think service pack 2 included on my xp cd is included in this (I think its 'SP2.cab' from the i386 folder). I tried the registry edit from method 2 (changing the service pack source path), but it still asked for xp pro with sp2.
For drive letters, C and D are both my first and main hard drive - C has xp installed, D is the partitioned half. E is my second drive. I have one optical drive connected right now, which is F. It is my main (and only) real drive, dvd/cd writer. G and H are virtual hard drives, no idea why I have two on here, installing too many demo progs I think! A is my floppy (real, not virtual) :D