Manuals - How to Reinstall TCP/IP in Windows XP

In Windows XP, the uninstall button is disabled for the TCP/IP protocol. The TCP/IP stack is considered a core component of the operating system, and it is not possible to uninstall it. Still, in some extreme cases, the most appropriate solution is to reset the TCP/IP stack back to a default state...

There is a NetShell (netsh) command-line scripting utility for the configuring and monitoring of Windows XP networking. Using this tool, a reset command is available that rewrites pertinent TCP/IP registry keys to achieve the same result as the removal and the reinstallation of the protocol. The following registry branches are reset using this tool:


Comand usage

Simply type the following in Command Prompt:

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

"c:\resetlog.txt" being the logfile generated by netsh to store changes being made. If the file exists, the new log will be appended to the end of the existing file.



Lex van der Horst

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