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How to reset TCP/IP in Windows XP

When viewing the list of components for a network interface in Windows XP, you may notice that the Uninstall button is grayed out when Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is selected. You canít uninstall TCP/IP on Windows XP because the TCP/IP stack is considered a core component of the operating system.  In a case, if you have a problem with TCP/IP settings, you can use netsh utility to reset the TCP/IP stack.   This article describes how to use the NetSh utility to reset TCP/IP.

To reset TCP/IP, follow these steps::

  1. Click Start>Run
  2. In the Run box, type "cmd" and click OK.
  3. At the DOS prompt, type netsh int ip reset [log_file_name], for example, netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt and press Enter.
  4. Close all open programs and restart the computer.

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