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    How to replace corrupted IP routing table (ARP)?

    At our wits end.....

    2 machines running identical software, WXP SP3, using same ADSL router, with same ethernet cable (swopped between the two), laptop connects to internet OK, but faster desktop has suddenly started to time out on web pages & fail to connect

    Done everything we can think of, eg
    1. New router & all cabling
    2. New motherboard for desktop (within guarantee period)
    3. Run every virus check, etc under the sun
    4. Had BT engineers in to check physical phone line
    5. Pestered our business ISP rotten
    Got network diagnostics for WXP saying "Corrupted IP routing table", so deleted ARP cache, but seemingly corrupts again after a short while.....checked that Routing & Remote Services are disabled, etc

    Ping'ed all sorts of things at ISP's suggestion, & compared the ARP cache on both machines...identical

    How can we get rid of the whole ARP thing & re-install....please?

    If we finally wipe the hard disk & take 2 small office days rebuilding all our software, will it do it again???

    HELP, perleeeeease!

    Colin

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    Have you run any rootkit detection?

    Joe

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    Arp

    Yes, indeed, we have

    Colin

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    If your machine is clean, you could run a WinsockFix to clean the TCP stack, repair the registry and hosts file in one fell swoop. If that fails and you are in a commercial environment (where time costs money), in my opinion it's time to cut and run. Rather than run full re-format and re-build of the system, you could revert to your Windows system backup images, or failing that run a non-destructive Windows re-install which will preserve your data and programs (though it may need to be tweaked to whatever system configuration you are running).

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