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    Cannot connect to the internet:Identifying... Access: Local Only

    I have had this issue for 3 days now, and have searched numerous forums and tried many solutions, but nothing has helped.

    On my laptop, whether using a wired or wireless connection, my computer will not access the internet. It seems to access the router/modem (Local Only), but will forever say that it is "Identifying...."

    I have tried various regedits, safemode (result is the same), turn off IPv6, among other things. I don't know a lot about computers, but know enough to follow these directions when I read them.

    If there are any other suggestions out there I would be forever grateful, as this has been unbelievably frustrating.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet:Identifying... Access: Local Only

    Hello, have you used elevated command prompt and flushed the dns and released the ip and renewed the ip and then restarted computer and seen if it connects then ?
    DNS Resolver Cache

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet:Identifying... Access: Local Only

    When I tried to flush the DNS, I get this response:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Could not flush the DNS Resolver Cache: Function failed during execution.

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet:Identifying... Access: Local Only

    In Sevices, check if DNS Client is enabled. Go to control panel, administrator tools, and right click services to see .

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet:Identifying... Access: Local Only

    Thanks for your quick replies!

    Startup type: Automatic
    Service status: Stopped

    I clicked START button and get this message: Windows could not start the DNS client service. Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.

    Last edited by dmmx3; 19 Dec 2011 at 11:06 AM. Reason: typo
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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet:Identifying... Access: Local Only

    Hmmm, look in Device Manager , and check your network drivers . Network Adapters, expand the tree and make sure drivers are installed/updated

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet:Identifying... Access: Local Only

    Under Network adapters I have four items:

    Bluetooth Device
    Bluetooth Device
    Intel(R) 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection
    Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

    They all claim to be "working properly" per the Properties.

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet:Identifying... Access: Local Only

    You are starting to stump me. Try a check for corrupt/missing registry files : System Files - SFC Command

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet:Identifying... Access: Local Only

    I'm working through these steps now.

    I ran the scannow and got this result:

    Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.

    I ran verifyonly

    i have the sfcdetails log, with 1000 lines or so of text. There appear to be about 40 files that could not be repaired, or could not be verified

    Last edited by dmmx3; 19 Dec 2011 at 12:13 PM.
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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet:Identifying... Access: Local Only

    Something else also, Zone Alarm can sometimes cause issues. Do you use that ?

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