am trying to fix an old laptop for a friend and have just completed a windows xp fresh install. have not installed any AV/firewall yet no activated windows, as it will not fully connect to the web. it will ping google.com etc but will not allow browsing/activating/windows updates. have reset the tcp stack and winsock, any other easy fixes? maybe running an sfc /scan now? have updated to sp2 no difference and does it only cable lan and wifi.