In the later versions of Windows, TCP/IP is considered a core component and cannot be uninstalled. Several things can corrupt the TCP/IP stack. This tech-recipe explains how to reset the stack.
Many programs tend to adjust and change the TCP/IP stack. In older versions of Windows, the user could correct the stack by uninstalling and reinstalling. However, since the stack is now a core component, uninstalling is no longer possible. Fortunately, one can easily reset it using the following steps.
- 1. Left click the Start button.
2. Select run.
3. In the open box, type: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
c:\resetlog.txt will show what changes existed. Users can change this to any desired path.
This command rewrites the TCP/IP registry keys. Essentially, this causes the same result as the removal and the reinstallation of the protocol.