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    Proxy problems

    New Tosh Satellite Pro laptop. Comes with Vista but they provide a downgrade to XP. Installed it all, no problem, and then....

    I can access the LAN settings button to put the proxy in, but everything is greyed out after that whether the laptop is logged on locally or on the domain. The antivirus picks up the proxy with no problems, and all domain policies are correctly applied so I don't think that is the problem.
    I have reseached on Google and followed all ideas but nothing has worked.

    I have re-installed XP from the disk in case that is the problem, with no luck.

    Any ideas gratefully received. Tosh support are slow to say the least

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    Are you using a Toshiba XP disk? is there some silly utility for managing the network hidden away deep in the system tray?

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    Just been looking at out Tosh Sat Pro - Running a standard XP install with no problems. Just a thought - Can you access the advanced button on the proxy settings - If you can make sure there is a tick in the box for using the same proxy for all protocols.

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    Do you mean the Advanced button to include exceptions is greyed out?

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    Yep - everything under LAN settings is greyed out
    I have 2 Tosh Sat Pros - one only a couple of months old, and they are absolutely fine - just THIS one that is causing problems...
    I have reinstalled all drivers (not that I should have had to) and searched for any weirdness but found nothing

    I have now tried installing XP from two other disks, and after the files load, I get a blue screen. This is very odd

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Yep - everything under LAN settings is greyed out
    I have 2 Tosh Sat Pros - one only a couple of months old, and they are absolutely fine - just THIS one that is causing problems...
    I have reinstalled all drivers (not that I should have had to) and searched for any weirdness but found nothing

    I have now tried installing XP from two other disks, and after the files load, I get a blue screen. This is very odd
    download sata drivers , motherboard drivers etc and slipstream those latest drivers with an xp disc ( non toshiba xp disc ) and try again using nlite ( http://www.nliteos.com )

    Also are there any bios settings for enabling IDE mode or something along those lines ?

    some registry settings here :

    Internet Options Greyed Out-No idea why?? - Tech Support Guy Forums

    Also maybe re registering all the dll's for internet explorer ( which ie fix does for ie 6 ) so might not be of any use also

    Are there any local group policies set on the laptop itself that have locked out the proxy settings.

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    The issue isn't driver related but more a component of Windows which is causing this behaviour. Before re-installing XP, try downloading IE7 or IE8 from another machine, copy to a memory stick and see if this makes any difference.

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    You can have a series of scripts/batch files to change the proxy settings. If you like I can email them to you?
    Last edited by L_Smith; 8th July 2009 at 09:42 AM. Reason: Putting it in another reply as its useful for some people anyway.

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    Create a text file and call it "Proxy.cmd" then paste the following into it:

    @ECHO off
    cls
    :start
    ECHO.
    ECHO 1. Home
    ECHO.
    ECHO 2. School
    ECHO.
    ECHO 3. Do nothing
    ECHO.
    set choice=
    set /p choice=Choose an option and press ENTER:
    if not '%choice%'=='' set choice=%choice:~0,1%
    if '%choice%'=='1' goto home
    if '%choice%'=='2' goto school
    if '%choice%'=='3' goto quit
    cls
    ECHO "%choice%" is not valid please try again
    ECHO.
    goto start

    :home
    cls
    ECHO.
    ECHO Loading 'Home' Internet settings
    ECHO.
    %SYSTEMROOT%\Regedit.exe /S %SYSTEMROOT%\disable_proxy.reg
    ECHO Settings changed!
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
    goto end

    :school
    cls
    ECHO.
    ECHO Loading 'School' Internet settings
    ECHO.
    %SYSTEMROOT%\Regedit.exe /S %SYSTEMROOT%\enable_proxy.reg
    ECHO Settings changed!
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
    goto end

    :quit
    Echo No settings have been changed


    :end
    cls
    ECHO If you see me close this window!



    Create another text file and call it "disable_proxy.reg" and paste the following text into it:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Internet Settings]
    "ProxyEnable"=dword:00000000


    Create another text file and call it "enable_proxy.reg" (see the pattern building? ) and copy the following text into it:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    "Start Page"="<Home page goes here>"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Internet Settings]
    "ProxyEnable"=dword:00000001
    "ProxyServer"="eduproxy.bgfl.org:80"




    In the last file you can change the proxy settings (the text in bold) to what you like and the same goes for the home page.

    Once you have done this, copy these files to the WINDOWS directory, then place a shortcut on the desktop that points to Proxy.cmd.

    This probably wont solve your problem but it could be a work around and I find it useful.
    Last edited by L_Smith; 8th July 2009 at 10:13 AM. Reason: Typo

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    Thanks but I need a permanent solution, and an explanation as to what has gone wrong and why it is doing it.
    Local policies on laptop - hmm - well I haven't set any so where would they be?

    I have now installed IE7 and Firefox with no change.

    This is driving me up the wall. It is a new laptop for a teacher and I am getting so much grief about it

    I am a bit loth to do anything major as it is a new machine. Just waiting for a reply from Tosh support - not that they are being anything like quick

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    Just out of interest - what drivers are you using for the NIC ?

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    Update: I got an identical Tosh disk from another machine (from a local tech, god bless 'im) because I thought that maybe I could reinstall XP.
    So, off it went, no problems.
    But
    Now it boots into XP and then starts again
    The company have FINALLY offered to replace it (thanks Simon of CPLTD)
    Let's hope (or pray) that the new one DOESN'T DO IT AS WELL
    Thanks for all your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Update: I got an identical Tosh disk from another machine (from a local tech, god bless 'im) because I thought that maybe I could reinstall XP.
    So, off it went, no problems.
    But
    Now it boots into XP and then starts again
    The company have FINALLY offered to replace it (thanks Simon of CPLTD)
    Let's hope (or pray) that the new one DOESN'T DO IT AS WELL
    Thanks for all your help
    Always there for support on goods I sell hun you know that, Glad I could sort it for you nice and speedily as a DOA. new laptop on its ways to you for tomorrow talk about service hey
    Last edited by CPLTD; 8th July 2009 at 06:28 PM.

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    right - update
    New machine - everything looks fine - took it home and installed XP - looked at LAN settings on IE - NOT greyed out - wonderful....
    But....got to school today -put in proxy - ALL FINE but then I put it on the network and it isn't picking up the proxy settings - forced a gp update, ticked automatic detection, nothing.
    Could there be a firewall setting or other setting that is preventing it picking up the proxy settings?
    Currently doing a million windows updates - at least that is working!
    The teacher KEEPS coming in and saying hopefully - 'is my laptop done yet?'
    I know she doesn't mean to push me but I could cheerfully strangle her - what does she think I am doing in here - knitting???

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    @witch:

    Knowing you it could be anything!!
    Heaven knows what goes on in your little rooms with all your men on the end of the line hehe!! ;-)

    Right back to business have you disabled the windows firewall on the laptop?

    Have you since joining it to the Domain noticed any other faults?

    Is the XP media you use for installation in the first place reliable?

    Have you got access to another similar laptop to look at for comparison (obviously one that is working on the domain)?

    Have you ran a gpresult from the cmd and are all the group policies being applied correctly, what have you compared it to?


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