Original title: Unable to access internet after updating McAfee and Tunneling Pseudo-Interface has message The device cannot start. (Code 10)
I have McAfee Total Protection on my laptop. It recently updated and prompted me to restart the computer. I suspect the program had a bug. After restarting, I have not been able to connect to the internet. It connects as "local only." I tried unplugging
and replugging the cables to the router. Normally, that would work when I get disconnected from the internet. It doesn't matter whether I try to connect to a wireless network or via ethernet cable. I've restarted numerous times. I checked the device manager
and found the Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface has a yellow exclamation mark and says, "The device cannot start. (Code 10)" The device is listed twice with the same error. If I show hidden devices, a third one is listed, but appears to be working. I can't
just update the drivers since I can't connect to the internet.
I have done some searching online and found this
I've disabled antivirus programs so they don't start when Windows boots. (FYI, I run Webroot Secure Anywhere Essentials as well as McAfee.)
I've disabled Windows Firewall.
I made sure the Peer Networking Grouping and PNRP Machine Name Publication services were running and start automatically.
I edited the registry as directed.
I still have the problem.
I also found this solution (by Frank57192008).
I haven't tried it yet, but I would like to know first, if my lack of internet access is going to cause any difficulties. If Device Manager scans for new hardware, is it going to need to go online to search for drivers or anything?
Is there any other solution? If this does not work am I stuck reinstalling windows? If I have to reinstall, I might as well just upgrade to Windows 7. I might just end up upgrading anyway, but if there is a quick fix in the mean time, I'd like to know.
Any help is appreciated. Thx.