Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Suddenly, My PC No Longer Talks to the Internet

Network troubleshooter fails because Diagnostic Policy Services is not running and Windows cannot seem to restart it.  This page says System Restore fixes this sometimes and after I finish a full backup I will try that next. I notice my most recent restore point is this morning, shortly before everything went south.

System Restore fixed it.


  1. No Windows troubleshoot process has EVER worked for me. You seem to always do such massive steps to resolve minor problems. Did you try using ping first? Lack of Internet is often actually a problem with DNS. Try "ping" and then "ping", and see what you get.

  2. Open the command prompt with admin privileges, and enter:

    netsh int ip reset reset.txt

    That will reinitialize the network interefaces. If that doesn't work, then yeah, you have to reinstall.

  3. Take two reboots and call me in the morning.