Windows Vista Connect.dll Error Message

Error message

Component GUID:{7071ECA3-663B-4BC1-A1FA-B97F3B917C55}
Component file: [C:\Windows\system32\connect.dll]
Error: (0x8007277B) .

Additional Info:
Failed to detect Internet connectivity


Received the following error message when trying to connect to the Internet on a Windows Vista computer.


TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows Vista.
  1. Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.
  2. Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog
  3. Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
  4. Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
  5. Reboot the machine.
Reinstall network/modem Driver

Uninstall the network/modem driver from Device Manager: select the items and hit Delete. Reboot.

Anti Virus and Firewall Software
Installation or Removal of Anti Virus or Firewall product can prevent the network devices from getting an IP.

Windows Update

Windows update has been known to cause this issue.  Uninstall the most recent windows updates.