cant connect internet

Hewlett-packard / A1420n
May 17, 2009 at 10:35:27
Specs: Windows XP media center edition 2005
Hi am new to this forum and am up to my neck ! I cant seem to connect to the internet ,however am getting a 169.254 .. even though my computer is set to dhcp. here is a list of things i have tried: release/renew , winsockfix, shut down router,modem and pc's,update nic driver ,replace nic card and same thing happens. my conclusion is it has to be the pc because i have two laptops and a desktop and all are working on my network .


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#1
May 17, 2009 at 11:36:42
Is it connected by wire or wireless?
How is the LAN-Connection exactly named?
Something like LAN-Connection (2)?
If so and if there is only one network card installed, the entry LAN-Conntection (2) might be the problem.

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#2
May 17, 2009 at 12:34:11
its connected LAN and the name is local area connection 3, however there is a 1394 connection 2 next to it

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#3
May 17, 2009 at 13:28:49
If there is only one network card installed, there should only be one entry called "Local Area Connection" without any number.
If there is a number behind the one and only Local Area Connection", it indicates, that there is another entry stored in the registry.
This causes windows to get in trouble with it.
The only chance to get rid of it is, to edit the registry.
This should only be done, if you are familar with editing the registry.
If so, you have to search for alle entries in the registry called "Local Area Connection". This can be done with the program Regedit and the search option from its menu.
Than you have to delete the whole registy folder at the left site, where the searched entry is stored into.
Then search the next entry by pressing the F3 key and delete as mentioned above.
When all entries are deleted, restart windows.
The Local Area Connection will be found automatically during restart.
See whether it works.

NOTICE:
You should edit the registry only, if you have a backup or image of your windows drive, to have another try, if something goes wrong.

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#4
May 17, 2009 at 14:39:23
can you give a step by step instructions , i am computer savey

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#5
May 17, 2009 at 14:59:09
Everything you need to know is written in response number 3.
If you don't know, how to manage it by reading response 3, you better forget it.
Because it's absolutely dangerous to edit the registry. This could lead in a non starting windows or in a Blue screen during the boot process.

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#6
May 17, 2009 at 15:50:19
thanks for the help buddy

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