|My computer running XP Pro froze up earlier today. It has been doing this for the past week or so, about once a day, but a hard reset always seemed to restart the computer as normal. However, upon resetting the computer today, I was suddenly unable to connect to the internet. The network connection says that "limited or no connectivity." I'm able to post this through my girlfriend's wireless connection to the same router (I've tested a hard connection too -- works fine), so I know it can't be an issue with the router or my ISP. Some things I have tried include:|
* Having the router's DHCP auto-assign me an IP, does not work.
* Setting a static IP, including gateway and DNS, for my computer. Does not work.
* Connecting the computer directly to the modem and obtaining an IP from my ISP. No dice.
* Checking WINSOCK to see if anything is wrong with my DHCP for the heck of it, no problem there.
* Uninstalling and re-installing my NIC drivers -- did nothing.
When I set my computer to a static IP, I'm still unable to ping the router, even with DHCP disabled on the router. All of this work is leading me to believe that the built-in NIC on my motherboard got fried when the computer froze this morning, but I am still able to ping 127.0.0.1 with no problem. I just figured I'd post on here to see if any of you had any more ideas to try before I ran out to buy a new NIC.