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Cannot Obtain An IP Address

homegrown
September 30, 2006 at 13:04:52
Specs: WinXP Pro, P4/1GB

For the life of me I cannot obtain an IP address from DHCP.

The odd part is, I can move the e-cable to another computer and bam! I've got an IP address. On the computer in question, nothing except a 169. address. I've tried releasing but it will not. I've tried renewing but it will not. Help!!!!



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#1
September 30, 2006 at 13:32:29

Networking forum

Do yourself a favor BACKUP!


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#2
September 30, 2006 at 14:57:51

Sounds like DHCP is not enabled on that machine or the DHCP service hasn't started.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#3
September 30, 2006 at 15:07:01

Lol, ham30 that was harsh hehe.

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#4
September 30, 2006 at 15:31:30

Sci-Guy, I stopped and started the DHCP services but to no avail.

Ham30, not to sure how your reply was pertinent to my query, but hey, thanks for replying anyway. Perhaps you were reading my mind and knew that I am on the brink of reformating????


- RAETECH -


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#5
September 30, 2006 at 21:02:15

You may have a corrupted TCP/IP installation (which is vital to enabling DHCP). It could also be a faulty network cable or a problem with your network card/drivers.

As Ham30 pointed out, this really is a question for the experts in the Network Forum.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#6
September 30, 2006 at 21:36:55

Yes, it was a problem with the TPC/IP. I ran HiJackThis and it reported that there was a problem with the winsock LSP entries. The prog suggested that I dl LSPFix from cexx.org/lspfix.htm. I did that, ran the program, and it did discover a problem. The prog fixed the problem, and bam! got an IP address from DHCP.

Thanks to all of your help. Btw, was Ham30 actually suggesting to seek advice in another forum? I would not have never guessed based upon the two word linked reply. I understand that brevity is the soul of wit, however....

Thanks again.


- RAETECH -


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#7
October 1, 2006 at 00:06:44

Glad you got it sorted. The LSPFix is a handy little utility to hang onto. I've often needed to use it after removing malware from clients' machines.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#8
October 1, 2006 at 16:19:57

Have you tried to reinstall the network adapters or by trying to make a new user account. A 169 ip address can take some time to correct sometimes.

If your computer says, "Printer out of Paper," this problem cannot be resolved by continuously clicking the "OK" button.


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