NIC Stuck on acquiring network address

July 16, 2011 at 11:27:32
Specs: Windows XP, P4
Recently during the power failure my PC shut down abruptly since since then it is not connecting to the network. I have a cable broadband internet, I am using Ethernet wired connection, Intel PRO/100 VE. The Ethernet jack is good as I have confirmed using my laptop. The network connection gets stuck in acquiring network address state. I tried restoring the system to earlier date but it fails to restore. I installed new Intel drives, deleted ethernet adapter from device manager, reinstalled TCP/IP but no luck..

Any suggestions? I am using XP SP3 on P4 machine,


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#1
July 17, 2011 at 08:59:58
I have also reinstalled the XP but no luck, still not connectivity. Is is a hardware failure?

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#2
July 17, 2011 at 09:42:03
if you go to device manager is there a yellow exclaimation point next to network adapters?

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#3
July 17, 2011 at 10:45:34
No Yellow mark, all green in device manager. I have formatted the drive and reinstalled the XP. Is there any thing in BIOS, which might have a issue?

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#4
July 17, 2011 at 12:20:39
post the results of a ipconfig /all
nic shows up in device manager?

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#5
July 17, 2011 at 21:11:22
nic shows up in device manager? Yes

Ipconfig /all
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : S_T
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-39-F9-D9-1A
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . . . . . . .169.254.106.75 . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :


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#6
July 18, 2011 at 18:02:13
Do you see any unsual here?

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#7
July 18, 2011 at 19:45:58
Oh ya. You are not getting a dhcp ip from the router.

" The Ethernet jack is good as I have confirmed using my laptop."

You mean the port on the router is good right?

When you connect with the ethernet port in this P4 machine to the router do the lights lite up at both ends of the cable?

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July 19, 2011 at 16:42:43
" The Ethernet jack is good as I have confirmed using my laptop."
You mean the port on the router is good right? >> correct.

When you connect with the ethernet port in this P4 machine to the router do the lights lite up at both ends of the cable? >>>

On P4, the ethernet jack shows only green LED (power) and that is lit even after removing the ethernet cable from router. The LED on router for this machine is not ON. So when I connect the ethernet cable from router to machine, the corresponding LED on router should turn on, but that is not happening. If I connect the laptop to that port, the LED turns ON and laptop works just fine.


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#9
July 19, 2011 at 17:43:12
Look at the network jack on the pc. All eight lines showing and all at the same level? Looking for a pushed in connector or other abnormality.

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#10
July 19, 2011 at 20:25:53
Yes that looks pretty normal and OK, I twicked those connectors but still no connectivity.

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