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September 6, 2011 at 12:57:44
Specs: Windows 2000
Hi all,

Just got a machine from another company and I'm not allowed to re-image it but I need to get it on our network. I think its got some serious network configuration on it but don't know what.

Windows 2000 SP 4 machine

IP address/DNS are set to autoconfigure but the IP is stuck on an old address and the DNS is blank.

Setting a fixed IP/DNS doesn't work.

I can't ping anything successfully.

DHCP Server is unreachable

Other computers can successfully communicate with the router through the connected ethernet link.

Computer has been restarted multiple times.

netsh winsock reset
results in winsock reset command not found

netsh int ip reset reset.log
results in int ip reset reset.log command not found

I have tried WinsockxpFix.exe

The following commands work but don't solve the situation:
netsh <enter>
interface reset all
routing reset all

Oh and just to be through, here is my ipconfig/all:
Windows 2000 IP Configuration
Host Name: Machine
Primary DNS Suffix:
Node Type: Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled: No
WINS Proxy Enabled: No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter
Physical Address: ##-##-##-##-##-##
DHCP Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration IP address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
DNS Servers:

All help is greatly appreciated. Please don't assume I know what I'm doing.

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September 6, 2011 at 13:17:28
You have a 10yr old machine you inherited and can't reimage it.

Strange but if you say so.

Anyone confirm the hardware is working?
How about doing a new install of 2000 on it?
Network card lights up when a cable is plugged into it?

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September 6, 2011 at 13:32:21
We inherited some very specific software installed on the machine. We don't know how to reinstall said software. So best not to re-image it.

Network card does light up.

The computer was used 3 day's ago on the other company's network.

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September 6, 2011 at 16:41:18
Was this other network on a domain?

Do you have a dhcp server on your network?

That 169x ip is not the old ip but a autoassigned ip if the dhcp server can't be found.

Lets start with a port of a real ipconfig /all for review. You don't need to x anything out. There is no security risk showing the pc mac address

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September 6, 2011 at 17:12:48
Yes the other network was on its own domain and a .companyname name. I chose to hide mac address in case someone could track it to its vendor. I'm guessing it uses an off the shelf network card but this machine is sufficiently custom enough to warrant designing a custom network card/integrated custom motherboard. Either way, I don't see what that would tell you. I have yet to look inside the chassis but I suspect if its a hardware thing, then I'm beyond help and really ought to get the original owner to come over and fix it.

I'm quite sure we have DHCP. None of our other computers use static and as I mentioned static didn't work. But I could be wrong. I'm certainly not a network expert.

What I posted was the /all with modified mac address and computer name. There's only the single LAN connection.

Perhaps its worth mentioning this isn't a personal computer although I'm quite sure has the same functionalities as one. Its a custom piece of test equipment.

Sorry I don't have anything more to go on but please do keep prodding and hopefully I can provide something useful.

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September 7, 2011 at 05:50:08
I take back what I said about Mac address. Looks like Intel PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter is a stand alone card so I don't have to worry about security.

MAC address is 00-00-50-04-77-64 FWIW.

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September 7, 2011 at 08:16:53
Do you have the 2000 cd that came with the system?
It would be handy to have a 2000 cd in case we need to do a repair install. This keeps the apps/data intact but refreshes the system.

But before we do that lets make sure it needs to be done.

Please post the results of a ipconfig /all from this system for review.

Next would be to look at your dhcp server and see what the scope is. We need a ip address not in the dhcp scope if we are going to do a static ip assignment.

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