I have a dell computer running windows ME on the first partition. I installed windows 2000 server on the second partition. my computer is stand-alone. after the installation, all the devices were successfully detected and properly configured. I also defined a static IP address (192.168.1.1 sm : 255.255.255.0). when i tried running ipconfig, it shows "Media state : Cable disconnected" . ipconfig /all shows ip address 0.0.0.0
i checked and verified the NIC is working fine. i even updated the drivers but to no avail. what is the problem ? as far as i know static ip address can be defined even if the computer is not networked. I NEED YOUR HELP BADLY!!!!!!!!