winxp hangs Local Area Connection
Posted on 2003-03-01
I have two PCs networked together. One running winxp (home edition) which acts as the internet gateway, and one running win98. The internet sharing and the file and printer sharing work fine.
The problem I have is that everytime I boot the winxp machine with the Local Area Connection 'enabled', the machine hangs.... but not totally. It will hang for 10 secs, run for 10 secs, hang for 10 secs, run for 10 secs and so on until I disable the Local Area Connection and reboot with it disabled. Once it is disabled the machine boots fine. If I remember to disable the Local Area Connection before reboot, it boots fine. Once the machine has booted, I enable the Local Area Connection and everything works fine.
I'm sure something is not quite right, any ideas.??
I network through a Netgear EN2005 hub which is in situ between the two machines and the winxp machine has an ISDN card which connects directly to the phone lines.