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ip address disapear , it does not stay

all my computer are win2k and no problem, except this new one , i am configuring all the software and now the ip address i set in , disapear.
when go check in ip configuration it is set at DHCP (like default setting) no more ip address and DNS address.
if i do and ipconfig /all the ip i configure is still there . ?
but if i try to release it it give a message that i dont use DHCP so it can release.

win2k is patch up to SP3.

any ideas ??

thanks
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arbertCommented:
You don't have more than one Ethernet card in this machine do you?

Brett
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tobykCommented:
do you use DHCP at all. Wonder what would happen if you set a static ip for this in your DHCP scope

Toby
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arbertCommented:
It's got to be keeping the address if it shows it in IPCONFIG--that's why I wondered if there were more than 1 card in this box.

Brett
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vivekparaCommented:
It sounds like you have a driver locked from an upgrade.  There are many AMD chipset NICs that have trouble in WIN2K upgrades.  Microsoft Knowledge Base outlines the way to fix the problem if that is what you are encountering.

Check this out first:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;247894

I have the specific one on AMD if you need it.
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adminslyAuthor Commented:
vivwkpara  thanks and if you can give the other for AMD i think my first adapter was and amd chipset.
realteck nic

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how do i remove the last network setting ??
in this computer i install , one at the time, 3 NIC card and now the setting say,  LOCAL NETWORK 3,  where can i delete the  #1 and #2 ??

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vivekparaCommented:
Here is an IBM article that outlines the basics for removing it for their specific computer configuration:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=psg1MIGR-4T4223

You don't have to install the "Netfinity Hotplug Services"

Additionally, before you try to install the new driver, you have to delete the three .inf files in the winnt/inf directory that are trying to reinstall the driver.  The reason is that those are digitally signed and will automatically take precedence over the unsigned drivers.  Additionally, I would manually delete the files referenced in the PCNET registry key...I believe they will have the prefix "pcnt" or "rltk"(depends on your model)...copy them elsewhere just in case you delete the wrong ones.

You should be able to install the drivers with no problem after that.  If you continue to have problems, it means you probably haven't found the correct file that controls the DMI layer.  Leave a post if you have problems.
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adminslyAuthor Commented:
vivekpara thanks for answering.

ok firts in ibm site, that does not apply, i dont have any PCNET in regedit

In the "regedit" window, in the left pane, double-click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
Double-click System.
Double-click CurrentControlSet.
Double-click Services.
Click PCNET and press the Delete key.
Click Yes at the confirmation prompt

second.... when i install my NIC i specifie the path from the most recent driver, but that does not help

all ip setting disapear when i click OK.

i am at one click to  RE-format
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vivekparaCommented:
Unfortunately, I think reformating will be easier than trying to track down the culprit driver and registry settings.  The AMD chipset driver for the NIC is modified depending on the manufacturer.

Make sure you press "F6" and install the drivers from a floppy as part of the boot sequence.

Good luck!
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adminslyAuthor Commented:
thats what i did, and it work ok now, you know one thing i forget to tell you, when they give me this computer the IntelExpress was defect it had an exclamation on it. so i think that maybe that mess up the installation and some registry.

that is the only good reason i can find for this king of problem.

thanks anyway vivekpara and others for your help ;-)

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cempashaCommented:
This question is still open and getting old. If any of the comment(s) above helped you please accept it as an answer or split the points who ever helped you in this question. Your attention in finalising this question is very much appreciated. Thanks in advance,

****** PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AS AN ANSWER ********

- If you would like to close this question and have your points refunded, please post a question in community support area on http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/ giving the address of this question. Thank you      

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arbertCommented:
So you accept it as an anwer anyway.....


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adminslyAuthor Commented:
arbert  yes to close it and i ask for refund.

reformating is not an answer.

if there is another way to close it without accepting it tell me ?
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cempashaCommented:
adminsly,
accepting the comment is not a problem for me. We all here want problems solved and at the end of the day we want both questioners and experts happy about it. Just one thing to add, to close your open questions you can post a question (it is "0" zero point to ask it) in community support area and ask them to finalise the question. If you need to ask something please feel free to ask
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adminslyAuthor Commented:
cenpasha   ok i ll do that next time  ;-)

thanks
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arbertCommented:
Ya, I don't have a problem with the question being closed, I was just saying you answered the question that the cleanup volunteer said not to.....

Brett
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Computer101Commented:
Points refunded, I will delete in 24 hours

Computer101
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adminslyAuthor Commented:
arbert i know that , it just that the answer was never answer so by giving point to cleanup volunteer it would be easy to close it .

next time i will do it another way ;-)
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