Can't get IP going after Windows Auto_Update installation (I believe)

I'm stumped..
Seems that after a Windows Auto-Update (and I say this because I'ts the only thing that I know is different from when things were working fine) I can't get my Win2000 Pro Compaq to connect to my network and be happy with IP.
I can't get an IP assignment via DHCP.
If I hard code an IP in it it will stick but DNS doesn't work and I can't see the Web.
I have eliminated the on-board NIC by substituting a USB Ethernet card and the same results happen.
I have re-installed Windows on top of itself and still no luck.
I'm swirlin' here and really hope one of you brainiacks can help me.
rbendAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi rbend,

This one is for winXP, but it should also work for win2k
Winsock Fix
http://members.shaw.ca/techcd/WinsockXPFix.exe 

Greetings,

LucF
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
night_monkeyCommented:
don't be offended by this simple suggestion, but have you tried different patch cables or a different port in your hub/switch?
0
rbendAuthor Commented:
LucF:
A freakin' miracle program.
Nothing else worked. This did.
I thank you.
0
Cloud Class® Course: CompTIA Healthcare IT Tech

This course will help prep you to earn the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification showing that you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in installing, managing, and troubleshooting IT systems in medical and clinical settings.

LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
glad to help ;-)
0
rbendAuthor Commented:
LucF:
by the way, can I find any docs on this program or history of it?
thanks
0
LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Expert Shekerra found out what the WinSockXPFix does:

1- Netsh ip int reset resetlog.txt....2.)

2- replaces these Registry keys:
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock..
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2

3- backup old host file and replaces host file

So in essence it detects the OS and releases the IP then resets TCP stack using Netsh. Next it deletes the two registry keys above and Imports the correct keys into the registry. Then it backs up your current hosts file and replaces it with a fresh one and then reboots.
0
LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
You can open the file and choose "Info" for more information about it.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 2000

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.