Home Networking Wizard missing
Posted on 2005-04-27
Working on a customer machine to get a home network going for printer sharing. The machine is running windows 2000 pro and is a micron 15gig HD 128 ram and running well. No viruses found. Removed small amounts of spyware & adware.
Problem I am having is accessing the Home Networking Wizard. I can see it in MY Network Places but the icon has the windows symbol that I see when no program is associated with it.
If I click on the icon and windows cannot find netconn.exe
I searched on a windows 2000 pro disk I have and I cant find anyfile like that.
Also another weird thing is that I tried pulling up the ip address from a command prompt using ipconfig and received a bad command or file name. I also tried ipconfig /all, ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew all with the same results. The cpu has no internet connection problems and am able to access the router thru the address line. I also just discovered the ping isnt working either since I cant ping the router or any thing else. Same error bad command or file name.
I tried to run a sfc /scannow but not sure if it worked well. It keep telling me that files needed to be copied from my 2000 pro cd which was in the drive. I keep hitting retry and eventually it made it through but I had to hit retry 50 times. I never hit cancel and skipped any files.