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ipconfig error on xp

Posted on 2006-07-13
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When I run IPConfig.exe from a command prompt in Windows XP Professional I'm getting the following error:

An internal error occurred: A device attached to the system is not functioning.  Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.  Additional information:  Unknown media status code.

I am connecting wireless and have deleted all adapters and allowed XP to re-install. Continuing to not be able to issue and ipconfig commands.




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have you uninstalled/reinstalled your NIC?
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Have you checked the BIOS to make sure that the Wireless NIC card is enabled?  Hit F2 or Del during the bootup (before the Windows Screen appears) and look for anything out of the ordinary in the "Wireless Settings"

I know on most Dell Laptops, if you hold the FN (Function Key) and F2 (Sometimes F11) this disables the Wireless NIC.  Also, some Toshiba and Sony laptops have a hard switch that is located somewhere on the side that can turn the Wireless NIC on or off.

Good Luck!
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http://www.novanetsolutions.com/spywarefix/WinsockxpFix.exe

grab that file from my website and use it. Reboot system when it asks and test again

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