ON a Thinkpad T40p, the NIC will only connect to the LAN if I assign it a static IP address. When I enable it for DHCP, I get a yellow warning over the network connection.
This is what I done so far with no results:
1. Run the winsock XP repair fix
2. Checked that ICS and Proxy server have been disabled
3. Uninstalled the network card, Reinstalled the network card
4. Uninstalled all the network services, Reinstalled the Network Services
I have NOT followed these instructions:
as this is an XP SP 3 machine and not VIsta, but I am tempted at this point
I don't know what else to do with this machine other than reformat and rebuild. I have got to image this machine before I do that though to get important databases and various versions of the same application for the person who will take over the support of our software product. My plan was to SYSPREP this machine, image and then drop the Image onto another laptop with the same hardware, But I am thinking that issue with the NIC will be imaged to the new machine so want to make sure it can get DHCP first.
I am busy Imaging the laptop with the broken NIC at the moment ( using a portable USB drive). When thats done, I'll do the sysprep deal and then image again, then drop the image onto another laptop and see what happens.
I just wondered if anyone here would have some clues as to why a NIC cannot do DHCP?