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My pc began giving an scvhost error warning just after selecting user. The sound stopped working and i have no internet connection, no ipaddress for the netcard.I checked the ERROR log and found that dhcp is stopping when it tries to run and displays the svchost error. If i disable the service the pc starts fine , the sound works too, bot of course the internet connection doesnt work. I have tried sfc/ scannow etc but nothing is sorting it. Is it possible to uninstall and reinstall this service.
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by:michaelgoldsmith
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You can use the Add/Remove Network Services in Add/Remove programs to remove and readd DHCP to your machine.
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by:bochaka
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 I couldnt find Add/Remove Network Services in Add/Remove programs , and i tried every suggestion in the article and the machine pased every test there.
Part of the message says error 1067, and then it goes on to say that the memory could not be read
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by:bochaka
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and why does the pc sound stop working when the dhcp service is set to enabled
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by:michaelgoldsmith
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In add/remove programs, look at the left side of the window, you should see add windows services if this is an XP machine.
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by:bochaka
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 Found it , did that, but it didnt work.DHCP still trying to run at startup.Is it possible to remove dhcp
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by:michaelgoldsmith
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Give yourself a static IP address and static DNS, that may stop DHCP from starting. Else, go to SERVICES and set DHCP to MANUAL.
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by:bochaka
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Done all that, and pc now starts without displaying the error, however i have no internet connection. I used ipconfig which is telling me ipaddress ism 0.0.0.0. subnet is 0.0.0.0. etc. I setr these up but ipconfig does not appear to see them
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by:Pierellie
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You'll have to define a static ip address, gateway. You can go into "network connections" right click your adapter and go to properties, double click "internet protocol (tcp/ip) and define the ip address and default gateway. The gateway would be your router's internal IP address.

 Hvae you checked the event viewer or system information utlitiy to check for possible IRQ or I/O Address conflicts? Most device drivers written today can still opperate fine with or without these conflicts.... but if you're using dated drivers, you might want to check into any new ones that have been released.... at least for your soundcard and network adapter.
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by:bochaka
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I may bre onto something here, I tried to ping 127.0.0.1 and got the message unable to initialise windows sockets interface error 0
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by:Pierellie
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Try Resetting the IP Stack

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357

 Open a command prompt, click Start and then click Run. Copy and paste (or type) the following command in the Open box and then press ENTER:

cmd

At the command prompt, copy and paste (or type) the following command and then press ENTER:

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

Note If you do not want to specify a directory path for the log file, use the following command:

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

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It may be worth while to check this article as well....

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259
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by:bochaka
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i tried resetting ip stack and winsocks but no use, i am goint to try a repair install
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by:Donald Stewart
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Did you look at the article I provided above?



http://windowsxp.mvps.org/dhcp.htm
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Hi
 I resolved the issue. It was a winsock problem.
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