XP Pro TCP/IP missing from protocol list

Posted on 2009-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi, I have a client who has given me his laptop because it will not connect to his wirless network.
I brought back to my office to diagnose problem and tried connecting to my AP with the same result. It will see the network but will not connect. I tried putting an ethernet cable directly in to it. Local area connection syas it's connected but with no traffic flow. Went in to the network properties and highlighted the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item. The buttons bellow show 'Install' & 'properties' with 'Uninstall' greyed out. If I choose install I only have the protocol optiions of 'Microsoft TCP/IP version 6, Network monitor driver or NWLink IPX/SPX'.
Any ideas on how to re-install the missing TCP/IP Version 4?
Question by:Stev0W
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    Try this one

    Hope it works for you should

    Best of Luck .. Hilal

    Author Comment

    Hi Hilal, Thanks for your reply.
    Tried the Microsoft fix, but no joy. The Ethernet connection still shows as connected but with no IP info, no iP address no subnet mask or gateway. Doing a ipconfig gives the error message "An internal error occurred. the command is not supported.


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    Hi Do the following:

    Step 1: run sfc /scannow on the affected PC.

    If that doesn't work  Your best chances would be to do a recovery by booting via XP media.
    Step 1: Boot by XP cd and go to recovery console. Use chkdsk /r
    Step: If above fails then repair the OS

    Regards and BOL

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    Assisted Solution

    Go into Control Panel, System, Device Manager.  Remove the device listed in the Network Adaptor category.  Restart the machine and then it should try to automatically reinstall.  Make sure you have the mainboard drivers available when you do this.

    Author Comment

    Hi, Tried all of the above and still no TCP/IP V4. Decided it was time to re-install.
    Thanks for all you help.

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    Thanks for you help

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