Hey Experts, this one has me really confused.
winxp pro sp3 intel MB clone pc, boots fine, normally connected to a peer-2-peer network.
receptionist said everything was fine all morning long. went to lunch, came back an hour later
and was kicked off the server, had no internet, no connectivity.
so heres what i've done thus far...
1. rebooted all routers, switches/hubs, etc.. even though she's the only one with this prob.
2. replaced her cat cable
3. replaced her nic
4. tried to repair the tcp settings
5. reset the tcp stack
6. reinstalled sp3
7. scanned and rescanned with several different malware/antivirus programs.
8. booted winxp cd and did a repair on the OS.
done much more.
no matter what i do i cannot get an ip via dhcp, even ifi set an ip static, no go.
i can take her cat5 line and plug it into my laptop and recieve an ip in like 10 seconds.
i've narrowed it down to something with XP..
this is a dentist's office, i have already been given the green light to format.
if i do this, it will be moved up to win7 pro, but crap... there are so many applications, configs, i really dont want to format.. :(
please help .. im outta ideas..
im taking it back to my office, will have a 40 mintute drive, check back in then
thanks in advance.