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Hi
My system has just stopped accessing the internet the other day, I am having to write this on another machine.

In My Local Area Connections it states I have a good connection, however the IP number is wrong, I use a router and my numbers all start 192.168 *** *** .
The IP Number I have is 169.254.94.156.

I have tried to manually set the internet IP and configure the other numbers but still have no success.

When I try to repair the connection, it says "The following steps of the repair operation failed: Renewing the IP address, Please contact your network admin "

Internet connection is fine on this system and my wifes laptop, so I know its just that machine, the drivers are all ok and seem to be functioning

When I manually configure the card to 192.168.1.108 or other and set the mask as 255.255.255.0 and the gateway to 192.168.1.1 I manage to get connection to all the workgroup computers, but no net access.

I have scanned for a virus which come up clean.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Use a PC to download and save winsockxpfix to floppy / CDR, load and run it on the non connecting PC

http://www.snapfiles...nsockxpfix.html
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Ok, done that and a box popped up.

Command Prompt, but it states the following.

The command prompt has been dissabled by your administrator.
Press any key to continue.

I havent dissabled it, so I dont know why its saying this?
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Try here

http://windowsxp.mvp.../disablecmd.htm

Did you not get this where you saved the file

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Or can you copy it from the disc to the drive and run it
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I did get the winsock pop up box, yeah.

I have just added that registry entry and I am now rebooting the machine, it made a couple of wierd bleeps during the winsock aplication.
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It makes one just before showing repair complete
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That seems to have cracked it.
I have internet acces again.
What could have caused that? as there are no wierd reports in the event viewer apart from the dhcp errors.
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Spyware removal or uninstalling an anti virus programme can cause it, though it could have been other things, at least you have winsock on the PC now

Thank You for letting me know
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No problem at all keith, thanks for the assistance.
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