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ok this might take a little while. so here goes.

im sitting on my dell inspiron 5100, with windows XP professional as my operating system, i was reading a microsoft word document, signed onto AOL instant messenger, when all of a sudeen my connection stops working? so i check all the cables its fine, used the cable on another computer works and everything. So i reboot my computer hoping to find a solution, and i get to the desktop when i see the "new hardware found" dialogue balloon come up in the bottom right of the screen. It says it found a new CD-rom drive, usb IDE, all sorts of stuff, toshiba hard drive. all the hardware in my computer, now What the... i have a laptop, i didnt take out anything. so i go to figure everything out, and i now have two new network connections, 1394 #2 and broadcom #2, however before this whole [bleep]ing crash, they werent #2, it just said local area connection. and i think its alrite however it still says i cant get connected to the network, so i go to cmd in the run prompt and run the ipconfig line, and i get as my IP address, i go to ipconfig /release and it says media disonnected, nothing is disconnected and i dunno what the [bleep] happened to make all my hardware disappear or w/e? am i going to have to reformat this [bleep]? please help, oh yeah one other thing, i connect my mouse into the USB and wait big surprise, NOTHING, its an optical mouse, light doesnt turn on or jack [bleep]. i havent checked the cd-rom drive to see if it reads discs and my harddrive has all my old files still on it, tried system restore same problem. help
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jrobie79, there's no reason to emphasize every sentence with profanity -- whilst I understand this is very frustrating, I do not think that swearing will solve the problem (but that's just me; I could be wrong).

Before we start, do you have fully updated anti-virus and anti-spyware applications on your computer, and have you scanned your computer? If you have not, then please do so; or if you do not have these programs, you can download these programs for free:
#1: Lavasoft Adware
#2: Microsoft Anti-spyware Beta

#1: avast! 4 Home Edition Download
#2: Anti-Vir Personal Edition

If you have already tried these steps, and have removed all spyware/viruses from your system, then try the following.
You said that when you try to renew your IP, you recieve the message 'Media Disconnected' -- is that the actual message? Or is the message 'Media State ...: Cable Disconnected'.

Some causes for recieving no IP could be winsock corruption or TCP/IP corruption. To reset these two files to their default, run the following command in Command Prompt.
Resetting Winsock: Start > Run > Cmd > netsh winsock reset catalog
Restart your Computer. If this did not help, reset your TCP/IP.
Resetting TCP/IP: Start > Run > Cmd > netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
Restart your computer.

Still having problems? Try Disabling Media Sense.
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