I have a DSL connection to Zoomtown through a Cell Pipe router. My Win 98 works like a dream. As a favor I brought over a friends PC with XP to "clean it up". It was loaded with spyware, adware, and virus software.
At first I was able to plug in the cable from the router to the new XP and get it up and running on the internet no trouble. Somewhere along the lines the ability to connect using the LAN broke. I had just installed the latest ZoneAlarm and Norton Anti Virus as well as AdAwareSE and had run all the checks and selected the "clean it all up" button. Now, if I type in ipconfig /all I get 169.254.x.y and a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0 which is the autoconfig when it cn't find the dhcp server.
One of the spyware files was lspak.dll which affected the winsock registry keys. I ran lspfix and deleted the 2 keys for winsock and winsock2, rebooted and reinstalled the TCP/IP from Windows/inf.
I have since unintstalled ZoneAlarm but when I run ipconfig /renew I still get "Unable to contact your DHCP server"
Any help would be much appreciated.