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1/2 comps kills net connection wen connected!


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manu08

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I've got two comps on my network. One alienware and another compaq. The alienware is rather new but the compaq is really old. Compaq came with Windows 98SE. I had a lot of times when i got "system protection error" and the computer refused to boot so i got fed up and today installed Windows XP Home, doing a complete new install, formatted the enitre hard disk first.
Now when i connect the compaq onto the network (i have a router with built in modem) the internet connection gets cut off. If i switch the compaq computer off or disconnect it from the network/router then the internet starts working again. When the compaq is connected no other computer on the network can even access the internet. Is there any way of solving this? Or does anyone know the cause of this? Only the internet stops working when the compaq is connected however files can still be shared between the comps.
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That almost sounds like you have an IP conflict. Is the IP address on the compaq set to DHCP or Obtain automatically?
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Hi...thanks for your help...i found the answer to it....it was a virus, don't know which one but yes it was a virus...i was unable to install norton or mcafee and ended up formatting my computer which wasn't too much of a hassle as i had only that day installed windows xp. thanks neway oh btw it was not a ip conflict, i made sure they both were unique, that was the first thing i checked.
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