I am looking for anyone out there who can help with some ongoing issues I am having related to SP2 installation. Here is what happened...
I installed SP2 and following installation got the blue screen of death and the following error message "Stop: c000135 winsrv was not found". To fix this, I followed Microsoft's instructions
(found here: http://support.micro....com/?id=885523) to repair my system via the recovery window and uninstall SP2.
After doing this, everything seemed ok except that I was missing all of my network connection icons. Again, I turned to microsoft support and was able to fix this issue by following their instructions.
(found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825826)
The one problem I encountered while going through these instructions was that the regsvr32 netshell.dll command issued an error. I thought maybe this was the issue, but do not know how to fix it. Everything else seemed to be ok, and I can now see my network icons.
Now the problem is that I can still not connect to the internet. I am directly connected to a cable modem provided by my ISP. I am 100% sure that the modem is working correctly since everything works fine when it is connected to another computer.
I have also checked the status of the network card. Windows reports that it is operating correctly. I have also checked that all my necessary services are started, and they appear to be.
So, I thought maybe an ipconfig would do the trick. I performed an ipconfig /release and saw that my IP address was set to 0.0.0.0. However, when I did a ipconfig /renew I got a DHCP error and a timeout.
I saw on another forum that the winsockxpfix application helped some people with this issue(if their registry was corrupted or TCP/IP was corrupt). I tried this utility and still see the same results described above.
Any help anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated. I am completely at a loss. Thanks in advance.