I purchased Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade which included Service Pack 2 and attempted to install it over the win98. It didn't appear to work quite right so I formatted the hard drive and installed it clean. (This actually brought on other problems where I ended up making 6 XP Installation floppies only to find that they weren't even compatibe with the XP CD I just bought yesterday, but that's another story!) Anyway, I finally did install XP, and using NTFS as opposed to FAT32, I even have a pinball game I can play now! ~But~, I can't establish any network connections.
My Local Area Connection says "Limited or no connectivity" when my TCPIP is set to obtain IP automatically.
On the otherhand, if I set my TCPIP with a static IP like (192.168.0.2), it says "Connected", but even then I can't seem to be able to ping it from my other computer which I programmed as (192.168.0.1). In any case, I need the TCPIP to obtain its IP automatically.
Besides not being able to surf, my computer also appears to hang whenever I change my TCP settings, to the point that I can't always end the unresponsive task. I think it's stuck in the background trying to acquire that network address. It also fails to repair the TCP, and the cmd prompt hangs when I do a /release.
Searching through Google it appears that this "Limited or no connectivity" is a very common problem that began with SP2 and which is affecting many people with DSL / Cable Internet etc, regardless of NIC or router.
I have tried running this "WinXP_EN_HOM_BF.EXE" and made an accompanying change in the registry, but no luck. I've even been to the MSKB but didn't seem to find anything there - mind you I'm not a pro.
Basically, I know the hardware works because it was working yesterday when I had win982e. So I figure it has got to be WinXP or perhaps the drivers it installed for my DLINK530 NIC.
Is there now a known fix for this problem. If not I will simply put the CD back in the box, return it to the store and wait for the next version on windows...
Thanks for all
Edited by Acad guy, 11 November 2005 - 03:55 PM.