Those of us old enough...remember having PII systems...if you're happy, we are happy
What is this OP CD that you speak of? Was it provided by Compaq/HP?
Do you have instructions for using it, how to use it for repairs?
FWIW: Indiscriminate use of programs...to "clean" the system...may result in files being removed which are essential for proper functioning of O/S and programs. If this program purported to "clean your registry", then you may have done more harm than good by using it.
FWIW: Do not manually set your network connection...you want DHCP to do it automatically.
Did you take a look in Device Manager...to see if all drivers had been reinstalled...before fooling around with your connection?
Seems to me that the best result available now...might be using that OP CD and electing the repair attempt all over. Then check Device Manager to ensure that all proper drivers are installed.
I see "2Wire", does that mean you have DSL? You may have to reinstall the 2Wire software to have your connection work properly.
Edited by hamluis, 04 July 2010 - 03:19 PM.