I have been having issues with my computer for the last couple of weeks or so. Originally, I had a virus that I posted about in the Malware forums. Here is the link to the thread I created for my computer problems...
Now, my desktop computer is unable to connect to the internet. I am currently using my laptop, which is connected to the same internet as I would connect my desktop with using an ethernet cable. When I plug in the ethernet cable to the desktop, it takes several minutes (sometimes up to 10 or 15 minutes) for the computer to even recognize that the ethernet is connected. Once the computer recognizes the connection, the Local Area Connection says "connected" but when I look at the status, there is no IP Address or anything else listed. I clicked repair but I get the message "Failed to query TCP/IP settings of the connection. Cannot proceed."
I have tried restarting the computer, rebooting the modem, and making sure that the properties say to obtain the IP address automatically.
I would greatly appreciate any help that you can give me! Thank you so much for your time!