Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:34 PM
My computer is having trouble connecting to the internet. I am Running XP. The LAN and Wireless Are both hung up on aquiring network adress.
When I do ipconfig I get all 0's. When I do ipconfig/renew I get "An error occured while renewing interface Local Area Connection : The RPC server is unavailable.” I also get this for wireless. Mind you that I have also connected directly to my cable modem. The Service for RPC is started. As far as I can tell everything is set to automatic and I shouldn't be having this problem unless it is also related to the quote I submitted below about DHCP error 1075. this may be a simple fix but as of now it does not seem to be. please help.
This quote also explains what I have been trying to dig into as well.
Quote from squidproject on techguy org:
I am having a major DHCP error on my girlfriend's laptop. I am primarily a Linux user so I'm kinda lost here as her machine is running XP. It's a Dell XPS M1210 which, conveniently, did not come with a recovery CD or even partition.
Anyway, a few weeks ago her wireless network device stopped working. It would look like it was connecting, but it would hang on "Acquiring network address." At first I thought maybe the device was shot, until I had the chance to test out the wired ethernet, which has the same problem.
After quite a bit of googling, I ran services.msc, and saw that DHCP is not running. When I try to start it from that menu, however, I get this message: "Could not start the DHCP Client service on Local computer. Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion."
After more googling, I discovered that DHCP has only 3 dependencies: TCP/IP, AFD, and NetBt. I checked the registry, and those were the only ones listed.
After even more googling, I ran devmgmt.msc and selected "show hidden devices" and double clicked on "non plug and play devices." I TCP/IP and NetBios over Tcpip are both there. AFD, however, is not.
I've spent hours doing further googling and tried pretty much every fix I could find and nothing seems to work. If the PC had shipped with a recovery CD I imagine this would be easy to fix but alas no luck. I need to get this working so I can set up my new internets and I'm totally at a loss...appreciate any help I can get.