I fancied myself an IT guy, BUT then I read your message and realized I had no BLEEPING idea what your talking about..
FEAR NOT tho as I am not completely useless( I do work on an IT Helpdesk, supporting 25,000 end users)..
Maybe I did not explain clearly,. I get no IP address or anything(all 0's) when running ipconfig..
I ran malwarebytes and had it remove 8 objects.. then I ran ipconfig and i got valid info.. However when I went to try my web browser it failed, and then Malwarebytes requested I restart.. when I did, NO IP again.. I then ran malwarebytes in safe mode.. but not change..
I am running it on the user account, should I also run it on the Admin account profile as well?
connect to router? <-- Do yo mean typing in the 192.168.1.1 in the browser?
I will try that 2nite when I get home.. as well as pinging the known IP..
Any other suggestions? Any recent or major virus/worm that would cause this? running ipconfig /renew takes forever and fails, same thing on the GUI(network connections)..
let me know..
P.S. Is this a valid statement: If I was A+ certified I would have known the the BLEEP you were talking about? TRUE or NOT?