I'm running a home network for a Microsoft access database and one of the computers went down, after a couple days of aggravated troubleshooting i have no idea what to do.
The computer in question is an HP, running XP home edition SP2, it is equipped with a secondary gigabit Ethernet adapter and is wired into a switch that handles the database traffic. The other day the connection switched from being "connected" and working fine to "Limited or no connectivity". i have tried using the "repair" function and it states that "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address". I went into the command prompt and attempted ipconfig/renew, it takes a while and then the error message states "Ab error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 4: unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out." Research on the internet suggested it was a Winsock error so i attempted the netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt and netsh reset winsock catalog in the command prompt to no avail.
The device manager claims there is nothing wrong with my adapters, i have tried installing the latest drivers, i tried resetting the switch and the modem its hooked up to, i replaced the Ethernet cables with ones i know work. The "services" for DHCP client and Remote Procedure Call are both started and automatic. At the moment i cant think of anything else I've done or any other relevant info, i will provide requested information that could help solve the problem and i appreciate any and all help. Thank you