Lot of good advice guys. Unfortunately, much of this requires an advanced computer savy person.
I did run IPCONFIG, it flashed a dark box but wouldnt stay up. I then went to "find files" and inserted IPCONFIG. Got a big list of items. It had an "application" file for IPCONIG but when I clicked it again only flashed and disappeared. But I clicked on other things there. When I clicked the application file "WINIPCFG it did bring up a format of information: 1.adapter address2. IP address 3. subnet mask 4. default gateway 5. dhcp server. Dont know what good it is to know this stuff?
Also, found an ad on that page of complex issues that said free to get rid of bugs (PC BUG DOCTOR). downloaded it and it stated it found 4 bugs...and fixed same. Next, I tried to go to your other suggested sites to read the info. BUT NOW THE PROBLEM IS NOT JUST NOT CLICKING IN VAIN WITH NO RESPONSE...IT NOW GIVES ME A COLORED BOX THAT SAYS "POP-UP" ACCOMPANIED BY A TONE. Whats that all about.
I suppose Im at a point of taking computer back to the repair guy. Damn ,he is making a good living off me these last few years.
But Im still all ears for further instructions. thanks ,Sally
PS:When I did go to that format with all the info about my computer, I clicked on "release" and "renew". It didnt react to any such clicks.
Edited by sallyb, 12 September 2006 - 02:54 AM.