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sherlene
My issue is IP related.

I just built this machine. It has an ECS Elitegroup K8M890 motherboard, AMD 64 X2 Processor, 512 RAM, XP Pro with SP2.

I think it's some security setting in Win XP. The Road Runner tech just left. He could do nothing! My laptop connects just fine, so it's not the cable modem. My machine will not renew or even assign an IP address. The generic IP of 169., so on, is the only IP that shows up. No firewall, have reset winsock, reset IP stack, everything that I know to do...nothing doing! The tech said he's seen several new PCS do the same thing, their equipment is working fine. I just know it's an XP Pro setting. What else could it be? The on board ethernet card is working fine. Anybody out there found the same or similar?
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    Jesus_C

    your origional post.

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    sherlene

    I'm not even sure where my original post is. I've been too many places since. LOL!

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    sherlene

    All settings are correct in TCP, ect.

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    Why Me Worry?

    I've seen some of the newer Dell Optiplex machines with corrupt images being shipped to consumers. There is something inherently wrong with the TCP/IP stack and only a full system restore will fix the problem. Dell has some QA issues with their imaging process and dropped the ball with this one.

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    SteveFacer

    having similar problems, the big problems I am having right now is the video is dying after I change the computer name, does this sound like something someone else has run into?

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    MGP2

    Have you tried bypassing DHCP settings and just assigning the IP, mask, and gateway addresses statically and seeing if you have connectivity?

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    BobTheITBuilder

    MGP2s suggestion is part of the basic trouble shooting. If that works but you still want DHCP from your cable modem try pulling the plug on the cable modem when everything else is connected and on. I used to be a cable installer and this is one of the work-arounds. Hope this works

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    sherlene

    It was a bad motherboard. Exchanged it, put in new one and all is well!

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    Jesus_C

    your origional post.

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    sherlene

    I'm not even sure where my original post is. I've been too many places since. LOL!

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    sherlene

    All settings are correct in TCP, ect.

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    Why Me Worry?

    I've seen some of the newer Dell Optiplex machines with corrupt images being shipped to consumers. There is something inherently wrong with the TCP/IP stack and only a full system restore will fix the problem. Dell has some QA issues with their imaging process and dropped the ball with this one.

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    SteveFacer

    having similar problems, the big problems I am having right now is the video is dying after I change the computer name, does this sound like something someone else has run into?

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    MGP2

    Have you tried bypassing DHCP settings and just assigning the IP, mask, and gateway addresses statically and seeing if you have connectivity?

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    BobTheITBuilder

    MGP2s suggestion is part of the basic trouble shooting. If that works but you still want DHCP from your cable modem try pulling the plug on the cable modem when everything else is connected and on. I used to be a cable installer and this is one of the work-arounds. Hope this works

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    sherlene

    It was a bad motherboard. Exchanged it, put in new one and all is well!