[TriLUG] OT: Windows Help - Please No Flames

Jim Ray jim at neuse.net
Mon Jan 3 17:17:24 EST 2011

Nuke and pave is my preferred embodiment after trying basic
troubleshooting techniques.

Question: how long has PC been in service? If the answer is more than a
year or two (with XP, answer might be many years), then it takes less
time to flatten a system and load up operating system and applications
than to pull out hair trying to figure out who downloaded the "jump to
nowhere" instruction that is screwing with it.

Of course, it goes without saying to back up stuff first...


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-----Original Message-----
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Roy Vestal
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 3:38 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
Subject: [TriLUG] OT: Windows Help - Please No Flames

  Hey guys,
  Have a Windows XP Home problem I'm trying to fix for our pastor. I'm
not as familiar with XP Home as I am with XP Pro and need some
suggestions on repairing the network issues (please no "Install Linux" 
type answers).

Please email me offline if you have any suggestions.

Here's the scoop:

- Dell Dimension 3000
- Intel Pro100VE
- Windows XP Home SP3

Gets an address/subnet/GW/DNS via DHCP, but cannot ping gateway, or DNS
server. I connected my laptop to the same cable and am able to get out
to the net (google, yahoo).

I replaced the NIC with a known good Intel Pro 100 and the same thing
happens with it. I updated it with SP3 (was at SP2). Same issue.



Roy Vestal
   /v\    L   I   N   U   X
  // \\>Phear the Penguin<
/(   )\
"I sense much NT in you, NT leads to Blue Screen.  Blue Screen leads to
downtime, downtime leads to suffering. NT is the path to the darkside."
- Unknown Unix Jedi

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