I have a laptop (2.0G P4-M, 512M RAM, WinXP Pro SP1) which very recently
decided that, during bootup, it would not accept assignment from the DHCP
server. If I let the computer boot and manually release and renew the
connection, then DHCP will assign a proper number; otherwise, it moves on
the alternate method.
Too, when booting, I get to the point where the network connections are
making their attempt to communicate, then the computer just WILL NOT finish
booting for literally 4-5 minutes. This is QUITE frustrating.
Finally, this ONLY happens to my computer (almost a year old) and NEVER used
to happen. I can't pinpoint the changes that occurred just prior to this,
but it was either the installation of McAfee SpamKiller 5.0 (which SUCKS,
btw) or the last run of BootVis.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
qnman at yahoo dotcom - subject: NEWS RESPONSE