XP Home, dual nics, DHCP fails, network fails

XP Home, dual nics, DHCP fails, network fails

Post by Dale » Fri, 06 Feb 2004 22:41:16

I have a Northgate PC with a builtin NIC and a second NIC
that I added. The NICS are connected to separate DHCP
routers. Things worked great for several weeks.

After a day of updates from MSOFT and some recent
software installs, both NICS are failing with either DHCP
or using assigned IP addresses... I tried:
- uninstalling all recently installed software
- removing the NICS in safe mode
- disabling one or both NICS
- both NICS will sense 'cable changes' - they correctly
report when the cable is removed/inserted into the router
or if the router is powered down/up
- if I manually configure the NICS then local (I can ping
the loopback and the NIC IP) network access works, but
traffic will not move beyond the PC...
- using MS XP 'help and support' tools I get the message

DHCPServer = IP Address)

I installed a USB NIC, used DHCP and that is how I am
currently surfing... (So now I have three NICS with two
of them not working.)

I am speculating that this is buried deep in the registry
and based on google results this is an old problem (with
re-install of XP as the only solution!)

I appear to be at SP2.

Thanks for any help!

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First I attemtped to upgrade MSDE to sp4, and I got the error
"This product is not installed",

So I removed the installation of MSDE and just installed sp4 directly. But
when I do, I get the error
"Setup failed to configure the server. Refer to the server error logs and
setup error logs for more information.
MSI (s) (A4!4C) [12:01:18:241]: Product: Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine
(VLM) -- Setup failed to configure the server. Refer to the server error
logs and setup error logs for more information."

The only other line in the log that metions a failure is
Setting SqlEdition property failed

The installer then backs everthing out and removes the service. The service
was already installed and running at that point.

I am using SQL2000.MSDE-KB884525-SP4-x86-ENU.EXE to install,


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