Happiness is had this to say:
My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
> I have a HP Pavilion 700 MHZ machine with WinME installed. I cannot
> access the network.
> I have configured the NIC for TCP/IP only along with the NIC.
> when I do a IPConfig /all I get the following:
> IP 169.254.157.172
> DHCP Server is: 255.255.255.255
> Subnet Mask is 188.8.131.52
> DHCP is Enabled.
> The device manager shows the NIC is properly installed and there are
> no X's or ?'s.
> But when I try IE all I get is "Page cannot be displayed"
> I have reinstalled the OS twice. Tried to install Win98 on this
> machine - to no avail.
> I have installed the NIC in my current machine and I am using it to
> access the network using the same cable and of course NIC and the
> same Router. I cannot ping or use any of the Network commands to get
> outside my machine.
> Is there a good diagnostic to prove one of the controllers that has
> failed? My guess is the Mother board is failing.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thank you,
The infamous 169.254.* address...
Worse I suppose it's got to be in ME?
Alright. Assign it an IP address. 192.168.1.30 or something... Does it take
it - disable it and re-enable it.
Anyone remember how to manually squash the stack in ME so you can re-install
TCP/IP if it comes to that? (That address is what is handed out by the OS
when, well, it isn't getting a real one... DHCP is being handled by what?
Did I mention I dislike networking errors but, well, I opened the group
today so here I am...)
Galen - MS MVP - Windows (Shell/User & IE)
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declining years to the composition of a textbook which shall focus the
whole art of detection into one volume." - Sherlock Holmes