Internet will not connect to correct router.

  bumpkin 16:23 28 Nov 2014

Hi all, my spare desktop was working fine until today, it is dual boot XP and Win7. Win7 will connect with no problems with either wireless or cable.

Using XP it will only connect poorly to an access point in another room not the router right next to it which the access point is also connected to.

Tried repair connection and restore points in safe mode, restores, says it has worked but no different.

I did originally get a message ip conflict with another PC on network. Went to CMD and entered ipconfig to try and reset it but it says ipconfig not a recognized command.

Has me baffled other that clone the whole disc from a backup. Can anyone suggest anything else please.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:48 28 Nov 2014

sounds like you are trying to use the same static address on both machines

make sure the router is set for dynamic adress .

  bumpkin 18:37 28 Nov 2014

Thanks for the reply, the ip's should be set as dynamic. I have not changed any router settings. I have reset the ip on the other PC and it now seems to work but it did earlier but not for long. Can't understand why ipconfig is not recognised by the other one.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:41 28 Nov 2014

check is the wireless service running?

also try a

sfc /scannow

on the offending machine.

  bumpkin 19:29 28 Nov 2014

Gets stranger sfc is not recognized as an internal or external command.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:18 28 Nov 2014

looks highl corrupted

scan for virus and malware.

if still no good then its a repair install required.

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

  1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

  1. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

  1. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

  2. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

  3. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP click here

  bumpkin 21:12 28 Nov 2014

thanks again Fruitbat, something is seriously wrong here. I ran malware software then rebooted and it now says it is Acquiring network address at 1.0Mbps so I won't hold my breath. Not sure what is the best option, Repair from the XP CD or use the clone backup. What do you suggest as the easiest option.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:07 28 Nov 2014

Clone would be quicker

  bumpkin 22:10 28 Nov 2014

I shall do that now then and post back the results which will probably be in the morning,

  bumpkin 22:19 28 Nov 2014

Just running Avast full system scan at the moment, a quick scan came up with a file ending /startnetcmd which it could not access.

  bumpkin 14:36 29 Nov 2014

Hi again, sorry for the delay. A good clean up with AV and Anti malware plus running scannow from the run box seems to have fixed it. One small problem that remains is the CMD prompt which is taking me to documents and settings when I would have expected the windows directory.

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