after formatting my brother's pc everything went fine except the network bit. installed xp pro with service pack 2. The ip address cannot be found or repaired but he can connect to my computer and i cannot connect to his. this message came up 'windows could not finish reparing because the folowing connection cannot be completed TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection. Cannot proceed.
for assistance, contact the person who manages the network.' something tells me that this problem is easy to solve. any help?
make sure tcp/ip is installed, by going to the control panel, network connections, right click on the adaptor in question and select properies. On the general tab you should see tcp/ip if it is installed, if not click on the install button.
After doing what spikeychris has said, the network kinda works. i can access my brother's pc and he can access mine. i have had to bridge the 1394 and LAN connection to get the whole thing working. however on the three icons on 'view network connections' i can only see my brother's ip address on the network bridge properties, not on the LAN connection icon properties. when trying to get the LAN ip address, the repair icon is still there and the same message crops up. shall i leave it since it all works now? also at the top right hand corner of the three icons there is a little visible padlock. don't know what it is but i can only see it on me brothers pc and not on mine. i also have service pack 2 installed. is this okay and is there any way to repair the connection on the LAN icon so the ip address is visible and that the message goes away?
i amusing an intel(r) pro VE 100 connection and set up the network using the wizard on both computers. we both have the same hardware. the command prompt did not chage anything. but shall i format and start anew and see if the error message about renewing the ip address is still there?