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Network Hardware configuration error

Q: Network Hardware configuration error

I am running windows XP on a laptop but it stops loading when it gets to the microsoft logo (HDD stops working rather than computer hanging - scrolling bar still scrolling but HDD light stops)

I have started up in safe mode and it says that there is a problem with the configuration of the network hardware. I have tried restoring the computer to a previous setting but this stops working when it restarts at the same period it stopped working before

Please can you provide indepth info as my computer is running in Spanish (long story) and i dont speak a whole lot of spanish!

A: Network Hardware configuration error

Delete the network hardware from device manager while in safe mode and reboot.

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I have tried everything but everytime I boot up my computer I get this hardware configuration error any suggestions on what I should or can do?
 

A:Hardware configuration error

What operating system do you use, and what is the brand and model, or configuration of your computer. What tasks are you running when you get the hardware configuration error... or does it even boot.
Tell us as much as you can, so we can imagine what you are up against.
 

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I am using Windows xp with a Compaq presario 5050 and I really need some help with the way I should setup the hardware on my computer.

Recently I upgraded to windows xp from windows 98 I already had a video card that is compatible with windows xp so I had no problems.

Yet my problem is with my audio card because it is integrated with my computer and I don't have any available pci slots.

I have 2 pci slots which are both in use by an ethernet card for my cable modem and a video card.

I need to know what I could do to add a sound card.

Options I have found are buying an ethernet network card that goes into an ISA SLOT which my computer has 2 available.

Then buying a pci audio card to install in the pci I recently freed up.......OR.......................................trying the Creative Sound Blaster Extigy which connects into a USB port and my computer has 2 available USB's.......but I'm not sure if the sound blaster works without an already working sound card.

Thank you for any help.
 

A:hardware configuration help?????

Here is some info from the Creative Sound Blaster site for the Extigy model soundcard....I believe its pretty much a stand alone device....there is a manual to read, try that out. As a matter of fact, you may have to get into the BIOS and disable the onboard sound....are you sure the onboard is hosed??

http://www.americas.creative.com/support/specs/general.asp?Centric=224&sub=190 and, this, info about 3 types of soundcards....look to left, select "EXTERNAL" and so forth:

http://www.soundblaster.com/products/extigy/

This card is getting pretty good reviews. Here are system requirements, I think you pass:
http://www.soundblaster.com/products/extigy/system.asp
 

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What is the optimal configuration for a hard drive(7200), cd/rw, cd-rom? I currently have the hard drive alone on the primary. The cd/rw and cd-rom are master and slave (respectively) on the secondary. It seems to be slow if I copy a cd from one drive to the other, but it may just be me.
 

A:hardware configuration

If you plan on doing copying and burning from cdrom to burner I would move the cdrom to primary slave, leave the cdrw on the secondary, it will be faster as both devices will not be hogging the same ide channel.
 

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Can anyone suggest a free online PC scan that will give me some detailed specs of the hardware I have in my PC? I'm particularly interested in the speed and ratings of my RAM modules.I've been trying the one at D-A-L but I can't seem to download the file - I keep getting an error.

A:Hardware Configuration

Benny, have you looked at our Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps?There are several utilities listed under System InformationI'm partial to SIW and System Spec, but there are several others.

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Hi,
How can I <b> determine </b>the entire <b> hardware conifguration </b> of a PC (RAM, HDD capacity, processor speed & type, even the graphics card type & its speed, memory etc etc etc) <b>using</b> just its <b> OS (Windows 98/2000/Me/XP) </b> and not using any downloadable tools....or asking the vendor

Thanks.
 

A:Determining hardware configuration

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Whe i try to start into windows i get this error message.

Windows could not start because of a disk hardware configuration problem. could not read from selected boot disk check path and disk hardware. Check windows documentation about hardware disk conf. in hardware refrence mauals. Which i have no idea what any of that means. thanks for any help
 

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I have recently done a clean install on my system with Windows 7 - OEM version - that I purchased. I installed a new 1 TB HD and placed the new OS on that drive - and created a slave drive with my OLD C drive - so I could transfer files, etc. over once the OS install was complete.

All went smoothly - but the OLD C drive now has bad sectors on it - and I wanted to remove it from my system (or at least disconnect it). I did this, but W7 would not boot up successfully since I had changed the install hardware setup. Now when I reboot, the system tries to fix the old drive (chkdsk, etc.) EVERY time...

Is there a way to be able to remove / disconnect this drive and still retain my OEM status? I know that mobo changes affect the licensing, but I am just removing a drive that I no longer need...as the system remains the same.

Any suggestions would be appreciated...thanks in advance!

A:Trying to change OEM hardware configuration

When you done your clean install, did you remove the old HD first?

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I have a wierd setup up at an office and I think the configuration is slowing things down. Any suggestions would be great. Here is my setup.

Let me know if something looks out of place or what.

Static IP #2 hosts a webserver and it seems as though there is issues forwarding ports to the 2nd router. Not sure.
 

A:Hardware Configuration Issues

It looks clean as a whistle .
 

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I have a dell XPS 15 l502x which is supported by a 130W adapter. My adapter broke and I had to purchase a new one. well the question is that I received a 180W charger online (obv their mistake). Will it cause any damage to my Laptop as it is of higher watt than the normal one or can I continue to use it as it did not throw up any error when I plugged it in .

Looking forward to a response.
Thanks in Advance. 

A:Hardware configuration question

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you not use the 180W  adapter  as it might cause damages to the main board.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Everytime i turn my cpu, my monitor doesnt turn. when it does, there are two options, and when i pick one, it says that there is a problem with the pc configuration and to check the manual..when i select the second, it works but my D drive doesnt appear but my C drive... how do i fix this problem? i've reformatted, checked for viruses, and checked for cd errors just in case, and i've deleted alot of files from my d drive..i am on my d drive (c drive appears too) but sometimes i can't..
 

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My sister has a notebook from Dell. She has been trying to reformat her drive, but it will not except taking her CD that came from Dell for reinstalling software.

She is running Windows XP, and she continues to get an error as follows:

"Windows cannot start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem" also says "Could not read from the boot disk check boot path and disk hardware.

If there is anyone out there that has experienced this problem before, can you please write and let me know how to handle it for her? Would very much appreciate it. Thanks!
 

A:Disk Hardware Configuration Problem....

Is it set to boot from that device first ?
 

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So if you read my post from about a week ago I figured out how to have the hard drive boot first but I'm getting an error I can't fix. I've tried reinstalling windows numerous times.
This is the error message I get

Code:
Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
I'm using a GA-K8N ultra sli motherboard with a maxtor sata, 200 gigs. I tried installing a raid driver too.
I've also tried everything from this list http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314477 , even all the things combined.
They didn't do anything so can anyone help me?
 

A:Windows hardware configuration problem...

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Hi all,

Never nice to have your first post as a problem, but I reckon I'll be spending a lot of time on here as there seems to be no end of good advice. Any help would be much appreciated!

First off my spec:

Gigabyte N650SLI -DS4L (can be found here: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140949)
Q6600 2.4Ghz G0 stepping (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131823)
Corsair RAM, 4x1 gig (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130429)
Inno3D 8800GT (G92) 512MB 256bit GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTVOut PCI-E Graphics card
Samsung spinpoint 500gig and an Antec Sonata case with 500watt psu.

Right,
After masses of problems with my Asus board (pre Gigabyte) and a faulty gigabyte board city link have finally found my house. Put everything together and start up the PC.

Problem 1:

"Warning: A new CPU detected & ROMSIP table has been updated accordingly."

I have no idea what this meant, might not even be a problem, but in any case I restarted as it told me and tried to go into the bios. All seemed fine. After messing about with my old xp harddrive and the USB mouse & keyboard support in the bios I decided to get on and install vista on the samsung.

A couple of times it hung right at the beginning of the install. I put this down to my crappy usb dvd drive but went to the bios and loaded the fail safe defaults. It installed all the way up to the 'completing installation' screen and then froze. Tried it again. same thing except this time half the screen went blank and had a colour ban... Read more

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"Hi,

I tried installing windows by the below steps,
1. I Inserted DVD in to the drive and I booted the machine,
2. I Pressed enter when it prompts "Boot from CD...."
3. "inspecting computer's hardware configuration..." appears, after that
I am getting a blank screen.
Can somebody help me explaining what is the problem and how to
troubeshoot the issue....".

Note:
I am able to install Fedora core 6 without any issues...

K.Karnan

A:inspecting computer's hardware configuration

welcome
try the minimum of hardware [basics only] with only 1 stick of ram for the initial install.

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Hello I had to format the hard and I lost the drivers CD.I have downloaded the audio drivers from http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-61506.html and installed it.However, the sound hardwars does not seem to work.The same happned when I tried to install drivers for Wireless hardware. (wireless connection only worked after I used Fujitsu Siemens drivers!!) Any help?  

A:Configuration of sound hardware and screen

did you install the drivers or simply unpack it? You have to install the drivers from your drivers folder under c:\ drive. 

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My school computer is busted and says windows could not start because of the hardware configuration! This only happend after I shut it down half way through an XP install. Then I added space to my main partition and delete the halfway through the install partition with Gparted. Please help!!!!! I need it for school by Thursday! My main os is 7 and could it be that's it's trying to go to the xp partion when my windows 7 is perfectly fine?

A:windows could not start because of the hardware configuration!

Do you have a restore partition on the computer? At bootup do you see a message to Press a certain key to enter Restore? Usually F11? Or you can boot off of a Windows 7 DVD and do a Startup Repair. Better yet take it back to your schools IT dept and have them fix it for you.

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Two months ago I posted on another thread that my son will be entering community college this fall (yeah, I'm old) and will be pursuing an A.A. degree in Digital Design and then move on to a 4 year institution. At the time I was researching and I am still researching but further along. The core courses he will be doing are Color & 2D Design, Graphic Design, Art with Computers, Web Graphics, Animation, and Web Page Design plus other art classes. In addition he will be doing the standard Word docs, surfing the net, term papers, etc.

I also know he must be able to run Adobe Flash CS5 and there will be animation software involved but I have not been able to find out anything else -- I've tried.

The central parameters I've tentively settled on for a laptop configuration are: 15.6" display no less than 1600x900 and if I can in Matte; either a Nvidia 540M or 520M video card (this will be an Optimus laptop) , 4 gigs of RAM, i7 2630QM processor (this is a quad core), a 320 GB harddrive @7200 rpm, and Windows 7 64.

Anyway, what I would like to know from you guys is this: In light of his course work is this "overkill"? Would the 520M suffice? Onboard graphics will work in some case but a) Intel's latest 3000 is meh and b) Nobody is offering the AMD Fusion 3850 with it's substantially better onboard graphics except HP in their dv6z series and I refuse to ever purchase another HP laptop ever again.

Input/suggestions please.

Thanks!
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A:Your input please: Hardware configuration for laptop

What is your budget?
 

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Hello,
I created a couple of hardware profiles for windows xp. However during startup the Hardware Profile Configuration Menu does not appear. I know it stops at the menu, but the menu does not actually display, after 30 seconds it boots as normal. I know to tap the down key 3 times to get to my gaming hardware profile, but it would be sure nice to see the menu. I am not using any strange fonts for naming the profiles. I dont know what the problem is. Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,
computerpain
 

A:Hardware Profile Configuration Menu

Hmmm? Must be a corrupt registry or system file.

One thing you can try is going into properties of each profile and putting a check mark beside the option to always show the profile at startup. I don't know if that will fix the problem though!
 

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I'm having a problem.
It started when I downloaded Windows xp(Home) onto a laptop (IBM ThinkPad) Well, I didnt realize at the time that I misplaced the product key, and when I got to that point in the downlkoad I could go no further. I found another windows xp version(Student and Teacher) that I did have a key for, but I couldnt stop the previous windows installation from restarting EVERY time it rebooted. It had windows xp (professional) on it when I began , but it was not working properly, hence the download. It is a used laptop and I dont have access to that original disk.
So I went searching on the web to find out how to stop it. Well, I am not too savy with the inner workings of a computer and took to trying anything to stop it, since nothing I was trying was working.
The last thing I tried was changing the boot.ini file and that has only made things worse!
Now, I am only getting the error message: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem..." I'm sure you know the rest. So it will reboot whenever I hit any button. I get the IBM screen with the F1 & F12 options then back to the error screen. NOTHING ELSE!
I've gone into BIOS and and tried every boot option, and none have worked. I'm completly lost at this point.
I cant get a command prompt, or any kind of access to the boot.ini file to change it back.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Ladylaffsalot
 

A:Disk hardware configuration problem

It is a used laptop and I dont have access to that original disk.Click to expand...





I found another windows xp version(Student and Teacher) that I did have a key for,Click to expand...

You'll have to get into the BIOS, change the startup drive to CD/DVD, and boot from your Student/Teacher CD. Once you boot from the CD, you may (slight chance) be able to use the recovery console, but you're better off at this point to do a fresh install. You'll jusst have to go through the hassle of knowing which drivers you need (unless you know all the computer specs):slurp:
 

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Hi,

I need to upgrade my current system to include:

2 new IDE hdds
1 DVD-RAM drive

I believe I need to purchase a new PCI IDE controller to allow me to add the above components. But, I do not know what exactly to ask for when I eventually hit up the nearby computer shop.

I also beleive I need a new power supply to accomodate the extra components i want to install. Currently my power suppy is a 320W one, and i'm positive there are no other extra outlets for me to use
.
My current system is as described below in my signature, with the following components left out:

1 - 40 GIG maxtor drive
1 - IOMEGA ZIP drive internal
1 - CD-ROM
1 - CD-RW

the above are all connected to the primary and secondary connectors, master and slave, so i know I have no room for any additions

I want to maintain my current setup (that means, I do not want to sub a CD-RW for the CD-ROM, etc..)
what should I buy first?? what sort of brands are good??

Zach.
 

A:Hardware configuration, recommendation and explanations

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Our network admin is currently trying to find the hardware configuration/specs of all the servers. Between looking at the General tab of the Properties box on My Computer and msinfo32.exe, I can get all the information that I need on XP and 2K machines.

Is there a way to get this information on a Windows NT machine?
 

A:How to Find Hardware Configuration Specs on an NT Machine?

techgirl05 said:

Our network admin is currently trying to find the hardware configuration/specs of all the servers. Between looking at the General tab of the Properties box on My Computer and msinfo32.exe, I can get all the information that I need on XP and 2K machines.

Is there a way to get this information on a Windows NT machine?Click to expand...

try getting it from dxdiag.exe
 

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Hi everyone!

So i just recently bought a new motherboard/cpu/memory/case.
Then i took the 2 hard drives/graphics card out of my old machine.
This machine is running fine!

I'm now trying to set up my old motherboard/computer with an old hard drive i have.
First, i had an 80 conductor problem, but i bought 2 brand new IDE cables.

Now, when i try to install windows... it freezes on the screen "Setup is inspecting your current hardware configuration..."
I've tried a couple hard drives now... but they are all old. And the same thing happens.

Could it be 3 faulty hard drives in a row?
or something else!?!

Motherboard = ECS
CPU = AMD SEMPRON
Memory = 512mb
 

A:Solved: stuck on inspecting hardware configuration!!?

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My computer has 3 monitors in NVIDIA surround configuration. I also have very special sound settings with my creative X-FI card that I want to use when gaming.

Long story short, I also have my television pluged in my system (pluged with HDMI and has to be disabled for NVIDIA Surround to work). And when I want to switch from desktop/gaming to television mode, I have to disable my NVIDIA Surround, and make a duplicate of my central monitor to my television. It sounds simple, but really each time it requires a few minutes of messing around because I don't get the good duplicate or what not. Also I need to re-configure my sound system from a headphone+buttkicker system. And then adjust my creative setting to go into my 5.1 system, with 3D surround, dolby etc..

Basically, each time I switch from my computer to the television, I need like 5minutes of configuration. Also changing all of these settings is way to complicated when I'm not home for my girlfriend to do that.

Yesterday I thought I had the brightess idea. I thought I could just create a new Windows user with different monitor configurations and different sound configuration. So when I'd be on desktop/gamming and wanted to go on the TV, I would just "Switch user"!

Thing is, those kind of hardware settings carry over different windows session... .

This is kinda annoying, I was wondering if perhaps you guys had any idea what I could do?

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A:Need a solution for switching to different hardware configuration quickly.

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I am about to go with a custom builder to build the following desktop system:

System Core
Motherboard Asus P5WDH Deluxe Wireless Edition
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66 GHz, FSB1066, 4 MB L2)
Ram 4 x Corsair XMS CM2X1024-5400C4 DDR2-667 1024MB
Video Card Asus GeForce 6200 16MB Silent
Storage
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATAII
Floppy Drive NEC 3.5inch 1.44 Floppy Drive (black)
CD / DVD Plextor PX-760A 18x Dual Layer DVD+RW/-RW
Case / Cooling
Case Lian-Li PC7H+ w/ Window (black)
Power Supply Seasonic S12 Series 500W Power Supply
CPU Cooling Thermalright SI-128 Heatsink w/ 120mm Scythe Fan
Accessories
Accessories System Restore DVD (based on Acronis True Image OEM)
Services Warranty: Lifetime Labor, 1 Year Parts

Price: $2330.95 (+ shipping)

I know video card component is perhaps inadequate, but I am not a gamer. So, my thinking there is to upgrade this for Vista later. My usage is for data and processing intensive forecasting/optimization applications I myself develop in Java and/or use of statistical packages. I also plan to use if for office applications, some Macromedia and browsing.

Any comments on what's on it and what's not are most welcome! The pricing is from Puget Systems to build it. I myself am not a buider, nor was I able to find someone local enough.

Thanks a lot in advice for any wisdom you care to share!
 

A:Solved: Comments on hardware configuration/price...

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Such window appears now when system starts. "Hardware change has been made , reset your computer for applying hardware change" something like that , I translated this from my native language.

pls help, I dont have ant idea how remove this, I removed one of my hardware profile on Administrator account but it not helps.

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Say goodbye to those times when the maximum score that a Windows Vista PC could return was 5.9. With the introduction of Windows 7, the Windows Experience Index has evolved from 5.9 up to no less than 7.9. However, at the same time, other aspects of the WEI have not changed in the least...
Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score - The Windows Experience Index grows up - Softpedia

A:Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score

Interesting

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here's what happened...

i have windows7 and vista 64 on my SATA hd running perfectly until i re-installed xp sp2 on my spare IDE hd..

problem is when i boot my computer, it always runs on xp.. even if i change the boot sequence or try to manually boot the SATA from the boot menu.. it always boots the IDE hd..

i tried to disconnect the IDE drive hoping that this would leave the computer to boot the SATA hd.. instead i get this message on the screen..

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

below is a screenshot of my disk management.. (taken from xp)

you can see in the image that the xp drive is the boot drive..

is there any procedure or steps i can do to be able to boot my SATA hd?

can anyone help please???

thanks in advance..

A:help! computer disk hardware configuration problem

Hello.



You will have to run 3 separate startup repairs as outlined in this tutorial at the link below to Windows 7 to recreate the boot files back to the Windows 7 partition and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I have bought a SATA HDD, to replace my old IDE drive, but cannot get it to work! I have followed the instructions in my mobo manual, but the result has been that my machine is now unusable!

I have a Jetway V600 DAP mobo, and am trying to install a Samsung Spinpoint 80gig SATA HDD, with Windows XP.

So far I have taken the following steps;

I removed old HDD and installed new drive, inserted Windows XP cd, and pressed F6 key at the system prompt for SATA driver. I inserted Floppy Disc with driver, which seemed to load ok.

System installed some files, then started to format HDD, this seemed to stop short of a full format, and system the rebooted.

Upon reboot the message "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem, could not read from selected boot disks, check boot path and disk hardware"

I don't know what to do next, please help, I'm desperate!!!!
 

A:Solved: SATA Disk Hardware Configuration problem

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I recently started having trouble with my DVD writer. this is the error I get " Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)" Everything I've researched about this message says to update my driver.  Did this even bought a new dvd player and it says the same thing.  Any suggestions? Wondering could it possible be a bad cable?  Even changed the port on the motherboard to see if it could be that in the new dvd player.
Thanks for any input.
sicissorgal54

A:Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information

Hello scissorgal54

The Microsoft version of your exact error -
 
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19)

 
If the device is a CD or DVD drive, follow the procedure in Article ID 929461 on the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=192798).
• Restart the computer in Safe Mode, and then select Last Known Good Configuration. This rolls back to the most recent successful registry configuration.
 
Try this first and tell us what the result is (or seems to be)

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I am getting the below error with an xp os pc,

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware."

I have read microsofts documentation on the error, but basically I cannot boot form the OS CD, that leaves two options.

1) Edit boot.ini, file (I do not where to begin)

2) Use recovery console , how do you invoke the recovery console ?

A:[SOLVED] Computer disk hardware configuration problem

Hi I am really struggling with this issue, basically I cannot boot from my recovery CD and therefore cannot begin to try any of the options suggested by MS.

Any help appreciated.

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Hi,

I am trying to install windows xp on my pc that have linux fedora already installed. I get the message "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration" then my pc freezes. What should I do?

ps: I tried it with pro edition and media edition, none worked.

Thanks for the help.

A:[SOLVED] Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration

Are you installing on a separate HD, or a different partition ?

Are you formating the HD before trying to install ?

Run the HD's diagnostic utilities, downloadable from the manufacturer, to verify the HD is good.

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Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)


Failure using the VxD loader.

*Verified correct hardware device driver is installed.

*Uninstall and reinstall the hardware device firmware, driver, software.

*Physically (disconnect) uninstall and (reconnect) reinstall the
hardware device with proper reboot sequence.

Can anybody please post a screenshot or an index of this registry tree location in full view, default installation if possible, with that I could manually reconstruct the entries I mistakenly deleted.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services

Sorry cant tell you which device it is I'm looking to resolve it's classified, thx!

A:Windows 7 64Bit Hardware Registry Configuration Information.

Uninstall and reinstall the hardware.

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My computer all of a sudden can't find my cd rom/writer. This is the error I am getting from the device manager: Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19).

I have tried the trouble shooter, uninstalling reinstalling, system restore, deleting secondary controller, primary controller and all does not seem to work. I don't know what else to do. Help!

BTW - I am running my XP home edition.
 

A:Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in t

Try this........
To restore the registry
Open Registry Editor.
Click Options, and then click Print to print these instructions. (If you are using the Help and Support Center, click Print above the topic area.) They will not be available after you shut down your computer in step 2.
Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
In the list, click Restart, and then click OK.
When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8.
Use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.
NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.

Use the arrow keys to highlight an operating system, and then press ENTER.
Caution

Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on your computer.
Notes

To open Registry Editor, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Choosing Last Known Good Configuration provides a way to recover from problems such as a newly added driver that may be incorrect for your hardware. It does not solve problems caused by corrupted or missing drivers or files.
When you choose Last Known Good Configuration, Windows restores information in registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet only. Any changes you have made in other registry keys remain.
 

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When I boot my comp it freezes at "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration." The computer has 2 processors and 4 scsi drives if that matters. Any idea whats up?
 

A:XP hangs on Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration.

Is your PC listed on Microsoft's XP compatibility list and have you checked and installed needed BIOS updates to support XP?

If the answer is yes for both, what is the make and model of the PC and the exact error message your are receiving?
 

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A:Solved: Does Win 7 require's, Minimum Hardware Configuration like Vista

There are always min requirements for any os. Here are the requirements for win 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/systemrequirements

In short no you cannot install with 512 of ram. Min is 1gig.
 

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Hi. I have no more ideas on what to try next. Any help greatly appreciated.My laptop is running Windows 7 Professional 32bit and is fully patched. The Ethernet adapter (Marvell Yukon 88E8055) is enabled and the wireless adapter (Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) disabled (via software and the hardware switch). Symantec Endpoint Protection provides AV/security (via group policy). It is highly likely the problem was self inflicted and not caused by a virus / malware.I use the cisco VPN client and wanted to upgrade it (a reinstall may have been sufficient but as I was going to the bother I thought I would upgrade) as I was having some annoying timeouts when using the client immediately after logging into my desktop.I started by removing the existing (old version 5.0.05.0290). During the removal the screen went black and the laptop was not responding; ie I couldnt get the screen to wake up. I ended up powering off by holding the power button for 5 secs. On reboot, it appeared that the old vpnclient (5.0.05.0290) had been removed and everything else was functioning as normal. So I tried to install the new version (5.0.07.0410).The vpn setup program gets as far as "Installing Network Components" and produces error "Error 27854. The network configuration lock is held by another application. Close all applications and run Setup again. If this message re-appears after closing all applications, reboot then re-try the install (the application holding the install lock may... Read more

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Hi all,
I've some users added to 'Network configuration operator' on Windows 7x64 Pro SP1 and they cannot open the properties dialog of network interface. I've tested the KB2157332 on Windows 7 x64 Pro
without SP1 and it works, but I cannot install it on W7SP1 computer, . I'm looking a SP1 version of the hotfix but I cannot find it. 
I've read
this and
this post but still getting the issue
Any idea to solve it?
Thanks

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Dear sir, I wanted to know if my NIC has HW support for PTPv2 protocol(IEEE 1588) and hardware time stamping . I also wanted more details on the network interface that i haveThank You in advance for any help 

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I have just completed a system recovery on a Dell Insiron B130 laptop with XP Home. I used the recovery partion to put it back to factory. The first thing I usually do after a recovery of a machine this old is remove all the Junk program files and then update. After this at bootup I get a bunch of beeps (black screen with blue bar at the top) then bootup stops on this (hardware profile configuration recovery menu) there is only one profile (Profile One) and I have to hit enter because there is no timer. I have changed the timer to zero under hardware profile, there is only 1 profile listed and it is Default. After a reboot it still does the same thing. I hope someone can help.
 

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Hi all,

I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to fix my computer. The problem started today and goes as follows: Whenever I try to start my machine up, it gives me the message "windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem". I have tried formatting, reformatting, and doing that some more. I have tried using the command chkdsk /r in the XP recoverty console. I don't know exactly what's up with my disk. I believe I cought some sort of virus or something that modified my hd perhaps. But, anyways, I can't even install XP (Home or Professional) because after it finishes formatting and copying the necessary files to the HD, it reboots and just goes back to this same error. I am out of idea so please ANYONE'S help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem...

Try downloading the diagnostic software provided by the manufacturer of the drive - for example, Seagate provide SeaTools and Maxtor provide PowerMax - I know others do the same.

Follow the instructions carefully to run a check of the hard drive and see if this sheds any further light on the issue.

Regards,
 

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hey guys, hoping someone can help me out, having a problem with my machine.

i have a desktop running vista 64, and a laptop running xp sp3.

my sister dropped the laptop and on startup the laptop said "no operating system".

i presumed the hard drive was broke so i replaced it with a new 320gb one and tried to reinstall xp. the install errored during the xp installation and got a blue stop message. on restart xp booted and seemed to be ok for a few hours. then i got another stop message so presumed the installation was corrupted and decided to format abd re install. the hard drive wouldnt format so i took it out and put it into my 2.5 portable sata case and formatted it with my desktop. when i put it back in the laptop i couldnt install xp. the drive wasnt being read, so i decided to put it back into my portable case and formatted it again using my vista desktop.

i booted the desktop with my xp disk and when asked which drive to install xp on, chose my portable hard drive. the installation was about 35% when i went downstairs. when i got back up the vista dekstop was desplaying the following message:

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

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A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Looks to me like the first priority is to save your files. Try this procedure ( Computer First Aid Using Knoppix ) - but you have to set the BIOS boot sequence to boot from CD once you have burnt the Knoppix CD.

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Hi,

After Power Shutdown my system does not boot. That show the following error message.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
Then,

I try to boot the OS CD, that show the following Error message.

Boot Failure
Press any Key to Continue

I try the another system Hard Disk and DVD drive in my problem system that also show the same Error message.
Is it any hardware failure in mother board?

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93 Ghz
RAM - 1 GB
Mother Board - Intel DG41RQ
Hard Disk - 500 GB Seagate
DVD - Samsung DVD RW
OS - Windows XP sp3
Anybody support me

Thank You
Ramanan

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem

Did you change any bios settings, update the bios or clear the CMOS before this started?

Check the mode setting for the Sata controller in the bios, is it set to AHCI/Raid or IDE(legacy)?

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Hi, Im trying to install Windows xp onto a netbook-EEE pc 1005, using flashdrive. I have tried many methods of installation, including things like wintoflash and others. I just cant get it to work. I keep gettting the error listed below.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the sleected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

I Get this error before i can select to install windows xp home edition, i see it for a split second then get this error. Could it be in the bios?

My boot device priority has my hdd to boot first which is correct.

My ide configuration has my ATA/IDE configuration set as Ehanced.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks alot!
 

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Hello all.

Today I turned on my computer and my antivirus, "avast", was not working. The recommended actions for it was to repair it, or to make sure your system is updated. I tried repairing, no luck. So I went to the windows update page through the start menu, and installed the " .net framework 3.5" update. After it was completed, my system restarted by itself. When it booted back up, I got a black screen saying "setup is checking system harware configuration", this message is up for 1-2 seconds. Then the message is gone, and I'm left with a black screen and a headache. I waited for some time, but nothing happened. I rebooted again and the same thing happened, so I decided to reboot from my Windows XP cd, and reinstall windows, but the same thing happened, except there was a "press any key to boot from cd" message. I pressed a key, but it took me to the same black screen and "setup is checking hardware configuration" message. This process was repeated at least 10 times. I tried to take out some of my RAM, 2 out of the 3, but the same thing happened.

So what could it be, corrupted HDD, RAM, is from microsoft?

Any ideas?
Thanks a loooot guys.
 

A:Black screen < setup is checking system hardware configuration

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My WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION does not start up in normal mode. I get a black screen, and have to select from two choices of windows xp home edition at the bottom of the screen to open my computer.
I've typed msconfig and selected normal mode and it still doesn't work.
Also I got this error message: windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
I'm a newbie at computers and don't understand the technical jargon. I wonder if some one could explain it in simple terms, so I could understand it.
I don't have a windows WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION CD-Rom to use recovery console. How can I fix this without a windows cd-rom?
I have Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2002

A:windows could not start because of computer disk hardware configuration problem

have you put any new hdd's in, or left a usb drive/ipod/mp3 player in the pc.
otherwise your hdd might have issues,
the recovery console is downloadable and burnable but id check the first 2 options first.

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Hi all,

Here's what's happened...

i have Windows 7 on a 500GB SATA hd running fine.

Yesterday I decided to install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a spare 160GB SATA HDD which I have, and I did this via the notebook upgrade bay (2nd HDD caddy) where the DVD drive would be. I left my 500GB internal (Windows 7) HDD in the computer and during the XP setup DVD specified for it to install on the 160GB HDD.

The problem is every time I boot my computer, it tries to boot XP.. even if i change the boot sequence or try to manually boot the internal HDD from the boot menu...

i tried to remove the 160GB XP hard drive hoping that this would leave the computer to boot the 500GB Windows 7 x64 OS... But instead i get this message on the screen..

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

Can anyone give me any advice on what I need to do to be able to boot properly into my Windows 7 HDD again?

I have Hirens BootCD at my disposal and have managed to boot into Windows 7 fine using the option presented on the first screen. After a reboot the message above returns...

Many thanks in advance,

A:Computer disk hardware configuration problem (Windows 7 boot)

UPDATE: I have also tried to run a startup repair from more than one Windows 7 installation DVDs and get the message: "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair".

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Software is Windows XP Professional.

The first error message I received was:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
(Windows root)\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I then tried to repair the boot.ini file using

bootcfg /rebuild

After re-booting, I received the error message:

Windows could not start becuaes of a computer disk hardward configuration problem

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

-I tried running checkdsk also and it said "Volume has one or more unrecoverable problems"

Computer is a Dell Dimension 390.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem

Sounds like your hard drive is dying... You will have to get a replacement
 

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i've tried updating the driver, and re-installing the driver nothing works- i saw it might work if i rebooted into safe mode, but i don't know how to? Any suggestions?

A:"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in

G'Day swiftjooky, to TSF.

Please tell us the make and model of your computer; whether it is a desktop, or laptop?
If it is a desktop, is it a Custom Built, or a Manufacturer's Build?

Once we have this information, we will be in a better position to assist you.

Kind Regards,

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Please let me know what needs to be done for this infected notebook , I can't connect it to my wireless network. Attached herewith is the log file.
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:13:19 PM, on 4/06/2014
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17041)
Boot mode: Normal
 
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\20.5.0.28\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Anti-Theft\Engine\1.10.0.9\NAT.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\2.0.15.77\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SugarSync\SugarSync.exe
C:\sea752\nextgen\ApplyOnlineMobile\AOLMTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\TOSHIBA Sleep Utility\TSleepSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\Sync Utility\TosSyncScheduler.exe
C:\ProgramData\Clickfree\BoxSoftware\reminder\SacReminder.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
 
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = 
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A:Virus spamming itself through the network,changing network configuration

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I have a problem trying to install Windows 2000 Pro ever since I got my new motherboard: After it reboots to inspect my computer's hardware configuration, it freezes. It does not respond to any of the function keys. I've unplugged all the cards on the motherboard and the CD-ROM and there is no effect, so none of this hardware seems to be causing problems.

I have a Gigabyte 7IXE motherboard with 128 MB DIMM. Windows 2000 Pro install and ran perfected on my old, but now defunct, board.

Thanks.

Alex
 

A:Windows 2000 install problem: freeze on inspecting hardware configuration

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I have a problem trying to install Windows 2000 Pro ever since I got my new motherboard: After it reboots to inspect my computer's hardware configuration, it freezes. It does not respond to any of the function keys. I've unplugged all the cards on the motherboard and the CD-ROM and there is no effect, so none of this hardware seems to be causing problems.

I have a Gigabyte 7IXE motherboard with 128 MB DIMM. Windows 2000 Pro install and ran perfected on my old, but now defunct, board.

Thanks.

Alex
 

A:Windows 2000 install problem: freeze on inspecting hardware configuration

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guys does the hardware needed for networking :
NIC's and router.

do the job of connecting to the internet also?
if not what other hardware is needed cause i wanna network(2 pc's) and use internet .
 

A:Network hardware does the job for internet hardware?

You need an ISP (Internet Service Provider), and a link to your site. How the ISP provides the connection is determined by what kind of service you have, probably a broadband modem of some sort. If you already have broadband Internet, you have equipment to connect to the Internet.

Please tell us make/model of any existing equipment, and we'll go from there.
 

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I have to plan this project, would need some help how to do it!

The organisation would like all their users to have access to the internet. The business has requested that you configure an internet gateway for their users in the office.

The meeting identifies it needs to incorporate the following requirements:

1. Internet service via a reputable service provider
2. Ensure minimal disruption to current LAN services when implementing
3. Enable required security measure

Part 1. Assess the client's hardware requirements with consideration to their requirements for an internet gateway.

Part 2. contact vendors and obtain technical specifications in obtaining any hardware, software and configuration the existing LAN with internet access

Part 3. In the form of a presentation provide a recommendation to the management of the business for configuration of internet access that includes a plan for implementation. The presentation also should incorporate the specific of hardware, software and ISP that will be required to detailing any costs that may be involved.
 

A:Install Network Hardware to a Network and configure an internet gateway?

I suggest you do your own homework, what would be the point in us doing it for you?
 

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I have a Win XP host (desktop) running a wireless home network using a router hub. I have successfully set up my laptop (Win XP) as a client, and am attempting to set up my older desktop (Win 98 SE) as a client. I created the Network Setup floppy disk from the Win XP host. When running this on the Win 98SE desktop, an error is received that it cannot locate network hardware.

I know the network hardware is installed properly as I am able to access the internet and e-mail from the Win 98Se desktop. I can successfully "ping" the Win XP desktop and the Win XP laptop from the Wn 98SE desktop. Also, I can see the directories I set up as "shared" on the Win 98SE desktop from both the Win XP desktop and laptop.

When I open the "Network Neighborhood" in Win 98SE, the only icon listed is the "Entire Network." Clicking on this results in an error window "Unable to browse the network. The network is not accessible. For more information, look in the Help Index at the topic 'Network Troubleshooter'" (which is no help, btw).

The crazy thing is, I had it working great (sharing files and the printer on the host) until I tried to set up a new printer. During the installation it crashed, and I can't "see" the host and the laptop from the Win 98SE desktop anymore. I uninstalled and reinstalled the Bellsouth home networking software thinking that would fix it, but it didn't.

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A:Network setup wizard cannot locate network hardware

Is the Win98 machine directly connected to the router or is it a wireless connection? Could a firewall be the problem? Are all computers a member of the same workgroup?
 

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Hello all,

I own a 2004 Dell Dimension desktop. It's been down for a few years since I now own a newer laptop, but recently I decided to bring it back to life. I've gone through many upgrades and problem so far, but come out on top each time. My most recent problem, however, is my wireless network. I just reinstalled xp, on a new hard drive actually, and this installation was done through the discs that came with the computer. When I started the computer up everything went well, everything looked great except for my internet. I still have not been able to get my internet to work. I've done many many things to try, exploring network settings, the network wizard and such things. Under my network connection I see no icons or networks showing up, and when I try to set up a new connection it says it does not detect the hardware (I don't remember exactly under what this is). I've posted about it before, but any simple explanation people have given hasn't fixed or worked so far. Until a few minutes ago, I thought it was my network adaptor, which is an internal adaptor. A spark just went off in my head though, it can't be my adaptor because I have ubuntu installed on my external hard drive, running through this computer, and the internet connects automatically to my house network through that. Another large this I've seen is under device manager, I don't see anything about my network card there or adaptor. I see under other devices tab to things t... Read more

A:Network Configuration and XP

Hello and welcome to the forum!

I think that you do not have the network and wireless drivers installed as they are showing up in other drivices.
Ubuntu may be loading some built in drivers and that may be why you have Internet access through it.

Please post the model number of your laptop so that we can link you to the correct drivers on the Dell website.

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I've got an issue with my laptop which I think suggests a configuration issue with my network card. I can access the internet and pinging external websites and other computers on the network work fine. However certain programs (e.g. certain google desktop gadgets, winamp and other background programs) can't access the internet. Other google desktop gadgets can (gmail notifier). My desktop connected on the same network (and location) works absolutely fine, no problems.

The Laptop has been connected to a university network before (and been connected to networks in other countries) but I've only been noticing these problems since connecting it to my home network.

Checking ipconfig /all I fixed the fact that is was on a peer-peer node, but apart from that I'm lost.

Desktop: Win XP Professional SP2
Laptop: Win XP Home Edition SP2

Any help would be great!

Cheers!
 

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I have a school laptop and for some reason I have problems using proxy's and using programs that require opened ports, even if it says its open.

I was thinking of configuring windows, a while ago I found a program that automatically configured windows xp for a specific connection. Maybe someone here knows anything similar.

Or does anyone know different ways of opening ports? (excluding routers, I have this problem even without a router). I configured the windows xp firewall even though its disabled and I don't think I have any other firewalls blocking it, I was just hoping that it's some sort of windows xp settings that if changed, could give everything a boot.

-Windows xp SP2
 

A:Network configuration

ISP's block certain ports also. What port is being blocked, and what exactly are you trying to do?
 

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Our network consists of 3 Desktops, all Windows 7 Home Premium, and one printer, using ATT DSL. It's presently wired through a 2Wire 2701 BHG wireless router modem/combo. It works well, when wired, but is the older G type. The upgrade plan is to use a TP-Link TD-8816 modem/router combo configured as the modem and a Netgear WNR2000 modem/router combo configured as the router, will it work and will it work with ATT. How should the TD-8816 be configured for modem only and the Netgear WNR2000 for router only. My research indicates it can be done but the manuals are impossible. FYI, Dumped my wireless due to slow speed and constant drop offs. ATT was no help. Thanks for your input.

A:Wired network configuration help.

It's very much possible. The modem shouldn't need any configuration, it's the Netgear device that just needs configuring. You'd need access the Netgear device's config settings via Ethernet and change the IP address of it, disable the DHCP server on it as only one DHCP server should be running on the network, which you want your modem to be. Connect the Netgear device to the modem via Ethernet, and configure the SSID to be the same on both devices.

When you set up the router's IP address, keep it out of range of the modem's DHCP server, so duplicate IP addresses won't be given out, for example your modem's IP is 192.168.1.1, so the first IP it gives out on the network will be 192.168.1.2. Setup the Netgear router's IP address to be 192.168.1.99, to keep it out of the IP pool of the modem.

This diagram should help:

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I have the following network setup:

* Actiontec M1000 DSL Modem/Router - configured as the network gateway:
- ISP Protocol: PPPoE
- Modem IP Address: 192.168.0.1
- Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
- DHCP Server: On
- DHCP Start: 192.168.0.3
- DHCP End: 192.168.0.254
- DHCP Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
- Dynamic DNS: On
- NAT: On

* Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless Router - configured as an access point:
- Internet Connection Type: Automatic Configuration - DHCP
- Local IP Address: 192.168.0.2
- Local Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
- DHCP Server: Off
- Operating Mode: Router (not Gateway)
- RIP: Disabled

The M1000 is connected to the WRT54G2 via CAT5 cable between the Ethernet ports on each device (not the WRT54G2 WAN port). The NIC on my Windows 7 PC is connected to the WRT54G2 via CAT5 cable between the Ethernet ports on each device.

This setup works (connects to internet, connects to wireless devices, etc.) but there are some oddities that I do not understand:

1. The Network Map (Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> See Full Map) shows a device chain of PC -> WRT54G2 -> Gateway -> Internet (which is correct). However, when I right-click on the Gateway, it shows two devices: Actiontec M1000 and Actiontec TR64 M1000. This makes absolutely no sense to me.

2. The MAC Addresses reported by the Network Map for the WRT54G2 and the Gateway are off by one from the values reported by the device Management URL (e.g. WRT54G2 - Network Map says 00... Read more

A:Network Configuration Oddities

  
Quote: Originally Posted by claytoncarney


1. The Network Map (Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> See Full Map) shows a device chain of PC -> WRT54G2 -> Gateway -> Internet (which is correct). However, when I right-click on the Gateway, it shows two devices: Actiontec M1000 and Actiontec TR64 M1000. This makes absolutely no sense to me.


Windows may be trying to understand your Actiontec the only way it can and given it's a modem AND a router (and can be one but not the other, as well) It may have two technical names?





Quote:
2. The MAC Addresses reported by the Network Map for the WRT54G2 and the Gateway are off by one from the values reported by the device Management URL (e.g. WRT54G2 - Network Map says 00:23:69:7e:ac:4b; Management URL says 00:23:69:7e:ac:4c). Weird.


See answer #1. 4b may be router, 4c may be modem?





Quote:

3. Running 'ipconfig /all' reports the primary DNS Server is 192.168.0.1 (the gateway) and the secondary DNS Server as one of the ISP's DNS servers. When I run an 'nslookup' on a domain name, I always get two 'DNS request timed out' errors (presumably from the gateway) before it returns the addresses (presumably from the ISP's DNS server). I don't understand why the gateway is being set as a DNS server rather than the ISP's DNS servers which are normally set via DHCP.

Does anyone have a clue what would cause these oddities?

Tha... Read more

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Hi,

I have a server that when I go into the Network and Sharing Center I see 1.jpg. I'd expect to see something similar to 2.jpg. Does anybody know what might be causing this?

The reason I ask is that although my settings seem to be configured correctly I am having problems connecting to the internet with the first server.

Cheers
Paul
 

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Hi all

1st of all I'm new here my name is Alan, I'm a computer technician and own a computer shop, and am happy to be here.

2nd, I would like your advice since I'm not a pro when it compes to networking so here goes:

I get internet through LAN (PPPOE) to my computer1.
Then using a crossover cable computer1 is linked to computer2 for file sharing and internet connection sharing.

I would like to know what would be the safest way to isolate, or maybe secure my file sharing between computer1 and computer2 from the rest of the network. Private is not an otion since it already caused me much troubles when reinstalling windows.

Thx in advance

Alan
 

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Two days ago in the evening, my computer that always used network 2 made a network 3 that included the neighbor's computer and there was extreme lag.

Even after they're gone, there's still some lag, and whether network 2 or 3 is active varies per start up. The way the network looks keeps changing randomly across the night :


Sometimes it can't detect them at all :

This next one is closest to how it used to be, except without the question mark, having a tower instead :

Currently it is this the third one down again.

Several of these have the modem type also listed at the bottom of the page as hardware it can't identify.

The BRCM one is the only one I can click to get to the normal IP adres of the modem.

I can't access the IP address of the others, which leads to this :

I suspect I've been hacked, which would explain the lagging in the evening. What I don't get is why the network keeps changing, and what I can do about any of this.

A:How do I get control over what my network configuration does?

This looks helpful
How to Secure Your Wireless Home Network: 8 Steps (with Pictures)

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I was asked this question in class and I'm not sure if I gave the right answer or not.

Company with 50 (max) different locations.
1 Head Office and 1 Store House
Each location has a static IP address.
Each location has max 13 PCs in the internal network.

Locations need to be able to connect via VPN thus have the same Sub Net:
I’m thinking (IP) Class B/ (SN) 255.255.255.128 – giving me 126 IPs/SN to work with just in case all locations connect to one location at the same time.
Q1: is this SN a good choice?

For the internal network at each location:

Internet

Router
• Public IP (Static)
• Private IP 172.16.0.1 / SN 255.255.255.128

Firewall with 2 NIC
• Router facing NIC – IP 172.16.0.2/ SN 255.255.255.128/ GW 172.16.0.1
• LAN facing NIC – IP 172.16.0.10/ SN 255.255.255.128/ GW 172.16.0.2
Hub/Switch
Data Server IP 172.16.10.1/ SN 255.255.255.128/ GW 172.16.0.2
File Server IP 172.16.10.2/ SN 255.255.255.128/ GW 172.16.0.2

Switch / Switches
PC1
PC2
PC3
Etc
IP adds 172.16.20.x/ SN 255.255.255.128/ GW 172.16.0.2
Q2: Is this the right configuration? If not what should I change?
Q3: Recommended OS for Firewall, Server 1 and Server 2.
Q4:Recommended hardware for Routers/Switches

Appreciate you taking the time to help me out.
 

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This my first time on this forum, so firstly hello to everyone.

I am by no means an expert when it comes to network configuration, but I have managed to get through what I have needed previously. My previous configuration was similar to the attached but I simply used an ethernet modem in lieu of the sky modem/router and everything worked fine at that point. I have recently changed my ISP to Sky, who have provided their own modem/router (albeit this is actually a Netgear unit) and say they do not support 3rd party modems - all my problems started here.....

I have attached the configuration that I would like to use in order to connect everything that I have. It is worth noting that my master phone socket is located in the cellar along with the Sky modem/router, which is hard wired with a 30m Cat 5E cable to the 2nd netgear router on the 1st floor. From here my other components (desk-top, printer and network hard-drive are all hard wired and within 4m of the 2nd Netgear router.

My problem seems to be the configuration of the Sky and Netgear routers and their incapability to communicate with each other via the ethernet cable. I can connect the laptops wirelessly to the Sky modem/router and have full internet access, however I cannot access the local services such as the printer etc. Similarly, I can connect the laptops wirelessly to the 2nd netgear router and access all of the local services with no problems but cannot access the internet from there.

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A:Home Network Configuration

Perhaps Johnwill will post it here but look up this forum for his Connecting 2 SOHO routers posts he does (he does this quite frequently) now the main thing to remember is the wireless won't be transparent between the 2 routers as they are 2 different access points.

Essentially the second netgear (non sky) has to be turned from a router to a switch with an wireless access point. this will allow all PC's to exist on one network (with 2 routers your have 2 networks going on) and allow all to intercommunicate and get out to the internet.
 

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I had a question about what the best network set and configuration was for my home we do a lot if gaming and I want to make sure we are taking advantage of our 150Mbps speeds I have two routers my main is an Asus Tm Ac1900(in main office) and the second I would like to use as a repeater or additional access point is a Tp link router (front room) what would be the best recommend set up and configuration for these routers
 

A:Best network set up and configuration for gaming

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Last week I was running a peer to peer network with Win98/Win2K/etc boxes like this:

Cable Modem ---› Win2K Server (2 Nics) ---› Switch ---› PCs on p2p network (Netbui and TCP/IP)

I had a cheesey SW "firewall" on the internet server and decided I needed some real security so I bought a Compaq CP-2E Router/Firewall. Now my configuration is like this:

Cable Modem ---› Router/Firewall ---› Win2K Server (2 Nics) ---› Switch ---› PCs on p2p

The problem is that to enable an FTP or even a simple game server on my Win2K box so it can be seen from the internet, I supposedly need to enable DMZ on the Router/Firewall which effectively eliminates the firewall. I ran network vulnerability checks and the PCs are completely exposed when DMZ is enabled. The gameserver does not show on Gamespy like it does without the firewall. I also tried opening only the port for that gamer server (Medal of Honor port: UDP 12203) but it still won't show on Gamespy. (Note that the game server is only a test so I know I have it right before I build a Linux FTP server.)

I tried the following configuration but it doesn't work:

Cable Modem ---› Win2K Server (2 Nics) ---› Router/Firewall ---› Switch --› PCs on p2p

I would like to expose the Win2K server to the world and don't care much about security on it. (There are no files of consequence and I'm running NTFS) The internal PCs, however, need to be protected. hacking a Win2K box is hard enough, but getting throug... Read more

A:Firewall/Network configuration

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I am running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate on my desktop (home) and Windows 7 x64 Pro on my laptops. I bring my personal laptop to work which I use for emails and browsing. There is sensitive information that I would not like to share for obvious reasons. I am running into a problem making sure the information is not in "shared" mode while at work. Work has their own network, which I am unable to connect to because the Sys Admin is lazy and will won't provide me a VPN connection directly to the system. So what I have done is use the public WiFi that we make available to our customers and connect through my own VPN off the public WiFi system. I want to make sure that I am not inadvertently sharing documents or other information doing so. When I connect to the network at work I use the "Public" setting. What settings do you recommend?

What makes it more difficult is I have a similar situation at home, in which we have one internet connection through a router coming in and several people use the system. The location of the router is actually upstairs where I do not have access to, I use a Netgear WNR2000 v2 (I rent out rooms in my house), so I am forced to connect to the router wireless. I personally am not a gamer, but one of the tenants is. I almost always use my VPN service at home to connect, but I am unsure if this is the correct set-up. I don't want to share my printers, video, etc. with everyone in the house. I am using Norton 360 for protection with Firewal... Read more

A:Best Network Configuration for Security...

No recommendations? Anyone?

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I am having problems connecting to the internet. Windows Network Dignostics is indicating that my network adapter "Local Area Connection" is not configured to use the IP protocol. It also indicated that the "Realtek PCIe GBC Family Controller" is experiencing driver or hardware related issues and that I should ensure the IP bindings are correct. To ensure that the "IP version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and IP version 6 (TCP/IPv6) are selected in the configuration for the network adapter "Local Area Connection", they are selected. When reviewing the adapter in device manager, it indicates that the device is working properly and that the lastest driver is being used - Driver version dated 9/02/09 - 6.227.902.2009. My connections was working on 12/24/09. I installed a windows update on 12/24/09, service pack 212 24 2009 that appears to have loaded some system 32 drivers (KB917607) in addition to win32 help.exe. I restarted my computer on 12/26/09 and have not had internet connection since. I also tried attaching a D-link wireless connection which the computer recognizes and indicated taht I have a wireless connection but I am still not connecting to the internet. I am using my laptop to access using the wireless. Can someone help

A:Network adapter LAC configuration

Hello,

It sounds like windows tried to update to the "newest driver." Whats the model and brand of this laptop? i.e. HP Pavilion dv4 1280us

From there I can go to HP site and post a link to the download of the latest and greatest driver.

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I'm working on someone's laptop. It has a error when turned on stating a disk error occured. press ctrl alt del to restart but of course when you press those keys it keeps giving you the same message. So I decided to reload windows but when I boot it up with the recovery disk, it states "setup is checking system hardware configurations" but after that the screen goes blank. Any idea how to solve this in order for me to reload windows?

Anyone??? Please HELP!!!
 

A:Solved: Blank screen after "setup is checking hardware's configuration"

Please someone help Anyone????
 

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I just put together a new computer:

PCCHIPS M863AG Motherboard
AthlonXP 2800+
512MB PC2700 RAM (I'm sure this works - although it may still be incompatible with the system)
300W PSU
Samsung 80GB HDD
Sony DVD/CDRW Burner
LiteOn Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Integrated Graphics

After fiddling around with the motherboard and finding out that the motherboard shipped with the clear CMOS jumper in the 'ON' position (Wouldn't boot . . . what fun that was), I finally managed to get it to boot. Lo and behold, when I attempted to install Windows XP, two things happened:

With my SP1 Integrated install disc, the installation got as far as the initial blue screen where it loads up device drivers. Then it displayed an error "ntkrnlmp.exe cannot be found" or something of the sort. I rebooted, and then tried holding down F7 at this point. The computer then restarted, abruptly, for no apparent reason.

When I tried my SP2 disc, it simply restarted right after the 'Windows is inspecting your hardware' message before the installer even starts. It just kept going around in a loop. I tried various configurations of ACPI/power management in the BIOS. I tried using the 'optimized defaults' toggle. Nothing helps. The windows install simply refuses to work. Any ideas?

(By the way, hello everyone, I'm a new user)

A:[resolved] Computer reboots at "Detecting your hardware configuration" - Windows XP Install

Try running this program from a bootable floppy or cd. For best results, run over night.
http://www.memtest86.com/

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When I try to install windows xp pro, it picks up the fact that the CD is in there, and it'll come up on the black screen and say: "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration" for maybe 20seconds, then that message disappears and it will sit there and do absolutely nothing...
 

A:hang after "setup is inspecting your hardware configuration"

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Greetings,

I have a desktop PC(running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) connected to the internet via an ethernet cable in my office at my university. I use Teamviewer to remotely access this PC and I would also like to turn the computer on remotely by sending a Wake-on-LAN package. I have VPN access to campus network, yet I do not know how to configure WoL, as far as I know there are various methods for this and Teamviewer also offers some. Does anyone have experience with a similar configuration? I have a few questions such as:
How should I proceed, do I need specific ports open for WoL to work?
Do I need a static IP address?
Should I be in the same network and/or connected to the same gateway?
I enabled WoL from BIOS and Windows 7 settings. How can I check if it is really enabled?
We also have a high performance computer grids running Linux which are always switched on inside the campus. Can we send the WoL package via these computers easily?
Please do not hesitate to ask for further information if needed.

Thanks in advance

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoftฎ Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 620 Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
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RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, 1023 Mb
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Hello

I have Hamachi and I use it for gaming. I have always had a few problems linking up with a friend but I have been able to overcome them by forwarding ports ect ect.

Now my friend has bought a new pc (im not sure if this is the problem)

In Hamachi I can ping him but he cant ping me.

He gets a timed out message when trying to join my hosted game or when trying to ping me.

I have followed the troubleshooting advice by Hamachi and used cmd to ping different ips and my friend has done the same. The problem appears to be with my machine but the strange thing is that I can play il2 1947 and Arma 2 servers no problem.

I then uninstalled Avast and turned off Firewall but still he cannot ping me?

I have tried adding numerous instances of his ip's in the exceptions list of firewall - still no joy.

Just now I am downlolading a mod via u torrent and I noticed a exclamation mark in u torrent - when i hovered over it it said """my network configuration does not allow incoming connections"""

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A:my network configuration does not allow incoming connections

UPDATE

I have just gone into network sharing center/manage wireless networks - i clicked on adapter properties and under the sharing tab i have ticked allow other users to connect through this internet conection - i have selected hamachi network and clicked ok.

Now I dont know if this has worked until I can get my friend to try ping me again maybe tonight.

But this seems to be saying allow connections through my connection - I am confused.

Maybe this is all wrong

Any advice is appreciated
 

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Hello all!

I've had this problem since I bought a new desktop PC with windows 7 installed. Every once in a while my internet stops working (router+modem) and a yellow exclamation mark appears. When I use the windows solution utility I get two different messages:

a)either my wireless network connection does not have a valid IP

b) the default gateway is not available

I am using d-link dwa-127 wireless adapter since my computer does not have an integrated wifi card, and I have already removed norton, which could possibly be blocking my conncection. I have tried setting my IP manually, but it does not work.

At the beginning it all functioned normally, and even now it works, but it did not before. I also noticed that when it does not work it says 'Unidentified network', and when it does it says 'Smuc' (the ssid of our network).
The internet as such is working this whole time, I always check it on my laptop with windows XP and an integrated WiFi card.

How could I solve this problem and keep my internet connection stable?

A:Wireless network does not have a valid IP configuration

If you can post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all it will help me to diagnose the problem for you.

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I'm a college student and my campus has their own network set up. I'd like to know a little more about network configuration settings because I've had problems before where if I change something I can't get back on the network there. When that happens the only way to get back on is to take it to their support place. They upload something from a flash drive and then everything works. I get the problem when I change my computer's "domain." It's say's that it's "student.local" when it's set up correctly but I know that there's some other information nessesary for it to work. They also have something set up now with user accounts. Now, I'm not trying to hack their system or anything like that, but if for example I want to connect to a workgroup like when I'm at home, is there a way that I can backup those settings so that I could still switch back to my previous settings and connect when I'm at school?
 

A:A way to save configuration for school network?

With it working on the school network, let's first take a look and see if there's anything unusual in play here.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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Hi all, what does it mean? I'm using Connectify Pro and sent a support request ticket, meanwhile two weeks later and still no response.
Connectify says it is running, sharing local connection, on 192.168.37.1 I've tried adding that ip to the router and it says it's illegal.
I have a wired adsl modem, and an atheros wifi card which has sharing enabled. OS is W7. Hopefully someone can work out what is going on. Attached screenshots. TIA.

A:Ad-hoc Network - No valid downstream NAT configuration

I'm no expert on networking, but I'll post this link in the hope it may help you.

Create Wireless Ad Hoc Network in Windows7 to Share Internet

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I'm using my Asus P6T Deluxe v2 motherboard on my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. In device manager for my on-board ethernet controller (Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E) I've unmarked "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power". But when I restart my computer this option is marked again. Asus driver is installed.

Does anybody know why?

A:Network device configuration disappears

Do you have that option ticked in a seperate Power Plan, so that it's not enabled on boot? I.E. have it marked in the Power Saving plan but not the normal Balanced plan, or the plan for running off battery power if you're in a laptop (which wouldn't be applicable in a desktop but sometimes shows up for the hell of it for some reason).

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Hi guys,

This is my first post - and I am a beginner level user. Sorry I could not run the TSG SysInfo utility as I am posting this from work - not from my home laptop which has this issue.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 and I have a Sitcom 300N Wireless Gigabyte router. I have an HP dv2600 series laptop. I always run windows update and so you could assume I have all of the most recent service packs etc.

I recently purchased a new VPN and downloaded the associated application. The VPN runs on Open VPN protocol and installs a driver for the Tap Win32 V9 adapter which I assume it uses to connect to the VPN server. In the Networking & Sharing Centre, this new connection shows up as Local Area Connection 2.

When I run the VPN application, everything happens as it is supposed to. The application system tray icon turns bright green and when I hover my mouse over it , the label indicates the VPN is connected. I am able to access blocked websites (e.g. skype successfully) and if I visit "whats my ip" or the like, It indicates a different IP and location to my real one.

There is an indication though of a problem which my VPN support has not been able to address and is causing me to worry a little.

When the VPN is connected and I hover my mouse over the network connection status icon in my system tray, the status of the VPN connection access is "Local Only".

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A:Network adapter does not have a valid Ip Configuration

sorry this is not something we can help with
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all I will say is that in general using a VPN creates an encrypted connnection between your computer & the VPN end point ( server) so all traffic goes via that encrypted connection.

Windows only sees the connection between your computer & the VPN local server on your computer
 

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Please help

After working happily for some time both PCs in house can't access iNet via LAN. Message says Router has no IP address and this is confirmed when I IPCONFIG/ALL in dos prompt.

Originally I assumed it might be a conflict between the win 7 machine and the one running Vista. So I upgraded nasty Vista machine to Windows 7.

Bizarely the wreless on the router has always worked and my worl Win 7 laptop runs happily as do various wifi smart phones, Xboxes and tablets in the house. Also working from cable both XBox360 and sky box downstairs.

Set up is
Living Room: Cable in to Router/ModemTechnicolor TG5812N Pro then Cat 5 to Xbox and Sky+ Tv Box. Cat 5 cable to TPLINK 200MBPS Plug.

Kitchen/Diner: TPLINK 200MBPS Plug cable to Win 7 Dell PC.

Upstairs: TPLINK 200MBPS Plug cable to other Win 7 PC.

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Other cables and router to outbuildings via TPLINK 200MBPS Plug and cables currently disabled

Using Windows Diagnostics trys to fix but says "305 Network doesn't have a valid IP configuration."
I can ping IP from laptop but not from PC.
I have tried IPCONIG/RENEW

Stopped and restarted DHCP Client in services.

Out of ideas. HELPPLEASE
 

A:Network doesn't have a valid IP configuration

Have you tried power cycling the modem/router combo plus all TP-Link devices.
First with everything unplugged for at least 30 seconds, start by powering up the modem/router first giving it a few minutes to boot up, then plugging in the TP-Link devices.
What is the model of the TP-Link? TP-PA210 or 211
Can you post the ipconfig /all in this thread.
 

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As per a lot of other people on here, I'm having issues with connecting my desktop PC to my BigPond router. It will connect via wireless (have an installed D-Link DWA525 wireless card) but will not connect via LAN.

I've changed the IP, DNS and Default gateways to the same as the other working PC's in the house, but still no luck. The mobo uses Realtek GBE Family PCI-E controllers, but for some reason it won't move off 10Mbps (even when I try to tell it to change this).

I have tried new drivers, and have tried uninstalling drivers and letting windows install its own. None have worked. I've disabled V6, didn't work.

My IPCONFIG ALL shows up the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\CJHBeast>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CJHBeast-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : BigPond

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1C-6F-65-3D-7A-18
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Unidentified network - invalid IP configuration

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cjhod


As per a lot of other people on here, I'm having issues with connecting my desktop PC to my BigPond router. It will connect via wireless (have an installed D-Link DWA525 wireless card) but will not connect via LAN.

I've changed the IP, DNS and Default gateways to the same as the other working PC's in the house, but still no luck. The mobo uses Realtek GBE Family PCI-E controllers, but for some reason it won't move off 10Mbps (even when I try to tell it to change this).

I have tried new drivers, and have tried uninstalling drivers and letting windows install its own. None have worked. I've disabled V6, didn't work.

My IPCONFIG ALL shows up the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\CJHBeast>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CJHBeast-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : BigPond

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1C-6F-65-3D-7A-18
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . .... Read more

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I have a few questions about simple WIndows 7 home networking. First, here are the various elements I have encounterd (let's leave any domain stuff out of this for now). There's the Workgroup, the LAN network, the wireless network and then the home group.
Could someone explain to me how all these elements are supposed to work and be configured just to set up a simple network for file sharing? I would also like to be able to use either Remote Desktop or Assistance if possible.
Actually, the file sharing thing is working - I have set up the public folders on computer A and can access that public folder from computer B. But I like things neat and tidy so that's why I would like to understand more of what's happening. One computer A, a created a LAN network and gave it a name. But on computer B, I would like t join this network, but it has already given me a network name (Network1). When I go to change the network, it brings up wireless neworks - how do I join the original network?
Can this LAN network and the wireless network be the same thing, or must they be different networks?
What about the Workgroup and Homegroup - do these these offer any advantages and if so how do I set them up? Thanks.
I am running WIndows 7 Home Premium SP1 on both computer.

A:Home Network Basic Configuration

Short answer: You get a network by sticking a cable between 2 computers. Wireless is the same thing just without a physical cable. Workgroup and HomeGroup are just something MS invented for LANs. As long as you have the cable between 2 computers and the IPs are in the same network segment, they will share resources. HomeGroup is just a way to make the trust and sharing between computers easier. You just select the HomeGroup and enter the password and you are done. Once you set up HomeGroup, you can just right click a folder and share it easily.

That network name (Network1) is not relevant. Create a HomeGroup on 1 PC and join to it with the other. With our basic home routers wired and wireless connections are both in the same network segment, there may be some that can configure a different one for wireless though.

I have run without a HomeGroup for years and haven't faced any issues. As long as it works, it will simplify your job. As you learn more about networking, you may find it redundant. Possibly better when you have more than a couple PCs at home.

Sorry, can't go into much detail due to time, if you have any specific questions, ask away.

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Recently I tried to apply a static ip-adress (ipv4) in vista home premium. After reopening the properties of the connection, it looked like they were reset to default. When I looked in cmd using ipconfig /all however, the settings semed te be applyed. Since the ipadress actually IS specified I do no longer have ip issues, but the bug annoys me like hell. This is a clean (but perhaps to fast) recovery of vista, so there would not be any other veriables.

So, in short, my networkconnectionproporties do not seem to load in the normall properties window. I have tried reseting like every setting there is, I used netsh to wipe all clean en tryed sfc /scanall, no succes. Therefore I believe there must be some corrupt files (dlls?). What dlls are responsible for loading the propperties (for instance the ip settings), if ik knew that, I could borrow them from someone else...

A:corrupt network configuration files?

I did a reinstall couple a days ago... I guess my registry was the problem after all... there were some other issues... in the end they killed the system so I had no choice. It is much more stable now: the registry was not right installed last time because of shutdown to urly in the install process. At least that is what I think...

EOT for me, but perhaps there are other users with the same problem?

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Does anyone know where in Windows XP the individual wireless networks' configuration information is stored?

Here's how puzzled I am. I was trying to connect to a public AP in my college's library. At first it worked fine. Then it stopped working for anyone. I tried to connect again while someone else monitored the network traffic and found out that my MAC address was probing for four other networks. I deleted all my preferred wireless networks, but my computer was still looking for these networks. The configuration information has to be somewhere else, I wish I knew where so I could delete it.
 

A:Wireless Network Configuration Information in XP

Perhaps you could share some of the data with us?
 

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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone can give me any help on the following setup:

At the beginning of this week I signed up for BT Broadband Talk (Supposedly cheaper phone calls) and I got from them a Voyager 220V Modem/Router. This router does not have a swith built in, so I am using my old Netgear DG834G as a 4 port switch. I also have a Netgear WG302 Wireless Access Point tied in.

I have managed to configure my laptop (Windows XP) to go on the internet through the Netgear switch which works good. The Voyager is the DHCP Server and correctly gives out automatic IP addresses to my laptop. The Voyager IP address is 192.168.1.1, and I fixed the Netgear switch to 192.168.1.2. The Netgear WAP is 192.168.1.3 which it gets from the Voyager and is reserved in the DHCP Table in the Voyager.

Although I cannot get the wireless side to work just yet (still playing) I have a problem with the wired side.

Through the house I have a desktop computer (Windows XP) that is wired onto the LAN. It receives an IP address, and it notifies me that there is an Internet Connection (8.1Mbps). I can ping all the devices but I cannot access any web page. It does not let me in. Even if I bypass the Netgear Switch and plug straight into the Voyager, It is still exactly the same. I have re-booted, tried fixed Ip addresses but to no avail. Can anybody shed any light at all on this, as I do not know if I can fix it.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Network Configuration Problem - Bizarre

Its not something as silly as the "work offline" tick being there is it???
 

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Hi,

Can someone help me on this.
I can't connect new clients/workstation on my network if I will not set a static IP address first.
What I want is, if I connect the cable on my Clients PC, I want it to automatically obtain an IP address.

Scene:
I Have two servers, Windows 2003 & Windows 2008 R2, my domain is the Windows 2003,
its old therefore we bought windows 2008 r2 thats why i have two servers now.

What happen is, my domain server got crashed, i cant use it anymore, i made the Windows 2008 R2 as my new domain, but after that i Cannot connect to my network unless i will manually configure the ip address first.

Please help..

A:I Can't connect to my network using automatic Ip configuration.

help please.....

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Hello,

I faced a strange issue on wireless network configuration after doing a clean install of Windows 8.1.
I succeeded to find a workaround that maybe helpfull for others but I am still interested to read an explanation of this issue.
So as indicated above, I made a clean install of windows 8.1 pro on a brand new PC I built up myself featuring a Gigabyte Wifi/BT PCI-e card (GC-WB300D) . After the install, the wifi connection from my home router was immediately detected and I saw the icon and indication on the bottom right of the screen "network available" then I right click on it and a bar on the left of my screen appeared. I click in the side bar on the network icon I was willing to connect and I was prompted to enter my login and password rather than the wifi security key so of course the connection to my (home) wifi network failed as the security key was never configured for this connection. I opened up the network and sharing center to find a menu item to configure my connection by keying th security key without success. I worked around this issue by creating a new connection using the same SSID of the connection already detected automatically by windows as there is a field in this menu to enter the security key.
Any explanation ?

A:Wireless network configuration issue with Windows 8.1

Originally Posted by riton72


Hello,

I faced a strange issue on wireless network configuration after doing a clean install of Windows 8.1.
I succeeded to find a workaround that maybe helpfull for others but I am still interested to read an explanation of this issue.
So as indicated above, I made a clean install of windows 8.1 pro on a brand new PC I built up myself featuring a Gigabyte Wifi/BT PCI-e card (GC-WB300D) . After the install, the wifi connection from my home router was immediately detected and I saw the icon and indication on the bottom right of the screen "network available" then I right click on it and a bar on the left of my screen appeared. I click in the side bar on the network icon I was willing to connect and I was prompted to enter my login and password rather than the wifi security key so of course the connection to my (home) wifi network failed as the security key was never configured for this connection. I opened up the network and sharing center to find a menu item to configure my connection by keying th security key without success. I worked around this issue by creating a new connection using the same SSID of the connection already detected automatically by windows as there is a field in this menu to enter the security key.
Any explanation ?



Are you using a Windows live ID to sign in with?

Maybe the link will help as I'm not completely sure what the problem might be.

How to Manage Wireless Network Conne... Read more

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Hey,

I am trying to re-configure my home network to allow for a secure and normal (not to secure) networks, that will not be aware of each other but will both connect through to the same router for Internet access.

Basically I want one network that will be used only for Online banking, other important transactions and store important data and another which will be used for random web browsing,web mail, games etc that are more likely to get Spyware or Viruses.

The two networks will only have a few computers/laptops on each network and obviously as this is for home I want to know if this is feasible without spending huge amounts of money. If anyone sees any problems with my thinking or has any advice please let me know.

Am I correct in thinking that all I need is 3 routers?
1. Wireless ADSL Router connected to phone line that receives Internet.
2. The secure network router that connects to 1 and several computers.
3. The standard network router that connects to 1 and several computers.

2 and 3 would each have a separate wireless SSID and workgroup and use DHCP within different ranges to allocate IP's to the various computers.

Is there anything specific that I would need to do to the routers configuration to get them to work?
would the ADSL router need DHCP as well?
Will I need to configure different subnet masks?

Any help regarding this is much appreciated.

Regards,

Nnahrino
 

A:Home network configuration question (2 sub networks)

That will work. The secondary routers need to have a different subnet from the primary router. It doesn't matter if the two secondary routers use the same subnet.

Not sure how you are using the word "secure." I would advise WPA-PSK (or WPA2) on both wireless networks.
 

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Hello,

Some times I have got any computer that?s infected by some virus and internet is not working. Booting Linux, Internet is working, but in Windows it is not. I am sure it?s virus problem, because IP, and others adjust are OK. Sometimes after scanning Windows with some antivirus system, internet works, but sometimes it doesnot.
Well, is there any way to restore and repair damage caused by some virus or windows crushed, that are affected Internet? Now I have a computer that only things is affected is internet conexion. It doesnot work.

I repeate, is not a problem with LAN card, IP adress, so on...

Wait for ideas to check and try.

A:How to restore network and LAN configuration after virus infection?

Get rid of the virus. Best way is to Wipe the drive and Reinstall Windows.

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hi,
i constantly recieve these errors in my system log. anybody knows how to solve this?
thanks
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: MRxSmb
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8005
Date: 3/11/2004
Time: 5:01:28 PM
User: N/A
Computer: server01
Description:
The browser has received a server announcement indicating that the computer server01 is a master browser, but this computer is not a master browser.
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 02 00 58 00 ......X.
0008: 00 00 00 00 45 1f 00 80 ....E..?
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 15 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

Event Type: Error
Event Source: NetBT
Event Category: None
Event ID: 4319
Date: 3/11/2004
Time: 5:01:28 PM
User: N/A
Computer: server01
Description:
A duplicate name has been detected on the TCP network. The IP address of the machine that sent the message is in the data. Use nbtstat -n in a command window to see which name is in the Conflict state.
Data:
0000: 00 00 04 00 01 00 54 00 ......T.
0008: 00 00 00 00 df 10 00 c0 ....฿..ภ
0010: 01 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
 

A:system log errors >> Network configuration help needed?

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Hi everyone, first time poster here. I apologize in advance for my ignorance of networking, but I'm learning.

I'm wondering if the network configuration I want is possible. Here's what I want:

3+ laptops (wireless connections)
1 desktop (wired connection)
1 media player (wired connection)

1 internet connection (cable modem)
a typical wireless router

What I want is basically this:

- All computers access the internet
- media player has access to a shared folder on the desktop computer
- wireless connections DO NOT have access to the shared folder
If I use the "standard" configuration (router connected to the modem, both the desktop PC and media player connected to the router via ethernet) then the first 2 points are satisfied, but the wireless connections can access my shared folder.

I was thinking that maybe there is some way, through an additional piece of hardware or something, that could put the 2 wired connections on their "own" network, but still allow them to share the internet connection?
I'm open to other suggestions as well. Note that password protecting the shared folder on the PC won't work because the media player doesn't have the ability to put in a password.
Thanks for any advice, and if you have any questions or need more information, just let me know.

Thanks!
 

A:help with this network configuration? (2 networks with one internet connection)

No problem at all. Buy another router and daisy-chain them. The secondary router will the "secure" router, and the router you now have connects the devices you don't want to have access to the shared computer.
 

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