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Can't get an IP address - IP Driver Error Code 2

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cgrablew, Jun 30, 2005.

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  1. hemburyr

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    1. Reboot XP into Safe Mode

    2. Delete the following files - c:\windows\system32\drivers\tcpip.sys & c:\windows\system32\dllcache\tcpip.sys

    3. From your original XP CD or i386 folder on local HDD find the following file - tcpip.sy_ and then expand this file to locations above eg expand c:\i386\tcpip.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers\tcpip.sys

    4. When both files have been replaced reboot the PC.
     
  2. hemburyr

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    Source files = original XP CD

    So you would probably need to run something like the following -

    < drive letter of CD >:\i386\winnt32 /unattend
     
  3. trevorjmason

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    Many hugs 'n' kisses to "hublerb" for alternative options to the M$ way of doing things when refreshing the TCP stack and Winsock.

    While this in itself didn't fix my entire problem, I know it didn't do any harm - and I am prepared for next time.

    Final set of hugs 'n' kisses to "hemburyr" for the final suggestion that did resolve the last of my issues following a very nasty trojan infection.

    Great work guys. Keep up the good work - as I know you will
     
  4. HugoP

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    I could get NO tcp ip - when I typed ipconfig /all I got an error message
    I tried ALL fixes for 3 days straight - reset EVERYTHING, nothing worked, and was just about to reinstall XP and then.......

    Finally the answer was so simple I am kicking myself - spyware/virus had replaced the tcpip.sys file with a new file.

    Just delete tcpip.sys in system/drivers and the backup file created by the spyware (tcpip.sys.flg in my case)- it will automatically reset this file to the original (2004) file.

    SIMPLE!!!!!!!!

    Hugo
    :)
     
  5. joeker455

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    I have been working on a similar problem for 2 days now. All of a sudden my computer will not connect to the internet. I have tried several of the things suggested here however I have not yet tried what you did. I know where to find the tcpip.sys file however where do I find the file created by the spyware if there is one?
     
  6. HugoP

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    Hi Joeker
    The spyware tcpip was in the same directory and just had a different file extention tcpip.sys.flg in my case - maybe do a search for anything called tcpip.
    If you delete the proper windows version it should automatically re-create it straight away with the archived windows version, or you could try re-installing the latest service pack.
    Anyway keep an eye on the date of tcpip.sys - if it is a unique date to the rest of the components in the system32/drivers you've probably got a spyware version.
     
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