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Completely screwed up XP TCPIP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by alamb200, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. alamb200

    alamb200 Thread Starter

    Apr 9, 2010

    I have a Windows XP PC which I am trying to avoid reinstalling but this is becoming more of a possibility.

    Basically it stopped connecting to my network so I tried the usual reboot and remove and re-add the NIC but this did not work.

    Next I went for a repair install and again this did not work, so I tried uninstalling TCPIP and reinstalling and this is as far as I have got. When I try to install TCPIP I get athe following message:

    "Could not add the requested component. The error is: The name is already in use either as a service name or as a service display name"

    I have tried replacing tcpip.sys without any success and have now run out of ideas.

    Can you help?


  2. leroys1000

    leroys1000 Banned

    Aug 15, 2007
    Being as you tried a repair install,I assume you have a disk.
    Put the XP disk in your drive and exit the splash screen.
    Go to start/all programs/accesories and run command prompt.
    At the prompt type sfc /scannow and hit enter.
    There is a space between sfc and /scannow.
    Let the system file checker run til finished.
    It will check for and repair corrupted files.
    If a window pops up asking for the disk,just keep clicking ok.
    Restart the computer when it is finished.
    Might help get it going.
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