"Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration problem

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Sowden

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Hey ho everyone. I have a common problem that I have seen a lot of people have. I'm posting on here because I don't really know a lot about networks, but here's my story. My dad has a computer with Windows XP on it, but it is running very slow and needs to be replaced. The computer is wired to a ATT modem that has a router (both wired and wireless) in it. The internet does work with a ethernet cable plugged in on the WinXP OS, however I will mention. So he bought a new hard drive and a new version of Windows 7. He unplugged the XP hard drive and only had the new (Win 7) drive plugged in. I ran the instillation process with the cable still plugged in, never changed a thing. Once Win7 was finalized, no ethernet internet connection. We run a diagnostics and I get the error message posted in the subject. We have switched back to the WinXP hard drive and the internet is working just fine. We also formatted the Win7 hard drive and ran a new install and got the same result. Here is a little bit about my system.

OS Version: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core 2 1.87GH
RAM: 6GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia Gforce 9600 GT
Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital
Motherboard: ASUS P5NSLI
Antivirus: None

Now I did a lot of researching last night and found a lot of posted processes. None of them worked, but a few of them gave me odd responses. I am going to copy and paste some of the processes that I have read from here.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog
I did all of these commands. They all said that they finished successfully, but when I reset my computer, there was no change in effect.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:
• COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
• Computer Browser
• DHCP Client
• DNS Client
• Network Connections
• Network Location Awareness
• Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
• Server
• TCP/IP Netbios helper
• Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
• WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
• Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.
I did some searching but I was able to find this program. I had to start WLAN, but that made no difference. My dads computer doesn't have any wireless capobility, so that really didn't matter. Everything else was "started" with either "manual" or "automatic"

Also, nothing of any importance is failing in the device manager.

Now here is something that I think is the source of the problem. I tried this process that I have found on here with ipconfig. I type in /release and it goes through the process successfully. But when I type in /renew, it sits for a long time. It eventually gives me an error message that says this:

An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection: unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.
I dono why that would happen, do any of you? But after working on all of this, here is my copy and paste of my ipconfig/all.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Sowdenc-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigab
it Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-31-71-B3-45
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b936:bea:f435:6539%13(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.101.57(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268441393
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1C-31-6B-10-00-17-31-71-B3-45

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{42DF54D0-2B9E-44E9-AD06-D0E8A03A87E4}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Windows\system32>

There are a couple of things here that I think might also be a problem. For one, the Default Gateway is blank. I dono what that means, but I don't think its very good. Also something that I noticed is the DNS Server is giving an odd reading. "fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1" and so on. I opened my laptop to connect to the router wirelessly (using a Windows 8.1 machine) and I don't get the same odd readings. I can post that too if you think that might help. I hope I haven't flooded this with too much information. I just want to try to avoid wasting peoples time by posting things that I have already tried. If any of you guys have an idea on how to help me, it would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks guys, later.
 

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Install the latest chipset (first) and ethernet drivers from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site.

What firewall or security suite, if any, is on the system?
 
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