XP cannot connect; ipconfig displays nothing

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KenWD0ELQ

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Hi, folks. I've seen this question asked before, but I haven't seen an answer that works for this situation.

It was probably just a fluke, but I was installing an interesting WiFi monitoring program yesterday (http://www.freewarefiles.com/MyWIFIzone_program_14124.html, if you're interested - but DO NOT install this!). It prompted for a reboot, so I did. The PC wouldn't come back up, so I rebooted again; same thing. So I rebooted into Safe Mode, and discovered that I couldn't uninstall software in Safe Mode. I deleted the program directory, and rebooted again.

Now the fun started. Windows prompted me to reactivate XP Pro SP3, because of "significant hardware changes". But I couldn't, because I couldn't connect to the network - ANY network. I opened a cmd wiindow and tried "ipconfig /all", which returned "Windows IP Configuration" and _nothing else_.

I started getting errors about NCS2PROV.exe, which is apparently the network driver for my Intel 965DH motherboard, so I removed the LAN connection, reinstalled the drivers and re-enabled it. No luck. I figured that the onboard network connection had failed so I tried installing a USB WiFi device, with no success. I even tried doing a repair of Windows, without success. I tried looking for a restore point, but for some reason there are none prior to the crash and the oldest one didn't help.

At this point, Windows still is nagging to reactivate, I have no network connectivity on this machine AT ALL, and I have tried everything I can think of.

At this point, I'm grasping at straws. Any suggestions, before I nuke the system and reinstall Windoze from scratch? Thanks.
 
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