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  1. #1
    Shyam
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    Continuous "Acquiring network address" after defrag

    Dear all:

    My laptop was working perfectly on Saturday. On Sunday, I ran disk cleanup
    and defrag. Monday morning, I find that I cannot connect to the office modem
    either through the wireless adapter or through the ethernet connection. I get
    a continuous "Acquiring network address" status. When I specify a static IP
    address then I am able to connect through the ethernet as well as through my
    wireless adapter.

    I have seen posts indicating that my winsock might be corrupt and that I
    should run a file called winsockxpfix.exe. However, it seems to come with
    warnings. I wanted to find out from someone reliable whether I should try
    this or something else that preferably is a microsoft fix. I am running
    windows xp home. Please let me know if you need any additional details.

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    Thanks very much

    Shyam

  2. #2
    GTS
    Guest

    Re: Continuous "Acquiring network address" after defrag

    Running "netsh winsock reset" (don't enter the quotes) in a command prompt
    will execute the built in XP process to rebuild the TCP stack, and you'll be
    advised to reboot when it's done.
    I generally try that first, and if it fails, then resort to winsockxpfix.exe
    which is generally safe.

    This is a worthwhile thing to try given the fact that you can connect with a
    static address but not DHCP on either connection, though there could be
    other causes.
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    "Shyam" <shyam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:43928AB1-6851-4003-8783-6CA3F4929655@microsoft.com...
    > Dear all:
    >
    > My laptop was working perfectly on Saturday. On Sunday, I ran disk cleanup
    > and defrag. Monday morning, I find that I cannot connect to the office
    > modem
    > either through the wireless adapter or through the ethernet connection. I
    > get
    > a continuous "Acquiring network address" status. When I specify a static
    > IP
    > address then I am able to connect through the ethernet as well as through
    > my
    > wireless adapter.
    >
    > I have seen posts indicating that my winsock might be corrupt and that I
    > should run a file called winsockxpfix.exe. However, it seems to come with
    > warnings. I wanted to find out from someone reliable whether I should try
    > this or something else that preferably is a microsoft fix. I am running
    > windows xp home. Please let me know if you need any additional details.
    >
    > --
    > Thanks very much
    >
    > Shyam



  3. #3
    Jack-MVP
    Guest

    Re: Continuous "Acquiring network address" after defrag

    Hi
    The process on this page is basically safe,
    http://www.ezlan.net/clean.html#refreshnet
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

    "Shyam" <shyam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:43928AB1-6851-4003-8783-6CA3F4929655@microsoft.com...
    > Dear all:
    >
    > My laptop was working perfectly on Saturday. On Sunday, I ran disk cleanup
    > and defrag. Monday morning, I find that I cannot connect to the office
    > modem
    > either through the wireless adapter or through the ethernet connection. I
    > get
    > a continuous "Acquiring network address" status. When I specify a static
    > IP
    > address then I am able to connect through the ethernet as well as through
    > my
    > wireless adapter.
    >
    > I have seen posts indicating that my winsock might be corrupt and that I
    > should run a file called winsockxpfix.exe. However, it seems to come with
    > warnings. I wanted to find out from someone reliable whether I should try
    > this or something else that preferably is a microsoft fix. I am running
    > windows xp home. Please let me know if you need any additional details.
    >
    > --
    > Thanks very much
    >
    > Shyam



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