The computer (HP laptop, Vista 64bit Home Premium SP1) had/has viruses. To remove viruses, I took out drive and hooked up to another computer and used 2 different scanners to remove viruses. I then put the drive back in the laptop and now I am trying to run Spybot/SUPERAntiSpyware and other programs on the laptop but I can't get the network to work. Both the wired and wireless network adapters will not get an IP address using DHCP. If I statically assign a valid IP, Gateway, and DNS server the little icon in the system tray switches to the globe but I cannot ping or resolve DNS addresses.
I have tried two commands in cmd:
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
and restarted in between but it didn't help. Are there any other steps I can try before I have to just reinstall Vista?