A laptop displays "aquiring network address" continuously for both wired and wireless network connections. TCP/IP is set to obtain an IP address automatically, and use an automatic DNS address. DHCP is turned on. Default settings.
I'd like to reset or reinstall TCP/IP as a possible solution.
Logged in as local administrator, Uninstall is greyed out for TCP/IP of Local Area Connection properties.
Tried this method, but when trying to install TCP/IP, it is not available; only Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 is, perhaps because Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) remains in the list? The changes made in the method above have not removed TCP/IP from list in LAN properties.
Using netsh to reset TCP/IP also doesn't resolve the problem.
Is TCP/IP (v4) software hard-wired into Windows XP?