Any one please help me.. I am getting an APIPA since three days.. I did all the steps mentioned in answers to this question. Still they did not resolve my problem. At last I formatted whole of my computer and installed windows 7 all over again. Now my computer has only windows 7 (I mean no anti-virus, no firewall, not even a single software) and my IP is still169.x.x.x (APIPA). Please help me regarding this issue. I even changed the ends of my Ethernet cable. Is my NIC has gone bad and should I replace it?