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Cannot acquire IP address - RPC server unavailable

by pkostrze / October 4, 2007 8:44 PM PDT

I use Earthlink DSL under Windows XP SP2.

If I boot to a UBCD and set the network to DHCP I get an IP address and can connect to the internet although ipconfig shows no IP address and network neighborhood shows "acquiring network address".

If I boot to my hard drive I cannot connect to the internet, network says "acquiring net work address", ipconfig is empty and if I try to /renew I get "RPC server is unavailable".

If I plug in the IP address obtained by the UBCD DHCP it forces a reboot and I still cannot connect to the internet - ipconfig still shows empty.

-It's not the modem because it works booting to CD, same with the cables. What would cause this and why would I connect using the boot CD but still get the "acquiring network address" message even though I have an IP already assinged by DHCP? I've searched and have gotten nothing that really matches my situation. Thanks,

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Can't Acquire Address
by Darton Fury / October 5, 2007 7:21 AM PDT

Make sure the workstation and RPC services are started. Check the installed network protocols. If the DHCP server was changed, "release" and then renew. Might also try downloading/running winsockfix for XP. If pinging the loopback fails, you can reset TCP/IP by entering, netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt in command prompt. Reboot and try again.

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Can't Acquire Address
by pkostrze / October 9, 2007 1:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Can't Acquire Address

RPC was running and I could not release and renew. I ran winsockfix for xp a second time and it fixed the problem. I'm not sure why it didn't work the first time I ran it but I'm not going to argue with results. Thanks for the help.

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Go to Administrativer Tools and start up "SERVICES"
by OCVATO / October 8, 2007 7:44 AM PDT

start services and enable the rpc server

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