Hi, I have my daughter's computer home from college to work on it for her. (She had 'lost' her task bar and all her desktop icons and could do nothing with it. Thru here I was able to fix that.) Now I cannot get it connected to the internet, either broadband or wireless. She received wireless fine at school but I took it to a wireless cafe (I do not have a router on my home desk top computer to get wireless here) and it could not get internet. I first tried unplugging my modem/cable wire and plugging it into her laptop but it will not work either. My neighbor has locked wireless but now that does not show either. (It used to show as available but locked.) When I go thru the steps of adding a new connection thru the connections tabs I end up getting a msg of: Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address. For assistance contact the person who manages your network......I'm thinking there is something that I have accidentally switched off or on that should not be that way. Would you please tell me what I can try to get this working? (I tried one site answer that had to go in and uncheck the box with "enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network" click ok and then go back and check it again. That did not work.) I also tried system restore back to a few weeks ago when it worked fine but that undid my repairs to get the desktop and icons back so I had to fix that again by doing this: Alt-Ctrl-Dele on the wallpaper screen, enter "regedit" in the new task, click ok, bring you to registry window. Follow the route:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\explorer.exe )
The computer is HP, Mobile AMD, processor 2800+, Windows XP, Home edition,Version 2002, service pack 2.
Obviously I am a novice with computers but if given specific directions I can follow them easily. For twelve years I've been able to fix just about any problems with the computers by going thru google.
Thank you for your time, Joni
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