I would look at attempting the following.
Why? It automates the use of SFC and fixes many small things without us having to check each one.
2. The Repair Install of XP.
Widely documented on google.com, I'll stop here.
3. Reinstall the motherboard drivers, then the network card drivers.
Hope that gets it.
Hello I am currently having a issue with my windowXP Pro SP2.
last night I diabled my ethernet connection by right clicking the icon then selecting disable then I defragmented my HD the next morning i woke up to see that defragmentor was frozen at 78% well I guess it was having one of those lame windows issues so i whent to close it then when i did that my computer froze sooo I waited a few minutes to see if it would un freeze its self but it didnt so I Ctl Alt Delete to see if it would pop nothing happend so I restarted it when it started I went to start my ethernet connection but it wasnet in my connections folder nothing was in it so I went to check the divice manger to see if there was any problems in there nothing wrong in there so I checked Direct X see if it could find any issues but there was nothing there so now im in the gutter because i have no clue what wrong aslo i tried to do a system restor but system restor was not activated befor so its not going to help....
my mobo is a p4m800pro-M and it has a onboard ethernet.