No Internet connection after XP SP3 Update

rg786 - Oct 7, 2008 at 08:04 AM
 DeedoubleEE - Jul 13, 2013 at 02:13 PM
i am generally a pc freak so I am a bit shocked that I am stuck for once
basically I mess around with msconfig alot but when I install xp sp3 I cannot connect to the internet unless i'm on safe mode like now!
please help

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I had similar problem but finally figured it out.

My issue was with Windows Zero Configuration Service after install of SP3. Just had to restart the service manually from control panel and BOOM, internet works. This particular problem happens mostly on wireless network adapters (mine is a d-link DWA-110 adapter).

Other services you should restart = DHCP! This was the root cause of the problem due to a conflict with Zero Configuration I think. Freakin MS, can't even get their own modules working properly together....sigh.
How do you restart the service manually from the control panel? I have had an issue now with not being able to acquire an IP. Driving me insane!
How can I restart the DHCP or restart the service manually. Ive been battling this for the last few weeks and its driving me INSANE!
On XP this how you restart a service:

Click "Start"
Click "Run"
Type "services.msc" in the field
Find DHCP Client in the window that opens after you enter services.msc on in Run.
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