SP2 Limited or no connectivity?
I just installed microsofts new service pack 2 and now i have a new icon in the task bar with a explination mark in it ( looks like a network icon ).
It says "Limited or no connectivity" .
I have no idea what this is but it opens a menu which the option to repair but when i tryed fixing it says "Repair local area connection... " then eventually it says
Anyone what this is or how i fix it?
Windows could not repair the problem because the following action could not be completed:
Renewing your ip address
My broadband seems to work fine.. i have no problems surfing but obviously something is wrong.
I am using aol broadband ( DSL ) on one home computer using windows xp professional as the OS.
Solution to "Limited or no connectivity" in SP2
I had the same problem re. the "Limited or no connectivity" after installing Windows XP - Service PAck 2. I tried all the suggestions posted in various forums, as well as in Microsoft's Knoledge Base. Nothing worked. Nothing is wrong with my network. My NIC card works just fine. But, there is a basic problem with SP2 itself, ... and the Windows update doesn't do anything to fix it.
After wasting almost a week on this problem, and having to live without my printers and without my network, ... I finally decided to quit wasting my time. Instead, I tried the only solution that worked before, ... and sure enough, it worked again.
Here's what to do:
1. UNINSTALL Windows XP -SP2.
Go to Start - Settings - Control Panel - Add/Remove programs. Highlight the line that says "Windows XP Service Pack 2", and click on the REMOVE button. The removal will take about 10 minutes, after which you will have to reboot the computer. Presto! Everything works again! My printers are back! My network is back!
I can finally be productive again, instead of struggling with Windows problems caused by Windows itself!
All of the other suggested "solutions" won't help because there is some evil code embedded in SP2. Get rid of SP2, and everything will work again! I guarantee it.
I did this twice. Every time I install SP2, I lose my printers and my network. Every time I uninstall SP2, I get everything back. SP2 is the culprit. Get rid of it. It's time for Microsoft to admit it has a serious flaw in SP2.
2. DISABLE AUTOMATIC WINDOWS UPDATES
If you have enabled automatic updates, SP2 will try to re-install itself. The only way to prevent this is to disable automatic Windows updates. Instead, do the updates manually, say once a week or so, and be selective. Don't download anything that has remotely to do with SP2.
To turn off automatic updates, go to Start - Settings - Control Panel - Automatic updates. Then simply place a dot in front of the option to turn off automatic updates. Done! Now you can sleep in peace!
Don't worry about the warning that says your computer might be less secure if you turn off automatic updates. You'll be perfectly safe if you do manual updates from time to time. Just stay away from SP2. It will do more damage to your system than any hacker has ever caused.
Better yet, maybe it's time to start thinking about Linux instead of Windows. That Linux penguin seems more attractive every day!
I am also planning to stop using Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. Instead, I'll switch to Firefox and Thunderbird.
Now, if only there was a way to get this message through to Microsoft's decision makers!
Limited or no connectivity error
Hello,ppl!I have the same "old" boring problem,the problem with dhcp in windows xp sp2.I have read all the threads,but no one could help me.I have a computer connected to a lan,and a week ago we bought a new 16 port ethernet switch.The icon with Local are network appears,but with the"!" sign appears.The lights in the swtich and in my ethernet card are on,but I can get an Ip via DHCP.May be however a problem with the cable?it is 70m long,but it doesn't seem to be faulty,and the lights are on.I have tested my comp on another network and it is working properly.Can u suggest me something?