I had a Dell Inspiron E1505 for over one year. Recently, it won't connect to internet either wiredly or wirelessly as before. It showed "Acquiring IP Address" all the time. The only solution now is to set the IP address to static address rather than auto, but I don't think this is correct.
I searched lots of articles with google and referred to Dell forum. I tried Lspfix, no avail. I tried to REPAIR, it fed back: Renewing IP address, then stopped there. Once somewhere it said: clearing NetBT failed. Try to set DHCP CLIENT to STARTED, failed because NO DEPENDENCY OR DELETION something. I am so much tired of everything!
I doubted that this was caused by the newly installation of 4 Scholastic Educational Programs (with 1 failed) for my kid the other days. After installation, the system became unstable, i.e. the display color was downgraded to 8 bits and every time the computer started it gave an abnormal "BANG" alert sound when it entered into the final screen. (Something like when windows/application failed to initialize, but not sure)
Here is my computer: Dell Inspiron E1505 OS: Windows XP Media Center CPU: Core Duo T2300 2G Memory Antivirus: Trend PC-Cillin 2007
The report after ipconfig/all:
Host name: Sunny Primary DNS suffix: (Empty) Node Type: Unknown IP Routing Enabled: No wins Proxy Enabled:No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix: telepacific.net Description: Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller Physical Address: 00-15-c5-01-df-34 DHCP Enabled: Yes Authoconfiguration Enabled: Yes IP Address: 0.0.0.0 Subnet Mask:0.0.0.0 Default Gateway: (Empty) DHCP Server: 18.104.22.168 DNS Servers: 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 NetBIOS over TCP/IP: Disabled
Thanks for the reply, Jimwills! I tried many times (points) for restoration, no avail. Here it said "Change made to drive(s) F:I: after this point cannot be reversed because the drive was either excluded from system or was turned off of removed" and it went through the procedure then pop-up "Restoration Incomplete. No Change have been made to your computer". I noticed that drive F or I was a removal disc or virtual disc sometimes in use, so I deleted/removed all of them and then plugged/all of them, no avail. Here is a report I generated the Dell Restoration Tool, it was more than specific and I really, really wish you may let me know what should I do, thank you.
Computer Information - Computer System
AdminPasswordStatus = 3 AutomaticResetBootOption = FALSE AutomaticResetCapability = TRUE BootROMSupported = TRUE BootupState = Normal boot Caption = SUNNY ChassisBootupState = 3 CreationClassName = Win32_ComputerSystem CurrentTimeZone = -420 DaylightInEffect = TRUE Description = AT/AT COMPATIBLE Domain = WORKGROUP DomainRole = 0 EnableDaylightSavingsTime = TRUE FrontPanelResetStatus = 3 InfraredSupported = FALSE KeyboardPasswordStatus = 3 Manufacturer = Dell Inc. Model = MM061 Name = SUNNY NetworkServerModeEnabled = TRUE NumberOfProcessors = 2 + OEMStringArray Dell System 5 13[PP12L] PartOfDomain = FALSE PauseAfterReset = -1 PowerOnPasswordStatus = 3 PowerState = 0 PowerSupplyState = 3 PrimaryOwnerName = Sunny Zhang ResetCapability = 1 ResetCount = -1 ResetLimit = -1 + Roles LM_Workstation LM_Server NT Status = OK + SupportContactDescription For online support, go to http://support.dell.com. (empty) For phone contact information, go to the Start Menu - Programs - Dell folder and launch the phone support link. SystemStartupDelay = 30 SystemStartupOptions = "Windows XP Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect SystemStartupSetting = 0 SystemType = X86-based PC ThermalState = 3 TotalPhysicalMemory = 2137382912 UserName = SUNNY\Sunny Zhang WakeUpType = 6 - Operating System
- Microsoft Terminal Services Description = RDPNP Manufacturer = Microsoft Corporation Name = Microsoft Terminal Services Status = Unknown - Microsoft Windows Network Caption = Workstation Description = Creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers. If this service is stopped, these connections will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start. Manufacturer = Microsoft Corporation Name = Microsoft Windows Network Status = OK - Web Client Network Caption = WebClient Description = Enables Windows-based programs to create, access, and modify Internet-based files. If this service is stopped, these functions will not be available. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start. Manufacturer = Microsoft Corporation Name = Web Client Network Status = OK - Dell Wireless WLAN Card Logon Provider Caption = BCMLogon Description = Provides credential information (user name, password, domain) used by wireless management software for login to wireless networks. Optionally enables wireless login at startup for SSO environments. Manufacturer = Broadcom Corporation Name = Dell Wireless WLAN Card Logon Provider Status = Unknown
By the way, I found the following 2 problems in the Device Management where it shows a yellow sign mark with a black exclamation mark in the center: 1. Device Manager-Network Adapters-Wan Miniport (PPTP); 2. System Devices-Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver.
Again, if I use a static ip address in my Dell laptop to other LAN， it works well. The problem is it cannot be assign with an automatic ip address.
I recently have been experiencing the same problem. I also have an inspirion E1505, however I have not installed any new software onto my laptop. I started experiencing the problem when I tried to access my brothers wireless internet connection. His wireless network is a secured site and he gave me his site key and password to access the signal from his Linksys but my pc kept dropping the ip and when the net was up it was very slow. When I came home and accesses my wireless network it was fine for the first few minutes and then dropped the ip address again? Any suggestions?