I have a Dell dimension E310 with XP Media center edition. I cannot receive anything through the NIC. I can send but not receive. If I go to task manager, networking, the screen shows "No active network adapters found". The network adapter in device manager show it is ok and installed correctly.
I ran a Windows repair, ran winsock fix, ran Dial a fix. Removed adapter, scanned for new hardware and installed adapter. I have downloaded driver. Still, it shows this in task manager. I cannot ping, nor can I run a Ipconfig /all.
I see in device manager, show hidden devices that the TCPIP driver has a problem. I replaced tcpip.sys from working system. Still no solution.
How can I solve this? It's driving me crazy!
I wish it had been that simple!! However, I rean combofix and found a rootkit. Combofix removed the RC and then I ran Malware Bytes anti malware and found 7 more malware. Removed those. Then all was better. The network adapter showed up and I could browse internet and obtain IP from router.