heres one for all you geeks out there. I have a network connection in my pc running XP SP3 that doesnt seem to be revieving packets. when i do a dhcp configuration it comes up with the ip address 169.254.160.69. and the message on the network icon on the task bar says limited connectivity. upon assigning a static ip address eg: 192.168.1.11 the icon reads connected but i am unable to the network. i tried pinging 192.168.1.1 (dhcp ROUTER) but it says request time out. i tried using the kaspersky rescue disk which has a web browser on its PE and it connects to the internet just fine.
If anyone has any solutions please let me know...i am contemplating formating my hard disk but id appeciate all your suggestions in case i face similar situations in the future.
i think the problem was caused by some virus or malware which i have already removed from the system.