Dell Optiplex GX270
Running Windows XP SP2
Here's my situation - I am a new admin at a small company. One computer started giving me this error: "Limited or no connectivity." Here is what I have tried so far:
1 - Tried to ping google and also tried to ping the server. Both of these succeed from other lab machines with no problem. From "Unit 2" the ping will not succeed.
2 - tested the NW cable and swapped a known good one in. Also took it out of the lab and put it in my office (known working nw jack). Called Dell. They said it was a bad motherboard. Had this replaced... twice. Computer can't ping still (and of course, no network connectivity).
3 - Found a spare HDD. Formatted it. Put it into Unit 2 and loaded WinXP SP2 onto the machine. After this clean install, the same problem is still happening.
At the moment, I am stumped. For me, when ping fails, it always means bad hardware. In this case, I feel that the hardware must be good.
I am currently loading a "real" version of XP Pro on as a test (rather than the Dell version). This version has SP1 on it. I might also try loading Win2000 onto it to see if that works.
Any help is appreciated!