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Windows 7: This is so screwed it's impossible!


12 Jan 2010   #1

WIndows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
This is so screwed it's impossible!

Hello people, I came to this forum in rage. This is so weird i can't help but scratch my head and watch in awe. Here's the deal:

Like most people here i have some sort of an internet black-out problem. My event log is full of error's considering DHCP unavailability and other connection problems. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. I reinstalled windows 7 Ultimate x64 two times, formated the disks 3 times each installation JUST in case, and when i start surfing on an absolutely CLEAN install the connection error pops up. Event Viewer says that the computer tries to connect to a dns server but apparently is timed out. I started safe mode with networking, and there was no problem. How the hell is this possible? Safe Mode with Net is no probs, clean instal,even with no drivers gives cutts me off the net! The other weird thing is that when this happens, i can't acces the Network and Sharing center,or anything that lists my adaptor! I can't even shut down the computer cuz it freezes during the shutdown process. From my research it appears that it's still hailing in hope to recieve an IP from the DHCP server. So i tried many method's i found in similar posts around the forums.Here's the list of things i did:

After seeing that safe mode runs internet with no problem (or maybe it didn't, i ran in safe mode for about 30-40 minutes,so i'm not 100% positive),while the clean install doesn't, i though it was because of the drivers.Updated them with the newest ones.There was no problem, but then again i didn't run it software free for more than 30 minutes(usually the internet blackout occures after 15-20 mins).So I installed my regular software including COMODO Internet Security, adding their secure DNS servers in hope to somehow manipulate the connection,cuz automatic DNS choosing didn't help...not to mention it was the dafault anyway. I added all the exceptions, shut down windows Firewall and still no go.

I tried ipconfig /release and renew, but it gives me errors :

C:\Users\Kensei>ipconfig /release

Code:
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
An error occurred while releasing interface Local Area Connection : The system c
annot find the file specified.
 
 
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c0f:73fb:b18d:9088%12
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.144.136
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9d4e:909f:bc7d:1b03%11
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{F8A55D1D-F9F7-402A-BCC3-A7706327DCFF}:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
 
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:d5c7:a2d6:2400:376e:3d82:b36d
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2400:376e:3d82:b36d%13
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{36807C3D-3004-4CF0-A28E-2EB8E3D87BF0}:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
 
 
I tried ipconfig /release6, no go there as well:
 
C:\Users\Kensei>ipconfig /release
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
An error occurred while releasing interface Local Area Connection : The system c
annot find the file specified.
 
 
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c0f:73fb:b18d:9088%12
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.144.136
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9d4e:909f:bc7d:1b03%11
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{F8A55D1D-F9F7-402A-BCC3-A7706327DCFF}:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
 
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:d5c7:a2d6:2400:376e:3d82:b36d
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2400:376e:3d82:b36d%13
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{36807C3D-3004-4CF0-A28E-2EB8E3D87BF0}:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
 
I even tried ipconfig /refreshdns and there was no go as well.
 
I reinstalled IPv6 protocols,but the other 2 computers all have vista with IPv6 enabled and there's no problem with the net.
I also can't ping my router(or at least i'm lead to believe that this is the router):
 
C:\Users\Kensei>ping 192.168.123.254
 
Pinging 192.168.123.254 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
 
Ping statistics for 192.168.123.254:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
I also can't restore the system for unknown reasons,I'm getting unspecified errors. I figured the disk i got was somehow corrupt or something, so i downloaded an iso,installed it - and yet again the problem remained.

I also tried the netsh int ip reset thing and that didn't help either. I think i know the problem, which is in my opinion the fact that my machine can't get an IP address for whatever the reason. I updated the firmware on my router, i configured the adapter not to shut down to "save power",and got the same problem.The only thing i haven't done is connect the router with the PC via a cable,something i just can't do due to the routers distant position. Plus i'm pretty sure that the problem isn't in the signal. I haven't talked to my ISP yet, but what the hell should i ask them? "Do you support IPv6?" which is obvious since the other computers gotz no problem connecting even when mine can't connect at all. I can't even view the adapter since the explorer just freezes,obviosly attempting to list the adapter. So during an error like this, i have no access to any sort of configuration utility for the adapter, i cant even view it's properties. It always says "Media disconnected" in the command prompt, and once i by accident clicked on the connection status next to the clock in the taskbar, and say the same shit. The router becomes disconnected and i just lose all possible connections. Plus, i can't restart the computer without pressing the button or holding the power button.I once left it shutting down for a whole night,and in the morning it was till going at it. It was obvious that it's not the computer thinking or repeating some calculation cycle since the HDD was as quite as my grandmothers fart. I'm in awe. If anybody has ANY idea what to do, i certainly won't hold a grudge against you if you kindly post it. Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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12 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Just scanning, not reading but checking the ipconfig.....
Check your nic drivers....
and
Have you tried to set a dynamic ip on the win 7 machine?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

1)What kinds of computer do you have? make model pls

2) What kind of setup do you have i your house for networking?

3) What is the make, model and router firmware version you have?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Jan 2010   #4

WIndows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok guyz sry i didn't reply earlier. I 4got to post my machine cuz it was 4 am.
It's a brand new MEDION make PC, gotz 4 gigs of ram, a quad at 2.5 ghz, GT 220 at a gig... i dunno the hdd or the motherboard, but the fact that it's a factory machine tells me that there's no compatibility issues, and it ran a vista home premium 32 bitz with no problems. I also checked the machine for 64 bit architecture support and it passed the test on every front.
The net-set is as follows. I got 2 lap tops and the current pc connected to e Netopia SmartModem model 2247-02 with the newest firmare which is version 7.7.0r6.
I just noticed that this ip 192.168.123.254 isn't my routers IP, i dunno why, i though this is a default ip for all routers. I'm going to ping 192.168.1.254 to see if there's a connection cuz i'm posting from one of the lap tops (btw the laptops didn't respond to 192.168.123.254 as well). At any rate this is my first time i encountered a networking problem, and networking is one of my weakest fronts when it comes to dealing with a software malfunction. Ill post back the results in afew seconds.


Edit: Ok it seems that i can ping it when i have a conneection. I'm gonna w8 for the internet to black out and i'm gonna give it a ping again.

Edit: I just found a new network driver, it's freakin fresh. From this year. I installed now and i hope there'll be no black-outs anymore. I'll fill it up if the problem's fixed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #5

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Just a little info:

If you run an ipconfig /all, take a look at the IP addresses in the response again.

If the IP address comes back as 192.168.x.x and you have your PC NIC set to DHCP, then you got an address from your router. 192.168.x.x is by far the most common subnet in use by small home routers. To find out what the router's IP address is, look at the Default Gateway information. That's the router.

If your IP address shows up 169.254.x.x then you didn't get any response from the router. Windows by design will assign itself an address in the 169.254.x.x if it send a DHCP request but doesn't get a reply.

Other info to look for is the DNS address. Most of the time that will be the router. It acts as the DNS server.

Many intermittent issues with Windows 7 seem to stem from old or incorrect drivers for the ethernet NIC so make sure those are up to snuff. Soounds like you found updated ones so hopefully that will stabilize things.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #6

WIndows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It actually did, now my connection lasted up to 5 hours. Though i stil got ****ED! There's gotta be some frikkin way to fix it. I'm gonna go ipconfig /all now, while i don't have connection and i'm gonna do the same when i restart. Be back in 5.

OK! Here's the deal:
After an internet black-out:
C:\Users\Kensei>ipconfig /all

Code:
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kensei-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
 
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11 n/g/b Wireless LAN USB Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-D3-4A-21-9F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c0f:73fb:b18d:9088%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.144.136(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 218113491
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-DE-E8-5D-40-61-86-01-A3-68
 
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 156.154.70.22
156.154.71.22
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 40-61-86-01-A3-68
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9d4e:909f:bc7d:1b03%11(Deprecated)
 
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.27.3(Tentative)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 156.154.70.22
156.154.71.22
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{F8A55D1D-F9F7-402A-BCC3-A7706327DCFF}:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
 
C:\Users\Kensei>ipconfig /release
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
An error occurred while releasing interface Local Area Connection : The system c
annot find the file specified.
 
 
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c0f:73fb:b18d:9088%12
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.144.136
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9d4e:909f:bc7d:1b03%11
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
 
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{F8A55D1D-F9F7-402A-BCC3-A7706327DCFF}:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
 
 
 
 
 
C:\Users\Kensei>ipconfig /renew
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
(and here it just stops, it doesn't confirm that the command was executed)
 
 
this is the ipconfig when i'm online after a restart:
 
C:\Users\Kensei>ipconfig /all
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kensei-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
 
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11 n/g/b Wireless LAN USB Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-D3-4A-21-9F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c0f:73fb:b18d:9088%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, January 13, 2010 8:43:25 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:43:25 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 218113491
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-DE-E8-5D-40-61-86-01-A3-6
 
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 156.154.70.22
156.154.71.22
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 40-61-86-01-A3-68
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9d4e:909f:bc7d:1b03%11(Deprecated)
 
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.27.3(Tentative)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 156.154.70.22
156.154.71.22
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{36807C3D-3004-4CF0-A28E-2EB8E3D87BF0}:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:73bc:3431:556:3d82:b36d(Pref
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3431:556:3d82:b36d%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{F8A55D1D-F9F7-402A-BCC3-A7706327DCFF}:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
So, anybody know what's wrong?


Edit:I forgot to mention that i did another netsh int ip reset .

Edit 2: I also forgot to mention that i can't ping my router when i got the black out, and i can ping it when i got the net. Idk what happens, i just installed the latest frekkin driver for my NIC (i think that's how the adapter/lan card in the computer is called.) Driver genius doesn't detect any missing drivers as well and reports an overall fully updated system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #7

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

It lost it's IP address. Now to figure out why. I see media disconnected so it thinks there no physical connection. Wireless probably disconnected or dropped.

1st: What make and model USB wireless adapter are you using?
2nd: What make and model router are you using and what firmware version?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #8

 
COMODO

Is comodo firewall blocking the connection?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #9

Win 7
 
 

When my PC displayed the "Media disconnected" it was because my Wireless cards drivers were not up to date. As soon as I found the Windows 7 release it worked instantly!

(Thanks to Chev65 )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlwaysInNeed View Post
When my PC displayed the "Media disconnected" it was because my Wireless cards drivers were not up to date. As soon as I found the Windows 7 release it worked instantly!

(Thanks to Chev65 )
Glad to hear it.
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