Cannot renew IP address in Windows® XP
What are the issues that may come up when you are unable to renew the IP address on a Windows XP system and what are its possible causes?
Windows XP is a widely used operating system developed by Microsoft. It is popular for its user friendly features. The minimum requirements for installing this OS are 233MHz processor, 1.5GB of hard drive and 64MB of RAM. It offers better stability and higher efficiency. It comes with remote desktop feature that allows you to remotely log into another computer. It helps to access its applications, files, printers and devices. Windows XP has got fast user switching which will allow the users to save the current state. This OS also offers a new task-based graphical user interface. Windows XP also offers some other features such as firewall, faster startup and hibernation sequence. IP address is a number that is used to identify a computer. It will help the computers to communicate with each other. This is a 32 bit number that allows communication. Although users might face problems when trying to renew IP address, the issue can nevertheless be easily resolved.
The following explains the issue when you are unable to renew the IP address on a Windows XP system, its possible causes and tips to fix such issues:
- Symptoms and causes
- Network card issue
- Tips to resolve
Symptoms and causes
When you try to renew the IP address, you might receive several error messages. Sometimes you might get the error message as “The requested service provider could not be loaded or initialized”. You might also receive these error messages such as “An error occurred while renewing interfaces Local Area Connection” and “Limited or no connectivity”. This issue also occurs, if the Winsock registry keys are damaged or corrupted.
Network card issue
The network interface card will cause problems when you try to renew the IP address. You will not be able to renew the IP address, if the network interface card driver is damaged or corrupted. This will not allow you to renew IP address. In order to resolve the issue, you have to remove this corrupted driver. Then download and install latest network interface card driver to resolve the issue.
If this issue is related with corrupted Winsock registry keys, you have to use Netdiag tool. You must install this support tool to resolve the issue. First of all insert the set-up CD and follow the instructions to complete the installation process. After the installation process, you have to click on 'Start' and then click on 'Run'. Then you have to type 'Command' and click 'Ok'. After this, you need to type 'netdiag /test:winsock' and press 'Enter'.
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