No IP Address – RPC Service Not Started – Repair Winsocks – Reinstall TCP/IP in Windows

Step 1:

  • Click Start, and then click Run.
  • In the Open box, type “Cmd” then “Services.msc”, and Start all of the RPC, DNS, & DHCP Items and Enable them to Start Automatically – Restart if Changes are made

Step 2:

  • Click Start, and then click Run.
  • In the Open box, type “Cmd” then “netsh winsock reset”

If Failed / Still not Working:

  • Step 1: Delete the corrupted registry keys:
    • Click Start, and then click Run.
    • In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    • In Registry Editor, locate the following keys, right-click each key (folder, in the right pane), and then click
    • Delete:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock
      
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2
    • When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
    • Restart the computer after you delete the Winsock keys. Doing so causes the Windows XP operating system to create new shell entries for those two keys. You must Restart before going on to the next step
  • Step 2: Install TCP/IP:
    • Open Network Connections then Right-click the network connection, then click Properties
    • Click Install.
    • Click Protocol, and then click Add.
    • Click Have Disk.
    • Type C:\Windows\inf, and then click OK
    • Click on “Microsoft” in the left hand Window
    • On the list of available protocols on the Right, click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”, and then click OK.
    • *If Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) does not appear, follow these steps:
      • Click Start, and then click Search.
      • In the Search Companion pane, click More advanced options.
      • Click to select the following three check boxes:
      • Search system folders
      • Search hidden files and folders
      • Search subfolders
      • In the All or part of the file name box, type “nettcpip.inf”, and then click Search.
      • In the results pane, right-click Nettcpip.inf, and then click Install.
  • Restart the computer
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