Uninstall that network adapter in Device Manger and reboot and allow Windows to find it and install it again.
If that doesn't work, please try this stack reset.
TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.
to open a command prompt:
In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, each followed by the Enter key:
Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.
Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog
Reboot the machine.
If you still don't have anything in the IPCONFIG, please do this.
Check that all your network services are Started:
Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.
All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).
- COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
- Computer Browser
- DHCP Client
- DNS Client
- Network Connections
- Network Location Awareness
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
- TCP/IP Netbios helper
- Wireless Zero Configuration ( XP wireless configurations only)
- WLAN AutoConfig ( Vista wireless configurations only)
If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.