Windows 2k SP4 Internet Issues. Gotta be something simple I'm overlooking...
My brother's computer crashed. Blue screen of death. Safe mode, command mode, everything, gone. No idea what happened. Kudos to Microsoft! The whole **** thing was just unusable and unsalvagable. I don't have a copy of XP anymore and that's what he had on his system, so I dug out Windows 2000 SP4. I installed it no problems, blah blah... can't get it on the internet. It's using a PCI Linksys 10/100 card, and I have the driver for it on disc. Yet it won't work. It says successful install, yet it doesn't work.
In my opinion Windows 2000 is set up kind of stupid. I can't seem to find out how to create a new network location. All I keep finding is dial up connections.
When I ipconfig it in command prompt, I get a gateway, subnet, ip, etc. Looks fine to me. My tcp/ip stack is set to obtain IP automatically.
What to do now? It's acting like it's ignoring the driver. I'm a Linux guy, and can't stand MS for these reasons, so I have little patience when it comes to fixing issues like this when you'd think they should work fine.
There's no place like /home.