can not adjust tcp/ip settings in XP



MSMVP - i have answered you below:
PA Bear said:
Why isn't SP3 installed? [1] - too many postings regarding issues with it
plus I don't have the disk for it.

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? avast Antivirus -
subscription current. Zone Alarm, Spybot and another one which i can't
remember the name.

Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer? no

Did a Norton or McAfee free-trial come preinstalled on the computer when
you bought it? (Doesn't matter if you never used or Activated it.) no

[1] Note: Support for WinXP SP2 ended on 13 July 2010. Computers running
WinXP SP2 "will no longer receive software updates from Windows Update"
[i.e., updates released on & after 02 August 2010 so you'll be two months
behind on 14 September!] until SP3 has been installed. Extended Support
for WinXP SP3 will continue through 08 April 2014.

. What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

Jason wrote: Have XP Pro SP2. Under network settings the adaptor name is
missing (it does show under hardware devices though) and TCP/IP is
missing. I tried to connect a router ( and change thee XP to
obtain ip automatically but I had use a different computer and set it's
ip to to get everything to work. ipconfig /all shows ip

PA Bear

You are seeing the effects of a hijackware infection (which may have
infected your Win7 computer, too).


Cleaning a Compromised System

Back-up any personal data (none of which should be considered 100%
trustworthy at this point) then format the HDD & do a clean install of
Windows. Please note that a Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade)
will NOT fix this!

HOW TO do a clean install of WinXP: See
and/or Method 1 in

After the clean install, you will have the equivalent of a "new
computer" so take care of EVERYTHING on the following page BEFORE
otherwise connecting the machine to the internet or a local network
(i.e., other computers) AND BEFORE connecting a flash drive, SDCard,
or any other external drive to the computer:

4 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online

Other helpful references include:

HOW TO get a computer running WinXP Gold (no Service Packs) fully
patched (after a clean install)

HOW TO get a computer running WinXP SP1(a) or SP2 fully patched (after
a clean install)

Tip: After getting the computer fully-patched, download/install
KB971029 manually before connecting any external drive to the

NB: Any Norton or McAfee free-trial that came preinstalled on the
computer when you bought it will be reinstalled (but invalid) when
Windows is reinstalled. You MUST uninstall the free-trial AND download/
run the appropriate removal tool BEFORE installing any updates,
Windows Service Packs or IE upgrades AND BEFORE installing your new
anti-virus application (which will require WinXP SP3 to be installed).

Norton Removal Tool

McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool

Also see:

Risks & Benefits of P2P file sharing

Steps To Help Prevent Spyware

Steps to Help Prevent Computer Worms

Avoid Rogue Security Software!

If you need additional assistance with the clean install, please begin
a new thread in this forum:

If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in
admitting this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local,
reputable and independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad)
computer repair shop.

NB: On Sunday, 12 September, this newsgroup (WinXP General) as well as
the Win64 General newsgroups were dropped from the MS newsserver. As
such, I am no longer monitoring this thread.

You will find continuing support for WinXP in these forums:

You will find support for Win7 in these forums:

MSMVP - i have answered you below:

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