I have a PC with windows 2000 professional that keeps dropping the internet connection. However, I have TWO fairly exact copies of this running on the PC, one on each of two drives. The version on the D: drive can release and renew the tcp/ip connection, but the one on the C: drive can?t. It connects on boot, but loses the connection after a variable time, certainly less than the modem lease time. The C: drive version is the newest load (short history - win98 on C: later win2k on D:, solved some compatibility probs re old programs and started using win2k, now have deleted win98 and loaded win2k on C:). It?s pretty much all the same software (as the D: win2k version) loaded afresh. When I first started up broadband, the D: version would drop the connection at intervals. However, we moved house and it hasn?t dropped a connection since, I don?t know why (Modem had to be reset when it was powered up again)
I?ve tried deleting and reinstalling tcp/ip protocol, I?ve deleted the wsock, wsock2 and tcp/ip settings in the registry ? nothing seems to work. The thing that does my head in is that it works for one version, but not the other, so hardware problems seem to be ruled out.
Specs: Windows 200 professional Modem is D-Link 504G Mcafee firewall and antivirus HDDs C: 80GB, D: 20GB - both >50% free
cheers for any help Richard