Saturday, August 18, 2012

XP Local Area Connection stuck at Acquiring Network Address

After removing a virus, an XP SP3 system could not access the Internet. The Local Area Connection was stuck at Acquiring Network Address.

In DEVICE MANAGER under VIEW and then DISPLAY HIDDEN DEVICES, AFD showed a yellow exclamation point.

Going to START > RUN, I typed in regedit and then enter. In the registry, the entry for AFD showed the wrong file.

I changed the entry to read:
and then restarted the computer. This solved the afd.sys no Internet problem.


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