Can’t connect to the Internet using LAN Cable on Windows XP

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Hello there,

I can't seem to connect to the internet using my LAN cable on my Windows XP. I have searched for solutions from other forums and they all say that I should start a service that wasn't running (i.e. DHCP Client). I did that but I got this error:

“System error 1075 has occurred. The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.”

I read somewhere that NetBT should be cleared but when I did this, nothing happened. I also reinstalled Windows XP but it didn't work. The last thing I did was to try System Restore but that didn't work either. I did all these troubleshooting in Safe Mode.

I have run out of options. I need help. Thank you.

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Can’t connect to the Internet using LAN Cable on Windows XP


Possible cause for these was Broken Windows Management Instrumentation  (WMI) repository, it is the infrastructure for management data and operations on window-based operating systems.

Please execute the following in windows command line.

>Stop the WMI service:
     net stop winmgmt

>Rebuild the repository. Rename the folder to something else as a backup.
     ren %windir%System32WbemRepository Repository_old

>Start WMI service
     net start winmgmt

>Repair the repository
     windows xp:
     rundll32 wbemupgd, UpgradeRepository

     winmgmt /salvagerepository

>Register the new WMI components:

     cd /d %windir%system32wbem

     for %i in (*.dll) do RegSvr32 -s %i

     for %i in (*.exe) do %i /RegServer

>Reboot the computer to take effect of the changes

If the above steps does not work, try the rebuild below:

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection WBEM 132 %windir%infwbemoc.inf

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