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BSOD after standby

By catcher
Apr 6, 2010
  1. catcher

    catcher TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Regarding the registry file, I am not sure what it does (can you know by its content seen above?)
    but I know I needed to apply it since I am connected using L2TP and on windows XP.
    Before I applied it the dialer gave an error and did not connect. Applying that registry fix from the ISP fixed it.
    However I checked and IPSEC Services Service is still set to automatic (I think its the default XP setting), so the reg file might have done something else.

    I mentioned, my machine worked fine and there were no DHCP errors and disconnections just until a few weeks ago, and back then I had the same ISP and applied that fix (which seems to be necessary), it just started all of a sudden.

    I currently check with the ISP, maybe the DHCP error related to them, and not to something on my machine (and I already tried what I can on my machine).

    As for that psched BSOD, so far (and since I uninstalled ZA) there haven't been any of them or any similar problems.
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    I haven't read through the thread so sorry if mentioned elsewhere.. but do you have your own router? If so, why don't assign your machine a static IP. See if that rids you of DHCP problem
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,061   +77

    Alright, thats nice; I hope it stays that way.

    Regarding DHCP issues, I assumed (may be wrongly) that your ISP wants you to use DHCP to obtain IP, provided you are connecting directly to your ISP with that modem; however, if that is not the case LA's suggestion is very prudent.
     
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    ISP <---> Router <----> Local Computers

    ISP would only care about DHCP to router. OP should be free to use either DHCP or static between their own router and their computers
     
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,061   +77

    I agree, but I was referring to slightly different situation where a user is not using any router, e.g. my pc is directly connecting to ISP via wireless modem, hence the need for DHCP. However, you are very right if he is using router, he can set static ip for his local network.
     
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    Ooops. Misread the intent of your post... So, yea, it hinges on whether or not the OP using a router or not
     
  7. catcher

    catcher TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    I don't really understand that stuff. I am connected directly to a modem. I don't really know what is DHCP but it seems I need it otherwise I can't connect to the internet.
    I am using a dialer and every time I connect I get a different IP (the last octet at least).

    Is 'Lease Expires' always set 5 minutes after the 'Lease Obtained' normal? I *think* that is the reason for the occasional disconnections and DHCP warnings. Shouldn't it be at least several hours forward?

    I might as well try to assign a static IP if that might help. Where do I start?
     
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,061   +77

    No, I wouldn't set it to expire in 5 minutes; you should set it to maximum, and assigning static IP in your case may result in you being unable to connect to your isp at all (as that IP may be assigned to someone else at the moment in time).
     
  9. catcher

    catcher TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Arg. How do I set it?
    The information is there. I can't control it.
    From what I understand, those disconnections (and DHCP warnings/error) happen because the Lease Expired is always set 5 minutes forward. I might be wrong.

    Note I don't get a DHCP warning every 5 minutes, but every few hours.
     
  10. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,061   +77

    My advise is to talk with your ISP; because they set out the policy for IP lease time, reason being as far as I can dig info on this issue, you can't set lease time on client end except with some registry hack, which is not advisable. Have you consulted you ISP for help on this particular issue?
     
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