Thanks to many of you I was able to get my PC build past a huge hurdle, but now I am stymied again. I built a PC from scratch and now have XP media edition installed. I installed the drivers that came with my Motherboard (Gigabyte), including the ethernet driver. Now I want to go online finish getting set up, but I cannot get online. I have a motorrola cable modem that is directly connected to the PC. The Connection recognizes the modem, but constantly says "AcquirinIg Network Address". I called Comcast, and they were not able to help me. I was told to call Microsoft, but that will cost me a bundle. Someone outthere has to have the answer.