My PC is connected to the Internet via a DLink router and a cable modem. My hard disk has 2 bootable partitions and a D: partition which is for data storage. Both bootable partitions have WinXP installed. Let me call it WinXp1 and WinXP2. I usually use WinXP1. WinXP2 is just for testing purposes. I don't have problem connecting to Internet with WinXP1. However, WinXP2 failed to connect. When I did a 'Repair', it reported a problem saying that it wasn't able to get the IP address. There is an "!" on the icon when I opened the network connection. Then I went to the Network Connections of the Control Panel and set a static IP address. The "!" on the icon is gone. I tried a "Repair" and I saw it was doing some "Clearing...", "Refreshing...", and "Registering...". It seemed like that it was able to talk. But when I started the Internet Explorer, I wasn't able to browse. The status line at the bottom showed that it wasn't able to locate the server. Since I don't have problem with WinXP1, I assume that there is no hardware and connection problem. To me it seemed like there was some incorrect settings. Appreciate if somebody could help.