Physical Address all Zeros?
OK, I'm lost on this one....
I shut down my computer (2000 Server) and restarted it in XP (like I've done a million times) I then shut it down again and restarted it in 2000 Server.
First I noticed that I didn't have internet access. Then I realized I couldn't see any of the other computers on my network. Hmmmmm.....
So I tried all the normal stuff...uninstalled and reinstalled the NIC (RealTek 10/100) same with the drivers, changed cables...tried changing my static address to DHCP and releasing and renewing, uninstalling and reinstalling TCP/IP...blah blah blah...
I ran IPCONFIG/ALL and realized my physical (or MAC) address was reading all zeros! I've never seen this before. I tried restarting in XP (where the problems all began, thinking XP had reconfigured something) and I still had the same problem in XP.
So, here I sit...my main computer (thankfully not my webserver) can't communicate with any of my other computers and can't get on the web.
Has anyone ever had their physical address revert to all zeros before? Have I been fried by MS for all my bad deeds?
Any ideas from the rest of you tech-heads?
I saw something about DHCP Media Sense having a problem in 2000...but I've never had a problem before. Plus, I don't use DHCP anyway.
Last edited by DMAG; 07-23-2002 at 05:01 PM.