Got and old pc out from the cupboard for my partners mother. She said it was knackered. Turned out to be bad ram. Anyway installed trend micro, uninstalled and removed a load of crap and spyware, and then on restart I get this error message saying there is a local only connection to my router.
Its connected via an ethernet cable, to a sky router. The internet works as the other pcs/ playstations connect fine (wired and wireless).
I have tried system restore, ipconfig in command prompt. I'm really lost for ideas. I'd happily do a clean install of vista but the discs are lost and I cant find a factory reset option, its a packard bell i media? if anyone knew how to factory install windows that would be most help full. How ever I'd really love to know how to sort this issue out. The internet worked until I installed/removed some programs, and now after a restore it just doesn't happen