I am unable to connect to the internet - Unable to contact your DHCP

I had a disk crash in a computer I am using. After resolving that the disk was toast I installed an older disk that had been on that computer before I upgraded to a 500gb. I got the system (XP) up and running and was able to recognize all the hardware on the computer since the older disk had already been on that computer.
I just could not get the internet connection to work. The computer use to be on a wifi connection when it had the old disk. I now have a direct Ethernet connect to the modem/router that is provided through my fios connection. I have tried
1. ipconfig /renew
2. repair on the network properties
3. Putting in a new nic, the old one is part of the motherboard
4. replacing the Ethernet cable,

So far no luck. Any suggestions about other avenues to try?
Any help would be appreciated.

Horace
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  1. Post the results of 'ipconfig /all'
  2. This is with the 2nd Ethernet nic still in the system.

    Windows IP Configuration


    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : NEXT

    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter(LNE100TX v4)

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-6B-BD-97-57


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-72-31-3C-18

    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.127.137

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
  3. For the purposes of anyone who follows this thread looking for an answer, I finally resolved the problem by reinstalling windows.
  4. From the looks of it you had no default gateway IP address configured (should do so automatically if DHCP enable), so your PC did not know what the IP address was of your router
  5. I think I have this problem how would I fix this? Besides reinstalling windows.
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