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WHS Restore, client PC doesn't seem to be asking for an IP address RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm attempting to restore my Vista computer. I had trouble getting the NIC to work on the restore CD. I had assumed that was because it was a Gigabit NIC, but eventually figured out that it was because my drivers were for Vista 64-bit. Now, I have the 32-bit Vista drivers for my NIC on a flash drive. When I boot the restore CD, it doesn't find any NIC's. I scan and it finds the drivers on my flash drive and then the NIC. I continue, it tries to contact my WHS, but is unable to find it. I checked my router, and it is not showing a DHCP entry for my computer. "Find y home server manually" also fails.

    EDIT: 6:56P
    Ok, this just seems bizarre. I installed Wireshark on one of my wired computers, on the same subnet as the PC I'm trying to restore. I started the restore process over from the beginning. The ONLY packets I see from the PC in question are 4 sequential packets, when it loads the drivers for my NIC. And they're IPv6, which I don't really understand.

    I see:
    ICMPv6 Neighbot Solicitation
    ICMPv6 Router Solicitation
    ICMPv6 Multicast Listener Report Message v2
    ICMPv6 Multicast Listener Report Message v2

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:38 PM

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  • Can you tell us more about the NIC that you're having trouble with?
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 3:22 PM
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