Hi!..again. Now this time I have an ics problem I cant solve. I have two xp machines. Cable connected directly to this main pc. One hub with a second nic card connecting from this one to the hub and then the second pc connects to the hub. long story short....this worked fine for a long time til yesterday. Second pc just wont connect to the inet. So, i go to the network adapter here on this one...and i cant enable firewall or ics. i get the error mesage "the dependancy service or group failed to start" totally at a loss now. Not sure why its doin this or how to fix this. Anyone out here in xpland have any ideas at all? Thanks guys for any help.