Can reinstalling a new image somehow mess with a broadband cable connection settings?? Allow me to elaborate.... I recently reinstalled Xp with firewall, AV and all the latest updates. I thought now would be the time to image the drive. Curiosity got the better of me and so I thought I would reload the image, just to see how easy it was. Well everything loaded back in alright, but all of a sudden I lost my broadband cable connection!! I had to got back to my ISP (NTL - uk) to have a new IP assigned and also had to have my set top box reprogrammed. Everything is fine now though, but I cant help thinking that seeing as the image was the last thing I did, this could have some how messed up my cable connection!! Does this make any sense?? Thank you for your time.