When changing TCP/IP v4 manually, computer restarts
I recently bought a new HP Laptop dv6746TX with Windows Vista Premium and
tried to set up my DSL connection with the LAN Ethernet cable.
I called my ISP and they said I had to manually configure the properties of
the LAN by changing the TCP/IP v4 by inputting IP address, subnet mask,
default gateway, preferred DNS and alternate DNS.
However, when I put in all the numbers and pressed OK, my laptop
automatically restarted itself. When I later checked the TCP/IP v4 data, it
reverted itself to "Automatically obtain ..." instead of retaining my
manually inputted data.
How can I correct this so the TCP/IP v4 keeps the data I inputted and also
without randomly restarting?