Clearing the ARP cache fails when repairing network connection – Windows XP

When repairing a network connection in Windows XP, a user receives error stating that the operation failed because it could not clear the ARP cache.

To resolve this problem:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
  3. Type “Services.msc” –> Press Enter
  4. Right click “Routing and Remote Access” –> Click Properties
  5. Set the “Startup Type” drop down menu to “Manual”
  6. Attempt to repair the network connection.