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Computer connected to the LAN

By luv2bike2 ·
however I can not map a drive or see the file servers or other computers on the LAN from this computer. (Windows XP SP 3 and updates are up to date)

The computer sees the My Network Places\Entire Network\Microsoft Windows Network\our domain. however when i click on our domain it sits there and nothing comes up. Also The other options that usually come up under Entire Network do not show up (Microsoft Terminal Services and Web Client Network) we do not use those but on every computer it shows up but this one.

I have:
1) ran malwarebytes full scan-results no malware
2) defraged the computer
3) Ran the Repaired for the Windows OS.
4) ran TrendMicro anti-virus - results - no viruses
5) removed the computer from the domain, placed it in a temp workgroup, rebooted. added the computer back into the domain, rebooted and still having the problem.

Besides format and install the OS again, what else can i try to get the computer to access the file servers on the LAN?

I am able to go out on the internet.
The original reason why i started to work on this computer was the user complained that it was very slow --after rebooting the computer would take forever to load network settings, profile etc. Doing the Repair seemed to help out because it does not take as long now. I fixed one issue now i am still working on the other issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, :)

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replace NIC

by Dedlbug In reply to Computer connected to the ...

Try to repalace the Network card. It is quick and cheap to do. It's worth a shot.

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Sounds a lot like firewall problems....

by CG IT In reply to Computer connected to the ...

if you don't have exceptions in the XP firewall settings your not going to be able to access shared anything, even if you belong to the domain. Often you won't even see the domain in My Network Places.

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Firewall was the problem

by luv2bike2 In reply to Sounds a lot like firewal ...

Thanks so much for your suggestion!
I went into services Stopped and disable the Windows Firewall, rebooted and was able to get to the fileservers and computers!


Funny thing was when I took the computer out of the Domain, and logged in on the local workstation a message came up saying that there was no firewall. so was not thinking that the firewall was started.

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Glad the suggestion worked.

by CG IT In reply to Firewall was the problem

now all you have to do is make the necessary exception in the Windows Firewall for networking and turn it back on.

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