Fixing 'An Extended Error Has Occurred'

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I have an SBS 2000 network at home with two WinXP clients.  I could create a VPN connection to my clients Win2k domain and browse his network with the \\192.168.0.1 command and everything worked fine.  Yesterday, I started to get the error, 'An Extended Error Has Occurred' when I try to browse on my WinXP workstation.  It use to work.  They also have Exchange 2000 Server.

If I go over to my Windows 2000 server and create a VPN connection, I can browse my clients computer without any problems using RUN \\192.168.0.1

What has happened in the past 24 hours that caused this, and how can I correct it?
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Commented:
It could be a time sync issue.  Are the times between all of the machines identical?  

Look at:
Q267309 "Extended Error" Error Message with the Net View Command
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q267309
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Commented:
ALso, have you gotten the latest patches ?
Was an update done automatically in the background during this time, you may needto roll it back.

Also run

sfc /scannow
from a DOS window

Lastly, consuder doing a syterm restore to a previous restore point.


I hope this helps !
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Commented:
 Take a look at this MS KB

               HOW TO: Restore the Operating System to a Previous State in Windows XP (Q306084)
               http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q306084
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Commented:
 Take a look at this MS KB

               HOW TO: Restore the Operating System to a Previous State in Windows XP (Q306084)
               http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q306084

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Restoring the operating system is not really what I consider expert advise, but I tried it nevertheless.

I am also quite capable of findind KB articles and that was where I started.

Apart from screwing up my Norton Corporate AV, the initial problem still exists.

I have not made any changes to my workstation in the past week and I do not have Auto updates enabled.  XP has SP1 installed.

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Commented:
I withdraw the question.  I found the solution myself by flushing the DNS.

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Dear expert(s),

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No problems with a delete, but a PAQ would be preferable, since there is valuable info here.

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Glad you support my recommandation !

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I've had this problem happen when I use a machine on the network that has not logged into the domain.  XP's security seems to require domain login from the domain it is a member of when you use NTFS on the shared hard drive.  I should check to make sure your remote machine is authenticated with your domain controller and try to connect to the XP machine again.

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The question has been withdrawn and the problem was resolved.

Thanks
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PAQ'd and 200 points refunded.

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