lan error ?

i had configure the dns and wins ip address in my pc for o/s winxp. but when the time i go to my computer icon right click on it and try to rename the computer name and domain name after that try to login , it prompt me a message.

which is "the following error occured attempting to join the domain  "Hotline" The network path was not found"

what actually cause it and how to solve it?

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Do you have an domain with windows 2000 AD? if yes then check your dns address. else if you have an Windows NT domain then check WINS configuration.
Do you have an domain with windows 2000 AD? if yes then check your dns address. else if you have an Windows NT domain then check WINS configuration.
I could be that your win2k domain controller does not have file and print sharing enabled.
Goto the properties of your LAN connection.
Check the File and print sharing box
click OK

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Is Hotline legit? If so, then you need in defined in lookup tables. If not, it is more likely that domain is not spelled correctly on the desktops.  From a good desktop, try UserManager for viewing the domains available.
normally domains consist of a FQDN,

normally you can join the domain "joes". if you default domain is listed incorrectly in your tcpip-->dns settings, try using the full name of the domain (

The inability to join a domain is *almost* always DNS. (Unless your dns records are messed up on the DC, in which case god help you).  

Check your dns settings. This is usually the problem.

Another thing to try is to run

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns

from "cmd" prompt. This will force your computer to query your dns server for the address of the domain controller, instead of using the cached copy, and it will also update your host record on the dns server.

By default, all (2k) domain controllers have file sharing enabled, for replication of the sysvol folder by NTFRS service.

Have Fun! ;)

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JOHNHOAuthor Commented:
I had check everthing it is Ok. Maybe i had untick the thing that i not surpose to untick , whats the thing that may be i had untick it in win xp that an cause my computer cannot joins the domain ? or my adminstrator didnt give the correct id to connect.

Please help me urgently.
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