PC not connecting to MS Networking.
Posted on 2004-09-29
1 PC cannot see our server.
Okay, strange problem here. We have been using a network for about 5 years on this system, with no real problems.
Setup as follows
1x Server, Windows XP Professional with shared drives for data and apps.
5x client PCs with Windows XP Pro, a Z Drive logging into the server.
All PCs are on the same IP range (192.168.0.x) and have Norton Anti-Virus, and have recently been updated to SP2 (though we have turned the firewall of temporarily)
1 of the client PCs cannot access the network. It CAN access the internet via the same network port, so I cannot see a problem with the hardware. This 1 PC cannot see the server (or any other workgroup PCs). All other PCs are working as normal. As far as I know, nothing has changed on the PC since yesterday when it was working perfectly.
I've tried a few obvious things, like manually setting IP addresses (DNS servers too), doing a system restore back to Friday, checked workgroup name etc., but to no avail.
Muchos appreciatus early resolution!
If you need any more info, please ask. Unfortunately I cannot get to site, but I am in phone contact with them.