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Can See Myself on Network Workgroup but no one else

We are on a basic peer to peer network at my business and no one else is having a problem seeing other computers in the workgroup.  I have verified that netbios is enabled under TCP/IP, File & Print Sharing is installed (i uninstalled and re-installed), everything in that area looks the same as it does on the other workstations.  I checked the local policy in admin. tools and everything looks fine.  However, I can see myself (C on "comp. name", SharedDocs on "comp. name", MyDocuments on "comp. name", but I can't see anyone else belonging to that workgroup. I know the workgroup name is correct, the OS acts like it allowed me to be a part of that workgroup, but I can only see myself and no one else.  I get the following error when trying to select view workgroup computers in my network places: "workgroup name" is not acessible.  You might not have permission to use the network resource, contact the administrator........incorrect function.  I even tried double clicking on C on "comp. name" so I could try and get into my C drive from my network places and it gave me an error about permissions too, even though I have shared my C drive. Please help.
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stevenlewisCommented:
first thing comes to mind is firewall
can you pingf the other machines?
from a prompt type
ipconfig /all
compare tcp settings to other machines
using dhcp?
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lynsey88Author Commented:
I disabled both the XP Firewall and the McAfee Firewall.  I can see my coworker, the one that is having problems, on my machine and access her files, but she can't see anyone else other than herself on her machine and it gives her that error message about not having permission, which is strange that I have permission to access it on my computer, but she can't access her own computer using her computer!  Yes, using DHCP, compared TCP settings and they seem to be the same.  Are you talking about just a regular ping to the machine's IP Address? Never heard of pingf.....Thanks.
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stevenlewisCommented:
LOL. typo, yes just ping, not pingf
what OS? XP home or Pro?
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lynsey88Author Commented:
That was funny Steven! pingf!  Anyways, XP Pro and I had her create a file in My Docs on her computer, just to double check and see if I could access it from mine, and I could open it just fine.
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stevenlewisCommented:
as a test try this
Run local security policy editor from control panel admin tools and set the local policy, Network Access: Let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users, to enabled and make sure guest account is enabled
on her machine
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stevenlewisCommented:
also on her machine, from a prompt type
net view
and post the results here
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lynsey88Author Commented:
I'll have to try the local security policy editor tomorrow, but this is what net view gave me:
C:\Documents and Settings\Stephanie Huber>net view
System error 1 has occurred.

Incorrect function.
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stevenlewisCommented:
OK, check event viewer for any errors and see here
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBR/tip8500/rh8573.htm
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tymesCommented:
Incorrect function indicates internal (configuration) problem not any type of security or policy issue.  There is System error 5 Access Denied while trying to access something non existant would be System error 53 The Network Path not found.

Troubleshooting... you can try these steps on a working computer and on the troubled computer.

PING YOURCOMPUTERNAME               (does it resolve?)
NBTSTAT -c                                      (is there an error?)
NBTSTAT -a YOURIPADDRESS            (try a working remote and the broken local)
NET VIEW \\YOURCOMPUTERNAME    (try a working remote and the broken local)
NET VIEW \\YOURIPADDRESS            (try a working remote and the broken local)

Let us know how each of those goes on the troubled machine.  I imagine the issue may be resolving names and browsing the network so using IP addresses may prove successful.

Ensure the Computer Browsing service is automatic and running on the troubled machine.  Disable any other network adaptors, unbridge it if bound with an IEEE port or something.  Ensure both MS File Sharing and MS Client are bound to the network adaptor.

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lynsey88Author Commented:
The ping for computername and ip address resolved without error, there were no lost packets.

C:\Documents and Settings\Stephanie Huber>nbtstat -c

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [10.2.27.139] Scope Id: []

                  NetBIOS Remote Cache Name Table

        Name              Type       Host Address    Life [sec]
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    GAAG           <20>  UNIQUE          10.2.27.135         582
    SHANE          <20>  UNIQUE          10.2.27.134         585

C:\Documents and Settings\Stephanie Huber>nbtstat -a 10.2.27.139

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [10.2.27.139] Scope Id: []

           NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

       Name               Type         Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    STEPHANIE      <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
    HAY            <00>  GROUP       Registered
    STEPHANIE      <03>  UNIQUE      Registered
    STEPHANIE      <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
    HAY            <1E>  GROUP       Registered

    MAC Address = Removed for security

C:\Documents and Settings\Stephanie Huber>net view \\stephanie
Shared resources at \\stephanie

Stephanie's Computer

Share name    Type   Used as  Comment

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AMS           Disk
C             Disk
My Documents  Disk
Printer       Print           Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
Printer2      Print           HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL 6
Printer3      Print           HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL
Printer4      Print           HP LaserJet 1220 Series PCL
Printer5      Print           HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL6-2
Printer8      Print           Creates Adobe PDF
SharedDocs    Disk
The command completed successfully.


C:\Documents and Settings\Stephanie Huber>net view \\10.2.27.139
System error 1231 has occurred.

The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help.

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tymesCommented:
Alright, so everything is actually resolving fine.  At this point I'd uninstall TCPIP and all the networking stuff on that troubled machine...
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;285034
but before I did that I just might double check the event log to see if something was not starting up... so reboot and check the event log for any ! or errors in the System log after the two event logs saying the computer and eventlog have started.
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lynsey88Author Commented:
I apologize for leaving question open for so long, I am still having the issue and was unable to work on the computer for quite some time.  I plan on checking the event viewer tomorrow.  All of the other workstations on the network can see her and access her files, but she can not see or access anyone else.  I am wondering however, about the result of the net view command where it has some of our network computers in the cache table.....why would they be listed there (not all of them are there, just a couple), if she can't see anyone in the workgroup?
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lynsey88Author Commented:
I checked the event viewer and it consistently has the event ID #:2000 (daily), which says that a server's call to a system service failed unexpectedly.  MS does not provide info. on their website about it that I could find.  Actually, I just uninstalled and reinstalled all of the services, clients, and protocols, went back through the new connection (small office) network setup wizard, and now she can see everyone on the workgroup.  Thanks for all of your help everyone!
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stevenlewisCommented:
Glad it's working, and thanks!
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