Unabble to browse the network the network is not present or not started

Posted on 2005-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have  amchine on a network running W2000 SP4 It has worked fine for 3 years When I click on network neighborhood and click on enntire network I get the message "Unable to browse the network the network is not present or not started"

TCP/IP is in and working I can ping to and from
I can access the shares on this machine from elswhere on the network
Netbue1 is installed
I can access the internet from this machine
The workgroup is correct
Event viewer says there is only an error on PerfNet ???????
I have disable the NIC (its on board)
I have re-installed the NIC
I have done a manual rerpair on W2000
I have adawared, spybot'd, stingered, Symantec corpAV'd

Net view allows me to see all the other systems but bet use \\%severname%\%share% returns a the workstation service has not been started. At the same time the wind displays unable to find netU1.dll
If I run Net start it seems to complete
if I run net start workstation it says the requested servuice has already been started
If I then try to use net use it says the network is not present or not started.

I am not an idiot but ..................... Help.!!!!!!!!!!!
Question by:michellecheeseman

    Author Comment

    Extra bit. If you go to find a computer and enter one that is there on net view. Click on search and nothing happens.
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    Expert Comment

    Check your running services, it sounds as if the "Workstation Service" has not started...

    Author Comment

    I have just diabled the on board NIC and installed a card -  still the same.

    Author Comment

    Thanks rindi but the workstation service is running
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    Have you reinstall SP4?

    Also Try this;en-us;170336

    Hope it helps

    Author Comment

    This was caused by backdoor hacktool trojan and sd bot. I removed thiese and remeoved the entries in the registry and hey presto! It was cured so who gets the points then?

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    PAQed with points refunded (500)

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