Win XP - Can't access network

My computer has windows XP installed.  I started it up today and I can't access our network drives any more.  I can still surf the internet.  All links to my network drive no longer work.  It says that they are inaccessible.  I can still ping our server, but when I type in the IP address or computer name to look around, it won't let me.  It was working fine last week.

Any ideas?
plexus1Asked:
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cooleditCommented:
hi, Plexus1

Could you try add it to the domain again and see what result you're getting.

if you want to try out this as well.

start run "type a ip address " \\10.40.0.1\c$ and now of course you will need to know the username and password to get access.
if this is working there is a problem on the domain that is then not installed on the XP.
plexus1Author Commented:
It says network path not found.  I'm just using a workgroup at the moment.  If I try to change it to a domain, it won't let me.  I go into control panel/systm and the "network ID" button is blanked out so I can't click on it.

Luke
cooleditCommented:
hi, again

so if you cna oing the Ip address ?. then try see if you can ping the name of domain server.
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plexus1Author Commented:
I can ping both the IP address and the domain server no problem.

AlexanderREnterprise Web DeveloperCommented:
Any firewalls?
plexus1Author Commented:
Nope, they are all turned off.
mfeaselCommented:
H Luke,

Let's first isolate if this problem is a function of your local machine with XP, the server, or the LAN...

1. Are there other computers on your LAN that can access the shares of this server right now?

2.  Are you using DHCP?  If so, is your IP address assigned by this server, or do you have a network router doing this?

Mark

al-hasanCommented:
Luke: or did you change the password on the XP but not on the server? Or anything related to the user accounts?
Just a thought...

Regards,
has.
ppfoongCommented:

If you are using XP Home, it is more difficult for you to join a domain, need to tweak around the registry. XP Pro would be easier for joining domain.

So need to figure out:
- is your XP a Home or Pro?
- is your network drive mapped to workgroup or domain?


plexus1Author Commented:
There are lots of other computers on the LAN, and none of them are having difficulty accessing the server and network drives.  I am not using DHCP.  I have assigned IP's and gateways myself, and they all match the other machines(except for the IP of course).  I am running Windows XP Pro with SP2.  I have not changed the password on the machine or the server.  Our network is drive mapped to a domain.  I can't even reach the logon script on the server.  I did disable client services last week for this machine so I could login to the machine with the welcome screen.

Thanks

Luke
al-hasanCommented:
>>  I did disable client services last week  <<

did you enable it again, before accessing the network?
has.

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plexus1Author Commented:
No, I did not.  I never had it enabled, and I don't know how it got enabled.  No other machine has it enabled.

Luke
mfeaselCommented:
Couple more questions...

1.  Can you access other computers on the LAN from the affected machine?
2. Is it correct to assume that your gateway is not the server in question? (Hence your ability to browse the Internet)

Also, based upon the fact that "Network Id" button is greyed out,  it sounds like you did not make that domain account a member of the local administrator group

Have you tried to log into the computer with a local administration privelideges?

i.e.
Log off, ctrl+alt+del again to log on...and on that 3rd line, change it from logging into the domain, to logging onto the computer's name locall.
al-hasanCommented:
I do not want to be impolite, but why did I get the points and the answer, and all alone me?

Regards,
has.
plexus1Author Commented:
Because I re-enabled client services and all my problems went away.  You suggested it.  Thanks!

Luke
al-hasanCommented:
Luke: thank you, too. However please be aware that my suggestion came after ruling out other likely causes. And for this reason, the experts cooledit, AlexanderR, mfeasel and ppfoong participated as much as myself on finding the answer, and should have been assigned points, IMHO. I was just wondering why you did disable the client services, and was wondering how the network is supposed to run - with MS one never can be sure about anything.

Regards,
has.
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