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XP Hanging

I dont know if this is a network problem, or just a problem with xp.  We have a sbs2003 DC and 5 client pcs. They are all assigned with static IPs and all work fine except for 1. when ever you try to access a network share it just hangs. Sometimes a hard reboot will solve the problem, but only for a short while. All the other client pcs have no problems. Also when clicking my computer it takes about 30secs to display the drives. Ive disbaled antivirus ect. Im starting to think it may be the NIC but would be gratefull of any suggestions.
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didge1
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi didge1,

could well be the NIC   you can try resetting your TCIPIP stack
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/WinSock-XP-Fix-Download-7144.html

can you trial another NIC
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
ha TCIP   thats my own invention!
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
In addition to Jay's suggestion, you may want to try swapping two ports on your switch. If you move two connections around, does the fault stay on the same pc or move to the other PC?
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didge1Author Commented:
ok

Ive tried all those things you helpfully suggested. Unfortunately neither worked. To add Ive disabled everything in the start up. Ive also discovered that the problem actually seems to be when I try to open a file on a network share using word the darn thing just hangs. However if I browse to the file using explorer through the mapped drive I have no problem. It doesnt hang. Any Ideas ?
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
Hmmmm Did you add this computer/user to the sbs domain correctly or did you just add them through the normal windows methods? SBS is very particular on the process. You know you have to follow the prompts and wizards on the sbs server menu rather than the satndard way of adding a a new machine from the PC itself?
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didge1Author Commented:
Ok The problem is worse than I thought. I have installed a new client PC with different name. I went to server managment and added the client pc. But when ii go to AD its not listed there. I have followed the wizard for adding the client to the domain, however it says that it cant add it as it is already there. Even when I remove the client for the network it still says the same thing. So I add the client from xp and it works.... well for a while that is then it starts dropping out and not finding the network. This is now a brand new client pc with a fresh copy of xp pro. I have added the new client pc with a different name. The only thing that is the same is the username and password. (Could this really be causing me these problems. I have all clients setup with fixed ips so its not a dhcp issue.

Also why can the client pcs be listed in server managment computers and users But not in AD

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Keith AlabasterCommented:
Did you remember to change the compueter name before trying to add it back to the domain? SBS has the wizards because it automatically assigns the correct system & security properties, Group Polices, OU placement etc. It also creates all the correct email addresses and such like.

I know it sounds pedantic but I am now one of the converted. I have rebuilt an entire system recently for a family member  as I hadn't followed the guidelines.
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