problem browsing the local network & enabling the xp firewall
Posted on 2006-11-04
We have just cleard down a workstation which had been infected with loads of viruses. The workstation is just one of a small XP workgroup, and is connected directly to the Internet. Although our antivirus software (AVG) and antispyware (Spyware Doctor) now show this workstation to be clean, the following problems remain:-
1). We cannot enable the XP firewall (XPSP2). I have checked that the group policy object for the firewall,is not active, but the firewall options, to enable the firewall, remain greyed out.
2). We cannot browse the local network, using my computer - network places etc. We can ping the other workstations however. We cannot use the "net use" command, as this too returns an error.
The internet connection seems to work perfectly.
Does anyone have any suggestions. We are loathed to just wipe the workstation and re install, as we have spent so much time now trying to recover!!!