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I know that there is supposed to be a problem with connecting XP Home to a domain, but it has worked quite well until about a week ago.  I have a Win2k server with three XP Home systems connected to it.  A brief description of the problem is below.

The network name is typea
System 1 - Win2k server - It does not see the network at all when trying to browse from it.  I am wondering if there is some service that may have been stopped or corrupted on this system.  It has been rebooted multiple times with no fix in sight.

System 2 - XP Home SP2 - talks to server and all others thru mapped drives and access (reads and writes) files from any of the networked systems

System 3 - XP Home SP2 - will not view workgroup computers - typea network not found

System 4 - XP Home SP?? - is able to connect to System 3 thru mapped drives

These are connected wirelessly but it would seem that if there were any wireless problems it would affect all systems.  Wireless internet access works for all systems.  Is there a service that should be running on the 2K server that should be checked?  They do a regular virus and spyware scan with updated signatures and do not open emailed attachments or click on emailed links.
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I believe you need the browser service running. I believe this is on Windows home as well as windows 2000. Your windows 2000 server will have to be your master browser server. Check the event logs of all the machines for elections to be taking place. That would be my first thought.
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