troubleshooting Question

DNS Problem I give up!!

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Hello I am having this huge problem that I cant figure out how to fix...I am trying to join a windows xp system to my domain but i get an error message every time (error message below).

Funny thing is that the DC is also a DHCP Server and the xp machine can get fine an automatic ip and dns server settings...the DC can ping the xp machine and viceversa...i can also access the DC shares from the xp machine and open files even though the xp machine is setup as a workgroup...error message:

Note: This information is intended for a network administrator.  If you are not your network's administrator, notify the administrator that you received this information, which has been recorded in the file C:\WINDOWS\debug\dcdiag.txt.

The domain name mydomain might be a NetBIOS domain name.  If this is the case, verify that the domain name is properly registered with WINS.

If you are certain that the name is not a NetBIOS domain name, then the following information can help you troubleshoot your DNS configuration.

The following error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain mydomain:

The error was: "DNS name does not exist."
(error code 0x0000232B RCODE_NAME_ERROR)

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.mydomain

Common causes of this error include the following:

- The DNS SRV record is not registered in DNS.

- One or more of the following zones do not include delegation to its child zone:

. (the root zone)

For information about correcting this problem, click Help.

when i go to the dns management console on the server and expand my "forward lookup zone" then when i try to expand "" it is not letting me!!...there is no "+" sign to expand the "" folder meaning that there are no _msdcs _sites _tcp __udp etc folders....none of those folders exist.........could that be the reason to my problem??..if so how do i get them back? dont they get created automatically?

I have un-installed and reinstalled DNS as microsoft said in but it does not solve the issue, microsoft also asks to modify some registry entries but those registry keys are not in the server... I do not know what else to do I give me there a way to un-instal dns totally so that when i re install it it wont remember past settings?? i dont know what to do
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