Unable to access network shared folders from a member PC

Hello experts,

I am facing a weird problem on a windows XP SP2 machine joined to a windows 2000 Domain. The machine can ping the server but a strange character [o_] appear after the IP address when the ping start outputting the result. The output is as follows:

C:\ping 10.0.0.1 -t
Pinging 10.0.0.1 [o_] with 32 bytes of data:

The machine is unable to access any shared folder on the network. RDP to any pingeable machine doesn't work.

Have you ever faced such an issue before?

Thank you

Grayhat7Asked:
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debuggerauConnect With a Mentor Commented:
'netsh winsock reset' in a command prompt solved this for me...
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Was the join to the Domain successful? If it was, you should naturally be able to see shares and I have not seen an instance where not (although it has been a while since I left Windows 2000 server behind). So then, what error do you get when you try to map a network drive? or try to view the shared folders?

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Grayhat7Author Commented:
Thanks guys.

Debuggerau: I will try this and revert back

thinkpads_user: The machine is already joined to the windows 2000 domain and network drives were functional. Now each time i click on a mapped drive, it prompts me to enter my credentials. When I enter the credentials I get the "Network path not found" error.

Thanks Again
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, in the user properties on the Server (look in AD if that is running) and see if a login script is running. Does that do something? And see if the profile is mapping this user to a specific drive for their network folder. In other words, is there maybe a mapping conflict?
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Grayhat7Author Commented:
Same script is applied to 10 of the PCs. All the other 9 are working fine with their mappings. I will double check on the above and update you. Thanks for ur prompt reply
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Grayhat7Author Commented:
Thxs for the tip....this solved my issue
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