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XP Client refusing to join domain

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My network skills are poor so bear with me! Have recently built an XP client (no service pack). When trying to join domain I enter account details and it just sits there? Have checked the NIC - seems fine, have checked the DNS settings - seem fine. Have checked cables - seem fine. Am able to ping AD server from troubled client fine by name and ip and can also do nslookup of the AD server, however if i try the reverse from the AD server it resolves with an address/ip of a different client on the network. Seems that the troubled client has picked up the ip of an existing machine which again is odd as it hasnt complained about 2 clients conflicting. Have tried releasing address of the troubled client but it just picks up the same one again - I guess a good test would be static ip but as I need to use dhcp im at a loss as to why this is happening at all Can anyone please help me....? Many thanks!
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Can you ping the domain controller for the domain (by name and by IP address) from the XP system?  Can you ping the domain name itself (Ie. if your domain name is yourdomain.com, try pinging it. It should resolve to a domain controller for the domain).
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Hi
1. check IP, DNS on clients to be supply from DC? ( DNS on client must be liked IP of DC
2. if not join domain successfully, take another computer and try join domain.
3. if not OK, please reinstall DNS on DC again, make sure you can join domain OK

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Have checked all of your suggestions and indeed there was an issue with the missing service pack, there was also multiple records in DNS, and I finally added a static ip rather than dhcp. Sadly after all this it still didnt help, I have since installed windows 7 and it has joined staright away so could be a mixture of the above. Have shared the points with all of you - many thanks for your help, really appreciated!!