Unable to connect to network drives
Posted on 2011-03-11
My local machine (Win XP, SP3) is normally connected to a number of network drives at work. I loaded speed booster software yesterday, and now I'm unable to access any of the network drives. When I try to map to them, I get messages such as: 'Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller' or 'The network path could not be found'.
The latest entry in my Event Viewer is:
Windows cannot process Group Policy for the computer or user because it can't access the computer account or query for computer account information. Group Policy processing for the computer or user failed and will continue to fail until this error is resolved.
This error is usually caused by a missing or corrupt computer account in the domain.
I've read some background info on this problem; one of the solutions is to unload and reload the domain controller. Unfortunately, most of the explanations are Greek to me, and I don't want to experiment and make a bad situation worse. A more simplistic, step-by-step explanation would be greatly appreciated.