Network locations not accessible after clean installation.
Posted on 2011-09-15
I have recently completed a fresh install of XP Professional SP3 on a HP Compaq dc5850 Microtower using the RestorePlus! CD's. On the domain at my place of employment, we have network drives that are shared with the employees. When I tried to connect to our mapped network drives after logging in, it gave me an error that the network location could not be reached. So I tried to connect to the drive via the run command using the name of the drive, as well as the IP address. These both came back as the network location could not be reached. My user has network administration rights, and should be able to access these drives. I do not see why I can connect to the internet, but when I attempt to connect to the network I am unable to.
The workstation is set to a static IP address on our network. And I am able to use (Ipconfig & Ipconfig all) to view the IP Address.
I have been testing this process off of the built in gigabit card, and have also tried it with a USB gigabit adapter, and these have given me the same results.
One more thing is when I searched my network places in explore mode, I could not search for the different servers on our domain.
I am running out of ideas.... please help!!!