Having a problem that has several post here and elsewhere on the web but none of them seem to have a solution that works.
The workstation service will not start -- the errors in the event log are --
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Workstation
Event ID: 5727
Description: Could not load RDR device driver.
Data: 0000: 34 00 00 c0 4..A
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7024
Description: The Workstation service terminated with service-specific error
Since the service is not started this computer can not see the network shares or other computers in the workgroup.
The Internet connection is fine and working without problems.
The server service is starting and running - other computers on the network can see the pc and it's shares.
The other services that will not start are dependant on the workstation service.
The system with the problem is running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 and current updates installed.
The firewall in use is Windows Firewall with sharing enabled - turning it off has no effect on the problem.
Multiple scans for malware report the system is clean and HighJack This does not find anything unusual.
I have tried all the following as suggested in various posts but nothing has fixed the problem.
Run SFC = no problems found
Deinstalled network hardware and reinstalled with new drivers.
Reset TCPIP with netsh
Reset Winsock with netsh
Completely deinstalled and reinstalled TCPIP using modified inf file
None of the posts I can find actually say what the RDR device driver is or where it is found.
Although the workstation lists no dependancy it seems to have one for this driver.
Does anyone know what it actually is or have an idea why it would work for the server service and not the workstation service?
Any ideas as to what the actual files or registry entries involved are so that I can compare them to a working system?