Windows XP computer will no longer connect to the network

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a desktop computer that will login to the network, but I am not seeing any network drives.

This started when the following commands were mistakenly entered on this computer from a cmd prompt and the computer was re-booted..(long story, just trying at this point to return it to normal...)

sc config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi
sc config mrxsmb20 start= disabled

One drive IS still showing in My Computer, but when I click on it a message says:
Microsoft Windows Network: The network is not present or not started.

When I look at services, I see the following services are set to automatic, but did not start.

Please help!

Question by:snyperj
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    Accepted Solution

    you should run this it should bring it back to normal

    sc config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/mrxsmb20/nsi
     sc config mrxsmb20 start= auto

    Author Comment

    Note: on my laptop, out of that same list above (automatic but not started) the following services ARE showing as 'Started' and the laptop is working fine.  So apparently these are the ones that have been turned off on the desktop?


    Author Comment

    I did try that John, it did not bring it back to normal, but I will try it again and reboot.

    Author Comment

    Tried it again, exactly as you typed.  Rebooted.  Still no network mappings.


    Author Closing Comment

    All set.  I copied the same registry settings under lanmanworkstation on the known good to this one.  The desktop has some extra settings (DependOnService, DependOnGroup) that it wasn't suppose to have.  The initial commands should never have been run on this machine- they are for Vista and Win7 to disable SMB.  It looks like they created the extra reg settings that were causing the problem with mappings.

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