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Windows XP computer cannot open any network folder

I have been using a windows xp sp3 computer (HP).  I was able to access network folders until yesterday.  I was testing a .net program and got an error.  Since that error, I cannot open any network folder.  I also cannot map any network folder.  I keeps saying "The network path was not found".  

I did a google search and tried a Microsoft KB fix by editing a registry setting from 1 to 0 for  CscEnabled in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MRxSmb\Parameters.  

I have never has this problem before.  Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
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evandrotexCommented:
Can you ping the server?

If yes, you can look at the server if there is some remaining connection from this XP machine.
Kill these connections and try again.

If no, check the network adapter configs (IP, DNS etc).
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
You said you was testing a .net program

Just restore back to a known good system restore point prior to your testing.
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edbrinkmAuthor Commented:
I can ping the server.  How do I found the connections?  Are they listed in task manager?
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
not in task manager

run this filesvr.msc    this will show you all connections and shares
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edbrinkmAuthor Commented:
The operating system cannot find the command.  I could not find the file name.  How do you run the command?
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
this command is on your server

start run filesvr.msc

what is the servers OS?  The is for Windows 2003 server
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evandrotexCommented:
What is the server O.S?

You can run compmgmt.msc and see under shared folders - sessions.
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edbrinkmAuthor Commented:
windows server 2008 R2 Standard service pack 1
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
For windows 2008

compmgmt.msc

start run compmgmt.msc
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edbrinkmAuthor Commented:
I do not see any open sessions for my user id on the server.
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Ok you did say you can ping the server correct?

How did you ping? by name or ip address?

try pinging by using FQDN
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edbrinkmAuthor Commented:
I pinged by name and ip address.  How do you ping by using FQDN?
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evandrotexCommented:
Can you access network shares on other servers?
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
to ping by FQDN example if your domain name is edbrinkm.com and the server name is ed001

ping ed001.edbrinkm.com

if you do an ipconfig /all it will show you the domain information
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edbrinkmAuthor Commented:
I cannot access any network folder on any server.
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edbrinkmAuthor Commented:
I am able to access network folders from a windows 7 computer.  This problem is isolated to the windows XP machine.
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Ok then I would try a system restore

use the last know good restore point


Or just had a thought..

How about restarting computer in Safe mode with networking

see if you can map a network share then

If that works

then run msconfig

in services tab hide all Microsoft services then disable all others
in startup tab disable all
restart

can you map a network share now?
 If so then something in the startup or a service is causing this

if not then a system restore is in order.
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edbrinkmAuthor Commented:
I tried two system restores and the problem still exists.  I have my windows 7 computer back so I do not want to spend a lot more time on this problem.
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Sounds good XP is on the way out any how.

Did you try Safe Mode?
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edbrinkmAuthor Commented:
no
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
give it a try when you have time.
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