i cannot see any other computers in my workgroup

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crashakar

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i have set up a basic home network many times. i recently reinstalled xp on my computer and now i have internet, but cannot see any other computers on the network, or any of them see me. The rest of the comps can share with eachothers, but not mine!!
-i can ping other computers
-i have enabled file sharing
-i have set up the network under the same workgroup

nothing shows up in my net. places when i click 'see workgroup computers'!!!!!
 

JohnWill

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Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

nbtstat -n

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

crashakar

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this is what i get
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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Kyle1>nbtstat -n
Failed to access NetBT driver -- NetBT may not be loaded

C:\Documents and Settings\Kyle1>

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i do have access to the internet, just not to any computers in my workgroup.
 
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that means that either netbios is not installed/corrupted or it is simply not enabled. It is more likely that its just not enabled. to enable it go to control panel, network and internet connections, network connections. Then right click on your internet connection icon and select properties. Highlight Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) and click properties. Click the advanced button in the window that appears. Under the WINS tab make sure that netbios is enabled.

Cheers
 

crashakar

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yea i did that and still got nothin in my workgroup window

(srry its been so long)
 

TerryNet

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Make sure the following services are running (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services). The Startup Type on my machine is 'Automatic' except for the one indicated.

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Location Awareness (Startup Type 'Manual')
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Workstation

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 
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