Question: How can I get my LAN to work properly?

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Kaizer Greg I

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For some reason, my LAN is not working for gaming. I CAN connect to the internet to play games online, like through Battle.net and Westwood Online (for Warcraft 3 and Renegade), but I cannot seem to play on Local Area Network with any of my games except for Half-Life: Counter-Strike 1.0 (NOT the steam version). I can also access the shared documents folders on my other computers, but the games will just not work unless it's Counter-Strike 1.0.

I have just recently manually uninstalled Windows OneCare Live after a virus removal(in accordance with the instructions from http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_do_i_remove_windows_onecare.html), except for 2 folders inside called:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\ClientSD" and
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Database"
Inside the Database folder are six files, but I cannot access the Client SD folder. When I try to remove them, I get a message that says I cannot remove them due to write protection or current usage.

I'm pretty sure that Windows Live OneCare is the issue in not being able to play on LAN, since I could play games on LAN up until Windows OneCare Live's installation, but I am not getting any "This program is being blocked" notifications from OneCare or Windows firewall.

OS: Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 2
I also have both IPX and TCP/IP protocols installed on my machine, if that even matters.

Any help would be much appreciated!:)
 

Kaizer Greg I

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After I searched around for a while, I came across this website called Major Geeks, and it provided me a tool that automatically removed the unremovable remnants of OneCare. Here is the URL to download the auto-uninstall tool:

Major Geeks OneCare removal utility(y)

Special thanks to these guys that I searched for. Now my LAN games are running just like they were before I had OneCare.

NOTE: Be sure to unplug/disconnect yourself from the internet whilst you run the application, as Windows Firewall is temporarily deactivated, and you are prompted to restart the computer when the removal is finished.
 
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