Solved: Connecting to Workgroup Windows XP

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csatennis

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I have a Windows XP Dell Dimension 3000 desk top and I lost my connection to the workgroup I have with three other laptops that have VISTA. I can't seem to re-connect. I tried changing the computer name as indicated in the Microsoft help area. I've connected before and don't know why I can't connect now.

I am using the desktop now to write this, so obviously I am connected to the internet. I am using the same router for all four computers.

My firewall is turned off on all computers as we are behind a router.

I'd appreciate the help of anyone who understands networking.

bob
 

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When in My Network Places exactly what happens (or doesn't happen) when you do 'view workgroup computers'? Please include the exact wording of any error messages.
 

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I do not know how to "go to workgroup connections." I've attached a screen shot to show what I asked about in post # 2.
 

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Never encountered that before; have always gotten at least the computer I'm using or an error message.

Make sure the following services are Started (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services).

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

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I have no idea what causes this. Maybe try a System Restore to before the problem began.
 
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