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weird networking problems; auto updates?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bhawkins, Aug 10, 2006.

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  1. bhawkins

    bhawkins Thread Starter

    Aug 10, 2006
    i have 4 computers on a network all with xp. this weekend i installed peachtree quantum on all 4 machines, & windows live anti virus on 2 of them. everything worked fine until 4 hours ago.

    one of the dell's cant connect to the network. somehow file sharing was turned off. i turned it back on but it cant see the network. i ran network install wizard, it seemed to wok for a minute, & then the network disappeared. if i go to explorer & network places the network doesnt show up. i've restarted, no luck. i got the error message 'generic host process for win32 services" & "server service is not started"

    half an hour ago the other another dell computer developed the same symptons.

    windows live says i dont have a virus. both machines with the problem have windows live so i uninstalled live on one machine, no luck.

    i've set my machines to automaticaaly install updates, could this be the problem? what should i try next?

  2. Dan O

    Dan O

    Feb 13, 1999
    Did you delete all network connections before ranning the network install wizard?

    If no, try it so you start with a clean slate.
  3. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    The two computers that will not see the network are these the ones that have the Live on them? If so try using the system restore and go back to before you installed the LIVE.
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