Windows XP won't recognize computers names and workgroup.
by MomchilAndonov - 5/2/12 1:17 AM
I have a problem with an Windows XP machine.
It won't enter the workgroup (it says I might not have permissions to access it).
I cannot open or ping the computers in the workgroup using their names. If I ping them in cmd/open them in explorer using their ip addresses I can see them.
I also don't have the microsoft network/entire network icons too. I restarted Computer Browser/Server/Workstation services with no luck. I don't have antivirus or firewall enabled even the Windows one. The problem must be entirelly in the OS itself. I previously didn't had a mark on "Use simple TCP/IP"(located in network services from add/remove windows components) because it wanted system files which where missing from the OS. I made even a repair on the computer but still cannot see the workgroup/computes names. The other computers in the network don't have this problem and they are around 30 computers.