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The computer that is at my dads work has been on a network for about 2 years now and hasnt been tampered with or anything. This morning some **rare** bug showed up and was forced to reformat. Now when I tried to rejoin the network, it was like trying to force a kid to take his medicine. The network was there from the other computers on that same network, but the computer itself didnt wanna join. The other two computers see each other fine and can share the files and printer with no problem. Right now, my dad's boss, my dad, and I are completely baffled and are scratching our heads. I need to get it up as soon as tomorrow morn, it's the main computer and is required for the car rental business to operate at full speed. The computer is at the rental location and I cannot access it till tomorrow morn. The computer does connect to the net, but it refusing to join a network.

**The rare bug I mentioned is a real head scratcher. It apparently only happens with older BIOS's, SP2, and an Intel Prescott (all of 3 were present). The security features in SP2 somehow 'forgets' how to address the 1MB L2 cache in the P4 Prescotts. I know some, or most, of you haven't had this problem yet, but it is out there.

Thanks guys, I appreciate all of your help. As I said I cannot access the frkn computer ATM, so I am open to all suggestions, till I can rule them out.
    
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1) Is the Workgroup set right?
2) Ping other computers?
3) Is it enabled? (althought that should be obvious )
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Yes, all 3 computers are under 'WORKGROUP'

What's 'PING'?

And, yup, it's enabled.
    
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checked the drivers?

you have reformatted ensure that the drivers are installed and installed correctly.

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Ping is sending data packets to another computer, and then receive it back. Once it's back, the time between receiving and sending is measured, and detects any packet loss... It's basically to test you network...
To ping another PC, you just open Command Prompt, and type ing [Other computer's IP Address]
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checked the drivers?

you have reformatted ensure that the drivers are installed and installed correctly.

Anjokid
The networks been running off the SiS network chip drivers fine. I dont know about now, but it still connects to the net.


Can somebody tell me how to ping the computers? Also, when I click on the status on the LAN connection, it has a lock in the upper right hand corner of the two computers, does that help any?
    
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Ping is sending data packets to another computer, and then receive it back. Once it's back, the time between receiving and sending is measured, and detects any packet loss... It's basically to test you network...
To ping another PC, you just open Command Prompt, and type ing [Other computer's IP Address]
I put it there...
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The networks been running off the SiS network chip drivers fine. I dont know about now, but it still connects to the net.


Can somebody tell me how to ping the computers? Also, when I click on the status on the LAN connection, it has a lock in the upper right hand corner of the two computers, does that help any?
That's the firewall... Do you have Ventrilo or some kind of stuff? It'd probably be easier doing it over that...

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