netbios problems

  1.    01 Feb 2012 #11
    Join Date : Jan 2012
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    Re: netbios problems

    I have run SFC /scannow until blue in the face. Not the router because when a friend brought his WIn7 PC in he could see all the other PC's on my network and since this machine worked fine until the malware/windows update was done and noone touched the router.

    Again, it has to do with the TCP/IP netbios Helper service not starting. I have been around the net everywhere and nobody seems to have an answer to this one. Not a Netbt or netbios registry setting suggestion or anything. I was getting desparate but since now I'm printing I've bought myself a little time but I can not just
    forget it! I'm going to educate myself about this if it kills me.

    Thanks again
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  2.    01 Feb 2012 #12
    Join Date : Sep 2011
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    Re: netbios problems

    Try the hosts file: Hosts File : Use in Windows 7 / Vista - Windows 7 Forums

    The problem with that is if the ipaddress changes then the file will need to be edited further.
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  3.    02 Feb 2012 #13
    Join Date : Jan 2012
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    Vista 32bit
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    Re: netbios problems

    Yes, I've run SFC /scannow a zillion times.
    The problem cannot be my network router as my two XP machines see each other just fine and a friend's Vista machine can see the XP machines as well. My router was not touched.

    DNS service on my machine is started and generates no errors. I am convinced it's the TCP/IP Helper service that will not start, I can't determine the crux of the problem other than a error 1075 it gives. The only dependency listed is Windows Ancilliary Function Driver. When I look in Device Manager-Hidden Devices this AFD device is listed under non-plug and play devices with no errors so I hoping for some new ideas. I'm looking at registry entries for AFD, Netbt Netbios, LanManager Server and Workstation.

    I've edited the LMHOSTA.SAM file to link the computer name to the stations IP address. Have since removed it when it didn't work.
    I did look at Hosts and found only the following line was NOT commented out:
    Last edited by ComputerJoe; 02 Feb 2012 at 14:09.
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