I just bought a windows xp home machine and I'm trying to connect to a network running on a Win 2000 machine. There are 3 pc's running win 98 on this network, and 1 other pc running xp home. They all work perfectly. When I did my initial setup, all was well. I could access the internet and I mapped to the network drive (d:) and was able to access all the network files.
The problem shows up first thing in the morning when I boot my machine. I have two programs that require the network to start. The first is a calendar program that we all run. It should start automatically. Mine starts, but says that it can't find the network file. The other program does not start automatically (which it shouldn't) but the icon changes to something generic and takes an extra 30 seconds to start initally, like it is looking for the network. Once the machine is fully booted, I can go to file, open on the calendar software and it will work just fine.
Why do the other 98 machines and other xp home machine work just fine, but mine doesn't see the network right away?