Consider the following scenario. You are working on a
Microsoft Windows XP-based computer for which the following conditions are
computer resides on a network.
- The computer is a member of a workgroup.
firewall is enabled or no firewall is installed
on the computer.
- The computer can ping other computers in the same
workgroup. Also, other computers in
the same workgroup can
ping this computer.
- NetBIOS over TCP/IP functionality is enabled.
In this scenario, you cannot view other workgroup computers on
To have us fix this problem for you, go to the "Fix it for me
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To fix this problem automatically, click the
button or link. Click
dialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.Note
If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
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This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run,
type regedit, and then click OK.
- Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
- In the right pane of Registry Editor, delete the following
values if they are present:
Note If the NodeType value is present, this value will override the
DhcpNodeType value. If neither subkey is present
and if no WINS servers are configured for the client,
the computer uses b-node mode. If at least one WINS server is configured,
the computer uses h-node mode.
- Quit Registry Editor.
- Restart the computer.
- Try to view workgroup computers on the network
Check whether the problem is fixed by trying to view other workgroup computers in the network. If you view other workgroup computers in the network, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support
information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Default node type for Microsoft clients
TCP/IP and NBT configuration parameters for Windows XP
Article ID: 903267 - Last Review: September 23, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
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