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Ok I'm starting a new thread in continuation of my previous post, because I got my computer to work by doing the following:
Booted in Safe Mode, logged in as Administrator
Right clicked My Computer, went to Properties
Went to Computer Name tab
Changed the name of WORKGROUP to WORKGRP
Logged off, logged on to my User Account (also Administrator), did the same
Now the computer works, except if I...
Right click on "Start", click Explore
Click My Network Places
Then the computer tells me that Explorer needs to close because of an error in ntdll.dll - then Explorer restarts - that's it.
In safe mode this does not happen, but then I find on exploring the same that the full name of my computer appears in My Network Places > Entire Network > Microsoft Windows Network > Workgrp > Dr-s-sen (that's the full name of my computer).
Now what? I'd like to have the My Network Places functionality restored - the rest of my computer works fine.