In order to join a current network with established computers on the network, RIGHT click on "My Computer", choose "Properties", then click on the "Computer Name" tab.. In XP HOME, you then click on the "Change" button to join the network.. Type in the LAN's "Group" name and follow the prompts.
When XP is reinstalled, it will probably have a new computer name and must be joined to the network again.
Hope this helps.
i have reinstalled windows xp and now i cant find my local area network, how do i get it back when i go to my network settings all i see is 1394 connection whichs doesnt do anything. please help