With Server and Workstation service both running, you should now be able to start Computer Browser and any other services that were dependent on them.
This should get you properly connected back to the network.
If you are not familiar with the Registry, please seek assistance from Microsoft or your local Microsoft support representative. It is also important to create a new Emergency Repair Disk. Verify that Service Dll is stored in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM Current Control Set Services lanmanworkstation Parameters 3. Name the new value Service Dll (it is case sensitive). Double-click on this new value and specify Value data: %systemroot%\system32\
You should see an entry with the Name of Service Dll, Type REG_EXPAND_SZ and Data value of %systemroot%\system32\ If this entry does not exist, you can add it with the following steps: a. You could also copy the reg key from a working workstation. After the entry is added to the registry you should be able to start the Workstation Service.
Again, i was missing "Parameters" key all together so right-click on Lan Man Server and select New-Key and name it "Parameters".
Then in this folder, create a new entry named Service Dll, of type Reg_Expand_SZ (Expandable String Value) and a data value of %systemroot%\system32\ With this new entry in place, you should now be able to start the Service service as well.
The Registry location is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM - Current Control Set - Services - Lan Man Server - Parameters.
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These services not running will definitely prevent you from browsing your network and connecting to other machines.
So you try to start Computer Browser manually - it tells you it can't start the service because it has a dependency on another service - which turns out to be Server and/or Workstation service.
So i've seen this happen on 3-4 different machines now.