Can someone help me out? I have several workstations that are exhibiting the following issues:

right click on "My Network Places" properties
in the Network Connections is icons

The workstations are working fine on the network but I am unable to administer these workstations. I have checked the "Services" and the Network Connections service is set to Manual...when I try to start it, it fails with a Error 1053, service did not start in a timely manner. I set it to automatic and rebooted...still no icons.

The workstation I am talking about here is a Windows 2000 sp4 workstation. I have other Win2000 workstations with the same issue as well as WinXP workstations.

Can someone shed some light on the matter?