This is most frequently a name resolution issue. Are you using WINS on your network? I have seen static WINS entries wreak havoc on a 2000/XP machine's ability to browse network resources in a timely manner. Also be sure that your DNS entries are up-to-date, and that your clients are pointing to the correct server.
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