|Type services.msc in the Run box and hit Enter key to show the Services list.|
I have these two entries in XP Home:
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) which is set to Automatic and is Running.
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator which is set to Manual (not running).
The above are the default XP settings, see if yours are set the same.
I also found this on a website which might be of interest:
"The RPC server is unavailable because the service couldn't function properly because it's dependancy (server service) couldn't start... I checked the dependencies through the server's properties and I looked through services and started those required dependancies to start the server service, once that started... Everything functioned properly".
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks