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Q: Networking WIN98 and WIN2000

I am having difficulty networking my WIN98 and WIN2000 computers. I am able to share the internet connection but have not been able to share files. According to my instruction from lynksys, I need to have NetBeui and IPx/SPx Compatible Protocol installed. The WIN98 is setup that way, but I cannot find them when configuring the properties of the connection on the WIN2000. You should be able to install them. When I got to my local area connection, click properties, and try install the two, I get the following error: "Could not add the requested component. The error is: The specified path does not contain any applicable device INFs."

Where do I go from here?


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A: Networking WIN98 and WIN2000

I think I may have narrowed the problem down to my firewall. I use ZoneAlarm and am trying to figure out how to add a subnet. How do I find out the IP address and subnet mask? I'll have to do this to both computers.

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Since this is a Vista-specific problem, I am putting it into the Vista forum. I hope it's the right choice.

In short, only Vista systems show up on other Vista systems on a network. I find some information in the M$ site dealing with this problem but only dealing with Vista and XP, none for Windows 2000 or Windows 98.

Anyone have any suggestions for me?

A:Networking Vista to Win2000 and Win98

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I upgraded a pc that had win98 on it to win2000. Three quarters the way through the upgrade a window came up asking for file d:i386. I clicked Ok since the cd was already in the cd rom. It wouldnt take it, like the d: drive wasnt there, which I know it was since it had copied most of win2000. I clicked cancel and it went on with the installation and it all seemed fine. I go into device manager and the cd-rom's are missing (one of them is a yamaha internal burner). Ive tried all the fixes I have found so far, as in changing the the upper and lower filters in the registry, checked to see if the drives were plugged in to the ide channel on the sound blaster sound card, checking the bios of the mobo. The pc has a Commate S7AX mobo and its updated to 3.0 which is the newest bios I have seen for it. The Microsoft website suggested copying a file from the cd but how the heck is that gonna help when the cd rom is my problem. The pc runs fine just no cd-rom access. Any help is appreciated.

A:Win98 to Win2000

Upgrades from win9x based os to nt based os do not generally work well. I would boot with the win2k cd and do a clean install of win2k. You will have a smoother, more stable running computer.

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Can I network a host computer with windows 2000 to a another computer with windows 98...I dont have a router just a network cable..If so How do I go about it?


A:Win98 networked to Win2000

Sure you can. If you don't have a switch or hub, then you will need a crossover cable. Just make sure of the following:

1) The Workgroup name is the same on both machines.
2) Both machines are on the same subnet.
For Example:
Machine 1:
Machine 2:
3) The Subnet Mask for the above IP settings would be

Also, if you want to share files (which I'm assuming that's why you're doing this in the first place), you will need to setup the same usernames and passwords on both machines to avoid the Windows 2000 machine from asking you for a password every time you try to access a share.

I hope this helps.

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My wife bought me a full version of Windows 2000 instead of an upgrade. I don't to take it back and her find out. Can I load this version of Windows 2000 over Win98 without losing anything? Is there a good way? I could backup all the data and do a fresh install, but the thought of spending a day or two reloading all the apps is not that appealling. Any Help?

A:Installing Win2000 over Win98

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I have a desktop w/Win 98 and a laptop w/Win 2000, now I would like to put these computers in networking, so I can get on line on both computers at the same time. My desktop is using the cable modem for internet access. My laptop is using a pc card 100 Base-TX Ethernet, and my desktop is using a Fast ethernet adapter (NC100 v 2. Please instruct me how to network these two computers by pc card or usb cable. Thanks so much.

A:how to network win98 with win2000


You might try this site for a lot of information on 2k networking and networking 2k with win98


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A friend of mine "accidentally" installed his version of WIN2000 on my computer after he upgraded my hard drive for me. I do not feel comfortable with this since it is considered pirating (plus the fact that I don't have full use of the software.) I want to overwrite WIN2000 but after I insert the WIN98 CD it does not give me the option of installing WIN98.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:How do I downgrade from WIN2000 to WIN98

See if this article helps you out

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Could someone give me information regarding changing from Win98 to Win2000pro. I have a Win2000 CD not a upgrade CD.



A:Win98 to win2000 change over

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I have an old laptop Toshiba Satellite 2535cds. I had been running win98 and decided to upgrade to win2000 and convert to NTFS. Bad move on my part. Win2000 takes up too much space. I want to go back to win98, but cannot get any of my win98 startup discs to work to go backwards. What can I do?

A:I want to go from win2000 back to win98

You will have to use a win98 startup disc and fdisk to delete the ntfs partitions and start over.


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I have currently got Windows 98 installed on my PC. It has got a Pentium 3 600Mhz processor and 128 MB RAM. I want to upgrade to Windows 2000. Can you suggest me a procedure to do this without losing any data on my hard disk? I have a 30 GB hard disk. I do not want to loose all my other installed softwares. Will I have to update any other device drivers like my motherboard device driver or my scanner driver? I have an Intel 810e motherboard.

A:Changing my O.S. from Win98 to Win2000

You may have a number of options depending on whether you have your HD set up as multiple partitions. If you do, back up all data to any drive that isn't a primary partition, then format C and install W2K onto it cleanly. This is the best option.

If you only have a single partition you can install W2K as an upgrade to 98, but its likely that you will end up reinstalling your programs again as many will be flaky after an upgrade of the OS. If possible you would still want to back up your data off-disk anyway just in case the install goes bad.

To run the upgrade install boot with the W2K CD and run the installtion from there. It will detect that you have an earlier version and ask you what you want to do with it. If you want to keep your data choose the upgrade version.

This site gives a lot more info on how to install.

You probably will need new drivers for things like modem, sound, graphics etc when you upgrade. 2000 is pretty good at PnP, but it would be best to get the drivers and save them with your data ready to install before you upgrade to W2K just in case.

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Does anyone know which OS is better for running games, Win98 or Win2000? Especially 3D games.

A:Win98 V Win2000 for games?

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Gateway PIII 450 384mb ram cdrw, dvd,
upgraded to win2000 now won't boot
error message: Stop: 0x00000050 (0xEB4A8700, 0x00000000, 0xEB486051, 0x00000000)
Says to use advcanced start up options which are not there
Was able to get into dos mode and got message :
using automatically configured files your orginal files renamed
Autoexec.upg located in MSDOS7 directory
was able to open that directory how can I remove 2000 and get it running as before on win 98?
Any help is very greatly appreciated

A:upgrade win98 to win2000 w/big problems

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Hi there

Not sure if i'm posting this in the right forum, but here goes...!

I have a touchscreen monitor (Mitsubishi Diamond Scan 70M) that I am currently using on Windows 98. However, the pc also has Windows 2000 installed, and we're hoping to run 2000 for various reasons.
However, if i go to Display Properties, then Settings, it only lets me choose a maximum of 16 colours and a maximum screen size of 800x600.
In Win98 I get larger resolution and many colours!

If i go to Advanced - under the Monitor Tab, in the Monitor Type section, it just says Default Monitor, with the Properties tab greyed out.
In Win98 the Mitsubishi Monitor details appear.

If i go to Device Manager under System properties, no Monitor category appears - but not sure if it is meant to?

Does anyone have any ideas on where to go with this?

Many thanks

A:only 16 colors & 800x600 in Win2000 but ok in Win98

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I tried to upgrade from win98 to win2000 pro. Every thing seemed to go just fine duing the hour or so that took. I choose the NPTS option. It got as far as windows restarting my computer and hung up on the second black screen right after it checks the drives. There is a blinking cursor at the bottom of the screen but I can type anything. I cant get it to boot from the cdrom or a drive. Is there a way to go back to 98? Or make 2000 work.

A:upgrade from win98 to win2000 pro failed

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I am trying to print from a Win98 PC to a shared HP1010 printer on a Win 2000 PC. It gives me a unknown system error. I have set up my user on the 2000 machine with all the rights. Can anyone please help.

A:printing problem Win98 to Win2000

Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to Windows 2000 forum for more response

When the error comes up, is that all it says, or is there more to it?



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have seven win 2000 in tcp/ip workgroup need to set a win 98 workstation in same workgroup, if win 2000 tcp are set to
obtain an address automatically what dose win 98 need to be set to.
I am used to setting static no's with 98 ie:
any help please
regards Alan

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I have set up a machine using Windows 98 to act as a server using dial up server. I have found that I am able to call in and access files from a machine using win 95. However if I try calling using a machine running Win 2000 I get a message indicating that my password was not authenticated.

On the Windows 98 machine (the Server) I have the following networking components installed

Client for Microsoft Networks
Dial up Adaptor
IPX/SPX compatable
Filoe and printer sharing

I have similar components on the Win 95 machine however on the Win 2000 machine there does not appear to be an option to add the dial up adapter component so it is missing from the win 2000 setup.

An all machines the server type is set to Windows 95/98 ect.

Any Ideas ???

A:Calling Win98 server from Win2000

You probably need to add TCP/IP to the W98 machine, my guess is the W2K machine doesn't have a matching protocol.

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I can't believe what a pain it's been trying to upgrade from Win98 to Win2000! Right now, I sure wouldn't recommend it to anyone! And good 'ol microsoft needs the money so badly that they charge $195 per incident if you need help from them now...

I don't even know where to begin! I chose win2000 because I read that it supported more drivers than any other - and I'd just bought a new software package for editing home videos that called for the upgrade.

We have no sound, our modem wasn't supported by win2000, my kodak290 digital camera has to have different drivers, etc. etc.

The new modem has been installed, but it still isn't working properly. I don't know when I'll have the necessary time to get everything figured out!

But - I'll start with one problem at a time. Hopefully I can work the others out as I go...

When I start up my computer, I get an error message that says "cannot find the file load= or one of..." and then when I close that one out another pops up that says "ptsnoop causes a general protection fault..." I'm also getting a message that says "can't find setupx.dll..."

I appreciate any help offered!!

A:problems upgrading from Win98 to Win2000

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I got this DVD player and when I tried it in a computer that was running Win2000, it opened the DVD to be able the read the mp3's that are on it. But when I put that same DVD player into another computer running windows 98, it would not read the DVD disk. Is there some reason for this? Do I need to install something to make it work in Win98. Both computers are similar in that they were both PII (350 and 450). thank you

A:DVD will not read data in win98 but does in Win2000

Try Googling for Win 98 drivers for your DVD player.

Alternatively, try here: http://www.driverguide.com

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i have just set up a wireless network with a win200 laptop with a dell truemobile 1150 card and win98 desktop. the win2000 machine is set up to access their company's LAN. Internet is working fine.

I tried to set up a file on the win98 computer, but it won't let me access the file unless i share the whole c: drive. (that doesn;t seem right to me).

Should i have them take the win2000 machine to work and have their lan dept set them up for another profile for use at home.

I did not set up the same workgroup on the win2000 machine because it is their work computer. Do you think that has something to do with my problem.

A:win2000 and win98 sharing resources

You can always change the workgroup on the W98 machine to match the workgroup on the W2K machine, so that shouldn't be an issue. I don't see why you can't share individual folders on your W98 machine, I do it here.

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Description: Home network. (3) WIN98 machines and (1) WIN2000 machine configured by IT guys at work. All of the machines are connected to home router with DHCP. The WIN2000 machine has admin privledges but only for domains at work. When I try and open a netwrok connection from the WIN2000 machine to any of the WIN98 machines an error message says their is no domain server to validate password or privleges or something like that. I want to be able to attach my WIN2000 machine to my home network. Any help is appreciated.

A:Sharing files and printers between WIN98 and WIN2000

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I just clean installed win2000 but now I can't play any of the games I like. All my hardware is compatible so I guess it's the games. I want to install Win 98 in my other patition. How can I do this so I can choose which OS and partition to Boot up from?

A:{Advice Offered} - Win98 partition under win2000


OK, you can go to my Multi-booting tutorial site at:

I suggest that you read slowly through the tutorial, even though all the information you need is on the last page ("Non-perfect Scenarios"). The reason is that I make references to instructions which I explained earlier on.

Unfortunately, I have not yet created the printable version of the web site, so that is the only link that will not work.

Good luck.

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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Hello, I am attempting to upgrade from win98 to win2000 and it keeps bombing out, and it gives me a "missing app kernal error" Can someone please assist me? Thanks.

A:Kernal error when upgrading from win98 to win2000

Did you convert your drives to NTFS or did you leave them FAT32?

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I have installed Microsoft VPN connection on my WIN98SE laptop and have a successful VPN connection to the Win 2000 server at my work.

However step 2 is to connect (log on to server) using Remote Desktop Connection - this always times out.

Is there a trick to get WIN98 to connect to Win2000 using remote desktop connection or is this only possible if one of the computers is XP?

All settings are correct as I can connect from XP laptop to 2000 server using same settings.

I really want to be able to do it from the 98 laptop as the other is in constant use by my husband.

The remote desktop works if connected in to office network so it is all installed OK - just can't get from the VPN connection to the server interface using the remote desktop connection.

Please note: this is NOT a problem with admin rights or firewalls as I am getting through from the XP machine.

Any ideas?

A:VPN Remote Desktop Connection win98 to win2000 server

After seeing some more Microsoft articles on the subject, I've come to the conclusion that at least either the server or the client has to be XP for RDC to work and that for 98 client to 2000 server Terminal Services Client is the appropriate software, but this requires licencing both for the server and the client.


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I've seen posted inquiries in other forums about the similar problem, but I have not seen any response from anyone in those forums that address how to possibly fix the problem.

I recently clean installed Win2000 with dual booting (with existing Win98SE on drive C: onto a separate hard-disk partition (E on my computer, then installed the Win2000 SP4.

When I'm in the Win2000 CMD window and type the PATH command, it returns that path isshown as
c:\dosprogs\batch;c:\windows;c:\windows\command", where E:\win2000 is where the Win2000 files are located, and C:\Windows is where the Win98SE files are located.

If I check the Win2000 PATH environmental variable setting, it shows the standard "%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem", which should give me just the corresponding first 3 items I see for the CMD window path.

For some reason, when Win2000 starts up, it's processing and adding the Win98SE c:\autoexec.bat file path setting, where the Win98SE path is set for "c:\;c:\utils\dosutils;c:\dosprogs\batch;c:\windows;c:\windows\command", which I don't want added. The reason I know that Win2000 is processing "c:\autoexec.bat" is that if I rename that file something else, boot Win2000, then the Win2000 CMD window path comes back as expected
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A:Win2000 Adding Win98 Path Folders at Bootup

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Hello. I'm new to the forum (great concept, BTW) and am hoping you can manage to solve my problem. I'm a relative technical novice so please feel free to use plain english where possible I've browsed the forums looking for similar problems to mine and the closest threads are 46682, 44825 and 46887 though they don't match up exactly .

Essentially the problem is this: I have recently purchased a Sony VAIO laptop running Win2000 Professional. I want to link it with two computers running Win98 in order to play multiplayer games over a LAN using IPX protocols (which are installed on all computers). I have managed this before on my old laptop which had Win98.

The history of the problem I am encountering now is this:
1) Computer A (Win 2000) can see and access all drives and folders on Computers B and C (both Win98).
2) Computers B and C can see my computer in Network Neighbourhood but cannot access the files/folders contained therein.
3) I altered Computer A's sharing information to a) Allow Full sharing to Everyone; b) remove $ endings from the drive letters
4) I put everyone into the same Workgroup (does this matter?)

At this stage there was no improvement. In desperation I tried playing around with the various Win 98 settings on the other two computers (ie I had no idea what I was doing but was hoping for the best!) I changed the Win98 computers to logon with Client for Microsoft Networks rather than their usual Windows logon. And then logged them on... Read more

A:LAN sharing problem in network with Win2000 and 2 Win98 computers

Have you try enabling the guest account on the W2K machine.
(goto my computer right click then go to manage. Under manage goto local users and groups. Under users you should see to account administrator and guest. double click on guest you should see a box check that said that the account is disable, uncheck that box. then click ok. then right click on the guest account again and select set password. Leave the password "BLANK") try it that way and see what happen.

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Just thought I'd share this for the record.

I have a cable router and a switch with win2k and win98 computers. For some time I wasn't able to access the internet with the win2k machines, although the win98 machines could connect to the internet.

The problem was also strange because the win2k machines could still access all the other computers on the LAN.

Simply turning the router off and back on did not solve the problem.

Solution: Shut down the computers, the switch, and the router. Then turn on the router, switch, and computers again... all in that order.

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I have a friend, who has windows 98 installed, he for some unknown reason installed windows2000, and now he boots in dual mode. He wants to take windows 2000 off his system and leave win98. Any idea how he takes 2000 off his system to leave win98 running alone.
(And yes the friend is really and friend and not me),

A:{Advice Offered} - Win2000 installed with dual boot to win98


OK... go to:

There, you will see a disc icon with the title "Reuel Boot". Download this file, run it, and it will create a boot floppy.

Boot off the disc, and choose option 4 on the main menu. Then, one the second menu, choose option 3, to rewrite the Master Boot record as a Win98 master boot record.

Now, reboot your machine and see that it goes into Win98 straight away. If it does, then you can delete Win2K completely.

You do this by deleteing the WINNT directory, and the following files on the c: drive:


Though, personally, I would dump Win98 and keep Win2k. But then again, I prefer better Operating Systems.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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My host PC is XP and the client is 2000. This guy helped me set up the networking over the phone and from the 2000 pc I can see the xp, send files to it etc, but cant access the internet. I know its probably something simple but I'm getting nowhere.

I'm basically an idiot when it comes to networking so any help would be appreciated.

A:networking win2000/xp

You will need to explain your physical network layout. What type of hardware you are using?

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I got 2 computers, 1 with 2000 and the other with xp home connected to a switch hub which then has an adsl modem plugged in. Both can connect to the internet although my isp is not very happy about 2 simultaneous connections. The problem is is that I cant get the two computers to connect to each other. I made the workgroups the same, used the xp wizard and used the disc on 2000.

How do you network a computer with windows 2000 and a computer with windows xp together?

A:networking win2000 and xp together

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My computers (3 computers connected by Netgear router) can't seem to find each other in network. It seems like hit or miss... sometimes it works other times it doesn't. Is there a step by step explanation of how one is supposed to set things up and how it is supposed to work?

A:Win2000 networking

Many times, if you let them sit for 15-20 minutes, they'll figure out where everyone is. The issue is the way that name resolution works in workgroups without a DNS or WINS server, it's somewhat hit or miss. It's possible to tinker with the browse master settings in the registry to speed things up, but it shouldn't be necessary in most cases.

Here's some standard network debugging tips:

All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be for most small networks.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

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Hello ,
Please help me,
Our's is a small organization with about 25 systems. All the systems are connected in domain. We are using Win 2000 Prof. my system showed in the network and I am accessing all the sytems in the network through my system but my sytem is not accessible to other sytems in the network.

A:Networking Win2000

if you're logged on as an domain admin you should be able to access the admin shares on any 2k/xp pc on the network, \\compname\c$. Otherwise, you'll need to setup the shares with the proper permissions.

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Hi...how comes when i try to share a folder on my drive over the network..it dosent give me a field to set the password like in win98??...so what should the other users type when they get asked for a password?
from what i've read from similar queries, it seems that the solution involves setting up other users to my computer,,,but will that give them access to that folder or my whole computer?? and does the solution for NT hold true for Win2K????
PLease tell me what to do!!
thank u very much

A.Cheung [email protected]

A:{Solved} - networking with Win2000


For the most part, solutions (or suggestions) for NT will be valid for Win2K, as Win2K is just NT5, with a more marketable name. There will be differences in where you might find things, and how you add things, but the overall theory is still similar.

There are major differences when it comes to the use of the Active Directory, in a domain structure, but I do not think that is what you are asking here.

Now, to answer your main question:

It sounds like you are working in a workgroup enviroment. In this case, to give access to other users to sections of your computer, you need to create user accounts for each person (with the SAME password that they use when they log onto there own Win9x machine), and then you have to share the directory, and set the permissions. Click on the Permissions button, and then select Add. Add only the user accounts of the people you want to give access to.

You can also use their accounts to specifically deny them access to portions of your computer. You can select a directory, and select the NTFS (Folder) permissions, and grant them the NO ACCESS rights to that directory.

Then they will not be able to access that directory.

Hope that helps

Reuel Miller
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I'm having some problems getting my dad's computer to connect to the internet through a new router. The new router is a Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router and I'm connecting through an ethernet cable.

The computer is connecting to the router and being assigned an IP address but it isn't connecting to the internet.

The ethernet card is a 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller

All of the wireless laptops using Windows XP on the network are able to connect so I was wondering if I needed to change any of the settings on Windows 2000. Any advice would be much appreciated.

A:Win2000 Networking Problem

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I just setup a win2k server with terminal services running on it. I have three win 98 machines, one logs in fine. The other two get an error message when trying to log in stating that "there is no domain controller, some resources may not be work" I have all of the three pc's lined up next to each other to verifiy that all of the network settings are the same. They are all diffrent types of pc's, but they are all very new. I don't know much about win2k so i am having a hard time troubleshooting this network connectivity issue. Any sugguestions on what to check would be great.


A:Networking with win2000 server

I suggest creating a host file on each machine that is giving you that error message. I have ran into this problem on several occasions, and once, the host file was the solution. Other times it was because the cables were not tightly connected.

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I have a friend running Win2k on his LAN but after he installed service pack 3 (without rollback option - fool) the LAN network connection always starts up in disabled mode. If you manually right click on connection and enable, all is fine but as soon as it's restarted, it defaults back to a disabled startup. Checked services for any disabled/manual starts but none are apparant.

Any ideas???



A:Win2000 Networking Issue

Uninstall all the network components, reboot and let them install again.

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I have one win2000 computer and the rest on win95, I can see and access all of the win95 computers from win2000, but when I try to access the win2000 from the win95 computers I get a "enter network password", how do I go about this, (new to the networking thing!!)

A:networking with win95 and win2000


It sounds like you have a workgroup set up. So, to get everyone talking to each other:

1) Make sure that each PC is connecting to the same Workgroup name. Make sure the spelling is the same on all PCs. In Win2K you can check by right-clicking on My Computer, going to the properties option. From the properties window, click on the Network Identification tab. To change it, click on the Properties button. In Win9x, right-click on Network neighbourhood, and I think it is the Identification Tab that you should check.

2) Make sure that everyone using Win9x is logging onto their machine with a username and a password. Then collect the usernames and passwords and create accounts for those users on your Win2K machine... Then give access to your machine to either each person sepereately, or to a group, and make each user part of that group.

Hope that helps

Reuel Miller
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I have a home network of three machines, call them A, B and C.
A and B are running Windows 98 and C is running NT4 Sp6. The network is 10BaseTx serviced by a 4port Netgear hub. All of the computers are working fine, except A is unable to access C. C is visible in Network Neighborhood but if I select it an error pops up that reads:

C is not accessible
No permission to access resource

I can't find anything that is set differently for B, but B can access C perfectly. The funny thing is that this morning I tried to access C again, in order to write down the exact error message for this posting, and a different box popped up that read something like:

You must enter a password in order to access this resource

So I entered a password there, making sure that it was the same as the passwords in the User Manager on C, and up popped C's drives! Everything was working fine, I could access all the drives perfectly. But, when I next rebooted A I was back to "No permission to access resource".

What am I doing wrong? I've checked all of the settings I can find and nothing seems to be different between A and B, so I assume the problem must be with NT's settings. Where should I be looking?


A:Networking Nt4 with Win98

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Trying to network a winME laptop w/ a win98 desktop computer. They are not communicating w/ea other.
Is there a conflict w/ ME & 98?

A:networking ME & win98

I take it your using nic's, are you using a crossover cable or a hub/switch/router.

Do the nic's have a green light on the back of them

What protocols have you installed and configured.

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I just got a new Dell 8200 with XP. This replaced an old Gateway with Win98 FE on it. I also have a Compaq 4000 PC also with Win 98 FE. The Compaq and the old Gateway were connected thru a crossover cable/NIC cards and were talking to each other as a local MS network before I got the Dell.

Both of these old machines accessed the internet independent of each other (only one at a time were running Internet) to a single dial up ISP.

With this new Dell I still want to keep this arrangement (no need to share an ISP dial up line at the same time).

Tried to run the Network Wizard on XP--got to the point where I loaded in the software on the floppy from the XT to the Compaq

Tried to get this little Network going under XP. Been unsuccessful.

I think the Dell XP is recognizing the connection to the Compaq--it sends packets to it but gets none back. Meanwhile on the Compaq it does not recognize the Dell at all under Network Neighborhoods after I did the floppy install.

When I boot up the Compaq I get the normal Windows networking logon screen but under XP I do not get this window.

Is this right?

What I am confused about is the XP selections available in the Wizard where it ask if you want to share an ISP. I took that option in order to get the floppy created.

Any ideas as to what may be wrong? Do I have to upgrade the Compaq to XP to get this to work?

As always thanks for any help.

So somehow I think I am not configured under Compaq.

A:Networking Two PC's Under XP/Win98 FE

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I posted my question to the wrong topic (win98). So, i'm hoping that someone here can help.

I have two PCs, both are 100MHz 64MB RAM, win98 o/s. My primary computer has run out of hard drive space.

i have dsl, and just connected a 4 port router to my computers. i'm not sure how to network my computers together so i can utilize the disk space (and periphials) on my second computer.

I still want to continue to use my primary computer, but use the secondary one for extra disk space for my primary.
(I hope i'm not being too redundant).

when i try to network my computers, i get a dropdown menu for NT only.

what do i do, or am doing wrong? i haven't been able to set up my network at all yet.


A:Networking w/ win98

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I'm running a machine with Win ME and Win 2000 in dual boot mode. I also have two other PC's (running Win98 only) and the three of them are connected in a network.

When I boot into ME, I can see the other 2 PC's, so I know that my physical network (cables) are OK.

When I boot into Win2000, which is configured to be part of a Work Group, the only PC I see is mine when going to "My Network Places --> Computers Near Me". I checked the TCP/IP seetings for both NIC's on my machine and assigned the internal network NIC the IP address ( I even un-installed and re-installed the 2 NIC's from "Device Manager". I also spent the last two hours trying many settings and combinations but still no good.

Is there something that I'm missing ? Thanks for any help

A:{Advice Offered} - Win2000 Networking


Um... the "Computers Near Me" is for when you are connected to a Win2K domain, running Active Directory. What you need to click on is Entire network/Microsoft Windows network/{Workgroup name}.

If that still does not work, try ping the IP addresses of the other PCs, and then try ping their computer names. Then try browsing again.


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I have deployed Windows 7 Pro in a VMware virtual machine and it now is running on my Linux workstation along with a couple of Windows 2000 virtual machines. I have a LAN which is subnetted (needed so I could block Win7 from calling the mother ship) with all the virtual machines on a 172.16 subnet and several physical machines (one Win XP Pro and several Linux - including the Linux workstation that hosts the virtual machines) on a 192.168 network.

Routing tables are all set up correctly.

All Linux systems are running samba and the workstation that hosts the virtual machines is configured to be a WINS master browser.

WINS has always been problematic; I also use lmhosts files to make sure all machines can see each other.

The Win7 has several network drives mapped to it from one of the Win2K virtual machines. After starting Win7, and for some time after starting it, Win7 and Win2K talk to each other via SMB quite nicely.

If the Win7 machine is allowed to sit idle for long enough (15-20 minutes), it no longer can talk to the Win2K virtual machine and, if I try to access any of the mapped drives, explorer hangs. However, the Win7 installation also has mapped network drives from a couple of the Linux machines (including the host workstation) and it can access them just fine.

This suggests some interaction problem between Win7 and Win2K.

A (filtered) output of tcpdump, monitoring the virtual machine network, shows the following while the two machines are talking to each other... Read more

A:Solved: networking Win7 with Win2000

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Hereís a slightly different spin on what seems to be a fairly common theme. I am a complete networking rookie, so please bear with me if this has been covered before. (I have searched past posts - no joy)

Iím trying to set up a home network between a desktop PC running Win98 SE, and a laptop running WinXPpro. I have installed a wireless router (Linksys) to share a DSL internet connection, and that all seems to work fine. Each machine has access to the internet, but they cannot see each other.

Hereís what I canít seem to get past. In order to get the internet access to work, I have to let TCP/IP obtain an IP address automatically. But most of the suggestions for file sharing involve manually assigning an IP address to each computer. So must I choose between file sharing and internet access? Is there no way to have both simultaneously?

(BTW, even when I assign the IP addresses manually, the computers still can't see each other)

One possible problem is that in the Win98 desktop, each time I change any of the Network properties, the computer asks me to insert my Win98SE installation disk. I do that, but then get error messages saying that certain files cannot be located on the disk. That canít be good.

Is there something blazingly obvious that Iím missing here? T.I.A.

A:Networking Win98 & WinXPpro

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to make a long story short I had internet connection sharing working on two comps, and the one that was connected to the cable modem got jacked up. On top of that my ISP just updated the system in the area adding to the confusion

Linksys nic = connected to cable modem
D-Link = connected to my hub
netgear 8 port hub

other computer connected to the hub as well

so anyways, i take net connection sharing completely off my computer. I get my cable modem settings right on the linksys. Then i check out my network and it's not seeing my other comp. Both comps have file&print sharing connected, and both are in the same workgroup.

i've tried everything i know(including checking all the connections), and the two computers just will not see each other.

A:trouble Win98 networking

did you check for client for microsoft networks
in network properties.

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I have 5 win98 computers on a network with public ip's connected to a hub which is connected to dsl. I've added a new XP Home computer also with a public address, but i cannot browse the network on XP, I can connect to the win98 shares using the UNC name in the run box. On the 98 machines I see the same workgroup twice, one contains all win98 machines and the other has the the XP Home by itself. SAME WORKGROUP SHOWING TWO TIMES why is this??? Connecting to the internet is not a problem.


A:Networking XP Home and Win98


This particular answer costs me $35, MS Tech Support, 7hrs of Support. And after getting to the second twice (different days), IT Worked! : )

On the XP System change the "DhcpNodeType" to "4" (Mixed).

Probably currently set at "2".

This setting is located in the registry key:

1. For W2K/XP, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters

2. Change the "DhcpNodeType" parameter to "4".

3. Restart the XP system.

4. Check your entry by running "Start" Run" "CMD"

Type "ipconfig /all", Node Type displayed at top group should state "mixed".

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