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{RESOLVED}networking winxp/2k/98

Q: {RESOLVED}networking winxp/2k/98

i have changed from dsl to @home. I have a broadband router and would like to share network for file sharing. I can't seem to get in to my win 2k computer. with @home you have to put in your work group @home. Can you have two work groups one for file sharing? Is their easy steps to doing this?

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A: {RESOLVED}networking winxp/2k/98


I'm one of the network administrators from Zee-Way Services. I know how you can fix this, but I'm going to need more information, and I'm tight on time right now. Please e-mail me at [email protected]?subject=FWD-Kris Anderson

Kris Anderson
Zee-Way Services

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Im having a bit of a problem... I would like to connect to a Win98 machine with my WinXP machine and Vice Versa... Is there a way I can do it... I can connect Win2000 and WinXP together but I just can seem to get Win98 to do the same...


A:[Resolved] Networking Win98 to WinXP

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I'm having a heck of a time getting three systems to network consistently.

Previously I had a WinXP Pro desktop cabled to a Win2k Pro laptop and was able to get them to see each other over the connection but was never able to get the laptop to share the desktops internet connection, (DSL).

I've installed a wireless network and added another laptop running WinXP Home. All three systems can see the internet connection on the router.

None of these systems can see each other on the network. I get a message saying MSHOME is not accessible.

I don't believe there are any technical problems here, (although I will stand corrected if need be), just my lack of understanding of how networking these OS's works.

I need a good tutorial on networking that covers this mix of OS's. Can anyone help direct me to such a site?

Thanks ...weeG

A:Networking WinXP Pro, WinXP Home and Win2k Pro

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i have windows xp and when i run paint shop pro 7, it works fine but sometimes i get an error saying something. i took a screenshot and attached it so u can see

please help cuz i use it quite a bit to create images and logos and things and lifes not getting any easier with MS Paint so please help


A:(Resolved) PSP 7 & WinXP

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ok, i had this under the other post "No Sound Startup" because we kind of got off topic from wat the actual title was about, so i just copied and pasted the post...
I just tryed my "Restore CD's" that came with my eMachines. Didnt work, said that there was some kind of error in the T2682.GHO file on the restore disk... Usually i would just pop in the WIN XP CD so i could just reinstall from the actual WinXP cd (makes sense...) But... me being dumb and careless, lost my WinXP cd, so im pretty much completely screwed unless i do a Format C: from the command Prompt. Then restart and boot on the restores.... (im not going to this but its definatly a thought.) So im bascially going to go crazy and look for my WinXP cd all day today. So, as u said. I will just stick to the repair install method cuz this just cant b fixed....
i couldnt find the cd so i will go with formating...

Question: Would it be a good idea to format c: then try reinstalling WinXP with the restore cds? Even though the eMachine restore cd is corrupted with a t2682.gho error. Would i format it then find out that restore cds are still corrupted and then find out that im left without a computer at all?

A:[resolved] Need Help Reinstalling WINXP

ok an option is to get a copy of win xp from kazaa or something like that and just use your serial # that came with your emachine

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Hello Everyone,
I hope to be in the right forum.. anyways maybe someone can help me..
Sudenly my winxp appearance is all grayed and I tried to change it but the only option available is Window Classic Style!!
Does anyone know how can i fix this?


A:[resolved] WinXP appearance

yes I had this problem not so long ago.

I believe to fix it (assuming you want to re-enable 'windows XP style'), right click on my computer --> go to manage. Go to Services and Applications --> services. Scroll down to 'Themes', make sure its status is set to 'started', and its startup type is set to 'automatic'

Hope this helps

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Ive got a query:
Ive got a wired network in which 3 computers connect to a network switch which then connects to a broadband router, this network all works fine; all the computers can see each other and the router...But, I've got another computer that i want to connect to the network but i want to connect through one of the computers already on the network (this PC, ill call it the 'main' pc, has 2 Ethernet network adapters) I've tried fiddling round with the network connections but the extra computer just wont join up.

NB. yes I've got a crossover cable and when its plugged in at both ends the lights come on on the adapters and a network is seen by both computers, but then the extra computer fails to connect giving a 'Limited or no connectivity' error while the 'main' computer finds a network address, although at neither end are any packets received.
Ive tried internet connection sharing but that doesn't seem to work.

Both PCs have winxp pro, the ethernet adapters im using to connect them together are a D-Link DFE-530TX (Rev.A) and a D-Link DFE-530TX (rev.C)

A:WinXP Pro, Networking & ICS, Help please?

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Hello! All

New to this board and I hope someone can help me.

I have a win xp machine connected to net via cable modem courtesy of Roadrunner. This machine has an HPNA card and a NIC card, Lynksys and I have a Netgear EN 104 hub; it is a 1.2 gig amd cpu with 1 gig ram. This machine will be in server mode if I can get these two systems working. Roadrunner is connected with NIC and Netgear hub.

The client machine is a Pentium II and is fitted with a Dlink NIC card, win me os. I would like to connect these two babies if at all possible. I am at wit's end with this stuff! Short of pulling hairs!
Can somone tell me how to get the 2 machines to share files as as well as internet?

A:Networking win me & winxp

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Alright, I just bought myself a brand new notbook... to replace my desktop. I've been using computers for a long time, and I've configured quite a few PCs for network access at a few locations. In fact, I just installed a network for a friend at his house. Just one thing I can't figure out... I can't seem to get my laptop onto the network at the radio station I work at. We have about eight other computers all networking together a mix of operating systems... Windows 98, Windows 95, and Windows 2000. I even built and configured a few of these systems myself. Well, I enter all of the required numbers (they are correct... I've checked them over and over) IP, subnet, DNS, gateway... I joined the workgroup, and it worked just fine. Restart... and I can see 2 computers on the network and that's it. (They're both Win98 systems) And none of the other computers on the network can access my comptuer at all (and I do have things shared). My computer shows up on the network, but is inaccessable. My computer CAN see itself, and can browse itself... but that's it. Any suggestions? Please help! Ohh one last thing... I already tried disabling IEEE 802.1X Authentication, and I have installed NetBIOS... still no go. Thanks in advance!


A:Help with WinXP networking?!

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I need to connect my new computer which runs WinXP to my old network which connects a Win98 & WinMe and DSL through a router. I've made the connections and can use WinXP to connect to the internet through the router the network uses but I am unable to access either of the other computers on the network, and they will not recognize the WinXP system. In fact, I set up a new network using the XP's network wizard and both of the old computers recognize each other but not the XP and the XP sees the network but none of the other computers.
I've disabled the XP firewall (using the hardware firewall in the router anyway), as well as Norton's Internet Security (came with the XP). As far as I can tell everything is configured properly, but the XP does not see the other systems on the network and the other systems see each other but not the XP.
Any suggestions, thanks.

A:networking WinXP

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I have tried this here at this forum before to no avail.....but maybe I was asking wrong,so I tried at another forum and someone started helping me 'But" I guess there not on-line very often.So I am gonna post everything from there ...here and maybe we can get a jump start on things.

My problem: I have 2 computers,and once upon a time they were networking fine. I had to change ISP`s, and it worked fine after that ....until the 2nd system was shut down.....now it will not connect to the internet.

Main comp. Win98 , dial-up
2nd comp. Win98 Plus , dial-up
have a cable running from main to 2nd...not sure what its called.

Do I need to do some kind of changes on the 2nd comp. since changing ISP`s?

When it was working...I didn`t have to enter a password or anything on the 2nd comp. in order to get on-line., All I had to do was make sure the main comp. was connected.

Thanks for any help anyone can give me Cheryl


This may get messy, but everybody into the Water!


Please go to the 2nd computer and open My Computer, then Dialup Networking. Check what Dialup connections are listed there. If your old ISP still has an icon in Dialup Networking delete it. Now, right click on the icon for your new ISP and select and open its Properties. Look to see if it is set to connect to the Internet by the modem, or by LAN. Since I don't have Win98 on this machine I am going blind on this.

Next, goto Control Panel > Internet Options. Check the Connections ... Read more

A:(Resolved) Need Help with Networking

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I have run S&D, Adaware and PestPatrol...pop ups will not stop! Please help with advise on what to do with this log file.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 11:40:52 AM, on 6/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SKIPBL~1\grey each.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\mike troester\Application Data\amee.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\TaskPanl.exe
C:\WIND... Read more


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I have been rolling out machines for our users, but I recently hit a snag.

I can't install Netscape 7 on a Windows XP machine after installing the Windows XP service pack 1. What I usually do is install Netscape 7 prior to doing the Windows updates.

Has anyone else encountered this? Is there a work-around?

Holy.. little research did the trick.. now this post is a TIP


A:{RESOLVED}Netscape 7 Installation WinXP SP1


Thanks for the answer and tip you took care of on your own.

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Does anyone know where in Ontario I can get a cheap legit copy of WinXP Home?

A:[resolved] WinXP full version


Originally Posted by rugbyboy2005

Does anyone know where in Ontario I can get a cheap legit copy of WinXP Home?

Not sure if NewEgg.com ships to Canada, but NewEgg rocks.

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Hello there,

While trying to install XP (version 2002, SP1), I get the following message:

File setupdd.sys could not be loaded. The error code is 4. Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

When using another WinXP CD (version 2001 w/o SP1), the computer hangs while loading Kernel Debugger DLL.

Both CDs are OK, and I even low-level formated my HDD before installing XP (both times).

The computer: AMD XP 2500+ on an ASUS A7V600, Kingston 512 PC333, 80GB/8MB WD HDD, LG 52X24X52X. I was running XP on this machine before it kept freezing at startup, even in safe mode.


A:{RESOLVED}Unable to install WinXP Pro

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hey there

Im sick of my PC being so slow to boot up windows XP. The system tray seems to load up fairly quickly until is comes to loading the Norton AV / Norton internet security - this is when the system booting process slows dramtically. It takes an age for the little NAV / NIS icon to appear. ANd once it does, i can eventually get started. I have added some bootvis screen shots here of whats going on in my system during boot up, to see if some of you guys can spot anything that looks strange.

Another thing is, what is Sophos antivirus v3.91 like? Is it as much as a resource hog as NAV? Does it offer the same functionality as NAV/NIS i.e. in particular ad blocking, internet security, automatic virus updates, popup blocker??? If not, which other internet security and anti virus software is worth looking into (ones that dont hog the start up performance)

thanks for any help guys/girls!!!

rgds Jp

PS here is a HijakThis log which may be useful:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:10:47, on 17/08/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
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A:[resolved] so so so slow to boot up winXP - is it NAV???

Norton is eating your system alive.....save yourself j/k
Your log is not showing anything malicious so no worries about virus/malware running. I would definately say it is Norton.
Internet Explorer and Messenger do not need to run at start up you may chose to stop those if you like.

You may want to look over Panda Platinum Internet Security 2005

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Greetings all!

Hope you can help me on this one...
I am really wanting to get rid of XP PRO (RC1) and 2000 on my machine just so I can boot into 98... see, today, i got home and switched on my machine and was a bit upset to see that my windows 98 installation wouldn't boot. After selecting to boot into '98 it said something like this -

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1) failed - bootsect.dos missing

My Setup is as follows:
Windows 98 is on the primary hard disk (c:\)
Windows 2000 is on the second hard drive, first partition (D:\)
Windows XP is on the second hard drive, second partition (E:\)

i tried microsofts suggested way of getting rid of 2000 or XP and retaining windows 98 andd well... no luck... it keeps saying "ntldr missing"

Their method was to remove boot.ini, bootsect.dos (which is already gone), ntldr, ntdetect.com and ntbootdd.sys (if present).

lots of 's

98 is my most used and most personalised OS and I need to reinstall XP and 2k anyway cause since a recent upgrade neither has performed quite as well so i do not mind getting rid of them at all for now, in fact i WANT to!

So if anyone knows how to remove the NT bootloader and just boot into good 'ol windows 98 normally pleeeeease could you tell me how!!

hehe, i think i have babbled enough!


A:{RESOLVED}Uninstalling WINXP and 2000

You can also start your computer with a Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98 bootable floppy disk and use the sys c: command if you want to return to your original Windows 95 or Windows 98 configuration.


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Hi, can someone lend me a hand in networking both a win98 machine to a winXp Pro one?

This is the current setup.
One router, one cable modem.
Both systems are connected to the router, and I would like to get the win98 os to see and have access to the winxp system.

Stuff that might help.
-The router is a d-link.
-I can't ping the win98 machien, it's ip or name.
-I can ping the router and the localhost.
-I haven't really set anything up manually. But did use the network setup wizard on both winXP and win98.
-I will want to add a printer to the network, but that can be done after I get both OS's to work with eachother.

Can anyone lend me a hand with this?
I've gone through the forums and have found quite a bit, but alot of it is beyond me and I need some guidance.

Thank you.

A:networking win98 and winxp

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I have problem and I canīt solve it myself. I have desktop pc running in winxp sp2 and notebook running in winxp sp2. i have both pc connected to the internet trough the gateway - router d-link DI-524. Both pc can connect to the internet,i can surf,no problem. I can ping desktop pc from my notebook and notebook from my desktop. Also i have created the network with the name MSHOME. But when i want to connect from my desktop to the notebook and i click to see workgroup computers i see only the desktop pc and his shared folders. I canīt see my notebook. And itīs same when i want to connect from my notebook to the desktop i can see only the notebook shared folders. Iīve tried to disable kaspersky firewall but nothing. I have disabled the win firewall but nothing too. Any ideas would be really really greats.. THANKS!!!

A:networking in winXP...canÂīt see each other pc

Did you run the Networking Wizard? I find that helps. Check to make sure you have each computer listed properly to the other one. Eg. Proper "computer name" (case sensitive I believe), proper workgroup name on both comps etc. If you are sure all that is correct, have you tried "mapping a network drive?"

Open up windows explorer, under "tools" menu, go "map network drive." If you cannot find the other computer by browsing through here, then there's definitely something still done incorrectly.

This may be a long shot, but make sure that both computers are using the same protocols where necessary and that "file and printer sharing for microsoft networks" is installed and activated. You can find this stuff by right clicking "my network places" then "properties" then right click "local area connection" and go properties again.

Once you're sure all the above is correct (maybe should have said this first, sometimes it's the simplest things we forget that are the problem) don't forget to right click the folders you want access to, go properties, go to the "sharing" tab and enable "share this folder on the network" check box. Do this on both computers and only to the folder or folders you want access to. Sharing the whole computer is not always the best thing to do.

What I do on my network is only ONE folder on each computer is shared. Each shared folder also req... Read more

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I have a functioning wired network that includes a desktop running WinXP, a laptop running Vista and a Network Addressable storage unit that works fine. I'm trying to add a laptop running Win7. It is in the same work group and on the right network segment, but it can't see other computer on the network,even with the firewalls turned off. It can ping other computers and other computer can ping it. Cable is OK because it works when plugged into the other laptop. Also, internal WiFi adapter looses Internet connectivity when I plug the in the network cable. What next?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-350 Processor, AMD64 Family 20 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3689 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 90561 MB, Free - 42495 MB; D: Total - 292054 MB, Free - 279105 MB; E: Total - 80003 MB, Free - 65425 MB; G: Total - 14112 MB, Free - 1567 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1611
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Networking Win7 & WinXP

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I connected my 98 machine and my XP machine behind a router that my Cable modem connects to. The 98machine sees the XP machine, but not the other way around. I can see both machines in the work group but I can not access the 98 Machine from the XP Machine. I have internet access on both with no problems. All the requisite clients and protocols are installed(Including NetBEUI) and etc. Any help would be great.

A:Networking WinXP Home and Win 98

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Hello Everyone,

I have two computers that I want to network. One is an IBM Thinkpad laptop and the other is an HP Pavillion desktop PC. Both are running fully updated WinXP SP2 with no firewalls on (for the installation and configuration).

I've gone into network connections and assigned computer #1 (laptop) an IP address, of and subnet mask of Computer 2 (desktop) has an IP of and a subnet mask of Since they will not share an internet connection, I have not defined a gateway on computer #1.

I'm using a simple crossover cable to connect the two computers and I have verified that the cable is good.

For some reason. the two computers can't see each other. We can't ping each other, we can't share files, we can't communicate at all. However, if I unplug the cable on either end it registers with the other computer which promptly says that a network connection is not available.

I went into my network properties and have the following installed:

Client for Microsoft Windows
File and Print Sharing
QOS (don't remember the exact name)

Shouldn't everything be working? If not, can someone suggest what might be wrong?


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Hello I am trying to network just two computers we already are p1ugged up by both NiC cards. but I went to www.wown.com and I dont understand crap can someone please help me because I am not far because it is prolly the 98se that needs the most work, I dont understand crap at the wown site is it the TCP/IP the prob why we wont see each other or something?

A:Networking WinXP(DSL) to Win 98se(no dsl but NIC)

Go to ToddHisted.com and click on the create a lan link for some beginners instructions on how to setup a network with a windows 98 computer. What Operating system is on the other computer, are you planning on sharing your internet connection?

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I have a 10/100 DFE-530TX+ card I am trying to install. The DLink website says that the drivers for this card are included in WINXP but when I try and install it, a window comes up saying that there in invalid data. Any help would be appreciated. Marv.

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I have a computer with a fresh install of Windows XP Pro (comp2) and another computer with Windows 2000 Pro (comp1). comp2 recently had Win2k on it, but I reformatted it and installed Windows XP. When I go to view the network neighborhood it says that it's unavailable but I have all of the correct networking protocols installed : Client for MS Networks, File and Printer Sharing for MS Networks, QoS Packet Scheduler(?), NWLink NetBIOS(?), IPX, and TCP/IP. I have the Firewall feature disabled. I'm on a 10/100 Ethernet Hub. The hardware works fine because I had no problem until I switched to WinXP on comp2 so it's just a matter of configuring it correctly. I would really appreciate some assistance on that because the Network setup Wizard doesn't seem to help at all. If you want any information that you think would be helpful please let me know and I'll post it! Thank you!!!

A:Win2k and WinXP networking????

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I've setup a small network at home, there are 4 computers at home and all of them connect thru a CNET 16-port switch. Got everything setup on the network. Double-checked all cables which ar all okay and did the same thing for the LAN cards. My problem is when I try to access My Network Places on a specific computer, say like Computer1, it can only see its own shared folders and when I try to view workgroup computers it can only see itself. This also happens to the other computers. Somehow, they can only see themselves on the network and not other computers. I also manually configured the IP addresses but it still doesn't work. I'm stumped! Does anyone have any idea on what I may be doing wrong?

Oh yeah, I have no router, just a switch. One computer shares the DSL connection over the other 3 PCs. All are running on WinXP SP2. I've heard from some friends of mine that XP is hell when it comes to configuring the network. So far it is for me... Been trying for hours trying to figure out this problem...

A:WinXP Networking Problems

Had a very similar problem.

Computer 1 running XP could see and link to all other computers on the Switch, but the other computers could not see or link to the XP machine.

Problem was in the firewall, but make sure you check all of them !!!

I disabled the XP firewall and still had the problem because PCCillin ALSO had a firewall running. Configured this to allow my local ip range of addresses and all is OK now.

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Hi, I have a problem when I try to network my WinXP SP2 Professional to my existed network. When I add the computer to the network, i can sucessfully add to the same workgroup but cannot see any other computer except me. Then the other computers are able to see there is a new computer add to the same workgruop but cannot access to it. The error said that the new computer is not accessible and might not have permission to use the network resource, and it also said the network path was not found. Then I try to ping the new computer by IP, it is ok but when I try to use the name, it is not working and said the ping request could not find the host. Then I try new view, but it is not working by IP or by Name, it said System error 53 has occurred, ant the nework path was not found.

Can someone please help me to fix the problem? I have the same problem for 2 weeks but still not fix.

Thank you so much!!

A:Need help on Networking WinXP SP2 Professional

Although you likely have a lot of this working, the basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:

9. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:

10. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers

There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important misc... Read more

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This is something I've seen in many WindowsXP setups... And on my own test system I am seeing it here. yet with windows98se setups - THEY never HAVE THIS PROBLEM.

I have PC-A with Windows98se and PC-B with WindowsXPPro.

Both are working fine, both can access the internet... both can play network gaming.

I run TCP/IP for internet (ONLYU) of course, and IPX for LAN.

The XP machine has no problems talking to the shared drives on the 98PC... of course - its typically SLOWER to access the folders than another Win98 PC (why? This seems LESS advanced).

The Win98se PC has problems talking to the WinXP PC, even thou it has no problems SEEING the system.

Click on the XP PC, creates the typical error warning "NO ACCESS ALLOWED". But that was about 40mins ago (I've been doing some other stuff)... yet when I tried it now- *I* can access the XP PC... And faster access to the folders than XP going the other way.

What is going on? This is a pain having it Work or not work over the network... depending on how "XP" is feeling at the time... This is old and lame...

A:WinXP's Networking problems

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Hi, I have windows XP Pro on all 3 of my computers, all are connected to a LINKSYS wireless G router running Comcast cable internet, one PC uses a Wireless PCI card, one PC uses a PC wireless card, and one PC plugs into the ethernet port on the router, so 2 wireless and 1 ethernet, the problem is I can't see any of the other computers from either machine, the machines can only see themselves but not the remain 2, not sure what I'm doing wrong

-Enabled sharing on all
-ran the auto network and all are on workgroup called workgroup

is there a router option or windows option that I am overlooking? I;d really like to be able to print to the printer on the PC that's connected via ethernet from my wireless laptop

many thanks to one that can help me,

~ Dave ~

A:WinXP Wireless Networking PC's can'd see each other

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I feel so stupid!

I am trying to get a Win98 PC to print to a HP Deskjet 920C which is connected via USB to a WinXP PC...

Doesnt sound too difficult, except I cannot get the 98 Machine to see the XP one. I can ping the 98 one from the XP one but not vice versa. I have checked the following:

1. Both machines are on the same workgroup
2. Same subnet
3. Same IP Range
4. Sharename is correct
5. Tried swapping cat5 cables between wallports and the result is exactly the same.
6. Printer is switched on
7. Machines can both access the internet so im guessing the patch leads and NIC's are ok

Can anyone think of anything I might have missed? Its driving me crackers lol

Thanks in advance,

A:Help networking Win98 to WinXP

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I have 2 PCs, 1 is a WinXP MCE, and the other in Win98 SE. The router is properly setup physically and the settings are correct. ICS is working fine, i get internet access for both machines, i can play MP games on both computers thru the LAN options.
The XP computer can see the folders on the Win98 machine thru My Network Places, but my problem is the 98 PC cant see the XP comp in Network Neighborhood. What IS shown in Network Neighborhood is the Network name, and the 98 PC, and its own shared folders, but nothing about the XP machine. I have disabled the Windows Firewall in XP, and set the C Drive to be shared. Under the LAN connection there is no option about the ICF, so i assume by disabling the Win Firewall that cuts that off too. Is there something im missing?

A:Networking WinXP MCE and Win98 SE

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When attempting to access anything (printer, file or directory) over my network (that is, attempting to acess something on a computer running windows 98 from a computer running windows xp) it is extremely slow to load. This also applies when trying to print on a network printer - the software crashes for about 2 minutes then prints.

What is the problem? I am going to reformat soon anyway - will this help?

A:WinXP - Win98 Networking

This may be related to a problem that's been known for years with 2K and XP.

Delete the following key from the Registry (after saving)


Eric Pircher sorted this - apparently Win2k spends ages looking for
"scheduled tasks" on other computers when you browse them thru' Network Neighborhood

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New Thread: Continued from my previous thread below
Since my last thread I have gotten fed up and finally just installed win xp on one of the other computers. So now I have two computers running windows xp and am still having problems.

I ran network setup wizard on both machines, they have the same workgroup and unique names. They are running the default protocols that are setup in xp pro, TCP/IP etc. Does anyone have any Idea what could be wrong? Both the xp computers are basically the same, running the same things, installed the exact same, both firewalls are inactive. Help would be greatly appreciated.

A:winxp networking problems

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Before anyone says, yes I know there are several posts on this (one quite recent) but I can't seem to get a solution to my specific case.
The two PCs are connected via a switch. I have been able to get internet sharing to work (via tcp/ip of course), but can't get them to see each other on the network. Not sure what protocol to use and how to configure it in either WinXP or Win95.

Thanks for any help,

A:WinXP <> Win95 Networking

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Hello people,
i have a ubuntu linux powered server which i setup running apache, mysql php and samba filesharing, at the moment there is just two systems connected to the network not counting the server, both running windows xp pro SP2
one system sees the server, itself and the second system in network neibourhood and can access everything it should be able to access, but the second system cannot see anything in network neibourhood, and cannt connect to any other system from explorer, i can connect to my serer using PuTTy from this system aswell as connect to the internet but it cannot access any system from explorer, through network neibourhood

i have a standard network setup on both windows machines, i set them up both exactly the same so i dont understand why one cannot see anything

does anyone have and suggestions as to what is going wrong, its really driving me mad goddam M$ cant even get networking right!!!

Thank you!

A:WinXP networking problems, PLEASE HELP!

i know im doing impatient but ive been trying for weeks asked tons of people and noone is willing to help!!



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I have a linksys router connecting two machines (Win98se) to each other and the internet via cable modem. I can access the internet and get into each computer's files fine, but I can't seem to connect the printer.

The printer is on my downstairs machine and is set to be shared. when I go to install if from upstairs, I get messages that various files can't be found on the computer that is connected to the printer. I browse and search and I can't find them either.

This is making me nuts. What can I do? What am I doing wrong?


A:{RESOLVED}Printer networking

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I have two systems with the same problem. On the first system my cdrom is the primary master w/hdd as the slave. My cdrw/dvd combo is the secondary master which, works fine. The second system sports a dvd/cdrom as the primary master w/hdd as a slave. My cdrw on the 2nd system is the secondary master which also works fine. All information from this point on refers two both systems. The devices on the secondary do not work properly. My OS is Windows XP Professional. The bios and windows recognizes all hardware and ID's as they should. Device Manager shows that these devices are working fine. All physical aspects of these drives work as they should. When a disc is inserted in the drives I am unable to access the media contained therin. Regardless of the software used to access the drives. When I try to access the media through Windows Explorer, I get an error message. ( G:\is not accessible. Incorrect funtion. ) I have tried several different configurations, swapped drives with other computers and everything works fine. Except that the first cdrom drive is inaccessible.

A:(Resolved) CDrom doesn't work w/WinXp Pro

Hi J. Franklin,

You might try setting the HDD to Primary Master, The CDR as Secondary Master, and the CDRW/DVD as Secondary Slave.

Works for me.


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I don't know whether anyone has had a similar problem or could possibly offer some advice on the following:
I have recently bought a digital camera (Megxon C330) which is OK except I can't download the pics onto winXP. The camera connects directly to the USB port and when I connect it, windows recognises that a camera has been connected and displays a removable drive (F) which appears totally empty even when there is pics on the camera.
What I've discovered so far:
1. Windows XP recognises the type of camera but when you try and interrogate the camera from the PC, windows says the camera disk is unreadable.
2. Another strange thing is the camera appears to lock up when plugged into my home PC.
3. My home PC is formatted as FAT32 with WinXP (SP1) installed. If I connect the camera to my machine at work which is formatted NTFS with Win2000 installed everything works OK and I can download the pics from my camera.
4. According to my work PC, the camera memory is formatted as FAT. I presume this is FAT16.
5. The USB ports on my home PC appear to work OK, well I can operate my mouse and printer through them.
6. The camera comes with a disk with drivers for Win98 only. I don't know whether I can try and install this on XP. Oh yes and I have selected 'Show hidden files' in the Win Explorer settings.

I'm a bit confused with this really, I've searched the internet and found this problem on a few sites but couldn't actually find a solution. If anyone could offer any advice, ... Read more

A:[resolved] Can't download from digi camera onto winXP

Try going to the camera manufacturers web site and see if you can download a driver for XP. Most manuf's keep their software upto date.


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A friend and his wife had separate user accounts in WinXP (both Administrators).
Unfortunately, the wife has died and my friend would like to remove her user account but retain the data files from her account eg photos etc.
If he simply deletes her user account, does he lose all her data?
How can he avoid that, short of copying all the folders across to his account?



A:RESOLVED: Deleting WinXP User Account

Hi strokedriver...

your friend can delete the account and choose the retain the user files or as you mentioned, he can copy across all the files and folders he wishes to keep then completely remove the account from the PC in Control Panel -> User Accounts.

However, if the profile in question is password protected, he may have trouble accessing the data.

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Lately i have been having a real problem with when i start up my computer and everything is done loading at the startup, i go and click on my desktop Dial Up icon for my internet connection box to come up but it doesn't do anything when i click on it. Its like its hung or something for a long time and wont work. All the other icons on my desktop will go right to the places they go to as soon as i log in but my internet connection and my LAN setup for my home network will just hang for like ten minutes or longer before it will go. Today i did a system recovery with quick format and its working ok again now but i noticed a minute ago it hung for a few seconds when i first restarted. I've tried running Ad-aware but that just doesn't seem to correct the problem. Here is the log file from hijackthis in case it helps any.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.94.0
Scan saved at 8:34:11 PM, on 6/12/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page=http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL=http://us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL=http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://us5.hpwis.com/
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A:[Resolved] WinXP Home Startup Hang Up

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Ok, here is what I tried, and where the problem happens.

I have an onboard network card, a SIS900. I have a Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter(LNE100TX v4).

I am using the onboard card to be directly connected to the internet, from my cable modem.

The computer with windows 98 (connected to the Linksys) is turned on. My computer (with the network cards and internet) is also on, and working with the internet. I go through the " Set up a home or small office network" process I can click on from the "Network Connections" in the Control Pannel.
- I chose: "This computer connects directly to the internet. The other computers on my network connect to the Internet through this computer."

The main problem: My computer does not "see" the Windows98 computer hooked up to the Linksys network card. I know this because when looking in the Network Connetions window I see a red X over the Linksys card picture. Also, on the back of the card the 2 lights, the light that shows a connection, and the light that shows data transfer are both off.

Is there a way to network a Windows XP Pro and a Windows 98 SE (both with full Windows Updates) to each other as a way the Windows XP computer can provide internet to the WIndows 98 SE?

A:Networking two computer, winxp/win98?

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And thanks for reading my question.
I ahve the following setup.
2x Win7 RC systems, hardwired.
2x WinXP-Pro systems, hardwired
1x WinXP-Pro Laptop, wireless
1x Vista Laptop, wireless.

No home server installed.

The problem I have is that none of my computers can access either of the Win7 computers. The win7 computers can access the Vista and WinXP computers, but not the 2nd Win7 computer (asks for a user and password).
When trying to access the Win7 computers all ask for a user and password, I had set the Win7 computer to be open access for networking, but this does not seem to of happened (I've done something wrong).

I had installed Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder on my XP machine as advised but I got an error message saying I had a newer update so this was not installed.

I am now at a total loss as to where to go now, I have done heaps of google searches and these tried to help but still did not slove my problem. (I'm not computer dumb, so do understand 90% of what is required).

I would be very grateful to anyone for any information.
I hope I have put enough information in?

Regards Kevin.

A:Networking Between Win7, Vista and WinXP-Pro - HELP Pls

Quote: Originally Posted by sparcnz

And thanks for reading my question.
I ahve the following setup.
2x Win7 RC systems, hardwired.
2x WinXP-Pro systems, hardwired
1x WinXP-Pro Laptop, wireless
1x Vista Laptop, wireless.

No home server installed.

The problem I have is that none of my computers can access either of the Win7 computers. The win7 computers can access the Vista and WinXP computers, but not the 2nd Win7 computer (asks for a user and password).
When trying to access the Win7 computers all ask for a user and password, I had set the Win7 computer to be open access for networking, but this does not seem to of happened (I've done something wrong).

I had installed Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder on my XP machine as advised but I got an error message saying I had a newer update so this was not installed.

I am now at a total loss as to where to go now, I have done heaps of google searches and these tried to help but still did not slove my problem. (I'm not computer dumb, so do understand 90% of what is required).

I would be very grateful to anyone for any information.
I hope I have put enough information in?

Regards Kevin.

Have you checked the advanced sharing settings, accessible form the "Network and Sharing Center"? Check that the first 3 settings under "Home or Work" profile are set accordingly, and make sure "Password protected sharing" is set to off, if that is th... Read more

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I did a search through this site before posting, but I couldnt find the answer to my problem.

I have 2 computers, 1 is a PC w/ win2k, the other a laptop with winXP that I just purchased. I have a linksys router which I have connected them to. Both of them are able to get to the internet with no problem, but I cannot get them to see each other or try to connect. I read somewhere that win2k has additional security that wont allow for other computers to connect to it except for other win2k machines. is this true? how do I get them to network and share data?

any and all help is greatly appriciated, thank you in advance...

A:Networking through router with Win2k & WinXP...

1) sharing is set by right clicking the folder to be shared-> properties
2) click the Sharing tab
3) click Share this folder and enter a name that will show up on the client systems
4) IF/only/IF you what to allow others to modify the contents of this folder,
click allow users to change

click Apply and then OK

you can only share that which YOU own.
you can NOT share C:\Windows
your firewill will need to allow port 139 & 445 access from your LAN
but MUST exclude all other IP addresses

As an Admin, I have shared
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents as SharedDocs
across Win/XP SP2, Win/98/se, and Mac OS X in this manner

do some googling for 'XP file sharing' and go slowly.

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After exhausting my knowledge, following the suggestions found here and in the MS Knowledgebase, multiple Antivir, SpybotS&D1.3, Adaware scans, installing and updating SpywareGuard & Blaster, I concede that I'm beat on this one.

Windows XP Home Edition, I.E. 6.0, all SP's and Hotfixes applied. Boot the machine to safe mode and IE works fine. Boot the machine to User mode and IE returns the "The page cannot be displayed...<text snipped>...Cannot find server or DNS Error".

Safe mode:
All networking tests (ping, ipconfig, nbtstat, tracert, arp) work w/o issue and return expected results.

User mode:
ipconfig returns valid information
ping works on the internal loopback address, assigned (dhcp) IP address, all external address tested. Initially the internal address failed, but after disabling the Norton Personal Firewall service, correct behavior was observed.
Tracert exhibited correct behavior after NPF was disabled.
Nbtstat returns expected results. The Arp cache looks correct

History: This machine had >1000 viriii infected files that AntiVir detected and cleaned/removed. Spybot & Adaware detected >1200 instances of malware that was successfully removed over multiple runs. I.E. behavior has remained consistent (errors as described above ). "Inline" upgrade of WinXp HE over the existing installation has not corrected the behavior.

Hijackthis log from Safe Mode:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
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A:WinXp - IE60 networking issue

New info.

After running IE under the user mode debugger, I've found the following DLL load occuring when booted into user mode:
Microsoft (R) Windows User-Mode Debugger Version 5.1.2600.0
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

CommandLine: c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iexplore.exe
<bunch of spew snipped>

ModLoad: 10000000 10006000 C:\DOCUME~1\admin\LOCALS~1\Temp\IadHide4.dll

Which I don't find loading while booted up in safe mode. (I have the relevant stack trace files for both runs if they're interesting to anyone, unfortunately no debug symbols).

My attempts to remove the offending file have been fruitless, despite my repeated attempts w/ updated Adaware 6.0, SpybotS&D 1.3, Antivir, Stinger, Avast, Housecall. I've booted the machine w/ a BartsPE disk and thought I had managed to eradicate the file only to have it reappear when I booted the machine from the hdd.

Suggestions and help solicited please!

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i know computers pretty well but i'm a newbie to networking. i'm having problems connecting a winxp home computer and a winxp media center edition computer. i ran the network setup wizard on both and i get a message saying limited or no connectivity on the winxp home computer. i have a dsl internet connection on the media center comp and 2 nic cards in this computer. i'm using a crossover cable to connect the two. i know somewhat about how ip addresses work, but when i try to change the ip address on the xp home comp, it wont let me enter anything at all. can someone please help me? i hope i included enough info.

A:problem networking 2 winxp computers

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This is a rather long posting, so to summarize:

Two computers (WinXP Pro & Win2K Home) are on a local network through a single hub.

1) Why can I not change or view the properties of "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" on either computer (the properties button is disabled)?;
2) Why, while using the WinXP Home computer can I not access any shared Win2K Pro files/printers (however, I can view shared WinXP Home files/printers from the Win2K Pro computer);

The issue I would like to receive help on is in regards to file sharing; specifically being able to see the Files/Printers on a computer running Windows 2000 Professional (SP3) from a computer running Windows XP Home Edition (SP1). Here are the parameters:

-Computer A: Windows XP, and built-in LAN port;
-Computer B: Windows 2000, with LNE100TX LAN Card;
-Hub: LinkSys EFAH05W hub, (2) CAT5 Cables;

Each computer has a unique computer name (CompA, CompB) and is set up on the same workgroup (Workgroup). Further, there are two users set up on each machine, with the same passwords (UserA, UserB).

The Local Area Connection Properties on both computers have the following:
-Client for Microsoft Networks;
-File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks;
-QoS Packet Scheduler;
-Internet Protocol (TCP/IP);
-ICF is disabled;

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A:WinXP and Win2K Local Networking

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