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Network Drive / Network problem

Q: Network Drive / Network problem

I recently had a computer that crashed and had to be rebuilt. Now that it is back up and running, Im having problems with mapping network drives. Specifically, two maps that were previously working.

If I go to my network places, all of the shares are present from all computers. I can get into all of them, except for two, both on the same computer. (on a windows XP pro) (the rebuild is also windows xp pro)

\\computer1\apps is not accessible. you may not have permission to use this network resource. contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access is Denied.

I checked the folders, both show access to everyone. I can access them from another computer. Simple file sharing is turned off on all computers. I can ping all computers, and vice versa. Netbios over TCP/IP is enabled on all computers.

any ideas?

let me know if you need more information, I can get whatever is needed.

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I have a Linksys BEFSR81 router and a Linksys WAP54G connected to it. I recently installed a Linksys Network Storage Link NSLU2 to the network with a Maxtor One Touch HD. I have been able to map the new network drive to my computer that is connected to the router, but I'm unable to map the drive on my second computer that is connected to the network via the AP. However I can ping the Linksys NAS from my wireless computer.

A:Mapping Network Drive on Wireless Network Problem

like most NAS devices, the Linksys nslu2 has built in security administered through a web browser. You probably need to create a user acount for the wirelessly-attached computer, either by machine name, IP address, user id, or some combination of the above. You may also have to grant permission to the user or user group for the specific share you are trying to map. hope this helps.

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I have an Actiontec GT701-wg DSL modem running a wireless network. I currently have two laptops with XP sharing the Internet connection. Since the modem has an open Ethernet port in the back, I was wondering if it might be possible to plug in a networkable external hard drive and have it available to both of the laptops wirelessly.

If it is possible, what setting would be required on the laptops to enable them to see the external drive?


A:Adding attached external network hard drive to wireless network

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Hi all,

This is all on my home network - both PCs are local to each other.

I have a Win 8.1 PC which hosts all my media and documents, which I connect to via remote desktop and share a drive on the network. It has no monitor, so remote desktop is my main method of access.

Very occasionally, I will turn it on and be unable to connect to it or the mapped drive. In fact my main PC (Win 7) cannot find it on the network anywhere. But it IS on the network - I can connect via my mobile using Splashtop and I can also connect
via TeamViewer from the main PC. This is not a solution though as I need to be able to access the shared drive on my main PC.

Both PCs use Bitdefender. Makes no difference with the BD firewall temporarily turned off. As I mentioned, sometimes it connects fine with no issues and sometimes it can't find it. In these situations, I can't even ping the Media PC's IP address
(timeout), nor can the Media PC ping the main PC. It can, obviously, ping the router.

Usually a restart of the Media PC fixes this (although, that's annoying) - but today it isn't. The error that I get is 'The network path was not found' and for remote desktop 'Remote Desktop can't find the computer 'MediaServer". This might
mean it does not belong to the specified network ..." etc.

I also thought it work mentioning that this is what comes up when using the net use command:

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i have set one windows 7 home professional user network drive and remember the login and password for this network drive. But don't know why when the windows restarted, and windows said cannot connect the network drive normally and i double clicked that
network drive, asked me input login and password again.
i checked user credentials and network advance setting are correct.

Thank you

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i recently bought a windows 7 home premium tablet with the intent of using it as a portable media player. for some reason i cannot connect to my media server's shared drive. the server is running windows xp and share permissions are configured properly. but any time i try to open the share on the tablet i get a the network password is incorrect. the thing is that i can remote desktop into the server using the same username an password. so please for the love of god fix this because my sanity relies on it.


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Hello, recently here at work we've been having more and more trouble with the "Could not reconnect all network drives" popup when users log on to their computer. All network drives have a red cross on their icon in explorer. It's a wired network.
I've tried enabling the "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" policy under Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Logon in the Group Policy Editor, but this didn't help. Updating the driver for the network card also
didn't help.
Once a user clicks on a network drive it instantly becomes available and stays available until the next reboot. The problem is that users have got programs which rely on having connection to certain network folders. So now they first need to open windows
explorer and click on each network folder to get it connect before they can open their program.
I've noticed users getting this error more and more after changing from 3com switches to cisco 2960 switches.
Anyone any ideas? (Switching back to 3com switches isn't an option)

A:Red X (cross) over network drive on startup, Could not reconnect all network drives.

Hello, thanks for your help. I seem to have found the problem. The switches are configured for spanning tree, now after changing the port where I'm connected on to use spanning-tree portfast instead of normal spanning-tree the problem disappeared. It
seems the spanning-tree protocol causes a bit of a delay which explains why the network folders don't connect. But it also seems that the GPO
Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon.
Doesn't wait for a logical signal because if you read the GPO description I would expect it to wait for a network connection to our domain but it seems it only waits for a signal and not a domain signal, if you know what I mean.
Thanks again for your help.

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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My network contains:
10 PCs and laptops running (Windows7 & Windows8).
2 network printers
1 Network Drive (WD Mybook Live Duo)
Workgroup environment

Here everything is fine. But one of the windows 8 laptop cannot access network folder. It prompt username and password. whenever I am trying the username and password it says login failure. But the same username and password works for all other machines. I tried disable firewall, another windows profile etc.

A:Cannot connect to Network drive. (Enter network password)

Quote: Originally Posted by rashidkeezhal

My network contains:
10 PCs and laptops running (Windows7 & Windows8).
2 network printers
1 Network Drive (WD Mybook Live Duo)
Workgroup environment

Here everything is fine. But one of the windows 8 laptop cannot access network folder. It prompt username and password. whenever I am trying the username and password it says login failure. But the same username and password works for all other machines. I tried disable firewall, another windows profile etc.

From what I have read the WD Mybook has problems with certain Windows 8 machines.

There is a long thread about this at the WD forums, maybe you should read through it and see if the latest firmware has fixed this bug.

MyBook Live And Windows 8 - WD Community

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those problem were discussed here, but separately, and none of the solutions were not helpful. I am posting this again since I think those two problems are connected.

So when I start computer (I will call it comp #1) my network drive is offline just as network printer. Mapped network drive is actually my physical drive D: and it is mapped as Z since I have three comps in my small office and it is used as storage for all comps. When I open win explorer I get my mapped drive crossed with reds. So I have to click on it to wake it up. Second problem is with printer which is always offline and I have to turn off/on his wifi to get it connected again to my comp. Printer is HP officejet 7110 and is connected to the network router using WiFi.

Comp #1 runs win 8.1 pro with all the latest updates. Second comp has the same OS, while third one has win 7.
Both comps #2 and #3 has mapped the same drive as mine comp #1. Interesting is that those two when turned on has printer and mapped drive online. So problem is only with comp #1 that actually has that drive physically in its own system.

A:mapped network drive and network printer offline


I got this advice:

Here is the code:

ipconfig /flushdns (Clear the dns cache)
nbtstat -RR (release and refesh NetBIOS names)
netsh int ip reset (reset ip settings)
netsh winsock reset (Reset Winsock Catalog)

That has solved my printer problem, but offline mapped drive remained as problem.
Today I tested one more thing.

I mapped drive on comp#2. So now on comp#1 there are mapped drives Y: and Z:. Z: is actually map D: on comp#1 and Y is drive on comp#1.

I restarted comp#1 and Y: was online while Z: was not.

Interesting that comp#1 connects to mapped drives from another computer, but not to it's own mapped drives.

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How do I connect to a shared network drive I have setup on my Windows 2012 R2 standard server at home, from my Windows 10 pro laptop is at work?
Do I have to setup a vpn on windows 2012 server and connect to it from my laptop? Someone told me something about doing it that why, but I'm not sure?
Can someone please help me out.

A:How to connect to Shared Network drive when not on the network?

Follow this tutorial and you will have a VPN setup on your server. It worked as advertised when I set my home server up.
Sysads Gazette Setup a Windows Server 2012 VPN - Page 2 of 3 - Sysads Gazette

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I am trying to set up a VPN with using a Windows 7 ultimate maching as a server. The current client is also W7

I've been through the two tutorials on this site and set it up. Forwarded port 1723 to the relevant PC, set PPTP and when the dust had settled, the client PC (accessing the internet via BT Openzone) will connect to the server (using a non-BTopenzone internet connection).

I am trying to set up a network drive mapped to a share on the server but I cannot access any of the shares on the server. If I try \\server\share I just get "not found" (I presume server should be the internal network name or IP as opposed to the external one?)
When I 'browse', I only see the files and folders on the client PC.

On the server I have
RAS (Dial in) interfaces listed as work network, access type internet
Home Network Access type internet, Homegroup - ready to create (I actually have a work group and will connect Xp machine to this server - if I ever get it working) Connections LAN connection

I unticked 'use default gateway on remote network' on both IPv4 and IPv6

The server is identified via no-ip.com 'cos I dont have a static IP address but it makes no difference if I use the external IP address

I can ping the computer using its No-IP name or its IP address but I cannot map a network drive or access any network shares.

The server incoming connection has
IPV6 unticked, File and printer sharing ticked, QoS packet scheduler ticked
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A:W7 VPN connected but cannot access network or map network drive

Can you ping the vpn server ... sure?
Try to disable your firewall temporary

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Hello guys, I recently purchased a NAS drive from Western Digital. It works like a charm when it backs up everything from 6 computers in my office. However, my employees are used to accessing the network storage via Start --> My Network Places. All 6 computers can access the network, but 2 of the computers can't see it on "My Network Places" for those two computers to access the network, they have to go through "View Workgroup Computers". I am not sure why I can't access the new NAS, as far as I know all the computers are up to date on the Net Framework which I think its 4.0 or 4.5, I am not sure which one is the latest, but it has the latest one.
Any ideas will be appreciated!

A:Missing Network Drive in Network Places on XP

Any suggestions ??

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Bought a Freecom Network Drive (LINK) from PC World today and got it set up and it seemed to be working fine on my Vista computer until I tryed to get it set up on my XP computer. It seemed to get setup ok but then the whole thing just stopped working. The hard drive spines and it works fine when plugged in as USB device but when trying to connect it to the network it simply does not show up.

I have a Belkin G+MIMO Router and the Network Hard Drive is a Freecom Network Storage Hard Drive 250GB

Please could you help as i ony bought it today and don't want to be taking it bakc without having a stab at fixing the problem, could it be something to do with the IP Addresses cause i saw something about that but don't know how to fix it.

Thanks very much in advance, Matthew

A:Freecom Network Drive not showing on Network

Please anyone?

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I'll try to explain this as best I can.

Network is a mix of XP, Vista, W7 and W8 desktops and laptops.

All connect to router which has a Buffalo Link Station NAS attached and all machines save direct to that.

All worked fine until BT decided the router was faulty and installed a new BT Business Hub 3.

Wired connections now work but wi fi (laptops) have a problem.

On W8 laptop.

NAS can be connected to and accessed fine when clicking established desktop shortcut which opens Windows Explorer.

NAS is not visible when accessed via Windows Explorer.

NAS can be seen in Router and can be pinged from CMD prompt.

NAS is not visible when you try to save from Word or any other application.

NAS cannot be found if you try to Map a Network Drive.
Running out of ideas on this one so any thoughts would be very welcome.

Once sorted this out can move on to W7 laptops exhibiting same issue.


A:Network Drive over wi fi network following router change

I am not going to try reading through all of that. What is the problem. Can the computers connect to the NAS or not? Can they see each other's shares or not?

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When i try to disconnect the network drive, it will disappear but once i restart the computer the network drive appear again. Anyone know how to solve it. When i try to install the windows xp on to the computer. After i finish installing, i click on MY computer and find that there was no network drive so i run the login.bat script to map the drives. Is it because the computer use the startup script that why is it fixed? Anyone know how to edit to make it fexible?

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Currently i face problem of network drives i am not able to add wireless network in my laptop

A:Network drive problem

You have got to be more descriptive than this... I have no clue what you are trying to say.

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in my office, i have a win7 pc connected to university network, and my win8 laptop wireless connected to the network. i think the two computers are in different subnets. i shared a folder in both computers and interestingly, i could map the win8 shared folder in my win7 pc, but not the other way. the win8 laptop always says 'communication poblem' with win7 pc. what could be the problem?
I also have a printer shared in win7 pc, and i could not find it using the win8 laptop as well. any suggestion? thanks a lot.

A:map network drive problem

You really need to be talking to your Campus IT about this issue.

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Running Home Prem x64

I want to connect to a network drive at my school. I've done it using both XP and Vista earlier.
But when I had it on vista it sometimes said that I couldn't connect to it(after a reboot if I'd checked the "Connect at login"-box), removing it and re-mapping it would solve that. Now I've removed it but when I try to connect to it again I get an error saying that it can't connect to the drive. It's online becouse I can connect to with trough the browser(altho I then only get the tree-view and isn't able to Drag&Drop).

Does someone have an idea what might fix this?

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I have 3 XP Pro computers (2 wireless and 1 wired) and 1 Sony Vaio Laptop (wireless) running Vista Home Premium. All of the documents and files are stored on a Western Digital My Book World network drive (Without mionet)

The problem I have is i recently formatted the computers due to varying faults and now when I map the network drive (each computer has a different share) the password isn't remembered by any of the computers, despite ticking the remember password box when I mapped the drive. I don't want to have to type the password in every time I or another user accesses the drive because its set to 2ABDB67C6722419B and I can't change it.

I tried doing a bat file that logs in when the computer logs on but it doesn't work because the network hasn't connected yet. I also get a message saying multiple share or something??
Any help in this will be greatly appreciated. Even if its how to change the password on the network drive.


It appears to be the AVG firewall, I disabled it to sort something else out and it didn't ask for a password- does anyone know what I need to change to make this work? It's AVG Internet Security 3 pack version 8.5

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2 Windows 8 PC, both with same user and password, and both synced in Windows 8 Pro. Problem is, that PC-a and PC-b can "see" eachother just fine in "Network" (LAN), but in PC-a I can't open to see shared folders from PC-b.

The other way round, using PC-b I can open PC-a in network and see all folders.

PC-a to PC-b gives this error 0x80070035, BUT NOT EVERY TIME ?!?! A few attemps works fine, but next attemp fails again (without reboot any of the PC's
PC-b to PC-a works every time.

I have tried to use homegroup for this (then I have to make IPV6.0 aktive), but this gives same problem.

Both PC's uses onboard realtek RJ-45 from Intel chipsets (Z77 and H77) and both netcards has the precise same settings.

I have tried this command in an elevated CMD in PC-a:
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt and after a restart the first attempt allways works.

How to solve this annoying error?

A:LAN problem (network drive)

It seems like the issue is that your computers have the same name but different IP addresses in the same network.

See if this sounds like your issue, there is a solution there as well at Microsoft.

Windows 7 Network Error Code: 0x80070035 Windows cannot - Microsoft Community

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hi all

sony vaio pc desktop pcvrs620 g, dell A940 all in one printer (wired to sony desktop) and a toshiba satellite laptop connnected through a wireless linksys router to the network...
all xp sp2

here's the trouble. we want to be able to share this printer, but right now cannot make the laptop print on the wired printer. of course it will print if i connect the usb cable, but i want to be ablet to print wirelessly.

have done "share this printer" on the wired pc
when i try to add the drivers /install the printer on the laptop it wants me to connect the laptop to the printer...i am not sure that i want to establish this connection since my ultimate goal is wireless printing...

ok? thanks!!

sorry, edited, i am posting this question in the more appropriate "networking" forum...

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The problem ocurred because the network did not assign a network adress to the computer
This is the message that I get everytime the I conect my d link wbr 2310 rangebooster g router

and when I click in properties
it says limited or no connectivity

This is my 1s time connecting this router to this computer
I have connected with this modem

I dont I know if this can be connect it with this

Thank You

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So i'm having an issue connecting my desktop to my home network for file sharing. My Desktop is connected to the internet like so: Desktop ->(Ethernet cable)-> Uverse 2wire router -> Internet.

I have no issues with my internet connection, and in fact I am posting this from my desktop now. Windows Network Diagnostics finds no issues when I run the trouble shooter. and when I try to connect to a home group it refers me to the network issue.

This issue has plagued me for about 6 months now. I have talked to Uverse tech support, and many of my friends who are into computers and have gotten no answers. Computer is running windows 7 SP1 and again the router is the Uverse 2wire router

How can I make my desktop available for network sharing?

Also here is a screenshot of the network map according to this computer

A:Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Have you set up a home network? What is the workgroup name? Are there any passwords of any kind? Have you set your shared settings on each PC in the workgroup?

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Hi peeps, here's a seemingly unsolvable problem I have:

I want to network my two PCs (An Acer Vista Laptop and my old HP XP Desktop) so that I can play network games (Operation Flashpoint).

So I connect them both wirelessly to the router (a cheap SWEEX one). Now when Iook on my Vista Laptop's Network place I can see the Laptop I'm using the router (and can access it's page and everything) but I can't see my XP desktop from here. And when I go into the Desktop's network places I can't see the router or either of the computers I'm using.

And I assume that this network problem is why I can't see a server in my game.

Now I understand that file and printer sharing is turned, the firewall is definately turned off and I think the appropriate services are turned on (well to make sure I turned every single service on ) There must be some more complex reason why my XP hates to network!

Although I am by no means a noob to general computing I am reasonably new to networking. Can you clever lot help me?

A:Wireless Network problem: My XP won't show the router or other PC in Network Places

I am surprised that the old XP desktiop has wireless functionality. Did you add wireless to it, recently? If so, is it shown as operating correctly in Device Manager?

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Ok, I set up a home network to file and printer share. i have two computers on it as of now. printing works fine.

1.Desktop - Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
2.Laptop - Windows XP professional SP2

My desktop has 2 hard drives each 150 gigs, i wanted to be able to access EVERYTHING, program files, user accounts, change files, ect. I added those both hard drives to file sharing, set the permissions, and they work fine when trying to access them from my laptop. I can access everything.

My laptop has one 60 gig hard drive. I added it to the file sharing, and it set the permissions for me and i can't figure out how to set them. So when i try to access it from my desktop, it works fine, but i cannot access Program Files (EX: \\<Comp_name>\c\Program Files) or any of the user accounts (EX: \\<Comp_name>\c\Documents and Settings\<User>) and I want to be able to access everything. any help?

Here is the error i get when i try to access program files or a user account.


Windows cannot access \\<Computer_name>\c\Program Files

Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose

when i click Diagnose, it just says ask for permission, and that doesn't help.

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Ok, so I have two seperate issues, I will address them seperately.

1.) First of all, let me explain that is computer IS NOT on a domain, the computer name is ADMIN. I've set up 20 other computers in our company perfectly, and only these 2 have problems. I map the network drives from the server, everything is working fine, reconnect at login is checked, I input the username and password to access the net. drive and have it remember my password. Everything is peachy. Everything is mapped properly. The next morning, I turn the computer on, DISCONNECTED NETWORK DRIVE, I open the network drive, it says, "Cannot connect username ADMIN\Administrator" enter correct info, etc. with the username and password boxes. None of the other computers I've setup (and built for that matter) have done this and they are identical. I've checked to make sure it isn't a domain, in fact it's on the standard MSHOME workgroup which pretty much does nothing in my application. The quiestion remains, why is it using the computer's name as a default pretext in the username when trying to access the server when I have clearly mapped it with just a Administrator username? How do I kill the domain/computername from the network drive access point?

2.) A different computer, similar problem, same exact thing, but the username is correct, no domain or anything. It wont store my password so every morning I come in it says incorrect username/password, and it has Administrato... Read more

A:Problem with network drive access

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I have a small 3 computer network. I am trying to share a folder on Computer 1 , but computer 2 cannot see it. I can ping computer 1 by name and ip address that works. I have checked to make sure the network sharing is on and that folder is shared for everyone and they are all on the same network. Computer 1 and 3 can see all computers, computer 2 can see computer 3, but not 1. I have tried mapping a drive using name and ip address, but neither see it. Computer 1 and 2 have Windows 10 home and Computer 3 has Windows 7.
Any help would greatly appreciated.


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I am running a desktop with XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 and a netbook with XP Home Edition Service Pack 3. I am having trouble sharing the desktop's CD drive over my wireless network. I think everything is basically set up right, i.e. both are in the same Workgroup, I am using the same username/password on both machines, etc. I am able to share other files successfully, just not the CD drive. The drive appears in the Network Places of the netbook, but when I click it I get the following message:

"\\Jessica\E is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Access is denied."

I feel like I have tried everything. Some steps I have taken, to no avail:

-setting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa -> restrictanonymous to 0
-setting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon -> AllocateCDRoms and AllocateFloppies to 0
-enabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP
-creating a Guest account and setting Guest permissions to allow access

Any thoughts? Thanks!!

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Here is my setup:

Have 6 PCs running win98se and 1 PC running winxp pro acting as file server. All are config in same workgroup.

All the 6 win98se PC are identical in both h/w and s/w setup. Only difference is the Computer Name. Using dynamic IP assigned by router. All have mapped as Network drive a shared folder from the winxp PC.
Here is the problem:

Now 1 of the PC will show error during powerup when trying to reconnect to the mapped drive. However if manually go to Network Neighourhood, can see the shared folder and can also access it by clicking on it. After manually accessing it, now clicking on the mapped drive will work too. But once restart system, same thing happen again.

Changing the Computer Name and problem resolved. However would like to know where in winxp is a particular name banned.

Note: Change Computer Name and not User name. All win98se login with username "guest" under MS Family Login.

A:Problem: Mapping Network Drive

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This makes no sense. I have always had 2 cpu's on a network. My main rig, and a "server". (Basically a storage and backup cpu). Well I just built a new rig, and installed Win 7 RC. Re formatted my old "main" rig to become my new "server". I still had the old "server" (Win XP) connected to the network, and had no problems mapping the drive to my Win 7 machine, and the new server with Win XP.

Now, I took the 320GB Storage drive out of the thrid CPU and installed it in the new "server" and tried to map the drive to my Win 7 Machine. I can not for the life of me get it to work. Both machines have the same user and p/w for login. WHAT GIVES???

A:Mapping a network drive problem.

Just to get the basics out of the way first

Can you see the drive on the actual system it is physically located on and is it shared ?

As you have moved the drive, you may also want to check that the NTFS permissions for the drive are set to the new location's user and not the old location's user - user "Fred" on machine "a" and User "Fred" on machine "b" are different as far as NTFS permissions are concerned and can cause sharing to fail

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hey guys, I got a problem with mapping network drives for some reason right now, and quiet honestly i think it might start leading to more problems...

What happened is last night, i shut down our lab and left the server doing a backup off a NAS (Network Attached Storage) and well, it has to back up like 45-50gb of data, so almost every time i back up it looses network connection to the file path. so what i did was i started a command prompt and had that command prompt continously ping the NAS, while this helped abit, i still loose the network path to the files i'm trying to backup.

Thats not really my problem, but it might be a contributing factor to the problem i'm currently having, this morning when everyone logged on (domain, i have a .bat file set to map a network path to a drive letter) it said that the drives could not be reconnected. No big deal, i tryed the drives and well, they worked so essentially there was no problem. yet when i log in as a certain user, its supposed to map a drive but it doesn't. i have to log out, then log back in, then it maps it.

Can someone tell me what my problem is? i'm lost on it, i'd like to see the .bat file execute when i log in but i don't know how.

Anyone willing to take a jab at this?

A:Network Drive Mapping Problem....

Lets try to get a better picture of your network infrastructure..

- How many PC's on the LAN?
- How many servers on the LAN? (win2k or win2k3 or even NT4?)
- What do the servers do?
- Describe your network equipment - switches/hubs, routers etc...

Have you noticed degradation in network response? IE; internet browsing, accessing files from the server, slow emails etc....


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Hi, i have a problem with the mapped network drive which keep telling me that the disk space is low but in fact it has a 100 gb left. This happened when i tried to copy some files into it but it keeping failing. It was working a few days ago but it suddenly gave me this problem. I tried deleting stuff in it but it doesnt seems to work. Anyone?

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This might be in the wrong board, but since the same process works fine on two other Vista machines, I'm pretty sure it's a problem with Windows XP. Anyway, here's the story:

I have a machine on the network running Windows 7 Ultimate that has a shared folder on one of the hard drives. I set the network settings to allow for networked sharing of the folder. I can connect to the folder by mapping a network drive from Windows Vista, and it works just as it should. The problem comes when I try to do the same thing under Windows XP (SP2). After I type the network path into the map network drive dialog box ( \\COMPUTERNAME\Folder ), it pauses for about 10 seconds before I get an error message that reads "Could not connect to R:\ on <COMPUTERNAME>. The specified server cannot perform the requested operation."

It has worked before on this XP machine, and I was able to transfer files successfully, but for some reason it's not working now. No settings were changed, it simply stopped working after a restart and now refuses to work again. It's been working fine for the two Vista machines on the network.

Any ideas?

A:Problem with mapping a network drive from XP to 7

Still haven't solved this - anyone have a suggestion?

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is there any solutions for this problem?
it's really bugging me
i already try to fix it by manage the device manager (network adapters)

A:Problem with wireless network adapter or acces network

Hello razuke, Welcome to SevenForums : Can we get a bit more information to assist you ? Please do this : System Info - See Your System Specs . After updating your profile pls do this to enable us to have information to help you out : Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread . Thank you , we will try out best to assist you in this issue.

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I added a printer to my network (hp c5180) via ethernet cable. But problem accords when I try to map a network location (card reader 5in1 or sth like that, is used to read SD, xD, ms cards used in cameras) from which I d like to copy images, files in explorer without extra software from HP. After I installed drivers for printer, it automatically map a network location but when I try to open it or connect to that location I get an error:

"Access code is invalid"
The network path is "\\\Memory_card"
I copied this link in to my internet browser (in this case its g Chrome) and I was able to connect to the network location:

Its strange because all of XP based computers can easily connect, problem is only with windows 7 based computers.
Somewhere I found that this could be repaired with changing: (below)


1. Open the Administrative Tools in the Control Panel
2. Open the Local Security Policy
3. Select the Security Option under Local Policies
4. Choose Send LM & NTLM responses in Network security: LAN

or in reg:

In Windows 7, we can set the following Registry key ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contr ol\Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel? to ?1?.

But this solutions dont work in my case.

Does somebody know hot to fix this and what is causing it??
Ty for reply

A:Problem with mapping network location - network printer

Do you have a lot of pictures on your memory card? Or is the memory card near its max limit?

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Hello, i am new here on the forum. Im looking for any gentle help i can get here from you guys who might be able to figure out my problem.
For some time ago (around 1 month) ive been having problems with my internet from time to time which include a really slow responding or sending into the internet. It is so that sometimes my ping goes up above 200ms and stays there for a quite some time (maybe an hour or more). I check my ping using cmd and typing "ping ping.sunet.se". I can also feel that the delay is huge when playing online games, so there is deffenitly something wrong with the sending and responding. Also when i check my connection in mb/s using some homepages that calculates it, like "bredbandskollen.se" (a swedish page). And here i see that the mb/s speed is prefectly fine (around 7mb/s recieving and 0.4-0.1mb/s sending). Not sure if the sending speed is accepting thou. And when my internet is busy, like when i am streaming something or things like that, my responding speed gets a bit better like 150ms, thou when my internet is doing fine and works as it should i usually stay around 20ms ^^ so something must be wrong.
Now i woundering what might cause my internet troubeling. Any thoughts would be great, thanks!

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So im at a complete loss here....

I have a windows 7 pro x86 computer that out of the blue stopped connecting to its network drives. I tried a few things like flushing the dns, re-registering, new IP finally I decided to rejoin it to the domain, big mistake. The computer couldn't contact the domain controller even though all the info was correct. I ended up doing a restore to the week prior updated the NIC drivers and everything seemed to be working.

The following day it happened again I tried the same few fixes and the solution this time was to uninstall all the hidden devices under the network adapter, after a reboot I got into the drives just fine. Now everytime the user shuts his computer down he gets this same problem. My boss ran into the same problem on another machine the other day so Im hesitant to restore, I would prefer a fix in case this shows up again.

The computer can get online and use our email through outlook but network resources are all gone. The machine can also ping all of the servers but wont connect with \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx IP or \\servername\share even with credentials entered.

Ive looked all over with no success.

A:Very strange problem connecting to network drives / network.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

If it's now happening to another computer, I'd unplug the router and switch(es) for 20 to 30 seconds. Also, check on your computer's Security or Firewall programs installed, make sure that they are up to date and not blocking the ports and network resources. You may try disabling the program(s) temporarily for debugging purpose.

An update will be nice.

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I have installed server 2003 on a small network and created a domain that is the same as the public domain name (ie the companies website).

This is now causing a problem because when i type in the public address (for example www.company.com) it is trying to resolve it locally - because the local domain name is also company.com.

Does anyone know if there is a way to get round this problem?

Many thanks in advance


A:problem with the local network having the same domain name as the public network

add 'local.' to the internal domain or change it altogether.

Your public domain should not have any connection into your private infrastructure,
but you may have references from private->public; not very common.

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This is annoying. I logged onto my network at work with our home laptop--changed it to a domain logon. I then changed it back to logon to my home network as a workgroup and it keeps showing a mapped drive as "disconnected", yet the drive is connected. It also shows a little "arrow" on the network drive as oppossed to a red X and its definitely mapped (see jpeg below). I've disconnected and reconected it with no success. When the computer first boots up, it says it is no longer connected to my desktop computer. Also, when I log off, it attempts to synchronize with the network drive (I have "My Documents" on the laptop assigned to the desktop "My Documents".

How do I fix this?

A:Mapped Network Drive displays as "Disconnected Network Drive"

I'm having the dame problem, did you ever get a solution?

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I have problem with network drive. I added it by clicking on MAP NETWORK DRIVE, and connected it to server. Everything works good but if i explore some folder on network drive and try to open some file, it opens the file in default web browser (it start downloading it). I need to fix it, like the files will be opened in associated programs...

I made the same thing on other computer to the same server and everything works properly, so i don't understant, what's the problem???

A:Opening files on network drive problem

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Right click on one particular file with issue then choose Open with> Default Program then choose the program that you wish to use. Also, make sure to che check on the box that says "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file". See image attached.
Is this what you need to accomplish?

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I'm being asked to help out in a business of someone I know. They have a problem with their IT personnel.

There was a problem in their common drive. They were asking help from their IT personnel that wasn't at work that time. They called him and then, outside their office, he fixed the problem.

This shouldn't be the case because access should be restricted outside their office. Basically, they want to fire the guy because there were other things he did that weren't in the best interest of the business.

The problem is their IT guy is the only one with the technical know how with their network.

So i'd like to ask for your help with the following:

1. How do you stop access of the network from computers outside the work place?
2. How do you make sure files aren't accessed by people inside the office but doesn't have the security level to do so?
3. How do you physically secure the server?

If there is something else that would help me but aren't included in my questions, i'd really appreciate it.

A:Common Drive/Network Security Problem

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Would like to find out why I cannot see a hard drive on another computer on my home network.
Here is the background. I took and put a SSD as C: drive on a HP Pavilion and put that HD (ST750LM022 HN-M7) into the CD drive bay which makes the HD drive D:. Did the share of that drive, right click on D:, Share with>Advance sharing> Advance Sharing>Permissions>Everyone.
In the box Permissions for Everyone, checked all boxes.
Went to my main desktop (Gigabyte) & opened Windows Explorer. Can see 4 computers that are on, Gigabyte, Basement, Lenovo and the Pavilion. Click on Pavilion and I see D: & Users. Click on D: and get Network Error box, Windows cannot access \\Pavilion-pc\d You do not have permissions to access \\Pavilion-pc\d. Contact your network administrator to request access. I am network administrator but do not know how to fix this.
Another thing I did was go to ?Basement? computer & opened Windows Explorer. Clicked on Pavilion and it shows D:. Click on D: and I can see what is on that drive. Can open any file like a Word doc.
Gigabyte is running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
Lenovo is running Windows 7 Home. When I open Windows Explorer I see the 4 computers. Click on Pavilion and get the same as the Gigabyte. Cannot see what is on D:.
Basement is running Windows 8.1
Pavilion is running Windows 8.1
I bet this is going to be something that I have overlooked and will be an easy fix for someone that knows what they are doing.
Thank you for the help

A:home network problem seeing drive by other computers

What Firewall/Internet Security software are you running?

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Hi, i have a 500gb external hard drive on a vista PC. I set up a folder and shared it. i can access it on this PC and map the drive. But networked XP
machines get the error access is denied.
i have been trying to get this workin for the past 4 days now and i have had no luck.
i have been looking around the net and read something about having to have the same user account on all networked pc's. This is not an option for me because it would take to long to go around all pc's making a user account and other reasons.

can someone guide me on how i can simply press a few buttons to allow all networked users access the drive?


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with my wireless network , on my hard drive was at 1.7gb free space at first, but after some time, it keeks shrinking and the free space is being taken away somehow very quickly, is someone using my space from the internet???

it goes down quckly, who is using my space when im not even installing new things

A:wireless network hard drive problem

I suggest you enable encryption on the wireless network!

Please supply the following info, exact models of the equipment please.

The name of your ISP and country of residence.
Make/model of the broadband modem. If dial-up, please specify.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home SP2.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

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Hope someone can help. spent a few hour now scratching my head with this.
We have a NAS at my place of work that some people can connect to and some can't.
even though I have full network admin rights I can not connect to it but most users can.
I have tried changing the security setting to not us Group policys and its not made any difference.
I use the run box ie \\devicename\folder to connect but it wont work.
the NAS is plugged directly into a switch via a ethernet cable.

A:User problem connecting to Network drive.

What is the model of your NAS? This may help me figure it out.

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