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Solved: Problem with permissions to a networked Computer

Q: Solved: Problem with permissions to a networked Computer

I have networked two computer with printers attached to each.
PC1 is “guy”, with a brother printer attached
PC2 is “Susan” with a HP 1100 attached

In the past I had no difficulty with networking the computers and have access from each computer to each of the printers.

I up graded the computer Susan and I am now having a few problems that I never had before.

After I perform the Network Setup Wizard on each of the computers (in many different methods) I am having the following problems.

First, every now and then I am getting the following message after double clicking on Entire Network then Microsoft Windows Network:

Entire Network
Not enough storage is available to process this command.

If I wait a few moments I will get the MSHOME and am allowed to click on that.
After this I do see both guy and Susan. If I double click on guy I see items pop up.
If I click on Susan I get the following message:

\\Susan 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.

The network path is not found.

Of course I can not add the printer from Susan either. Though I have had no problem adding the printer from guy to Susan. And it prints properly.

What am I doing wrong…

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration….


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A: Solved: Problem with permissions to a networked Computer

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Hi folks,

Just wanted to find out what you think the best solution for me is with regard to a little problem.

I work at a small private school for languages and we have 3 public computers for the students to use for general stuff, internet research, facebook etc etc.

Now every week i go to the comps and make sure their running well etc etc but every time there is new stupid things being installed by the students.
One smart a$* even partitioned the hard drive in to 3! for what i dont know but i want to give him/her a kick in the a"*
Another installed google desktop!!! can you imagine that? cant even figure out where he/she downloaded it from i thought it was finished.

Anyway, i wanna put a stop to this activity. the computers are not a toy for this lot but a tool and if they need a program for something to come and ask.

As it stands the comps are all win 7, and are connected to the network via WIFI. the network is a simple zyxel router.
There is another office comp connected to the router running Win XP pro and i also have a spare comp in the office which is unused.

I guess the simplest thing would be to create users on each comp and limit the permissions but i thought i would put it out there and see if anyone has a better solution.

A:Solved: Limit permissions on 3 networked comps?


You are exactly right. I assume, as this is small language school, you are not using a domain. As these PC's are stand alone and used only for internet access then yes creating some generic user accounts, with limited access, for the students to use is probably the best solution. If you want to be a bit more vindictive (probably a good idea as these students sound like trouble) I would recommend reading up local security policies to restrict access to things like control panel and the hard drives.
If the students moan tell them the good old school line of 'It's just one person spoiling it for everyone'.

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We have a simple network with only 2 computers (Vista 32bit Home Premium). We want to share some folders on one of the machines with only one user on another of the machines.

However when I try to add permissions to the folder, I can only apply permissions to the users on the machine the folder is on, not to the users on the other machine. The Location field in the permission dialog box only shows the machine that the folder is on.

How can I apply permissions to an individual user on a networked machine other than the one the folder is on?


A:Permissions for user on networked machine

Problem solved on another forum. Moved the data out of the public folders into a different folder, and then shared that folder.

I had tried this before but couldn't get it to work. What I didn't realise was that I needed to create a matching account on the machine that had the folder so that I could access the shared folders

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Need Help have an Pentium 2 with win 98 se the only problem is that it used to belong to a company that went out of business and was on a network that blocked out internet access via the lan. it was no problem until i got broadband and installed a new network card. and reactivated the security somehow it allows me to ping but not connect to the Internet via a browser not even on dial up. I have searched everywhere even the register for any clues. but i have to admit now i am lost for direction. I am hoping that i will not have to reinstall and lose over 2 years of useless programs that I am sure i will never use until the are gone. and ideas

Thanks in advance for any help

A:interesting problem with old networked computer

When you're logging on to the system, is is trying to log onto a domain? Or do you know if it used to be part of a domain? Because these (lack of internet and internet connection wizard) are Group Policy security settings.

Try removing it from the domain (if it is on one), don't forget it doesn't need to be physically connected because credentials are cached. Removing from a domain is tricky without the domain controller, however someone might know how to do it.

let us know

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What the network consists of:

1 host computer running windows xp
1 laptop running windows xp
1 hub

The problem:

I am able to share files between the computers and access webpages perfectly fine on the host computer. On the networked laptop I am able to share files and visit certain websites such as hotmail, download.com, msn.ca, etc. I am not able to visit websites such as candystand.com, yahoo.com, etc. Is there a way that I can fix this problem?? Please help

A:problem accessing certain webpages from networked computer

Do you have the latest updates and service packs for IE6 on your laptop as well as your desktop? Run Windows update to be sure.

Please go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/, and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log as a .txt file, and copy and paste its contents into your next post.

Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet. I don't know how to read it p) but others here do and may find something that could be causing this.

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i posted this last week, but apparently my post was deleted.

We have a computer hooked up to a network printer. When I log on as Administrator, I can print no problem. When I log in using the regular public profile(I work in a library), I cannot print. I've tried making new shortcuts, etc. but I am frustrated. Our IT doesn't really care, as this problem has been going on for quite some time.
If anyone can offer any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Printer Problem on a Windows XP Networked computer (moved from XP)

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I have a two year old Dell Dimension 9100 desktop running Windows XP Media Edition with Service Pack 2 and recently bought another Dell laptop-an Inspiron E1505 running Windows Vista Home premium edition. I have networked the two computers using a Netgear WPN824v2 router. Both computers cans "see" each other and the laptop can "see" the printer connected to the desktop. I am also able to set the networked printer as the default printer on the laptop, I can transfer files with no issues and have no internet connection issues.
My problem is that when I try to print to my HP950C (connected to the Dimension 9100 via a parallel printer cable) from the laptop the file is sent to the print queue but nothing prints. The queue shows the file is spooling with no file size, pages show as "N/A" and nothing prints. When I print the same file from the Dimension desktop the queue shows a file size, associated pages and prints the document with no issues.
I have tried to print with both computers' firewalls turned completely off and get the same results.
Hope someone can help.

A:Solved: Can't Print From Wireless Networked Computer

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Hi! My name is Laura and I am brand new here.

My problem (or at least the one that I can mention here is that I cannot get my Windows XP to recognize my networked printer.

What I have:

-A brand new iMac (Leopard) in which I have installed Windows XP via Bootcamp.
(I should note that my previous computer was a MacBook Pro (Tiger) with the same configuration and I was able to use my printer through Windows XP.)

- A Linksys WRT54G router (for which I know the IP)

- A Xerox Phaser 6115MFP printer
(It has a static IP. I installed the print drivers in Windows.)

The printer is plugged into the router via an ethernet cable. There is another computer in the house using the printer wirelessly, without issue, so I know the printer is working and hardware configuration is correct.

The Mac side was able to find, and use, the printer with a few clicks. The Windows side won't find the printer.

I've checked Mac forums and the issue does not seem to have anything to do with the Mac or Bootcamp. I sense that this is correct as, mentioned above, I had this same configuration on a previous computer with no issues.

I am able to use the network via Windows to connect to the internet, so I know the router is working and I am connected to it.

I am not networking savvy in the least, so if you do help me, please idiot proof your instructions.

Thank you so much in advance for any and all help.

A:Solved: Computer not recognizing networked printer

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I have an old computer and i'd like to take an image of its only partition (around 3 gigs) and put it on my hp for safekeeping because i am reformatting it yet i would like to keep all of those files. Is there a way to take a partition image of a computer on you network.
I want to make an image of the C: partition and store it for later but i need to create the image on my hp because the other computer is old.

A:Solved: Take Partition Image of a Networked Computer?

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i have 2 children and i want to be able to send a pop-up message to their computer.

simply, is there any software which can do this without having to have a server installed on their computer.

i know about net send, and winpopup, but they need to be either a server installed on the computers or messaging enabled.

i need software which doesnt need a server installed or anything enabled.

also, it doesnt matter if the software costs money.

Thanks any suggestions are apreciated.

A:Solved: sending pop-up message to networked computer

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I am running two systems, one Windows XP and on the other computer Windows 2000. The printer on the 2000 broke, so I set it up to use the printer on the XP system.

I got it working, but now on the XP system, the first time I attempt to connect to the internet (AFTER A REBOOT)I get a WORK OFFLINE box that says: No connection to the internet is currently available. To view Internet content that has been saved on your computer, click Work offline. Click try again to attempt to connect. When I click try again it connects and then anytime I click on IE after that it will connect no problem. Until the next reboot and then same thing happens.

On the 2000 system, when I boot it up I now get a sign on to windows screen, I press ok and it finishes rebooting. It wasn't giving me that screen before.

What did I change when I was installing the printer??

Thank you for your help.

A:Solved: Networked printer problem

Roe727 said:

I am running two systems, one Windows XP and on the other computer Windows 2000. The printer on the 2000 broke, so I set it up to use the printer on the XP system.

I got it working, but now on the XP system, the first time I attempt to connect to the internet (AFTER A REBOOT)I get a WORK OFFLINE box that says: No connection to the internet is currently available. To view Internet content that has been saved on your computer, click Work offline. Click try again to attempt to connect. When I click try again it connects and then anytime I click on IE after that it will connect no problem. Until the next reboot and then same thing happens.

On the 2000 system, when I boot it up I now get a sign on to windows screen, I press ok and it finishes rebooting. It wasn't giving me that screen before.

What did I change when I was installing the printer??

Thank you for your help.
RoeClick to expand...

Hi Roe,

On the XP machine, if you go into Control Panel > Internet Options then click on the "Connections" tab, and then click the "Setup" button and re-configure the internet connection settings, does the problem go away?

If not, you can try this registry fix: http://www.anetforums.com/posts.aspx?ThreadIndex=4068

Look at posting 4th from the top.

But always be careful when editing the registry!

As for the Windows 2000 logon prompt; Do you get the "Press ctrl-alt-del to log on" screen?

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I have three computers on a network, 2 desktops, 1 laptop. All have XPHome, NIS2007 and SpySweeper installed. All three are networked through a wireless router. All can connect to the internet and all can be seen in My Network Places (all shared files for all 3 computers). The issue is I can't access the shared files on the laptop from either of the two desktops. However, all the shared files on the two desktops can be accessed from any of the other computers. Only the laptop's shared files can't be accessed.

I checked Norton's firewall settings on each computer, esp the laptop, and they all should be accessible from either computer. I even turned the firewall off on the laptop and still couldn't access the files from the other computers. I even added an advanced setting on the laptop's firewall to allow specific IP address computers (the two desktops) access to any files, still no go.

The router shows all three computers on the network being connected.


A:Solved: Can't access shared files on a networked computer

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Ok, I have three computers...one desktop and two laptops, all running Vista and all connected via wireless network. My problem is that I'm having trouble accessing files on those computers. What do I need to do to fix this???

A:Solved: Problem accessing networked computers

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Two days ago, I tried to print on my network printer and the computer showed that the printer was offline. After a few hours of working things out I was able to get the printer back online. Bascially I had to remove the printer from "devices and printers" and somehow it installed itself. I was happy, I was able to print I sat the pritner as default.

Here is the problem.

There are two computers on the network.

Computer A, which only has the network printer and Computer B which has a local printer connected to it. When I set the network printer to default on computer A, it becomes default on Computer B as well. I do not want this. I want Computer A to have the wifi printer default and computer B to have the local printer default.

But everytime I set the default on computer b to the local computer, it removes the default network printer on computer A.

What am I doing wrong? If you need any additional information, please let me know.

Thank you in advanced,


A:Solved: Can someone assist me with a networked printer problem?

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The title question pretty much asks it all.

I have a desktop running win 8.1 pro and use File History to create backup of libraries etc to an external drive.

My wife has a laptop running Windows 7 on the network and part of a Homegroup. I wold love to be able to backup some of her files to the same external hard drive using File History, but I don't think this is possible, or if it is I haven't figured out how.

I have included her relevant folders in a library shared with me and visible in Homegroup, but File History does not seem to be able to back it up since the files themselves reside on another computer.

Of course I can physically copy her files to the backup drive periodically, but I like how File History runs quietly in the background.

Any advice? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Can Win 8.1 File History back up files from a networked computer?

The short and to the point answer is NO
She can of course use Windows 7 backup and restore and choose which files to backup - rather than allowing windows to choose - as the latter also creates the image - and she can of course backup to the same external as you

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I recently put a new hard drive in my HP dv7 laptop to increase the onboard storage. Before changing out the existing hard drive, I backed up all my personal files on an external hard drive.

One of the folders though for some reason appears to have "randomly" restricted the permissions of an entire folder along with its subfolders and individual files to the admin user of the previous Win7 installation.

This is a folder with multiple subfolders and files (photo backup folder). Windows will allow me to take control of the folder with the current admin user, but it's only one folder at a time. When I attempt to force new permissions for access down the folder structure, I get an error message telling me my access to the subfolders and files is denied.

Is there some other way to force these permissions down the tree or should I put the old hard drive back in and attempt to fix the problem from the old instance of Windows?

Any assistance is appreciated.

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The specific error is " Windows cannot access to the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item""

It dosnt affect exe files ,but I cant use firewall and some of tune up utils ,cant install Microsoft visual c++,cant use flash(at least adobe flash),alligator flash cant preview flash(it says its activx permission problem) ,but flash player works on browser.

Other then that uac is turned off ,I uninstalled avg and installed avest,I have melwerebits, spybot and none of them helped.

If thers a need I can bring a report from hijack this

Im admin and logged on as admin.

I had corrupted registry by melewre defrager and registry cleaner melwerebits took both of them down but I think it left some parts on my pc.

Im familiar with handling viruses I use all the anti viruses on safe mode so the virus cant block the delete attempt and I plug off my computer instead of normal shut down so the virus wont reinstall itself on shutdown.

But this I have no idea what to do, if you need any additional information about the problem I will provide it.

i tried to find a solution for weeks now ,i tried to reset premissions to defult, i dont remmber it worked, i think it didnt let me (ill try again) donloaded a windowes fix msi thet dose it from microsoft tech sopurt ,couldnt open it.

please somone help me.

A:Solved: Permissions problem

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I think it should be related to this forum because I think the problem is something with AppData \ Permissions which is related to Windows 7.

I'm having a problem while running\installing Visual C++. The problem started 2 days ago, it did work before.
When I'm trying to run I'm getting this error:
"The Application Data folder for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express could not be created"

I tried any solutions over the net (solutions like devenv I couldn't operate because I didn't find the file but any other Appdata solutions I could operate but no good result).
I ran Process Monitor while my filter is a process name of "VCExpress.exe"
I found a lot of "Name Not Found" results.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions\{F7F1ED05-9F6D-47A2-AAAE-29D317C6F066}\ParentFolder NAME NOT FOUND
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions\{F7F1ED05-9F6D-47A2-AAAE-29D317C6F066}\Description NAME NOT FOUND
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions\{F7F1ED05-9F6D-47A2-AAAE-29D317C6F066}\RelativePath NAME NOT FOUND
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions\{F7F1ED05-9F6D-47A2-AAAE-29D317C6F066}\ParsingName NAME NOT FOUND

I got a huge list with the "Name Not Found" Results.
I've uploaded the whole list of the "Name Not Found" results.... Read more

A:[SOLVED] VCExpress Problem, Probably AppData\Permissions Problem?

Bump (It's been 24 hours)

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Okay, everything was working fine and I wanted to open a pic in Photoshop so I go to Open As > My Pictures and it says access denied. So I thought there was something wrong with PS so I decided I'll do it manually by dragging the pic into PS to open it but when I went to see it in windows explorer, it still gave me a message "Access Denied" so I went to help and it told me to check the properties > Security tab and select my user (BTW my user settings have it so I am admin, but also another user is admin too) and it only shows SYSTEM and the other user permissions but not mine and also it doesn't let me edit EVERYONE's permissions. I'm not sure what's the problem, can someone please help me out?

I've got a pic attached to the post.


Originally Posted by An Alien

Okay, everything was working fine and I wanted to open a pic in Photoshop so I go to Open As > My Pictures and it says access denied. So I thought there was something wrong with PS so I decided I'll do it manually by dragging the pic into PS to open it but when I went to see it in windows explorer, it still gave me a message "Access Denied" so I went to help and it told me to check the properties > Security tab and select my user (BTW my user settings have it so I am admin, but also another user is admin too) and it only shows SYSTEM and the other user permissions but not mine and also it doesn't let me edit EVERYONE's permissi... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Folder Permissions Problem

Wow, really? I'm glad it's not a virus or any other problem. But I'm not really sure about using another OS, I've never used anything other than windows.

Edit: I researched that bug and it says that the bug should already be patched from windows update according to this article: http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...ndows_7_RC_bug
Also, that article was written for Win 7 RC in May 8, 2009 which was way before I bought my new Win 7 64 bit laptop so this shouldn't be happening unless it's another bug. And in the article, it says this only happens to users that ARE NOT administrators, but I am an administrator for my comp so I'm thinking that this is another similar bug.

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Ok I had to put windows 2000 on my moms PC, which is part of a network, and now EVERY computer on the Network sees an "Internet Gateway". WHY???? The only computer that can see shared files is my moms with the windows 2000. theres 3 more computers all running windows xp. how do i fix this? File sharing is now available, but I myself believe the internet is being slowed down. THe Internet gateway that windows XP is picking up is reading 8.0 mbps. My connection has gotten as high as like almost 2, but it should not read that.

A:Solved: No more windows file sharing after windows 2000 computer networked!?


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Hi Folks,

I have a new problem on my Vista Ultimate. In the middle of a session things stopped working. So I rebooted. Then I was denied access to every .exe or file. Bar looking into folders.

I reboot into safe mode and all is working, did virus scan, spy etc nothing. I reset my permission for access to all, and reboot in normal mode.

Side bar, AV and start items load this time. But still I am denied to open any file up unless I right click and run as administrator?!!

Does anyone have ideas about this one? My permissions keep going back to read and access only. And I am Admin>??!!



A:Solved: vista file permissions problem

I have a similar problem with permissions on one of my drives. The only way I'm able to maintain write access is by keeping UAC enabled, which sucks.

If you've got UAC turned off, try turning it on and see if that helps.

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Hi guys; this is my first question on this forum.

I have put three computers onto a home network "MSHome" using the netsetup.exe wizard (which was originally copied from Computer A the first machine onto the network). Computer A has XP Media Center Edition 2002; Computer B has XP Pro & Computer C has XP Home. All OS are up to date (SP2 etc). They are all wired to a Netgear router on DHCP. Everything works well except file sharing.

On every machine the other two computers are visible on Explorer under Networks. All the computers can ping each other both IP and by computer names. All the computers are visible on "View workgroup computers" but not on "My Network Places" On Computers B & C both are visible to each other on "My Network Places" but not Computer A. On Computer A "My Network Places" does not show Computers B & C.

Computers B & C can share files with each other OK but if either try to access files on Computer A then there is a pop-up

"\\computerA 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. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer"

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A:Solved: one computer on workgroup asks for file share permissions

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

Download the following and install it

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

The first command enables network access for Guest, the two subsequent ones change two different policies to allow network access for Guest.

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Hey guys,

I am having a issue here.

I have reformatted my Windows 7 Ultimate installation and on my external hdd I can not change the permissions in one folder. I keep getting Access Denied. I can not modify, delete, or change that folder in anyway. I've tried to give everyone, admins, just my admin account, everything to get permissions for the folder so I can modify it and just can't. Anyone know how I might be able to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: When I go into the security settings Everyone can "Read & Execute, List folder contents, and Read" and there is a strange user name which is:


and it has full control. It has the user symbol with a red ? beside it.

A:[SOLVED] Reformatted Windows 7, External HDD permissions problem

You need to take ownership first, then you can change permissions.
How to Take Ownership of an object in Vista/Windows 7

The strange user name is the RID (Relative ID; The Security ID of the PC plus a 4 digit Relative ID) of your old account from the previous install. Since it no longer exists, windows can't display the user name that goes with that RID

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Alright... major boo-boo here people. My User folder (C:\Users\Jenny) is for some reason shared on my home network. My brother brought my attention to it when he said he could browse all my files from his own computer. So, in an attempt to block it from access, I set the permissions on the folder to denying access to everybody.

I didn't know Vista is truly that stupid! Now I can't even access my own user folder, from my own account. I assumed it meant "Everybody except me".

Is there any way at all I can fix this, or do I have to create a new user account?

A:Solved: Permissions Problem - Denied Access to own User Folder

Wait... figured it out. D'oh. I must have left my brain on my pillow this morning. For future reference, you have to go to the Security properties of the folder, go Advanced, click 'Owner' and change it back.

Oh boy am I embarrassed.

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Hi there,

I have a relatively new Dell computer that was, up until recently networked wih 4 other computers. My roommate who did the networking did something to the computer so that he could control everything from his laptop (when the password screen popped up, he had to use his wireless keyboard from his laptop to enter it into the Dell).

Here is my problem - my roommate moved out (and very far away) and when I go to turn on my Dell computer now, the password screen pops up, but the mouse and keyboard that is plugged in do not work. I've tried a USB keyboard and a PS2 keyboard and neither work.

I know the password, but is there anything I can do to enable my keyboard and mouse?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Computer was networked, now it's not.

I would consider asking which program he used to do this to you computer, throw me reply with that information. My guess is that a driver is installed that is still in "lock-out" state... Attempt to load in safe mode for now. When you post back, I'll seek a permanent solution for you! =D Cheers!

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I am buying a new computer and I was wondering if the following was feasible and/or legal:

I have Windows XP on one computer. My thought was to make a 'ghost' of my old computer and put it on my new one. I then would network the two. Is that something that is legal or should I just bite the bullet and buy another OS? My idea is still to ghost one. Is that the best way of 'transferring' my files?


A:Networked Computer

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I have a 300 mhz p2 running windows 98. How do i set up a dvd-rom to play with software from another computer that is networked to it. I am able to print and access files from the other computer. When I launch the dvd player software on my computer -I get a message that the dvd on the other computer does not exist. Does anyone have experience getting a dvd to play with software loaded on a networked computer. I need step by step instructions or clues about how to set it up. Thankyou for any help!

A:using networked dvd-rom from another computer

I am not aware of any DVD playing software that supports this. DVD players work by accessing the drive directly, which can't be done over a network.

You can access the drive, copy files from it, etc... but play movies? I don't think there is any way.

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It just occurred to me that I don't know how this works.

When I share files, are they transferred via my router, the internet, directly computer to computer, black magic?

Inquiring minds want to know

A:How do networked computer communicate?

When the computers are attached to a LAN, they communicate directly with one another. The use SMB and CIFS to move files across the network.

A router routes traffic between 2 networks, namely your internal home network and your ISP's network.

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At my work there's a room with computers for the public to use and everything is running smoothly and they are all able to print apart from one.

The problem machine recently had a corrupt windows install so I fixed that and now it's working and connected to the network/on the internet but I'm completely unable to get it to print.

It says I need to add a printer so I go to control panel and pick the printers and faxes section and to use the option for adding a printer but can't pick the existing printer that all the other computers use.

Add printer wizard - next - network printer/printer attached to another computer - browse for printers.

Here's where the problem lies - it comes up with the option of clicking Microsoft Windows Network but doesn't display the actual Network that all the computers are on, there's no add sign so I can't expand it.

If I try to press next it says 'you need to specify a valid network printer name'

I've been on another computer, looked at the settings on it for printers, found the right printer and then wrote the exact name into where you can type on the add printers screen but it doesn't like it.

I'm not sure what to do about this don't like printers or networking, not my thing at all! - any suggestions are welcome and thanks in advance guys!

A:Can't add networked printer to computer?

hmm; XP vs Vista vs Win/7 ??
What OS is the printer attached to and what OS's are trying to access it?

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Hello, there first of all ,, I love you guys,, you have said the complaint computer 4 or 5 times in the last 7 months since i found you. Here's my problem, we have two computers (and I don't know alot of the lingo but i understand it) mine is the host and we networked it to the second, mainly so we can share internet capabilities. It's networked with a 30$ server but seems to do the job. He is a kaza lite fan but recently found a torrent to download from,, when he is downloading (which today he had 4 going ) my system drags or won't bring up more than home pages. He went in and shut down the downloads but my system is still dragging and i keep getting that wonderful ( i page cannot be found message) trying to get in here tonight took one hour and 10 mins.. Is there anyway to protect my system so he can download without it dragging my system down??

A:downloading on a networked computer

Yes. Buy a cheap router and get him off your NIC!

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Internet is running slow on this one and it is networked with my first computer (Which was cleaned by OT--thanks again)I have run the following online programsTrend Micro HousecallBit DefenderPandaI also have spybot search & destroySpyware guardspyware blaster ad aware (may not be set up properly)Currently running Nortons 2004 antivirususing XP firewallThanks heapsLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:49:04 PM, on 5/20/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\Po... Read more

A:Im networked & other computer had viruses

Hi ozfemme. I'm back. I only see a couple of missing file items to clean up. There are currently no signs of viruses or malware. Let's fix the items and then do some standard cleanup maintenance.Step #1Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.Step #2Download CleanUp! and install it. Start CleanUp! and click on the CleanUp! button. Let it run to completion. It may take a few minutes depending on the size of your hard drive so be patient.Step #3OK. Reboot your computer normally, start HijackThis and perform a new scan. Use the Add Reply button to post your new log file back here along with details of any problems you encountered performing the above steps and I will review it when it comes in.OT

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Hey I am posting this from another computer...
I have an old HP Pavilion 512c

XP Home Edition SP2

ipconfig/all says (and sorry I decided to type all of it in)

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name : qzqkss7
Primary Dns Suffix :
Node Type : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled : No
WINS Proxy Enaled : No
​Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection - specific DNS Suffix :
Description : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Physical Address : 00-40-2B-29-B2-54
Dhcp Enabled : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled : Yes
IP Address :
Subnet Mask :
Default Gateway :
DHCP Server :
DNS Servers :

Lease Obtained : Wenesday, OCT. 03, 2007 7:38:35 PM
Lease Expired : Thursday, OCT. 04, 2007 5:01:28 PM

Also I don't exactly know how to ping on computers, I am sure it is extremely easy though..

Thank you for your help ahead of time!

A:Networked Computer Can't get online

If you typed the Default Gateway incorrectly (expect open a Command (DOS) window and type

ping www.yahoo.com

For each do you get Replies or do you get all packets lost?

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Long story short, I have a Asus CG5270 desktop with a cdrom that DOES NOT work and a hard drive that is totally wiped clean of any operating system. I also have a router and a perfectly working laptop with Windows 7 64bit home premium on it. I do not have a crossover cable or external hard drive. I have the recovery disk for the desktop which is Vista 64bit home premium SP1.

Can I or can I not use the laptop to reinstall Vista on my desktop?

I've found this question asked countless times in countless forums but also countless answers that do not answer the question for a person that is not a computer engineer.

My apologies if I sound frustrated but I am LOL. Can someone please give me a simple answer and if it is possible can you please provide if there is one a step by step walk-through for dummies?

Much thanks!

A:Can I install windows from networked computer?

Get another CD-ROM, that would be the easiest solution. You cannot install Windows the way you are attempting to do it. There are ways to install an OS over a LAN, but the configuration and particulars to get it to work would be far more difficult than getting a replacement CD-ROM.

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I'm building an automated backup system around Macrium Reflect Pro. Ideally, I'd like to put all the computers to sleep around 8:00 PM then wake them around 1:00 AM and run the backups. Problem is, how do I put the networked computer to sleep, then wake it, run the backup and put it back to sleep?

Also, I sometimes get system updates from MS in the middle of the night. If my backup is running, will the update process kill the backup or visa-versa?

A:Can I Sleep/Wake a networked computer?

You can use task scheduler to do this Task Scheduler - Create New Task see step 10 if you need any help let me know

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Greeting and Salutations: I have a conundrum here. I have within my home three networks that work fine with each other for the most part. All devices hook to each individual network and is able to access the internet. But I would like to understand how to configure my networks to use peripherals across multiple domains with different IP addresses, especially a printer, my Brother MFC 9330CDW. If I could make this work it would make life so much easier. I would like to keep them departmentalized to a certain degree so that I can see what is on the other networks but they cannot see me. This way I know what is going on and I can help the people that is on the upstairs from downstairs. Like monitor the Brother printer. Anyhoo... Here is my configuration: My primary network... (DHCP IP address: ...consists of an Arris Motorola Surfboard broadband Wireless router with the wireless turned off. There are three devices connected to this router that are network cable driven. The TP-Link Archer C7 Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi Router. A Visio SmartTV, and a D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N 300 router. My secondary network... (DHCP IP address: ...consists of the TP-Link Archer C7 Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi Router in which connects a Windows 7 32-bit desktop, a TiVo Premiere, a Windows 7 HP Pavilion and a couple of casting devices (an EZ-Cast and a Chromecast), and a Visio SmartTV that is wireless but I am utilizing a network cable. Since the TP-Link is a... Read more

A:A Three Networked Home - Computer is on one, Printer on the other

My apologies in advance for my aforementioned posting. I tried to edit it and make paragraphs when warranted. But short form rewriting the whole conundrum, I copied and pasted it from another forum I am also privy to as well.

Thanks for your help, in advance... Happy Holidays.

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My company gave me a computer, that used to be part of a network, for my personal use at home. I was using it at first as a terminal just disconnected from the network, but then played around in the admin/users area and changed (i think) to an un-networked computer. I know get error messages that pop up only upon starting and shutting down my computer. Once I click OK they go away, and everything seems to work fine...but they are kind of bothersome and I would like to know how to get rid of them if possible. The error message reads:

"Access violation at address 00426059 in module "WMP54GSv1_1.exe". Read of address 00000368."

Any suggestions?

A:Error messages on a formerly networked computer

WMP54GSv1_1.exe is part of linksys if you have something installed from them like a wireless card or software uninstall the driver then reinstall.

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I run win 98se on my second (networked) computer and cannot access hotmail,it keeps asking me to reenter my password.I can access hotmail no problem from my main computer(xp pro).
I have norton internet security installed on both machines and have it configured to allow access either way to both computers.
Is there anything else i need to set in order to make this work.
Do i even need norton internet security on my second computer?(98se)


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I have two computers networked in one room. One of the computers has a good sound system which I would love to use when accessing the second computer. Soo I was just wondering if anybody knows any way I can hear the sound on a networked computer?

Thanks in advance.

A:Play audio on networked computer.

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I've been banging my head on the wall for several days on this one. I did a lot of searches and tried numerous suggestions, but have had no luck as of yet.

My Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine recently stopped being able to communicate with any other machines on the network. It can ping them by name, but can't browse to any shared folders or use any shared services. I do have one networked printer, but access was via http so it seems to work. The big problem is that I have some Windows XP machines that have shared folders and shared printers and I can not access them.

Here are the details of my setup.

- Linksys WRT54G router drives the internet (updated to latest firmware)
- Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine plugged directly into WRT54G ethernet port
- Epson Workforce printer plugged into ethernet port
- 2 Windows XP machines connected via wireless
- 1 Windows 7 32-bit laptop connected via wireless

Since the Epson worked fine I thought may it is a wireless issue or maybe an issue connecting from Windows 7 to Windows XP. I went through hundreds of forum posts about people with issues connecting to XP with no luck (i.e. network discovery is on, file/print sharing is enabled, all machines on the same Workgroup, etc.). All of the various XP machines can see each other, ping each other, and browse each other's shared folders. In fact, all of said machines are capable of browsing the Windows 7 64-bit machine's shared folders, but it can't browse theirs.

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A:Windows 7 computer can't see other networked computers

Sorry to hear about your problems, I recently had a problem with this especially trying to communicate Windows XP Home 32 to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. IT sounds like you have all your bases covered but I would recommend disabling your firewall(s) temporarily and seeing if you can communicate. Lemme know how this goes for you.

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I am trying to access help files through a program that is installed on a pc that I connect to over a network. The help files are compiled as a .chm document. Accessing that document on the networked computer I get:
Action canceled
Internet Explorer was unable to link to the Web page you requested. The page might be temporarily unavailable.

But when I moved that file to my local hard drive it opened up correctly and displayed the information that it was supposed to.

I've compared all IE settings, proxies are identical, etc.

Anyone know what the cause of that would be??

A:viewing files on a networked computer

Are the chm files on a web server? The document type probably needs to be registered on the web server if this is on an intranet app.

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I have a network with two xp computers, three vista computers and an xp file server called server1. They all worked fine for a year or so and then the vista computers suddenly quit connecting to server1. When browsing to it a username and password dialog comes up but no user name/password was accepted. Tried having same users etc. The vista pc's would connect by ip but our database software uses the name path to operate. So, I wiped the server and installed Vista ulitmate on it. The problem is STILL there. The xp machines can connect but not the vista. I tried renaming the server from server1 to serverx and the vista machines can all connect now. The problem is, the database is hard coded to use server1 and there are issues with trying to change that. So, I need to use server1 for the name. Any ideas on what could be causing the problem?

A:Networked computer can't connect by specific name

I don't know why it works some or much of the time. "Server" seems to be some kind of special name. Look at the following from my machine. I get the same result with "server" or anything that begins with those 6 letters. And there's nothing in my network with anything remotely resembling the name "server.)

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Terry>ping server1 -n 1

Pinging server1.Belkin [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=40ms TTL=242

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 1, Received = 1, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 40ms, Maximum = 40ms, Average = 40ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Terry>

In my router's LAN settings is a place to assign a "Local Domain Name." It is set to the (default) "Belkin." Since that shows up (server1.Belkin) maybe using no Local Domain Name, or assigning a static IP to the computer, would get rid of that unwanted (for you) association.

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I am able to see my networked computer, but only the C: boot drive. How can I see the contents of other HDDs on that computer?

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When I add users to one certain computer in my network, for software reasons I need the default group to be Administrator. Is there any other way to accomplish this other than adding a user, and then subsequently putting them into the administrator's group?


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I can see the computer--on a peer to peer network. I keep getting a permissions error, but I've checked everything--turned off firewalls, turned on sharing, shared several folders, etc. Any other ideas?

The computer I can't connect to is runnng XP-Home.

A:Keep getting error trying to connect to networked computer

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I have made a similar post to this a few days ago but it was kind of confusing so i have decided to make a new post,


Say i have 2 computers, computer 1 and 2.

I want to edit the registry of computer 2 from computer 1 (i.e just run a .reg file on computer 2)
But i don't know how and computer 2's share permissions is read only.
I have used PSEXEC but it seems that you need the permission to be set to writable because i get an access is denied error when using it.
and i CANNOT access computer 2..

A:Editing registry from a networked computer

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I have 2 computers hooked up to a network through a hub. I am using Rogers Hi-Speed internet.
The computer i am on right now works fine, yet my other computer will no connect to the internet. all of my wires are connected correctly.

The network was working fine until the cable guy came, and unhooked our internet by accident. Today he came back to hook it back up, and he switched our modem as well. This computer's internet is working fine, yet for some reason the other computer's internet still will not work.
are there any settings i need to change or anything?
any help apprreciated, thx

A:Can't connect to internet through networked computer

somebody's gotta know something!

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