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Q: Solved: Home Network Access from Virtual Machine

I recently installed VMplayer on my Win 7 machine, and I installed Win XP on the VM. So far everything seems to work fine. However, on my home network I have a Linksys NSLU2 mini network server which has a flash drive plugged in that contains my files that I access from any of my home PC's. No problem accessing it from the Win 7 machine, but when I try to setup a "new network place" on the XP system, I get an error telling me that the address is not valid. The format I'm using is:
\\Server Name\Share Name.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I appreciate any input!!

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A: Solved: Home Network Access from Virtual Machine

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I just installed windows 8.1 pro on an MSI z97 pc mate motherboard with I5 3.3 ghz processor, 16 gb ddr3 1600 MHz ram, with embedded realtek pcie gbe NIC. I checked and found that hardware virtualization is enabled by default in the BIOS.

I tried to set up a virtual switch using the latest bios and drivers from MSI. I created a virtual switch choosing the external option and the share with host OS option. I then connected to the VM. No network connectivity on VM but host still worked.

I then used autopatcher to update windows 8.1 on the vm. I removed and reinstalled the virtual switch choosing external option and share with host OS option. Same conditions occurred.
And then I installed the latest NIC driver. Same problem - media disconnected.

I tried this process with the latest driver from the realtek website which was a couple years more up to date. I had such high hopes! Same problem.

I then used msconfig to prevent all non-Microsoft services from starting and rebooted. I removed and recreated the switch and I was still hoping for success. Same exact conditions occurred.

These are the conditions that occur whenever an external switch with host os sharing enabled is installed in between all of these troubleshooting steps. It looks exactly the same every time...
The host machine can still access the network but it does so through the virtual switch. Ipconfig /all on the host reveals the following...
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 M... Read more

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Not sure how actively anyone is tracking user needs here, but figured I had nothing to lose by asking for help...unable to find an understandable answer here so far.
I had been happily running Virtual PC 2007 on a Win 7 Home system, printing on a network physically connected via usb cable to a Win XP system.  I have now replaced the XP tower with a Windows 10 tower, with that printer attached to that tower, and
functioning normally.
When I run Virtual PC 2007 on the Win 7 system, it "sees" the Win 10 system, but on trying to install the printer, it is asking for a password to the Win 10 system.
I am guessing that it would require a ton of tweaks to get around this, and although I am not a full blown novice, I never like fiddling with too many settings that might screw up everything else that is working.
So, long story short, is there in fact a reasonably simple way to work around this, or should I just give up to progress and new operating systems?
Thanks to anyone who might be willing to point me in the right direction.

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I apologize if this isn't the right forum for this, but I need help and I hope all hope is not lost. Let me first explain what I am trying to do. I reinstall or reimage machine for a few local rent to own stores, it pays OK, but it is very time consuming. Enter Symantec Ghost Console 8.0xx. I have used this at my day job to ghostcast an image out to 1-50 computers at a time but they have always be running XP Pro (because its an office environment) I figured that I could implement this software with all of the systems I get for my spin off job, but all these machines have XP home... here is where my problem starts. when I try and send out a remote client install, I get the error
"Failed to install:
\\SHOWPLACE (20): Add logon right: Error when opening security policy - the computer might be running Windows 95, 98, ME or XP Home, or the specified account does not have sufficient administrative rights on that machine"

I have search for adding logon rights, but XP home isnt setup like PRO and I HOPE there is a way that I can allow an external computer to install its client-side software so that it will allow me to take an image of any give XP home machine...

I ask because I know from past experiences, that there are people in this forum who undoubtedly know XP in and out better than myself...

So am I screwed, or is there a way around this so that I can install the client side client software and take my images over the network.... BTW I know I co... Read more

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I am trying to map a network drive to a remote server. The server is not on the same network as the computer I am trying to map the drive on.

I have the external IP address, the port number, and the drive letter on the server.  I have entered http:// IP Address:Port Number/drive letter.  I get an error message stating that the drive path is incorrect.

I am using the network drive mapping wizard in the Computer screen.

The remote server is part of a local network with 3 other computers running in the VMware workstation connected by NAT connection .I run this server port number 9000 of host machine  by Port forwarding method. 

I need help with the proper syntax for mapping the drive to the remote server.  I can't get my Windows 10 machine to connect to the server.  I need to get shared folder of virtual machine in another computer.

How do I map a drive to my remote server?  Please be specific as I am not that familiar with networking.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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I am running a server in vmware workstation which is connected with NAT connection. I made port forwarding for access this virtual machine from outside the host computer. That is when type host computer ip:9000 in chrome it redirects to server web interface
which is running in vmware workstation because I redirect port 8080 in virtual machine to port 9000 in host machine.

 Now I want to get all shared folders in the virtual machine . when I typed host ip in run dialog box it gives only the host machine shared folders . when i typed host ip along with port number it shows error. 

What should I do for getting all shared folders of virtual machine in other computer in same network.

Note:Should not use bridge network connection.

Whether it is possible?.

Thank you for your help in Advance.

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I need a little help. I am trying to share the HP 8150 Photo Printer over my home network. I have a laptop that has the printer installed on it and am wanting to access it via my desktop. Currently, I can do this vice versa with another HP printer. One that is connected to my desktop being shared to my laptop. Below are the steps i have already attempted.

1- Turned on print sharing on both computers ( Note Desktop is SP1, laptop is SP2)
2- Installed drivers on both machines
3- Selected browse for network printer
* Active printer port for 8150 is not in list*

This is what i see as being the problem...

1- HP Installed printer on Virtual printer port USB001
2- My desktop sees this printer on different port, but not able to connect to it. Receive
Windows error about incorrect name, or loss of connection.
3- May not have firewall set up correctly from Desktop to laptop.

* note file sharing is enabled and works just fine, both ways.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.


A:Solved: Virtual Printer port not sharing over home network

This has been solved. After reading through a few of the diff. forums, i found out that if you re-run the network wizard set up on both machines after installing a new printer, your problem will be solved.


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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

A:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.



The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.


Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.


Best Regards,

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Home network
Linksys wireless WRT54G.
One comp connected to router with lan cable.
Two others conected with TP-Link wireless cards.

All running XP SP3
All set to share folders
All machines can ping each other and connect to the internet
All set to obtain IPs Automatically

My problem is one machine (new to me) can see shared folders on the other two but will not allow the other two to see its shared folders and printers or see its own shared folders and printer.

I can see it as a work group computer and see the share folders and printers
but when I try to connect to them I sometimes get this error: "not enough server storage is available for this command" or sometimes it just says I don't have permissions and network path not found.

I've tried the IRPStackSize regedit from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/106167 but the problem still exits.

Any help appreciated

A:Solved: One machine wont share. Home network

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I have Hyper-v running on Dell Precision T3600 with Windows 8 OS.  I am trying to start a VM (called Windows8VM) to install Windows 8 in the hyper-v virtual machine, but I keep getting the following message:
"Windows8VM" failed to start.
Failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
"Windows8VM" failed to start.  (Virtual machine ID D670D3BB-9AE2-0453D-9191-EA6EFC242A9C)
The Virtual Machine Management Services failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
I have turned the hyper-v feature on in the "Turn Windows feature on or off.  The BIOS has virtualization enable.  Help!!! driving me nuts for a week now.
Nick :(

A:Windows 8 Hyper-V - Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine

Finally got it to work.  Our admin lock down the devices that could be installed on the computer.  It turned out that one of the vm devices was not allowed to be installed.  Thank community.

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I have 4 machines on my home network - 3 desktops and 1 laptop. My D-Link router died and I replaced it with a Linksys BEFSR81 router.

My initial issue was that during the router sw instillation, the router could not validate an internet connection. Problem appeared to be that the machines had the router IP address and would not release it.

After a few hours on the phone with Comcast and Linksys, the machines decided to cooperate and release the router IP address and was able to complete the router installation. The laptop and 2 of the desktops are able to hit the net with no issues.

However, my 3rd desktop is unable to connect to the network. I have tried the disable/enable the network connection with no success. I have rebooted the machine hoping to see if this would fix the issue.

When I am in the Network Connections window and click on the local area connection icon, I see in the lower left hand corner an IP address of This IP address shows up everytime I reboot or try to disable/enable the connection.

I have the TCP/IP properties set up to obtain the IP address and DNS Server automatically.

OS - WinXP Pro - SP3
MB - MSI P965 Platinum
CPU - Intel D 3.0
Ethernet Connector - Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabyt

Before my D-Link router died, everything was working great.


Thanks in advance.


A:Solved: Desktop machine can't hit home network after installing new router

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Hey guys and gals,
I am encountering an unusual issue that I have run out of ideas. Let me explain...

I have four machines on a home network and things have been running great. All of a sudden (as far as I cannot tell what might have changed), my primary machine has encountered some strange issues. For instance:

1) Windows firewall settings were disabled (as in entirely grayed out so I could not enable or disable the windows firewall)
2) Unable to access machine via vnc from other machines on network
3) Unable to ping machine via vnc other machine on network
4) Cannot run Synergy
5) Cannot copy files to other network drives

My primary machine is acting as though all access has been terminated as far as incoming packets. I was able to restore the windows firewall settings and thus disable the windows firewall. I have been running Trend Micro Internet Security Suite 12 for the last year, which is my AV and Firewall. I have ensured all applications and ports are in the exclusions list for the firewall and I have port forwarding setup correctly. I can access every other machine (except my primary machine) from any machine on the network.

It seems as though I was hit with spyware or a virus, almost as if it has disabled some services or other item. I have ran scans for spyware using Spybot, A-Squared, and Trend Micro and all comes back clean. I have ran scans for a virus and all comes back clean.

I have exhausted all my knowledge and resources. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Unable to Access One Machine on Network

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I am running Windows XP PRO 64 bit with MS Virtual Machine.
I have installed XP Pro 32 Bit.
Device manager says everything is working in XP 32 VM, but I can not connect to network or internet.

A:MS Virtual Machine can NOT see network


In virtual PC go to Edit -> Settings -> Networking
Make sure that the network card that is installed in your XP Pro 64bit is selected under Adapter1.

Then make sure your (XP Pro32bit) virtual pc's computer name is different to the XP Pro64bit computer name.

Setup TCP/IP in the Local Area Connection in the virtual PC. The IP address of the PC and the Virtual PC must be in the same range. The gateway and the DNS must be the same (This is if you use static IP addresses for your LAN)

For a bit more information see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833134#3

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After changing XP Mode's network adapter (in order to get port forwarding working), I found that I cannot access the internet using a browser anymore.

I went from Shared Network to Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller in the Virtual Machine settings, which broke its internet connection completely and gave the "limited or no internet connectivity" message. After going back to Shared Network, when loading any page in any of the virtual machine's browsers (Firefox, IE), the page would remain blank then time out after a while. However, pinging websites using cmd worked in the virtual machine. Using the 'repair' option in XP's Network Connections did not help. Disabling the firewall did not help either.

Also, the Windows 7 host machine's internet is working fine.

How do I fix this situation, without having to start anew with another virtual machine?

A:XP Mode virtual machine cannot access internet

If available, run system restore in XP using a point where Internet worked.

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I have an XP virtual machine running on a 64-bit Win 7 host. I have a home wireless network that I need to access from the XP VM in order to use printers attached to the other computers on the network. All comupters currently on the network have the same workgroup name.

I have networking on the VM set to use the wireless adapter on the host laptop. With this configuration I can see and access the host, but I cannot see nor access any other computers on the network.

Now, it seems to me that I will need to run the XP Network Wizard to set up the network on the VM before I am able to see the network, but after reading dozens of articles and posts on networking a VM, I have never seen this step mentioned. (I am at work now, so I can't test this out on my network until later.)

So, my questions are: (1) Do I need to run the XP Network wizard to get the VM to join the wireless network, and (2) if I don't need to run the wizard, what DO I need to do to get this to work?

Thanks in advance. This forum is a great resource.

A:Accessing wireless network from XP virtual machine

Yes, you need to run the XP network wizard. It can be tricky to get an XP machine to network with Win 7 machines.

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Hi all,
I am running into a trouble while using the VMWare workstation. I am trying to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 on Windows XP-SP3 using VMWare Work Station. After I choose the iso file for the RHEL-4 cd's iso, it takes me to easy install and just asks me the total hard disk space I want to dedicate to the Virtual Machine. But I need more space to be allocated to my "/" partition rather than /home partition. But every time I allocate more and more sace to the total virtual machine so that I can install more programs to my VM, I don't get any benefit, as most of that gets allocated to /home partition. How can I stop this and allocate the sizes I want to give "/" and "/home" according to my preferences? I am using the latest VMWare 7.
Hoping for some positive solutions,

A:Custom partitioning Root and Home partitions in Virtual machine(RHEL4) in Windows XP

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Hi there,
I've just installed a virtual machine (running XP Pro) onto my Vista machine. The Vista machine has a USB external hard drive attached. When trying to access the data on this hard drive from within the virtual machine (via the bridged network link between the virtual machine and the host) it is incredibly slow. I've tried moving the USB hard drive to another PC on the network (running XP Pro) and accessing it from the XP Pro virtual machine on the first PC, and this works fine. I'd be very grateful for any help or ideas!

A:Virtual Machine on Vista Host - Slow Disk Access

Have you tried using a different port? Could be a slow port.

maybe trying towing down some resources? disabling areo on vista maybe?

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Hi, Recently my antivirus found numerous trojans in C:/users/name/Temp/Local Folder, and seeing this I manually deleted all of the non-folders and non-.xml files in the Local Folder. Ever since then I kept on getting an error message on startup: "JAVA virtual machine launcherUnable to access .jar file sysboot2486260447034318996.jar" So I googled how to remove this error and came upon this site and the moderator nasdaq, who help resolve a similar problem with another user. Then I follow the steps on that post:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/477507/eveytime-i-boot-up-my-computer-i-get-an-error-unable-to-access-jarfile-igfxperf-after-a-trojan/ And I got to the point about using ComboFix, and that is where I stopped since from this step onwards, it is advised to use ComboFIx only under supervision. So here's what I got from DDS (Attached to this Post). Please help me resolve this problem. N.B. I also tried reinstalling Java which didn't work.DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16464 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2Run by Simpson at 7:44:12 on 2013-11-18Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.64.1033.18.3979.1912 [GMT 13:00].AV: Avira Desktop *Disabled/Updated* {F67B4DE5-C0B4-6C3F-0EFF-6C83BD5D0C2C}SP: Avira Desktop *Disabled/Updated* {4D1AAC01-E68E-63B1-344F-57F1C6DA4691}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running... Read more

A:Java Virtual Machine Launcher unable to access sysboot248626044703431899

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifica... Read more

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I'm really driving myself insane with this now.

I have two desktop computers and a laptop. All of them are connected through a D-Link DI-604 router. I can access my laptop from my main pc, and my main pc from my laptop. I cannot, however, access my 2nd pc from either of them. But I can access my main pc and my laptop from my 2nd pc.

So, basically the 2nd pc isn't accepting incoming connections. Whenever I type \\idm2\ (the 2nd pc name) I get the "Windows cannot locate \\idm2\ please check name and try again" error.

I have tried almost everything I can think of. I have reset the network connections on my 2nd pc, turned off windows firewall, made sure that TCP/IP is running, repaired the connection etc...

I really don't know what the problem is. Any help on this would be greatly apprieciated.


A:Solved: Cannot Access Other PC On Home Network

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MSHOME 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 was not found.

This is the error message I get when I try to see any computers, printers, or storage devices connected to my home network. Sometimes, I can see other computers that are attached, but I cannot access them and receive a similar error message. Other times, I cannot even see any of my network. I have not lost connectivity to the internet, only to my local systems.

There are several computers attached to my network, all are running Windows XP SP2. One of my laptops can see all and touch all, but the rest cannot. Iíll focus on the computer that I am currently on. It is an AMD 3000+ that is wired to a Linksys wireless N router that is connected to a cable modem. The SP2 firewall is off and I am running Zone Labs Zonealarm. My home network IP range is setup in the ďTrustedĒ zone. I can ping the computers and devices attached, and can send print jobs to my network (wired) printer, but I canít even view my home network, reference the error message above. And, as I indicated earlier, I donít even receive the same error message day after day. All of my computers used to communicate with each other very well. I cannot say for sure when this trouble started. I donít often try to attach to my other machines, but I sure canít do it now.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what m... Read more

A:Solved: Access permissions on home network

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Hi there! I have a home network that works perfectly fine on all my wireless devices except one of my laptops. I'm getting a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark inside of it in my connections map from "this computer" to the name of my wireless network. I am running windows 7 and I have no idea what is wrong. It used to work fine and just stopped all of a sudden. I'm not sure if my wife or I messed something up. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Solved: Limited access to home network

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So, within the last few days, I have been unable to access Hotmai, Gmail, Yahoo email, or Google. I can access msn.com but when I try to search I get an error page. I was thinking that it was just my notebook pc, but the same thing is happening on my desktop pc.

I did do the most recent Windows security update on the notebook, but not on the desktop.

I tried restoring to a previous time, but I noticed like 40 restore points a day sfrom Virtual PDF printer driver being installed about every 10 mintues. This is a program I've used for about 4 years problem free to print anything on the screen into pdf format.

I reset all the browsers I used settings to default, then I added all of the problem sites to safe lists and ensured they weren't on any privacy or security blocked lists.

I turned off my internet security suite and tried again, to no avail (Kaspersky).

So, I'm out of options. The fact that I cannot access these sites on both of my computers makes me think it is my router.

I have not installed any new programs recently.

I tried to access these sites using Avant browser, Internet Exploer, Mozilla Firefox, and the Opera browser.

I am running windows XP, 2.0ghz processor, 1gb ram.

Your suggestions are appreciated, thanks in advance


A:Solved: access problems on 2 home network pcs

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I have 3 pc's. Comp A is hooked to a wireless router and modem via ethernet cable. Comp B and C are connected thru wireless adapters. All comps can access the internet.
the problem is i need to file share between the 3 comps. Comp C can access all the others. Comp A and B are able to access each other and they "see" all 3 on the workgroup, but they can not access Comp C. There is the error "\\$$$$ is not accessible. You might not have permission...The Network path is not found"
I have read thru the threads and tried to ping C, it comes up as "request timed out"

A:Solved: home network access denied

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Just reinstalled Win XP on one of my home network computers. I now am denied access to my computer running Win 7, although it has access to the internet connections and can access other network computers. All the other computers (running WinXP) on the network including the Win 7 computer can access the new installed computer.

What could be causing denial of access permission on the new install computer?

A:Solved: cannot access home network computer

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This started happening few days ago probably after a windows update. I tried uninstalling HyperV component restart, readd restart etc no luck. My existing hyperv virtual machines fail with the same error, to create a new one also fails.
Please advise, Thank you.
The server encountered an error while creating New Virtual Machine.
Failed to create a new virtual machine
New Virtual Machine failed to realize
Failed to access configuration store 0x80070003

Gokhan Varol

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I know it is a pretty basic question but I have a network of two home computers on Windows XP home.
Will I be able to access and work on in the secondary computer the word documents which which were created on the main computer but I have put on the internal network when the main computer is not switched on or does the main computer have to be online ?

A:Solved: Can you access files offline in a home network?

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Computer "A" is a desktop PC, XP Home, SP2. This computer is connected directly to my wireless router.
Computer "B" is a notebook PC, XP PRO, SP2. This computer shares my internet connection through a wireless adapter card.

I am able to share my 802.11g internet connection but there's a problem with folder and printer sharing. Computer "A" is able to fully access "B" but "B" cannot access "A". "B" sees "A" (just the computer itself, NOT the shared folders or printers) but when I try to access "A" I get a message stating "\\computername is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permission. Access Denied".

I followed the instructions using the Wireless Network Setup Wizard but can't seem to get things working. I've tried turning off my firewall but it makes no difference. Can anyone suggest what might be wrong?


A:Solved: Home Wireless Network - Access Denied

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I have two dell desktop computers:

Dell Dimension 2350
Win XP Home SP2
Westell DSL Modem
Broadcom 440X 10/100 integrated controller

Dell Optiplex GX260
Win XP Pro SP2
Connected with network cable
HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 ethernet adaptor

I set-up a home network using the wizard. I can see and access files and printers on both computers(although, it's very slow when opening the GX260 from the 2350) but I can't access the internet on the GX260. The local area connection has "limited or no connectivity" on both machines.


A:Solved: Can't access the internet on home network computer

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I have 4 computers on my home network, 3 of which are running Windows 7 pro, and the other one is Windows Vista home. All of the computers are in the same workgroup (I tried using homegroup as well, but it worked terribly and I disabled it), all of them have the same network settings (file and printer sharing: on, network discovery: on, etc), all of them have access to the internet, and for the purposes of troubleshooting, I have disable all AV software and firewalls.

For months I was able to connect to all of my computers from any other computer. Suddenly, my main office computer (Windows 7, which I'm also using as a Quickbooks file server, so I NEED it to work!) started losing it's connection and file sharing with the others. I would restart it, and that would fix the problem for anywhere from 1 minute, to 1 week. Now, I simply cannot connect to it at all, with any computers, and rebooting doesn't help.

The problem-computer is usually visible in the network window of the other computers, but trying to access it returns an error of 0x80070035 (cannot access, check the spelling, blah blah). If I run Windows Network Diagnostics, it says my computer is configured correctly, but the other computer is the problem. If i run the diagnostics on the problem-computer, it says THE SAME THING. So frustrating!

I recently learned that if I type the local IP address of one of my computers into the explorer bar of the problem-computer, BOOM. Instant access. However, If I ... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 - Cannot access only ONE of my computers on home network.

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My saga of Windows 7 on a newly assembled PC continues. I have already posted a couple of messages here about various incompatibilities. The (hardly elegant but usually effective) solution has been to install and use Virtual PC in XP Mode. However, now I have encountered a problem with networking in XP mode. I have a typical small home network with four other computers running Windows XP (and temporarily my old computer running Windows 98 SE until it can be permanently retired). I have an application that will run only in XP mode that needs to access a shared folder on one of the XP computers. I can't seem to see any of the other computers on the home network from XP Mode, although I have no problem accessing the Internet (cable modem and wired router). I joined the home workgroup by name, and it told me I had joined successfully, but I still can't see any of the other computers (or a standalone shared network printer). What's the trick to get Virtual PC to see other computers on the network?

A:Windows 7 Virtual PC and home network

I found out how to install a network printer from within XP Mode (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2346464,00.asp). Excuse me for being a malcontent, but the method is so clunky it has to be experienced to be believed. It makes you think XP Mode is half-baked. However, I will admit it works if you're willing to put up with the guessing game of "find the printer port."

That still leaves recognizing computers and other shard network resources, which continues to baffle me.

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I just cannot figure this one out. I have a pc wired to my home network. Internet connection has been fine and remains fine for all other networked pcs - wired and wireless. The pc can be seen on the LAN - I just cannot get out to the www. All of this changed following an attempt to update XP to SP3. The upgrade failed - I suspect because the partition I have set aside for my c drives is running low on space (about 900mb). Following this failed attempt I was no longer able to get out the net. The router logs have an entry that might correspond to my attempts:
Blocked incoming TCP packet from to as RST received but there is no active connection

I have my router assigning a fixed ip and I can ping the router and see other network pcs, a networked printer etc.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: I am stumped. One PC on my home network can no longer access the internet.

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my bad. made a mistake in the subject. it's a WinXP pro... just looks like Win2k

Motorola configured IBM ThinkPad. I have a wireless router, but i don't have a wireless card for the notebook. it's wired to a linksys wireless-g router. when i check the network connection, it tells me it's sending packets but not receiving. i know the router is working b/c that's what i'm using for my home computer currently. i know how to access the router options but now how to configure it to accept the notebook's connection.

help would be much appreciated ^.^

A:Solved: Win2k work notebook can't access home network

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I currently Cisco VPN into the office when i'm working from home and I lose all my connection to resources at home. Is there a way I can still be on the Cisco VPN and access my home resources as well without having to disconnect from the VPN? Any help or advice would be great.

Thank you!

A:Solved: CISCO VPN into the office can't access home network shares

Nope. The way Cisco VPNs work is the network administrator sets policies and rules at the VPN server. This can be a router, firewall, or VPN concentrator. These policies and rules get pushed down to the VPN client when you connect and log in. There's no changing these policies or rules from the client side. The network admin would have to change it at the VPN server. What your network admin has done is to tunnel all traffic down the VPN tunnel therefore negating access to any of your local network resources. If you want to ask them to make an adjustment change for your connection, you'll have to ask them to allow split tunneling. Don't be surprised if they say no as allowing split tunneling will in essence provide a gaping back door into the corporate network.

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I was thinking of trying a Virtual Machine on XP Pro to run Ubuntu 7.04.
I'm looking for free solutions that I can edit and create my own
VM's. So far I have looked into VirtualBox and Virtual PC 2007.
Both are free and allow you to create new VM's.

Can I install them both to give them both a shot or would this
be foolish and cause problems with my XP Pro.

I have never used a Virtual Machine before and would like to see which
program I found to be easier to use.


A:Solved: Virtual Machine on XP

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I have been trying to install the Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Network Adapter On Win 7 Professional  PC.
I have tried to uninstall and re-install the drivers.
Tried to update the drivers from windows Update.
Nothing works.
Request your help.
Warm regards,
Prashanth Jadhav

Prashanth Jadhav.

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The network, which was working yesterday, now is giving an error message:
\\(computername) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use etc etc.

I did the latest Firefox update this morning and now cannot access the network. Am getting a bit fed up with Fx as it seems to be crashing more and more these days which I never used to experience before.

Anyone have any ideas?


A:Solved: Can't access home network after installing latest Firefox version

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I am unable to run certain items that seem to be Java-based. For example, a Virtual Tour of a home on a real estate website, or a game from pogo.com.

I've tried reinstalling IE6, but it has not helped. I am running my internet connection through a the D-Link 713P router/print server into a cable modem. I've called tech support at D-Link to see if their firewall might be the problem. They say it is not.

Can anyone help?

please let me know.


[email protected]

A:[SOLVED] Java and/or Virtual Machine

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I was having problems with TSG chat for some time. All I was getting in the chat loading page was a picture of a broken thumbnail (where the Java class is loaded).
So I downloaded the latest Java Virtual Machine. Then everything worked just fine.
But suddenly I found that the same problem has cropped again. No Java applets are loading (including TSG chat, yahoo pool). Why is this? I have the latest JVM. And everything related to Java in my internet options are enabled !!!

Please help

A:[SOLVED] Java Virtual Machine

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I have been having some problems with my IE6 recently one is that it apparently does not have java VM installed for some reason. I know that for legal reasons Microsoft is no longer providing it but I've found it through two other sources and downloaded it, but neither one seems to work.

Anyone have any suggestions, thanks.

A:(Solved) Java Virtual Machine

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Getting a bit fed up with this now, I've been messing with it all day.

All I wanted to do was to install XP on a VM (I'm running Win 7 Pro, by the way) so that I could add screenshots to an abandoned article. Nothing to it, you might say. Thats what I thought, I've done it before with Oracle VirtualBox and seem to remember it being really easy.

So, I installed VB without a hitch and installed XP Pro as guest. Windows update site wouldn't work and IE was hammering my cpu and locking the browser up.

Installed Firefox, managed to install SP3, IE8 and that Malicious software removal tool thingy.

After trying lots of so called solutions including installing guest additions, task manager says cpu in host and guest is at a constant 100% usage. I've given up and decided to try something else.

I knew I couldn't run VMWare cos' of a hardware requirement (hardware assisted virtualisation) that I couldn't meet. I found Windows Virtual PC and straightaway noticed it has the same requirement but they have a way around it.

All I had to do was download this update Download Update for Windows 7 (KB977206) from Official Microsoft Download Center

I'm told it requires validation so I clicked the continue button. Clicking continue on the next page is the download for GenuineCheck.exe but when you run it, it says this version of the tool is no longer supported with no link to the new version.


Or can anyone recommend some better VM software?

Have pity on me thou... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Installing Virtual Machine

What is the make and model number of your PC?

What exactly are you wanting to do? You know Windows 7 Pro can run programs in Windows XP mode right?

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ok I am supposed to download this java virtual machine thing and when I go to click download it brings me to a page that says sorry microsoft doesnt support it anymore or something to that effect....and I went to some sun website and downloaded a java desktop thing and that didnt work, I have internet explorer 6.0 and windows 98se, where do I go to download this at and how? Thanks for any help!!!

A:Solved: java virtual machine

nevermind I took out that java desktop thingy and I went to http://home.wanadoo.nl/brugje/vm/ and downloaded the microsoft visual and the updates and now its fine!!!

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Sony repaired this laptop (replaced Bluetooth module) and when I got it back I can no longer open Virtual Machine (XP mode). Error message attached.

7 Professional was installed as upgrade from Home premium and worked fine prior to repair.

How do I resolve this?

any suggestions would be appricated.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6126 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 467966 MB, Free - 404292 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, C603LEHL
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Cannot start Virtual Machine

bump - any help?

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Hi All,

Could somebody explain what Virtual Machine is ? and if there is any free software out there ?

Many Thanks

Jumbo 1

A:Solved: Virtual Machine software

Wow...doing a Google search came up with so many hits, it made my spin.

Take a look at this article and it may give you a better idea of what you are looking for.

Five most popular virtual machine applications


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I'm looking for a list of services which do something like what Jolicloud does. What I would like to do is install an OS on a computer, and then install another bootable instance of that exact same OS in a virtual machine on someone's server, and then be able to always access that virtual machine and do everything I do on it (except, I guess, print). All my docs are in Google Docs and are backed-up with Backupify, so my data life is already 99% in the cloud. But what I would like is for that cloud VM to be like a backup computer. So does anybody offer a hosting service for a "personal virtual machine"? For licensing reasons, I've little doubt but that one could not do this with Windows. But I would be fine with Ubuntu or CentOS.

I guess one way of doing what I would like to do would be to simply put Ubuntu on an old tower and leave it both on and on the Internet at all times, and then log into it as needed over the Internet. But then you run into the problem of theft, fire, or hardware failure. So I want to pay someone to manage the security, hardware, and always-on and accessible 24/7/365 operation of the virtual machine.

Thanks in advance for your help,

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When I try to play Smirnoff Ice Bejeweled on the MSN Game Zone,I tells me it can't be played without Virtual Machine. I have service pack 1 installed and have lowered internet security down to medium low. Any help on this is much appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Java Virtual Machine

Installation of Sun Java Machine fixed me right up.

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What the best way around this situation?

I know its probably simple. Say for example, I have an employee that I am trying to remote into his machine and do some work. He or she is behind a personal router and has a ip address of 192.xxx. Normally, I can connect through my vpn to them if they have a 172.xxx address but that is not possible. So how can I connect to them by live meeting, netmeeting, or any other app that needs their ip address if they are behind a router with a 192 etc ip address?

I know this is simple but I can't think of how to do this.

A:Help remoting into a machine on a home network!

Try using LogMeIn. They have a couple different options for getting remote access to a computer. I use the free one for my home and work computers... it works like a charm.

They also have a VPN client called Hamachi (also free) that you can do remote desktop connections through instead of using your internet browser. Hamachi will add another network connection to the computer and give it an ip address from their network then the connection is direct between all the computers involved. I use it to stream my iTunes library from my home machine to my work.

Hope that helps.

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