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Two networked desktop computers gone crazy

Q: Two networked desktop computers gone crazy

I usually take care of my own problems simply by googling them but this situation here is a whole new thing to me... I have 3 computers at home, 2 desktops and 1 laptop (which I am using now because he is the only one left functional). Those two desktops are networked together, I can fully explore one PC from another etc... earlier today me and my brother were playing World of Tanks. I copied its folder from brothers desktop PC ( ''1'' in further reference ) to mine ( ''2'' ). That is the only common thing we did today on both computers so that is the reason I am mentioning it. Everything worked fine until we turned them off and went out. As soon as I came back I tried using PC ''2'' (my PC) and it went crazy. It booted up and only showed cursor. I pressed ctrl+alt+del and turned on ''explorer'' since it didn't start. Explorer ran and opened 3 ''libraries'' folders which are supposted to be applications ''garena'', ''xfire'' and ''hamachi''. Their icons on desktop were now replaced with a simple folder icon. Upon trying to google whats going on my PC just shut down. Tried doing it a couple more times and failed miserably. Then I tried using PC ''1'' (brothers) which took me by surprise He did the same thing, only difference is that he has ''hotmail messenger'', some ''mysql'' crap and other apps in startup which also open the ''libraries'' folder. Upon opening web browser and trying to google whats happening it also shut down.


(sorry for a long post but you needed to know what is going on)

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Three Computers on a home network.
Desktop in Office (Windows 7) . Wife's Laptop (Windows 7). My laptop ( Vista unfortunately). Norton Security Suite and all three. I have a network setup and a Homegroup established.

Everything was setup and working so that I could share files between all three. My wife was able to open a desktop file make changes and save it back to the desktop computer.

All of that changed. Now we get a message when trying to save the file. "You do not have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission".

I have given the entire "MY Documents" sharing permission to everyone.

I have checked everything. I have looked over all kinds of forums and nothing has worked.

I am to the point of doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my Desktop. I have spent tens of hours on this.

Any ideas?

A:Networked Computers - can't save files on networked Computers

Disable Norton on the Desktop, see if that fixes it. If not try disabling it on the other computers.

Do this only for testing. Re-enable when done. If it fixes the problem then you need to look at Norton to see how to allow access from the other computers.

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Hi All, looking for ideas here.
Work computers, all Dell, approx. 22 units running xp on the network. All computers share internet connection, but some are rarely used for that. Those particular pc's access no problem. Computers that are routinely used to access internet now having issues from certain sites not loading to all sites loading slow.
Have verified that all settings on trouble computers are identical to working units. Have run spybot, ad-aware, and advanced windows cleaner on all units. Still cannot make access easy.
Not sure if there is spyware that I can't track that is doing this or what.
Have tried installing firefox for access instead of IE7, and that helps a little but not much.

Running out of ideas here.
Any help would be appreciated.


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I have a strange network problem-3 computers on a network, 2 wired, 1 wireless. Let's identify as follows: #1 are wired, #3 is wireless. I am using a Linksys WRT310N router and Linksys EG1032 Gigabit Adapters running XP SP2 on all machines. #1 & #2 can not transfer data between each other but they are on the network and are identified. I can ping each one successfully. #3 can transfer data with the other two, no problem. I have checked everything I can think of on 1 and 2 but I can not find anything wrong. I do have internet connections on all machines working. Something hidden on these machines is not set right. How can I troubleshoot this problem beyond what is normal-names, domains, file sharing, etc, etc. Can I start over some way be deleting some system files-something is corrupt somewhere. Perhaps there is some software that might help me find the problem. I am in some serious need of some help. I have about 8 hours in the problem at this point.

I do not think it is the WRT310N because I had everything working yesterday using DLink Gigabit adapters. They dropped out all the time so I had to switch them to Linksys and that is when my trouble started. The WRT310N worked fine yesterday. I have taken down all firewalls and this is not the problem.


A:networked computers can't see each other

I got it. Writing the message made me stand back and think about what was wrong-obviously something was wrong with the Linksys Gigabit adapters-that is what was common to the two computers that would not move data between each other and they were a new piece of hardware added today. When I installed the cards, I changed Jumbo Frame from disable to 7 kb MTN thinking the speed would be better. Once I changed this setting back to disable I can mother data between all computers now.


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Sometime in the last several months, my kids have complained that when one of them starts AIM when it is running on another computer on the network, they get kicked off.

I am using a DLink DI-704 router with four computers connected to it. Does anyone know if AIM only allows one person to log in per IP address? This is definately something that has changed recently, since there hasnt been all this yelling and screaming between sisters (regarding AIM anyway) before the last few months.

A:AIM on two networked computers

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In Windows Explorer I can see all the computers on the network and have read/write privileges. When I'm sending an email and try to attach a file, the networked computers do not show up so I cannot attach the file. I must save the file to my computer in order to attach it in an email. I have Windows 7 and am using Outlook 2010.

A:Seeing networked computers

Map a drive to one of the other computers, and you should be able to see it when attaching a file.

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This is for a friend of mine. She would like to know if her son can see the sites thatshe has been to or any of the history on their networked computers. She has told me that he is able to "send" things to her computer and is also able to put icons on her coputer from his.

Thanks in advance.


A:Networked computers

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I have two computers running off one cable modem. They both have network cards, and the modem is hooked to a hub and the internet on each runs fine. They both have separate IP addrs. also.
The question I have is why is it that the second computer seems to get booted from aol more than usual (unless it is usual to get booted from aol alot) And sometimes then it won't re-connect as if it is very busy on aol or internet explorer for that matter. The weird thing is that with the 1st computer, I hardly ever get booted from aol or have slow load times. The 1st pc is only a 350mhz and the second is a 500mhz both with 128mb memory and a 10/100 card installed. Both are running win98se ; Thanks.

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Small company has 3 computers networked. When someone on the #1 computer is typing the person on the #2 computer can't type. They are all newer Gateway computers running XP. #3 computer is used by the boss and mostly after everyone else has gone home so as far as I know there isn't a problem with that one.
A clue where to start looking to fix this problem?
Thanks so much

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For some reason, I cannot see my networked computers on the network after the Windows 10 anniversary update. I have 4 windows 10 Pro computers on my home network, all was working before the update. Home group network appears to be working. Network Discovery is enabled. Thanks

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I have three computers, all running windowsXP, and a wireless d-link router.
My computer is directly connected to the router, my two daughters computers are connected via wireless d-link router cards. We have no problem connecting to the internet on any of the three computers.

I never really cared before about being able to share the computers or printers, but I recently installed Spector Pro on both of my daughters computers to monitor their activity and installed the Spector Viewer on mine. I would obviously like to use my computer to view the Spector reports on the kids computers rather than having to run up to their computers to see the reports.

I ran the networking wizard, and both of the kids computers see each other but not mine, and when I go to My Network Places on MY computer, I seem to be out of the loop. I was also able to share one daughters printer with the other daughters computer.

The network is definately named the same on all three computers.

I am not sure what else I need to do to get mine tied in with theirs.

Any suggestions, or any other information I should provide you?
Thanks for your help!!! This forum is fantastic

A:three computers networked

From the daughters computer can you ping your own computer? If not then check your Windows Firewall settings if your running SP2. If its enabled disable it and then try and ping.

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Hi there, was wondering if maybe a fresh brain might help on this. I have a laptop and desktop and simply want to network them together via a BT HomeHub, to share files. I had both of them connected fine a few weeks ago but my Vista install went bust after installing a beta driver so I had to reinstall. Now, here's the details of the problem:

- The desktop is Windows XP and the laptop is Vista Ultimate.
- The desktop is wired into the HomeHub, the laptop is wireless.
- Both running Norton Internet Security 2007
- I have NIS2007 on both of them set to trust the network and to trust each computer individually also.
- Windows firewall is turned off on both machines.
- Both machines are in the MSHOME workgroup.
- Have Network discovery and File & Printer sharing turned on in the Vista Network Manager thing.
- I can ping between both machines fine using their name and IP address.

When I go into "View devices" on the laptop, I can see the laptop and another one called "Thomson" which is the Homehub itself but not my desktop. However, when I go to run and type \\desktop\ I do get a folder up but it contains only "Printers" and none of the other shared folders. If I try to access \\desktop\share then I just get a message saying it couldn't be reached. On the desktop if I try to get to \\laptop\ I get nowhere!

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A:Can't get two computers networked!!

is it xp pro or home?

xp pro or home my friend

if its xp home you will need to make the user account and passwrd the same on each machine

if thats not the case id say norton is playing games with you. try uninstalling the norton and see if that helps

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Here goes a really dumb question but am doing it anyway. If I network 2 pc's wirelessly, if one goes down as in CRASH, does that affect the other one? Will the other one still run and beyond that, will it be able to connect to internet. thanks very much.
Win xp sp2 - HP 1630n

A:2 computers networked

One computer will not affect the other. If one goes down and you have shared files on it, of course, then, the working one won't have access to those shared files. Other than that, the working one should still be able to connect to the internet.

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I have one computer running xp and one running me. They are sharing disk info and communicating fine, yet I can't figure out why I can't get a Internet connection on the secondary computer (me). The me computer has no modem. And AOL said to simply download the Aol software to the me computer. Well it's still a no go. All the firewalls have been removed and still nothing. HELP!!
I can't think of any thing else.

A:Can you use AOL on networked computers?

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I don't know why I have trouble with this, I'm pretty tech savvy but for some reason I cannot get my XP system and Win98 to recognize eachother on my network. The network is working because they both share a router and both can access the web fine but for some reason I cannot set it up to swap files between the two systems.
Does anyone know of a good website with a tutorial that might help. I've tried many, many times and it just isn't happening (I even resorted to following the instructions which came with the router).


A:cant see my networked computers

Assuming you can ping each other by IP by not the hoostname. it could be the name resolution issue. You may try to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

MS provides many options for NetBIOS name resolution such as local cache ... NetBIOS and WINS name resolution is required only on mixed-mode (Windows 95, ...

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Hi, im trying to network 3 computers, one is xp home and the other 2 are xp professional. the xp home computer and one of the xp pro computers can see eachother but the other xp pro computer cannot see them and vice versa. also, that xp computer cannot ping itself and it can access the internet. i have tried enabling netbios and reconfiguring my router, and the NIC is good becuase i just bought it and ive tried a differnt NIC and it still did the same thing, someone help!

A:Cannot See Networked Computers

they are also on the SAME workgroup and their names ARE different from eachother

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Hi! I have 2 laptops and a desktop. All of them are now running Windows 7.

I am unable to print from either of the laptops. I have set up my Home Group and made sure each computer has the same password.

The HP printer I have is connected via USB port to the desktop. I can print from the desktop. When I try to print from either of the laptops it does not print.

Please help-is their a sequence of things I should check on each computer?


A:Can't Print from networked computers

Have you made sure the printer share settings are enabled?

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I have 2 computers (both running WinXP SP2) setup in a wireless network (dlink adsl modem/router). The main computer is connected to the router by cable and the other computer connected via wireless NIC.
Both computers can access the internet, and I can ping each computer from the other but I cannot connect them to share files, etc.
I have worked through several tutorials and all the settings seem to be right, however when I try to view each computer within View Workgoup Computers, I cannot access them.
On the main computer, both are listed in the workgroup, however when I click on the icon I get an error message saying that the network path was not found.
ON the second computer, when I try to View Workgroup Computers I just get an error message saying that Workgroup is not accessible.
Any suggestions?

A:Can't Access Networked Computers

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We have a VPN on a Cisco RV320. We also have a WINs server set up. When I access the VPN from my windows 7 laptop I can ping our server by name and IP address. But I am not able to view any devices apart from my own on the Network Places window. When I
am inside the network I am seeing all of the computers just fine. When my boss accesses the VPN from his windows 10 laptop he cannot ping our server by name but he can ping it by IP address.

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I'm rebuilding my home network and I'm having a few issues.

First, My Laptop A can connect to my PC via the network and open all folders except one. It says "You do not have the permission to access this file"

Second, My PC can't access Laptop A at all. Error code 0x80070035 network path not found.

Third, Laptop B cannot Access the PC at all. Same error code as problem #2.

Finally, I connected a external hdd onto the router but no cpu seems to find it.

I know it's a lot of problems, but the network used to work in the past and it started doing all of this when I deleted some common picture files from the network, I tried putting them back on, but it doesn't change anything.

My end goal is to get a functionning network and put password restrictions on all files.

Thank you for your time.

A:Can't access networked computers

What operating system are you running? XP? Win7? You might want to make sure they are all on the same workgroup. The instructions are kinda different depending on the O/S.

Just click the start button and type in change workgroup, and follow the directions.

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I have upgraded my vista home premium to Win 7. I now cannot access the Xp computers on my home network but I can access my other Vista computers ok. I can ping all by ip and name ok. But file access just comes up with error 0x80070035 'the network path was not found'. All the computers can access the Win7 computer and read files ok. All the computers are on the same workgroup, Nothing been changed on any other computer as it all worked before this upgrade! Tried disabling the firewall, set to Home network, no homegroup set. The original vista drive which I 'ghosted' before I upgraded to 7 still works with full access to all networked computers.

A:No access to networked xp computers

Hey Boogieman! If it helps any, I can relate! I had the same problem during the betas. I did a clean install of RC and for a while, all was well. This morning, something changed on my laptop. It can no longer access my windows xp machine. Gives the same error: "the network path was not found". I also did a clean install of RC on my desktop machine and it is still working fine with the xp machine networked. I have compared everything I can think to compare and all is the same yet my laptop doesn't see my xp machine. I can ping it fine and even see it in the network but when I double click it, it gives me the same error. I hope someone has a fix for this!

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I have a laptop and a desktop which are directly connected with a cat-5 cable.the laptop IP is and the desktop IP is so far the laptop can ping with the desktop, but not the other way around . i need help finding the program\firewall or other reason it doesn't work. help would be GREATLY welcome. thanks!

A:Solved: I can't get both computers networked

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I have two networked computers (they are also Homegrouped). When printing from my desktop, there is no problem (the printer is connected to the desktop, it is not directly connected to the laptop). However, I don't know how to print from the laptop.

A:@ computers networked, can't print from one of them???

Hi flycaster. This is easily fixed, but need a couple of answers first:

Presumably, as they are homegrouped both machines are running 7?
Can you share files and folders between them?
What is the printers make and model?
Under "OS" in your system specs you list Windows 7 HP 64 bit twice, I assume this means both machines are 64 bit?
Lastly, from the desktop, please open command prompt and type
ipconfig /all
and post back the results.

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Network help!!!

Ok I have 8 computers
2 computer will have a camera attached to it importing photos as they are being shot. (2 photo stations) Trick is I need to transfer all photos taken in real time to the remaining 6 computers at the same time.
What is the best way to do this and what software to export all photos to the six computers.
I'm running windows 7. I set this up as a home group but it was really slow. When I tried to use a network printer it would freeze the network?
I need it to monitor new files as the photos come in. Also all photos also need to be copied to 6 different computers so guest could access their photo on any computer.

This is how I currently have it set up. I have 2 Computers with cameras attached that takes the photos and sends them to PC1 (My Server Computer) The server computer also has the network printer attached. Each photo is about 300K-500K size. Different photo is transfer every 15 seconds. The server computer is also connected to the other 5 Computers. The guest goes to one of the computers, scans a card and their photo pops up which is located on the server computer, they also have an option to print the photo. The problem is when the guests scans their card the photo is very slow to pull up ( about 15-20 seconds ) Second is when they hit print it freezes up sometimes for up to 2 minutes. I connected as a home group and first did connection wireless Then connect everything through a Ethernet cord which speed it just a little not m... Read more

A:Network Help!!! 8 Computers need to be networked!

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I have successfully networked two computers and have Internet access on both. How do I enable file and program sharing as well? One is XP and the other is Win 98. Thanks for any/all help.

A:Solved: Networked two computers--what now?


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We have a Dell desktop with Vista and an internal modem on MSN dial-up, yes it's slow. My wife has just purchase a Toshiba netbook with Windows 7 for use at work and meetings. She plans to occasionally use it at home. We will NOT be networking the computers or using the internet simulataneously. What would be the best method and how to connect? Wireless or hard wire is okay. How do I set-up the netbook for MSN? Can I use the same disc I used on the desktop or would it be one application only? Thanks for any info, just wanted good advice ahead of experimentation.

A:Two computers, one dial-up ISP, non-networked

If the Toshiba has an internal modem, I'd just configure it for your dial-up ISP.

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I have a new second p/c that I just hooked up. Both of them are running w2k & are connected to a D-link router. I can get to the internet from both computers and both units are in the router log. My problem is that they don't communicate with each other. I would like to use the newer larger unit as as server or main storage unit but I cant get them to see the other. I have them set up to automatically detect settings. 1 IP address is and the other is Please help

A:Networked Computers Cant Talk

From computer #1 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //the#1ComputerName

From computer #2 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //The#2ComputerName

then try to ping both ips

Please results and ipconfig/all

NOTE: for future reference, This should have been posted in the networking forum.

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Hi guys, I'm really hoping someone can help.

I have a network in place with STUDY-PC, LOUNGE-PC and LAPTOP and SYNOLOGYHUB (NAS)

Both the lounge and study PCs can see all the above in Start->Network. However, the laptop can only see itself. Even though the other computers can see the laptop, the laptop cannot see anything.

Actually, that's not quite right, the laptop can see the study as a media device, but not as a network place.

This is the case if the laptop is wired or wireless.

They're all on the same workgroup. They're all Win7 64 bit.

Please, can anyone shed any light on why the laptop is blind?

Thanks ever so much :-)


A:Laptop won't see networked computers

You should make sure the laptop isn't labeled as a Public network location. If it is then you will want to change it to a Home or Work network, what ever the other machines are.

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Below is the HijackThis log file on my laptop which is one of my 2 computers on my network, the other being my desktop. I have no idea what has happened or what infections I have. But I cannot even open HijackThis on my desktop computer to post my log file! Some of the problems I am having is:1. Keyboard putting in several characters when typing only one key on my laptop.2. Can't access Internet Explorer Internet Options on either computer (and I have ran AML Free Registry Cleaner and also read tut's on how to remove restrictions in regedit without any luck).3. Can't open my HijackThis on my desktop Computer!4. Dll errors on my laptop.5. Subscript used with Non Array variables on startup error after running a registry repair on my laptop.6. Can't update my antivirus programs on my desktop.I have ran AVG, Adware, Spybot, Malewarebytes, and a AML Free Registry Cleaner with some luck on this computer but none on my desktop computer. I have ran in both safe mode and regular mode when possible.I have windows XP.Here is my HijackThis log file for my laptop below, how can I get it to run on my desktop?????Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:51:51 PM, on 11/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&#... Read more

A:Problems on 2 Networked Computers

Please, can someone please help me!?? I am in bad need of help here.

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I have a couple of computers running on a local network, connected via a Technicolor 105+ TC8305C (xfinity router) most are wired, but 2-3 are wireless. My ISP is comcast. I think we use cable. Everyone uses Norton 360 Premier Edition.
My IPCONFIG -all - Pastebin.com

^That was because of this

My problem is that I want to reference another computer, PERSON-PC, to use the msg command, and some other thing I forgot. I have remote desktop and security setup, preferably I want to setup some environment variables.

A:name/env variable for networked computers

Your DNS Servers are pointing to external servers.

This will make internal DNS queries - I.E. PERSON-PC get resolved on an external server.

Your DNS Server needs to be changed to your local router.

As you are getting DHCP from, I wuold suggest changing the LAN DHCP Settings to give out the router as the DNS Server. OR Setup static IP Addresses.

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I posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry
Here was the answer from the firstmail.
Attached are the IPCONFIG /ALL files
Thank You
Nov 2003

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PC_Wiz (Senior Member) (IP)

(02-08-2004 06:04 PM) report / quote / edit (#2)

From computer #1 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //the#1ComputerName

From computer #2 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //The#2ComputerName

then try to ping both ips

Please results and ipconfig/all

NOTE: for future reference, This should have been posted in the networking forum.

A:Networked Computers Cant Talk

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NOTE: I am helping for help with two computers, one in a previous thread, and one in this thread. Please do not think I am double-posting.

I have five computers running in the house on the same network. I have come to learn that most of them have been running with Administrative Shares Enabled, which I think was a bad idea.... As part of this clean up, I would appreciate being told if I should turn off file sharing, and how to do it. (I would like to share printers, but I really do not need to share files, and I am sick of these problems.)

Computer #1 caught a nasty Department of Justice Ransom infection, which has been removed. I am now working with someone to finish cleaning up Computer #1, which shows evidence of other infections.

I am now asking for your help with Computer #3, which has turned up warnings. I am willing to restore this computer from the original DELL DVD's and start fresh, but I need to know that the MBR is not infected, so as not to perpetuate any problems. I am also open to any suggestion that you have, such as, "Don't bother, you have a simple infection. Just do this."
Thank you very, very much!

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Mike at 12:36:05 on 2013-01-05
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A:Networked computers all showing infection

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I have a quick question. If you have networked computers, how likely is it for virus/malware to affect any one of your connected computers? What's the likely hood of it happening? This is assuming that you have shared folders on each, but are read only.

The reason why I ask is because I intend for one of my computers to be a "download" computer - where I can just download mp3s and stuff, store it, then transfer mp3s over to my "good/clean" computer.

Would this setup work in preventing viruses on my good/clean computer?

Thanks in advance.

A:Networked Computers and Viruses/Malware

Well, computers in a network will increase the possibility of being infected for the virus may quickly and easily infect the shared information. And since you are infected through the internet while your intranet is also infected cause you share the same access to the internet.
So the best way is to install a firewall and antivirus software in your computers within one network.
May this help you.
good luck

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Hello, I run a business and we have three computers that are networked together and we run a software for our shipping call Desktop Shipper. The shipping software communicates with our order management system and with each other. The issue is that we moved to the second floor and due to configuration of the space we had to run a 250 ft long cat5e line from the Modem to a white box (not a switch) that allows us to split the signal to our three packing stations. The performance issues have been bad, the shipping software gets hung up and doesn't pull the data and just needs to be shut down frequently. I need a quick fix because we are heading into our busy season! Thanks Marky64

A:Three Networked Computers, Long Cat5e Run

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Can anyone tell me if I can use Firefox on one computer and IE on the other, if they are networked? Both computers have XP. One is a desktop and the other is a laptop.

Thanks in advance for any help!!

A:Solved: Different browsers on networked computers?

yep no problem
I used to have IE and firefox on the same PC
i would always make sure you have IE on the pC as some websites do not work without IE
so install firefox and enjoy.

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Ok, I have 2 computers. A is for gaming and such while B is my media computer with movies/music/anime/pictures/etc on it. They are networked through my router (D-Link) and have all access allowed.

Now when I try to play a song on A from compy B it's all choppy, but when I play a song from B on compy B (the host) it plays like a dream.

Why does this happen and what would be a fix for it?
Using Win7 and both are high end computers (i5/i7)

A:WMP choppy audio over Networked computers

what kind of router are you using?? Is it a wireless router and is it wireless B/G/N?? wireless N is best for streaming music via network or if they are plugged via ethernet cables (which it doesnt sound like) are your NIC's (network Interface Card) on ur PC's compatible with ur router technology?

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I have two PC's, one being Windows XP and the other Windows 2000, that both connect to the internet through a Linksys Wireless Access Point Router. They are both hooked up to the router via an ethernet cable, not wirelessly. I am trying to set it up so that I can share files between them, mainly to copy files from my XP machine to the other as a source of backup. I set both up with the same workgroup name "HOME" and set it so that the files I want to share from the XP machine are shared. When the I am on my XP machine and look at the computers in my workgroup, I can see my 2000 machine and I'm able to access it and do everything perfectly. However, when looking at the workgroup from the 2000 machine, I can see my XP machine, but I cannot access it. I double click the computer and it says "\\ComputerName is not accessible. The network path was not found." I replaced the name of my XP machine with "ComputerName" just for this thread. What is going wrong? Just to add, I have another XP machine connected to the router wirelessly and from that computer I can access both the other XP machine and the 2000 machine. Is there a setting that I missed or am I just doing something wrong? Thanks for the help.

A:File Sharing Between 2 Networked Computers

Check out this link for proper naming of workgroups/domains


Check this link to make sure you have the permissions to access that computer/folder


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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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We have 2 computers A, B both running windows xp --File sharing is enabled on both. Currently we print from both computers along the network to the same printer. We are trying to share files as well and are currently unable to. What we are trying to do is share a filemaker database and go to network neighborhood in order to see the hard drive of computer A from B and visa versa but are unable to. Any help would be appreciated.

A:File Sharing on 2 Networked Computers

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Hello, I have been working with this for a few days and I am sure this is some malware, spyware or virus and I think it might replicating a file for log in because my anti virus cannot detect it and I have no idea the name of it. It is only one computer on my network and of course I am on another asking this question. Here are the few things I can reveal... after I shut off automatic shut down with windows errors I noticed. Windows boots properly(or at least I think) and you get all the way to the log in screen and you can successfully log in with no problems. This is where the problem starts... At first the pc would just automatically shut off after a few seconds and seeing the background screen saver of the user. I managed to turn that off so now I can log in to both normal and safe mode without it shutting down but of course Safe mode I get a black screen/normal I see that same screen-saving background. I can luckily still pull the task manager and sometimes pull explorer.exe but not always. I have attempted to use my Norton Anti Virus to help me because I use this on all computers on my network. I first tried to use the Norton Boot Recovery Tool but once I got to the screen for the key it wants a 25 key license and Norton only wanted to give me a pin of 13. I work for the company that is offering this product and for my personal account I get 7 licenses. I was not happy. I could see this was not being helpful so I decided to download the Microsoft software Mali... Read more

A:I am pretty sure I am infected on one of my networked computers

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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Hi--i have a high speed internet service thru a local cable provider, we have 3 computers networked together, on one of them i cannot access the internet at all, on the other 2 i can? the problem computer is running on windows 98, and i have to assume that this is a ethernet problem? I am using a router as well for all three computers, it's a LINKSYS cable/dsl router---?
Can anyone help? also---when i usually turn on my computer, the microsoft network box usually comes up and i have to click ok and windows proceeds to load, but when i turn on my computer, that network box doesnt even come up anymore--it just loads directly to the windows desktop? I also looked under my system properties and went into device manager and i noticed that there is a yellow ? mark on other devices, and when i click on the + sign to drop down the other devices, it shows PCI ethernet controller, saying the driver needs to be re-installed, which i cant because when i try to, it says, windows was unable to locate drivers? any suggestions?

A:Solved: no internet-on one of my networked computers

You need to find the driver that matches the NIC in the machine and install it, that's the first step to getting back onto the network. The reason you don't see the Microsoft Networking logon anymore is because without the NIC you don't have a network!

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We have a small office with 4 computers- 1 acts as our server and the other 3 are for the 3 folks working in the office.

All were running fine- had internet access, etc. All computers had access to shared drives and, oddly enough, still do- even the one shared printer. BUT 1 computer now can not access the internet (when we try, it comes up as a "can not connect to the server" window). But, this same computer can access all the shared drives with all the other computers.

One computer guy says logic board is bad, after playing with the ethernet card for an hour . Another says maybe, but maybe it's a corrupt Winsock application (the computer in question is running windows 98 se).

We are a small office with not a lot to spend on a new computer. But we do need internet access for some of the things we do in the office, so it's been a bit of a pain in the rump.

Any ideas? New logic board? Anyway to check it? Or just go ahead and replace it?

Any chance that it's a software issue? One minute it was fine, next it wouldn't browse.

Thanks, in advance

A:1 out of 4 networked computers not able to connect to internet

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I have 2 networked computers and the internet on both works fine. one is the server/gateway and the other is the client on the server/gateway computer i can access many websites and play many online games.. but on the client i can only open a few websites and play no online games.. ive tried opening the port of these games in the connection settings but they stilll dont work i really need help

modem: ZyXel Dsl modem
connect: USB 2.0 networking cable

A:2 networked computers that work diffrently

what exactly is the problem? and what do u mean by online games? games from websites or multiplayer games like UT2004 and stuff like that? u usually dont have to open ports for playing games, only for hosting them

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Just visiting my mom for a week and can't manage to get her to machines to talk to each other.

They are both using Windows ME, both have the same workgroup name (identical in capital letters too), each has its own computer name, each has a shared folder (I made it the hard drive C to simplify things), in the "Configuration" tab of "My Network Places" each has "File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks" installed, each has "Client for Microsoft Networks" as the "Primary Network Logon, each has "I want to be able to give others access to my files" and "I want to be able to allow others to print to my printers" in the "File and Print Sharing" tab, and each has "Share-level access control" checked in "Access Control".

The computer in the bedroom recognizes the workgroup but only sees itself (bedroom), while the computer in the livingroom recognizes the workgroup but only sees itself (livingroom).

What am I missing here?

A:Solved: Can't get 2 computers networked, what am I doing wrong?

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The system that is giving me fits is running Windows 7 32bit.

Greetings everybody:

I have a problem with a computer that can't access \\computername. When I attempt to access computername I get the following message:

Windows cannot access \\computername
Check the spelling...

The details say "Error code 0x80070035, the network path was not found"

This computer is the only computer on the network that can't access this resource.

Things I've tried:

\\itself this worked OK

ping computername, I get echos

I found an article that talked about the possibility of that the TCP/IP NetBIOS configuration might be a problem. Sure enough, the service was stopped.

I tried to start it and I'm getting this error:

Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.
So looking through the system logs I see the following errors when the system boots:
1. The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service depends on the following service: NetBT. This service might not be installed.
(Looking in the services console, I don't see this service listed)

2. The NTRU TSS v1.2.1.29 TCS service depends on the TPM Base Services service which faled to start because of the following error: the operation completed successfully.

3. Event 7023, Service Control Manager: The netwareWorkstation service terminated with the following error: The specified module could not be found.

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A:Windows cannot access other networked computers

Worth a look, http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/028a3d13-f571-49e0-abe7-1ca61fb92082 AND http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/42418-error-code-0x80070035-network-path-not-found.html .


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Hi, I have 2 machines, XP Pro (BOX 1) and XP Home (Box 2), that I recently networked together. Both see each other on the network.Box 1 can get and share files from Box 2. In Explorer I can even copy files from Box 1 over to Box 2. My problem is...when I'm on Box 2 and I attempt to view the shares from Box 1, I get an error. Box 1 documents is inaccessible..You might not have permission etc......Contact Administrator etc....( I am the administrator on both) and then in a new paragraph below this it says......Not enough server storage is available to process this command. I should also mention that Box 2 can send and complete print jobs to the printer attached to Box 1. I have scoured the internet to find a ready made solution...so needless to say, I have done and checked numerous things i.e...........NetBios over TCP/IP is enabled on both, I have increased the IRPStackSize, simple file sharing is enabled on XP Pro and I understand its enabled on XP home by default, basically all the most common problems. Obviously I have shares set-up on both machines or I could'nt print or share files. As I said, I can recieve and send files from Box 1 to and from Box 2, so in essence I have a functional network. What bothers me, and makes it really only semi-functional, is that I can't access files on Box 1 "from" Box 2. I hope I am not being overly redundant, but if anyone can think of anything that might help me correct this issue , I would greatly appreciate it !... Read more

A:Inaccessible Files on Networked Computers

Problem Solved. If anyone has this problem...Google Changing the IRPStackSize in XP. In my previous post I had already increased the IRP to 15..as a last ditch effort i went back into the registry and changed the value to 20 (Max is 50), rebooted and now Box 2 can access Box 1. Functional network!!!!!!!!!!....Thank God!!!!!!!!!.......now I can sleep tonite!!

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