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Q: Windows 2k networked

I recently have put together a computer using windows 2k, and would like to network it to a Windows Xp comp. I was wondering how I would go about this seeing as the network disk on my XP wont work on a windows 2000 computer.

Preferred Solution: Windows 2k networked

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A: Windows 2k networked

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We recently got a computer with XP connected to AT&T DSL. My son said I should replace our other ME computer with 2000 or XP before hooking it to the other computer because ME is known to cause problems like changing or stealing IP addresses. Is this true and should I find a way to upgrade this computer before networking them?

Thanks for the help.

A:DSL Windows XP networked with ME

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

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


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I need some help with my Windows XP Professional computer. The computer is networked in a small office. I have given up on any one program to keep my computer clean. I have run multiple free virus programs to no avail. They all say they find multiple virus, malware, spyware, etc. But it never seems to fix the problem. Right now the computer runs slow and is redirecting the browser. I have IE8 installed and running. I followed the steps listed in the problem forum. I could not get the dds scan to run right. I deleted all anti whatever programs I could. I am not sure if I have any script blocking programs that would interfere with the dds scan. I was able to get the GMER scan completed and it is attached.

I know there are quite a few files which could be deleted to free space on the hard drive but I have deleted everything that I know of which is safe to delete. I regularly clean disk and defrag. Any help would be most appreciated.


A:Windows XP Professional (Networked)

Hello ,I moved this to the Am I Infecred forumWe need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.Include the GMER log you posted earlier.Let me know if that went well.

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I have a PC that was on a network that no longer exists.  I intend to reuse the pc on a new network after making some changes and upgrades.  I first want to get rid of all of the old network components (I think it was originally on Windows 2008
server) but seem to be stuck in a loop.  I can't change the computer name to remove the old domain name because the Workstation service is not started.  Seems reasonable that the workstation service would not be started on a pc that is not connected
to a network.  Can anyone shed light?  I have read previous posts on same subject but still don't see the simple explanation - or suggestion to fix.
I have already gone through the "LocalSystem" vs "LocalService" changes and am now stuck on "Error 1079, the account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process".
Any suggestions?

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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.

4. Event 1012, DNS Client Events: There... Read more

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

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

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

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

Much thanks!

A:Can I install windows from networked computer?

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

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I am having troubles getting a Windows 2000 system to add a Canon S450 printer which is shared by an XP system. Specifically, I am not able to find a compatible printer driver either on the XP system or for the 2000 system.

Both systems are current with Windows Update.

Thanks for any help, harmon

A:Windows 2000 use of networked S450

Use a BJC-6200 driver. It will work.

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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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Hi all Hope everyone is Well

My problem is that I had to remove a few comps from a newtork which the company no longer wanted and intalled new comps, but I am now having problems in saving the bios and getting into
the xp user as their is no network connection nore other computers connected.

I can't use my password recvorery cd due to I cant save it as the cd rom boot, I thought about trying to get it boot from disk but then I have the same problem the comouter loads up and comes up
with the windows XP scren for user log on and where I want to log onto i chose the computer name
but Im not connected to the network etc.. and can't connect to the network with these old machines
I am unable to save the bios changes for it to boot from cd or floppy so If anyone has any idears
let me know tar

A:Getting Into Windows Xp Off A Newtoworked Pc No Longer Networked

So you are saying you cant save the CMOS settings in the bios?

Can you access the bios settings at all?

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Our Public Library is having some problems with their network and I know some about computers so with a town of 600 of course I volenteered to help. Here is what they have and the problem.

They have DSL > Modem>Router>switch> they have they have 7 computers and a printer they want all to work on the network. Years ago they had that gates thing where they set up a network and I think they have like two 2000 computers as servers each one having some computers on it. Since they had the gates over the years they added two Dell XP computers and just lately add another Dell. When they got the xp computers I guess no one new they had to have the same workgroup names to be on the network to share files etc. So here is what I want to do if someone could help me.

They have 3 Dell XP Computers two XP Home and One XP Pro
they also have two Windows 2000 computers that were the gates computers that we would like to just use as regular computers on the network.
they have one Windows 98SE and one Mac computer.

What I would like to do is set up a windows network using one of the Windows XP computers as a host and then network the rest of them so they can all share files and the printer. They have a HP Laserjet 4200 printer and it is also hooked into the network. There arer enough ports in the switch for all the computers and the printer. If I wanted to set them all up as one network where all could share files and the printer and this is 3 XP computers two home and one pro and ... Read more

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I have a desktop and a laptop computer both running Windows XP Professional. They are currently networked as P2P using the same workgroup. Both have the same user name and password setup on them. When I use Windows Explorer, and navigate to My Network Places, Entire Network, workgroup name, PC name, then enter the same user name and password to access the other computer (doesn't matter which way), I only see the SHARED folders on the other computer. How do I gain access to ALL the folders on the C: drive?

A:Sharing folders on Windows XP networked PCs

You have to share the entire drive. Go to My Computer and right click on the Harddrive and select Sharing and Security.

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Hi, i have a windows 10 system, my fiance has xp still. I installed the printer to the network only, without it being connected via usb to my computer. All the computers, even my phone can see it on the network except the xp computer. Is this common? Is there a fix? What did i miss? Thanks in advance for any help on this topic.

A:Windows xp and networked wireless printers

Is your fiance's system on the same network?

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I am having a problem with windows trying to access a networked drive. There is video/media on the WD mycloud that I want to access, but sadly I can't get it set up to connect.

The problem I believe has to do with the workgroup.I tried setting up kodi through my tablet and the menu/interface goes through a workgroup folder to get to the media content, but that is where Windows stops being able to go forward. So I need to fix my windows install somehow to get it setup, I just got no idea how and would like some help.

A:Windows 7 unable to access networked drive though windows.

Can you get to the share via Network (Windows Explorer left pane)?
Map network drive and try setting up Kodi through that?

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I need some help with my Windows XP Professional computer. The computer is networked in a small office. I have given up on any one program to keep my computer clean. I have run multiple free virus programs to no avail. They all say they find multiple virus, malware, spyware, etc. But it never seems to fix the problem. Right now the computer runs slow and is redirecting the browser. I have IE8 installed and running. I followed the steps listed in the problem forum. I could not get the dds scan to run right. I deleted all anti whatever programs I could. I am not sure if I have any script blocking programs that would interfere with the dds scan. I finally ran the dds scan in safe mode(with networking) and it completed and is attached. I was able to get the GMER scan completed and it is attached.

I know there are quite a few files which could be deleted to free space on the hard drive but I have deleted everything that I know of which is safe to delete. I regularly clean disk and defrag. Any help would be most appreciated.
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 DDS.txt   8.38KB
 Gmer Log.zip   49.4KB

A:Windows xp Professional (Networked - micrsoft exchange

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting... Read more

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I have a home wireless network consisting of a XP pc, a Vista laptop and a new Windows 7 laptop. The two laptops are networked wirelessly. The printer is a Canon i560 that is connected via usb to the XP pc. I can print from the Vista but not from the Windows 7. The problem is that the Windows 7 is unable to find the driver even though there appears to be one on Live Update. Suggestions? I have been unable to find help on several Microsoft forums or from Canon.

A:Solved: Windows 7 can't print on networked printer

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I have a worker that is not able to use windows search to find a specific text located in a file, the file is on a networked drive. They are able to get it to work on other computers just not that particular one. She has even set windows search to the correct folder the file is located on the network drive. So far I've reinstalled windows, made sure the index service was running and checked the sub folders and hidden files options in advanced search just in case, not sure what else to do, any suggestions?

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hi everyone,
I have DC controller 2012 and windows 10 pro test:

I tried the following:
1. create a brand new windows 10 installation on a test machine; and join it to the domain
2. logon as local admin and customized the desktop background and menu
3. copy that default profile to netlogon shared on dc
4. create a user with its profile path point to \\myDC\netlogon\default user.v6 (which is the one copied from step 3)
5. on the test machine, logon as a test user (error say: cannot logon / logon as a temp profile only)
6. when I remove that profile path from step 4 above then the logon is ok; but it does not apply the networked profile.

can anyone give me some hint?

thanks in advance!!!

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In Windows Explorer, Network Places:
When I right-click on the name of my group or on the name of any computer on the network I recieve "Windows Explorer has encountered an error and needs to close".
I click OK and the message comes back 3 or 4 times until explorer closes.

I can open all folders & sub-folders of networked computers (or my own computer).

Also I can right-click without error on any folder or subfolder of a networked computer or of my own computer.

This behaviour occurs even in Safe Mode (with nework active).

Thanks for any suggestions

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I started hitting this problem last week. My PC just freezes. Can't do anything. I have to do a hard reset with the power button to reboot. Once I've rebooted and logged in I have a few minutes at best before things will freeze up again. This is consistent. It is not always consistent that I can power up. Sometimes I also get the "Not a genuine version of Windows" message in the lower right corner. Getting this message also started last week with the freezing. I suspect some corruption has occurred. This IS a legitimate version of Windows. A friend who worked for Microsoft bought it for me from the company store. I tried running in Safe Mode with Networking but it also freezes. If I run in Safe Mode without networking then I can run just fine. Any help is much appreciated. If I can provide any debug data to help I'll be glad to but I need to know what to run and how to capture it. Luckily I have a 2nd PC in my study also running Windows 7 but the wife wants it back. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 hanging AND getting Not a genuine version if networked

Try doing a System Restore to a date before you had the problem. If this does not solve your problem, let us know.

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I have four computers in my network. One is connected via cable to the router. Two are wireless, and the fourth one connects through ICS on one of the wireless computers. All of the computers but the ICS(Win ME) one are running Windows XP Home.

The problem is with the wireless computer sharing it's internet connection. Whenever I enable Windows Firewall the other computers cannot access it. If I click on it in the workgroup (on one of the other computers) it says network path not found. If I disable windows firewall, everything works fine. It can access the other computers fine either way.

How do I configure Windows Firewall to allow access by the other computers? I figure it has something to do with the ICS because I didn't have this problem until I set that up. Does Windows Firewall just not work with ICS? I think I provided all the information, but let me know if something else will help. Thanks

A:Windows Firewall Blocks Networked Computers

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

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

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

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I can "Shift" click Windows Explorer icon three times and view three separate Explorer windows and navigate to a specific folder on each networked PC. I would like to know if I can make a batch file or shortcut to do this with one click. Possible or not? I only discovered the shift click combo today after a lot of messing about. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. Even if there is some decent freeware that can do this.

A:View three networked computers simultaneously in Windows Explorer

Welcome .

If I understood you correctly you are opening three different windows of explorer and navigate each
to a different network shared folder, correct?

You can also navigate to a specific IP / comuter name on the network like so:

Using the Run command.

\\\Some Folder or \\Comuter Name\Some Folder
So you can create a simple batch file which will serve as a type of shortcut.

Using Notepad to create the batch.

All I have to do is add start before the path I want to get to.

start \\\Some Folder or start \\Comuter Name\Some Folder

There is a space after the start command.

Than saving that short command as a .bat instead if the default .txt .

If you're having difficulties just post the paths you want to get to an I can write it up for you .

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2 computers; 1 recently upgraded from W7 Pro, 64-Bit to W10. The other computer is still running
W7 Pro, 64-Bit. I had been able to access shared folders and files without entering a username/PW between the 2 PC's. Now, when I try to access a shared folder/file on the W10 PC, the W7 PC is prompting me for network name and PW. I don't want to have a PW on my W10 PC. Is there any way around this?

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We have several new windows 7 machines. On 1st time startup we were seeing (in "My Computer") Drive C, Drive D, 5 Removable drives. We joined to our domain...all good. I could now see Drive O on our domain.

Here is the problem. Now I don't see the 5 removable drives (SD card slots) or my Drive O.

I know I'm connected to the O drive because I have the ability to edit files and the SD card slots are working.

I tried changing the folder options to show empty folders etc...but nothing is working. I tried re-booting a few times but nada.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:New Windows 7 Pro system not showing SD card drives & Networked Drive

have you checked your GPO's? There may be a GPO that is causing this.

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My problem seems to be the opposite of most people's - I added a Windows 7 laptop to my previously all-XP network without any trouble, simply enrolling the new machine in the existing Workgroup, and everything works fine.

Except for just one snag: from my XP machine I can see every single file on the Windows 7 machine, which raises privacy issues even within a family!

How do I stop this happening, and revert back to the situation I had before, where machines on the network could only see each other's shared folders?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:How do I stop my XP machine seeing every file on networked Windows 7 machine?

Well, a rough and dirty security fix would be to make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center is set to "On." That way the files will be safe but still visible.

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

Create an account below Administrator level with a password and use that.

Theoretically w7 should not allow a drive to be shared, so check all the folders that show the "Share" symbol and set the Share to "Not Shared".


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I am trying to added a printer on a windows 7 machine. When i add new printer and select from the list i get this error.
Connect to Printer.
A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system administrator.

I have tried adjusting the Group policy setting and registry as suggested in this article. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=319939&product=winsvr2003
I can manually add the printers via the ip address of the printer, but cannot from selecting them from the available printer list.
Any suggestion to resolve this issue.


A:When trying to add a networked printer i get this error. On windows 7 Profeesional machine.__Connect to Printer.__ A policy is in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue. Please contact your system administrator.

I would like to suggest you configure the following policies in your default domain policy. After configuring the policies you should run the command:
gpupdate /force.
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Printers\
Point and Print Restrictions >>
Prevent addition of printers
>> Disable
Prevent deletion of printers
Local Computer Policies\Administrative Templates\Printers\
Allow print spooler to accept client connections
>> Enable
If the issue persists, you may also refer to the following link to troubleshoot this issue:
Does it work?
Regards,Arthur Li - MSFT

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Home network was previously all WIN 7. One PC was upgraded to WIN 10 and now I cannot access between the two. I would "assume" it is a permissions thing but cannot seem to find it.

The WIN 7 PC cannot access the WIN 10 PC and the reverse is also true.

The WIN 10 PC cannot see the WIN 7 PC.

Guidance if you please??!!

A:WIN 10 and WIN 7 Networked

Is Network Discovery turned on?

Did you enable file and printer sharing?

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I was wondering - what are the basics of networking? I have three PCs at home. They are all runnign on differnet opertating systems eg W98 / and XP.

first, will that work if they are all differnt?

second, all I want to do is share a common printer amongst these three machines. Is it possible?

What do I need? whats it gonna cost?

A:Never networked

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My computer has been hijacked and my permissions have been relegated to a subservient role. It has been networked and a server has been installed and I cannot remove my machine from the network nor control who connects or runs the server. The network adapters cannot be uninstalled nor permanently disabled. I have used five different computers with different operating systems including a Mac laptop. All systems have been either rendered inoperable or taken over. I have spent hundreds of dollars taking the computers to technicians and be declared clean only to plug them in at home and immediately have the same thing happen. I have put new HD'S in and taken the CMOS' battery out reverting to default and installing a new Windows Home Edition service pack 2 OS only to have the same experience with networked controlled results. I have tried numerous firewalls and virus protections, ie.., Norton, Mcaffee, Nod32, Zone Alarm, AVG, Sygate, et., al, none could get to the core prroblem. I know this sounds like the Twilight Zone, but believe me this experience is very real and has been ongoing for four months. I downloaded HJT and could run the first scan but none of the Misc. Tools scans would scan. I booted into safe mode and scanned and fixed all 34 listings and rebooted only to have the deleted items reinstalled. If anyone has any clues as to how to eliminate this nightmare I would be very grateful.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:34:59 PM, on 1/15/2006
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A:Networked and Slaved

PawKat said:

I booted into safe mode and scanned and fixed all 34 listings Click to expand...

What listings?
Did you save the 1st scan report?

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When I go to add the UPS networked printer I go through the motions of setting up a printer. It then says I need to install the driver before going any further. It starts to add the driver and then I get this error message. "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Cannot creat a file when that file already exists." I go into my server properties and delete the driver it says already exists. I go back to add the printer and the same thing happens. The driver I had deleted reappears in the server properties driver tab. How can I get this working. I am totally able to network regular printers, why can't I do this one?

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I've recently set up my two computers for networking and haven't been able to set up the printer. I have a Windows 2000 and a Windows 98. My printer is a BJC-3000 and is hooked up to the Windows 2000. Canon tells me that this printer cannot be networked. Surely, there is some other way to sent a file for printing from the Windows 98 to the qeue in the Windows 2000. Any suggestions?

A:Can't get my printer networked...

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Can anyone let me know if XP SP2 and Vista can be networked?

I read here that It cant? http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,128009-page,10/article.html#nw-1

Q. Are there any problems with mixing PCs that run older versions of Windows with ones that run Vista?

A. Unfortunately, yes. Windows Vista uses a new protocol, Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD), for networking. LLTD speeds up the process of connecting to other devices, and it allows Vista to grab information about each device and display it in the Network Map. But earlier versions of Windows lack LLTD, so PCs running older versions of Windows may not show up on the Network Map at all, or they may appear sporadically, or they may show up only after a long delay. Microsoft says that it intends to release a patch for XP that should solve the problem; but as yet it has no similar plans for earlier versions of the OS.
Click to expand...

Thank you!


A:Can Vista And XP Be Networked?

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I have an HP Laserjet 3015 connected to an XP 32 bit PC downstairs and a Win 7 64 bit PC upstairs. I cannot seem to get the Win 7 PC to find the drivers etc for the printer. I've tried downloading vista 64 bit and all other drivers for the printer but still no joy. Any ideas guys, would be most appreciated. Thanks

A:Win 7 to networked XP printer

Welcome to the land of 64-bit, where drivers are hit or miss.

I would try connecting the printer to the Windows 7 computer and see if Windows update can find some drivers for it. Once the drivers are installed (if any), then you can move the printer back to the XP machine and it should work.

EDIT: here's another thing to try (try this first):
XP to 7 Printer sharing

Good luck.

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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!

I even tried turning Norton off on both machines but it seemed to make no difference. Like I said, I had file sharing... Read more

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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We have and HP Laserjet 400 Pro 410dne.  Its successfully networked with one of our computers.  However, when I attempt to network it with other computers using the same settings (port name, IP, SNMP) and drivers it doesn't seem to function. 
Everything looks good until I try to print a test page and there is an unspecified error and nothing happens.  I've tried reseting the print spooler.  The printer works well with the other networked PC, as well as the one connected via usb.
Thanks for the help,

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Really all I need is something to send keypresses to a remote PC from a networked PC without a gui. If anyone knows of a good program to do this. Any source code that could be used for this would be nice too..

A:Keypresses to a PC from a networked PC.

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I'm trying to read alot of posts here and while many of the problems are familiar, I'm not seeing my answer so far.
I have a new Win 7 PC. I have an existing two XP PC home network. The existing network successfully shares files and a printer. Integrating the new Win 7 PC into my network, I have been half successful. I have internet access through the existing router on all three PCs and I have printer access on all three PCs since moving the printer to the Win 7 machine. Both XPs can see the Win 7 machine on the network.
This is where things go off the rails for me though. The Win 7 machine cannot see anything in its network except itself and the router. Keep in mind that certain apps can see back and forth. Windows Easy Transfer was able to see my XP machine from the Win 7 machine and move all my files over just fine. Norton NIS 2009 can see all 3 PCs from all 3 PCs and interact with each perfectly fine.
Likewise, the XP PCs aren't quite there yet either. They alternate between having 100% access to the Win 7 public USERS share and having no access at all - with no changes being made to the setting. Currently it is not accessible and I might not have permission to use this network resource. Interestingly with the XP to Win 7 connection fails, it fails on both XP computers at the same time. Either both work just fine or neither works at all.
All three PCs are in the same workgroup. All three have the same user account names and passwords. In Win 7, Network discovery is on a... Read more

A:Cannot get new Win 7 to see existing networked XP PCs

From experience, sometimes the "Computer Browser" function just does not work

Have you tried on the W7 machine creating a shortcut on the dekstop using the text \\Name-of-XP-machine

Also have you tried opening a command box on the W7 machine and typing ping Name-of-XP-machine


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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 don't know if any one can help with this, but I would appriciate it if you can. I have a remote computer that I have installed a new printer on. As far as windows programs go it prints fine. The problem is the clients log on to the server that is in another location and uses a software program called mestamed and in order for the user to be able to print from this program the printer needs to be named sunflower which it is on the local computer, but when I install the printer as a networked printer it names it sunflower on msiwdpc2 (that is the name of the local computer). So I think I need to install it on the server as a local printer not a network printer yet still make it so it links to the install on the local computer. If any one can make sense of that and help me out I would really appriciate it. Thanks

A:need help with a networked printer

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I am a user of a networked computer at work. We use the server to store our community files. The other day I got a write error when I tried to save a new file. I checked the drive I was saving to and discovered that it was full.
When I mentioned this to my boss, he checked on his computer only to discover that there was plenty of room. When I double checked at my computer, it still showed the drive to be full.
A comparison revealed that my computer shows the drive to be 1 Gig in size, with 648k free. All other computers show the drive to be much bigger with plenty of available space (I don't remember how much, exactly).
Our admin is at a loss to explain why, it was nothing she (knowingly) did.

Any ideas?

A:Networked Drive Help

Have you confirmed that you really are mapped to the same drive as the others?

Can you or the admin unmap and then map again the drive on your computer?

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I have a Dell laptop model 1521 using Vista home premium. It is wireless, hooked up througha linksys router to a Dell desktop computer running XP Pro.

I have an HP inkjet all-in-one printer connected to the desktop, and I would like to wirelessly share that printer with the Dell laptop. I've followed the directions on both computers to do this, but I can't get the laptop to recognize the printer.

Anyone aware of problems with the process as listed on the respective computers? I'm pretty sure I followed them correctly.



A:Networked printer

you need to set the printer connected to the desktop as shared - with a name
Assume the name you give the printer is - PrinterShared
The desktop has a computer name
control panel
computer name tab

lets assume its called Desktop

you also need print and file sharing enabled

if you then add a printer on the vista machine
then add a network printer
in the box put

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I've had the following continuing trouble connecting my laptop to my home network through a wireless connection. The trouble has occurred for both a Netgear router and the Linksys WRT54GS I replaced it with (for other reasons).

The trouble is that although the laptop connects quickly and reliably to the Internet through the router, its connection to other PCs on the network is unpredictable. Most of the time it does not see the other computers on the network. Sometimes it does for a while, then the connection or disappears again. The same is true from the other end. My main desktop PC sometimes sees the laptop. Sometimes it doesn't. From both ends the computers occasionally show each other as present, but attempts to connect give me a "access denied/you may not have permission..." message. On the occasions when the laptop does connect one way or the other, everything works fine: file sharing, printing, etc. 10 minutes later, no good again.

Any help would be appreciated. I'm tired of having to make file transfers during the rare harmonic convergences between computers.

A:Laptop can't see other networked PCs

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I have purchased a new network printer. While waiting for delivery I downloaded the installation guide and came across this statement in the guide (see also attached JPEG)

This machine cannot be used over a wired and wireless LAN at the same time.Click to expand...

I find this statement confusing and contrary to my understanding of how a LAN works. I am therefore trying to understand what "intelligence" does the printer have to prevent operation on a wired and wireless LAN.

I would be grateful if a Forum member could correct my understanding of LAN's which is as follows:- Devices (PCs, Laptops, Printers...etc) connect either by cable or wireless to the Router. It is the function of the Router to direct the flow of data across the network irrespective of how those devices are connected. Therefore, providing that a device is installed correctly and is visible to the network, it does not matter what other devices are connected or how they are connected.

How is it possible therefore that a printer can determine how a device is connected to the Router and in the case of this printer prevent one type of connection while allowing another type of connection? In terms of my understanding of how LAN's work, that sounds like nonsense.

However, the installation diagram is very clear. In terms of the installation diagram, if (for example) you connect the printer by cable to the Router and you have a PC connected by cable, you cannot then connect a Laptop by wire... Read more

A:Networked Printer

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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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