Ok, here's a strange one!
Posted on 2001-08-08
Ok, this one is baffling me. I've got 2 computers here at home and they are both on a network. I've got a router and a hub [which doesn't factor in really but I thought I'd just throw that in for good measure].
The computer I'm using now is semi-new, maybe a year old. The other computer USED to be my main computer but I gave it to my wife ... it's a few years old.
Both machine are running Windows98. We have file and print sharing activated on the network. My machine name is "John" and her's is "Jane" [names changed to protect the innocent].
Now, what's happening here is that my Internet Explorer [version 5.5] is caching to both my local machine AND hers!!! I even changed the cache path to something different on my local machine and it is STILL writing to her machine.
However, there *IS* a share setup on her machine that does allow access to the path where it is caching ... but that shouldn't matter. Removing that share is out of the question.
I probed my machine rigorously and could not detect a rogue process running. I check all the system files, win.ini. system.ini, I even looked in the registry under windows\CurrentVersion and there wasn't a "load" or "run" application defined there.