Mixed Win98SE, Win XP Pro network
Posted on 2003-03-12
I am trying to replace one of two Win98 computers on a working local area network with a WinXP computer. The new computer can see the other and be seen by it, and the WinXP machine can access the files on the Win98 machine. However, although the c: drive and several directories of the WinXP machine are displayed in the network neighborhood on the Win98 computer, any attempt to access them results in the error: "directory not available. Not enough memory. Quit some programs." The Win98 computer getting the error has 256Mbytes of memory and this happens even when no other task is running. The WinXP computer is using simple sharing and sharing is enabled at both the hard disk level and in folders on the disk. As a test, I replaced the WinXP computer with the old Win98 computer that had previously been in place and all was well between the two Win98's.