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Posted on 2003-10-29
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I have a bunch of computers set up on a workgroup for printer sharing.  I have one computer that has a label printer attached to it that the other computers need access to.  Periodically throughout the day they complain that they can't print and I find that I cannot access the computer anymore through My network places.  A simple reboot solves the problem but this is happening more and more often.  Let me reiterate, the workgroup is setup correct and 95% of the time we can access the printer attached to their computer.  
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Question by:tbeasley123
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by:ntelligent
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I would try replacing the network adapter.  
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by:stevenlewis
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need more info
what OS's are involved, how many machines
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Renante Entera earned 250 total points
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Maybe you should have to check the cable connection if it is stable all the time.  It should not lose contact from the hub/switch going through your network port.

Try to run the system file checker maybe a system file has been corrupted.

To run it simply follow below's procedure :

1. for Win98 - simply Click Start ---> Run ---> sfc
2. for Win2k - simply Click Start ---> Run ---> sfc/scannow

Additional info, be sure that the machine who wants to print must have logged in to the Network.  This means, that the user must supply username/password during logging in to the Microsoft Network.


Goodluck!
eNTRANCE2002 :-)
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by:Luxana
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Other story:

I had this problem as well win98 and win95 all the time users ask me to fix this problem. teribble...

Once I installed LINUX on it and share this printer I do not have to touch printer server how month is long. I have not change the hardware nothing I just replaced toh OS:))))

I know this is different story but......
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