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Windows 98 using a XP shared drive

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I am migrating the OS platform and have a new XP box sharing my files.

This seems to be OK (I have used a lot of XP recently with no problems....), but the older 98 box will only see the shared drives in the XP box, when I try to open the shared folder I receive a "not enough memory to complete the operation" error.

I have changed a few things and have only Windows Explorer open, so I think this is not a real memory problem. Is there anything I can do to "pacth" windows 98 and use it with XP? I will eventually replace this OS but I need to keep some older programs running for a while...

The machine is "up to date" as far as windows update are concerned. OS version is 4.10.2222A.

Thanks in advance,
Roberto.
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How did you attach the 98 system to XP?  Did you run the Small Office wizard and run the setup disk on the 98 system?  If not that may fix it right up.
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Did just that.....

Any other ideas?
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One thing - If I share a directory in the Windows98 Box the Windwos XP system can use this dir. But the Windows98 system will halt (no errors, no blue screen, just freezes up) when I try to copy large files.

Thanks for your attention,
Roberto.
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It sounds like a Start-Run-SFC may be needed on the 98 box.
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The "not enough memory to complete the operation" error reminds me of the errors that nimda gave me, long long ago.  Are you sure your computer is free of viruses?

You may want to try scanning online at http://security.symantec.com....

Good luck.
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The computer is free of virus, but had currupted files (residual damage?). All is Ok now.

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Roberto.
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