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Cannot Complete Network Setup Wizard


"Cannot Complete Network Setup Wizard, an error occured during configuration of the network on this
computer. You can configure your network manually or you can run the wizard again with different settings"

Trying to set up a simple peer-2-peer network with a laptop and a desktop.

If they are configured manually - the desktop can see and access the files of the laptop fine but
the laptop can see but NOT access any of the files of the desktop.

When I go to "view my network places" from the laptop - the shared folder on the desktop system does
appear but when you click on it the system(the laptop) just freezes

Help..?
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jetsonx
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r_naren22atyahooCommented:
There is a firewall on the Desktop, disable it.
or if you are using XP PRO with SP2, create the exception for file and folder sharing...

If you are using Norton Firewall. Disable it.

regards
Naren
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jetsonxAuthor Commented:
Naren, the firewall on the desktop is disabled - no exception was created
for file and folder sharing

McAffee is on desktop - has been disabled
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r_naren22atyahooCommented:
do the following tests...

go to laptop
at command prompt...
type
ping desktopcomputername        <<<<this is your actual desktop computer name..
see if you get the reply.
ping desktopipaddress                <<<<this is your actual desktop ip address..

open the internet explorer and type following in the address bar for Laptop
\\computername <<<<<Desktop computer name
\\ipaddress   <<<desktop ip address...

Check to see any unknown devices in the device manager of the desktop????

let me know the results

regards
naren
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jetsonxAuthor Commented:
naren, I can ping both systems

laptop > desktop  ok
desktop >laptop   ok


the laptop address when put in the browser of desktop - is fine

nada for desktop address when using laptop

no unknown devices in dm of desktop
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r_naren22atyahooCommented:
Can you ping the Desktop with computer name???
what happens when you type
\\computername <<<<<Desktop computer name
\\ipaddress         <<<desktop ip address...
in the laptop ???

regards
Naren
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scrathcyboyCommented:
YOu have to share the directories on EACH system with full access.  But before you do this, remove all network protocols on both systems, remove the adapters in device manager, and on the laptop, pull out the card.  Shut both systems off, reboot them and reinstall networking (all of 5 minutes).  NOW share the drives on both systems, and make sure you have the SAME login and password to access both computers.  Now it will work.
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
This sounds like you have some service that is not starting or not working properly...!

Goto Start --> Run --> msconfig And enter
goto Services tab and click on enable all --> apply and restart..

Before start the setup wizard, make sure you change both Computer names and also change the workgroup name, the workgroup name should be the same ..!

when you attempt to restart after changing the computer name, Make sure the computer you restart is disconnected, that means you will have to unplug the Network cable.

Something else might be a cause of this problem, that the cable between the computer is not good, Try to get anew one for test.
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Btw: do you have a router or modem ?
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
If so then have alook at the folloing thread..
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/qa/qa20040408.shtml
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jetsonxAuthor Commented:
moh10ly, yes there is a router involved! There is a router where the two computers
are. The Laptop has a PCMCIA card and gets internet this way.


I am now going to implement some of the solutions suggested here...
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jetsonxAuthor Commented:
ok guys ICS I think was the eventual cause - when I went to "My Network Places"
there was a reference to an active internet connection via inbuilt adaptor ( the same adaptor)
that was being used to network the laptop. ( The laptop was getting it's connection via a wireless
PCMCIA card)

Also, as Scrathboy suggested all protocols were removed and reinstalled.

The Network Wizard was ran again on both computers and hey presto - the two
eventually "talked" to each other.

Thank you to all those who contributed.

ps: naren, when I went to \\computername  I got the message "network path not found"
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