Shared folders accessable in Safe mode but not Normal mode

Posted on 2006-11-03
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I have two drives that were both working and sharing fine on our office network.  I had to replace the D drive with a larger drive temporarily.  When the original D drive was replaced I had lost access to shared folders on both C an D drives.  The strange part is that when I log on in Safe mode all shared folders are accessable from the network--when I restart the pc the folders are no longer accessable.

I have gone through the control panel network sharing wizard and all the shared folders are set for sharing.  They all appear as Shared on the network but the user only gets an permission failure message; sometime "network path does not exist" sometime "not enough server storage to process this command".

Any suggestions on correcting the permission problem.

A bit frustrating since this was all working fine until the 1 - 2 hr swap of D drive.   Of course, the D drive is the most critical data repository that everyone must have access too.   :-(

I am using XP home edition...

Question by:hjc621
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any firewalls installed?

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The standard XP firewall -- it is disabled.

Since I posted the question I solved the problem today but do not understand WHY??

I logged on in Safe Mode, all sharing worked fine on my network.  I created a new user with all provilages.  The new user also worked fine with all sharing.  I then rebooted in Normal mode and tried the new user--it worked fine with all sharing working fine.  With some caution, I logged on my regular account, all sharing worked fine.  I then rebooted and logged on to my usual account and everything works fine--just as if there had never been a problem.  The entire network can access the shared folders in this machine.   Strange I guess but have heard of such things before.  Guess I should just be happy that the problem "went away".

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the magic of self fixes :) good old windows ey!
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my name is Bill Gates and I am here to "help you"

Guess I was a design manager for too many years - such strange and unknows things always seem to bother me.

Thanks for your help
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you and me both, i hate not knowing why it happened

all the best

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