Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Inaccessible Win XP machine

Posted on 2006-11-19
7
Medium Priority
?
244 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have 3 machines which are connected to a workgroup.  Two are up-to-date XP machines, the other is an ME machine.  I have a shared folder on the ME machine called "shareable" which can be accessed from the first XP machine just fine.  However, I tried to create a shared folder on the first XP machine, but any attempts to access it from either the second XP machine or the ME machine fail.  I can browse to the first XP machine in the Network Places of the ME machine, but when I double-click the XP machine, I get the message "Windows cannot find the computer share name.  Make sure the computer share name is valid and you are connected to the network and try again".  All three computers can access the internet perfectly fine, so all three are definitely connected to the network.  Can anyone offer any suggestions for how I might troubleshoot this?
0
Comment
Question by:wdwcuwa
7 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
saw830 earned 750 total points
ID: 17976734
Hi wdwcuwa,

Have you disabled the WindowsXP firewalls?

Hope this helps,
Alan
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:airnike
ID: 17976806
i believe all XP machines are in the same network and workgroup ...

you might wanna check by pinging the Ip of the XP machine ...
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:darrenakin
ID: 17976842
Are there any other Firewalls on any of the systems? Like Norton Internet Security, McAfee, etc... If so they will need to be configured properly, also see if you can map the drive from ME to the XP machine using the IP address instead of the machine name, this will narrow down the problem
0
Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

 

Expert Comment

by:KiloRomeoBravo
ID: 17977108
Disable 'simple file sharing' on all machines.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Dinga84
ID: 17977900
To disable simple file sharing its, tools, folder options, view, last checkbox.

I would try pinging first to make sure you have conectivity.

Ensure file and print sharing is enabled on them all, I would also suggest you try and run the network setup (from control panel)
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:mraeryceos
ID: 17978382
In the address bar of Windows Explorer (right click toolbar, check "address bar", unlock, drag slider, ad nauseum), put the name of the computer like this:
\\computername
It should show up.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:mraeryceos
ID: 17978410
Oops... I answered ahead of understanding the question.
On the Mellinium machine, you will need to look on the hard drive for *.pwl files and delete them, then reboot and when you log in, use a username and password that matches the username and password of one of the users of the XP machine.  Make sure the user is on both XP machines, and has access to the files you are sharing.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Make the most of your online learning experience.
Unable to change the program that handles the scan event from a network attached Canon/Brother printer/scanner. This means you'll always have to choose which program handles this action, e.g. ControlCenter4 (in the case of a Brother).
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question