Solved

Persistent Network path not found problem.

Posted on 2009-05-07
10
807 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have 3 computers in my home network.

A Desktop, ASUS, running XP Home/SP3 which has 3 drives holding all the data I  wish to share.

A Laptop, DELL, dual-booted with XP Pro/SP3 and Windows 7 RC 7100.

A Laptop, ACER, dual-booted with XP Pro/SP3 and Windows 7 RC 7100.

They all belong to Workgroup, HOMENET7.

The 2 Windows 7 systems are connected by Homegroup as well.

All the systems happily share data EXCEPT I cannot access the XP systems on the ASUS and ACER from the W7 system  on the DELL..

 the machines show in Computer->Network but double-clicking them gives Network path not found 0x80070055.

I tried everything I can think of, including re-installing Windows 7 on the DELL but it still doesnt work.

Please help whilst I have a little hair left ;-)
0
Comment
Question by:chrisfixit
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
10 Comments
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Jonvee
ID: 24333470
See if this MS article helps>

"You cannot view other workgroup computers on the network on a Windows XP-based computer":
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903267/en-us



Further suggestions from this forum >>
"The network path was not found":
http://www.anetforums.com/posts.aspx?ThreadIndex=42837
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:chrisfixit
ID: 24333662
hmm, thanks but no cigar ;-)

Logically (!) it must be something to do with the Windows 7 system on the Dell rather than the XP systems as I can access the XP systems form the Windows 7 system on the Acer.. but i have no idea what.. I re-installed the bloody thing already ;-(
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:JBlond
ID: 24335384
According to http://kenbase.googlepages.com/COMErrorCodes.htm: Error 0x80070055 means "The local device name  is already in use".

All computers, the workgroup and homgroup have different names? The two laptop are using different names with each operating system?

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:chrisfixit
ID: 24335541
sorry typo - 0x80070035 'network path not found' is the error.
0
Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:JBlond
ID: 24335619
Can you ping the IP address of the ASUS desktop from the Dell laptop running W7?
Have you already tried to disable the firewalls temporarily on both machines? (just to rule out that it's a firewall issue)

0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Mark Pavlak
ID: 24335710
Windows 7 is still in beta! The RC1 is just about ready, it may be an issue with the OS.  But have you tried getting to your shares via IP?  
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:chrisfixit
ID: 24342453
Mea Culpa - I'm an idiot - I had Threatfire installed and although I had it disabled in Startup this just stopped the program - the service was still running and was causing the problem.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Jonvee
ID: 24342876
Even "mea maxima culpa" ?

Well, at least you've resolved it  : )
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ee_auto earned 0 total points
ID: 24779172
Question PAQ'd, 500 points refunded, and stored in the solution database.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

This article offers some helpful and general tips for safe browsing and online shopping. It offers simple and manageable procedures that help to ensure the safety of one's personal information and the security of any devices.
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to the overview of Microsoft Security Essentials. This is a free anti-virus software that guards your PC against viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious software. This will be demonstrated using Windows…
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

757 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now