Link to home
Start Free TrialLog in
Avatar of Dale Fye
Dale FyeFlag for United States of America

asked on

Error occurred while trying to share drive

I'm trying to configure my wife's computer so that I can access her hard drive from my PC.  But when I try to establish the share, I get the error:

An error occurred while trying to share Work.
The Server service is not started.

When I go into Services.msc and check the Server service, it says automatic, but the Status is blank.  When I attempt to start the service, I get the error message:

Could not start the Services server on Local Computer
Error 126: The specified module could not be found.
Avatar of cwm9
cwm9
Flag of United States of America image

Try going to add/remove programs, windows components, uncheck the server component.  (I can't remember if its just file sharing in general, or if there is specifically a server part.  I think there is.)

Hit ok, let it "remove" the component, and reboot.

Then do it again, only this time check the box.  See if that doesn't fix your problem.

(of course if the box isn't checked when you go there, check it.)

You may need your XP cd to do this depending on how XP was installed.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Avatar of lancecurwensville
lancecurwensville
Flag of United States of America image

Link to home
membership
This solution is only available to members.
To access this solution, you must be a member of Experts Exchange.
Start Free Trial
Avatar of Dale Fye

ASKER

I tried the suggestion offered by cwm9.  The "Other Network file and Print Services" components were not installed, and when I tried to do so, it asked me for my XP SP3 disk.  I know I've got the XP Home disk somewhere, but SP3 had to be a download, so I have no idea where to look for the required file.  Any ideas?
You should be able to utilize you original xp home disc as file and print sharing is a xp component not an sp3 component.