I have an issue with a Windows 7 Ultimate laptop that cannot access network shares. The machine will not browse the network, either. At first, I had an issue with Network Discovery staying enabled, however, I set the appropriate services to Automatic in services.msc and network discovery is on.
Machine is the following:
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit - Installed for over 1 year.
AMD Athlon X2, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD
Compaq Presario F7500 Laptop
The network is a Windows Home Server and a mapped WebDAV drive to a cloud storage server over the Internet.
I can ping any host name from this machine, but connecting to network gives me an immediate no-can-do.
I am able to set the Windows 7 computer to share folders and they can be accessed. However, when trying to access shared from the Windows 7 computer, I get a message saying, "An error occurred when trying to connect J: to \\servername\users\username
Microsoft Windows Network: The Network Path Was Not Found
The connection has not been restored"
No other computers in this network are having issues.
I've attempted so far:
Enabled network discovery
Insuring File and Printer sharing are on the firewall exceptions
Ensuring Workstation service is enabled and set to automatic
Computer browser is enabled and set to automatic
NETBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled
SSDP discovery is enabled and set to automatic
DNS Client service is enabled and set to automatic
UPnP Device Host service is enabled and set to automatic
Disabled firewall completely, no change
I'm not sure what I could be missing. This issue just happened all of a sudden. If anyone can provide any advice or assistance, I would be most grateful.