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Connecting Windows XP to Windows 7 "server" file sharing

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I'm trying to connect windows xp computer to a windows 7 computer file share over the same network. Other windows 7 computers can connect to this file share, but the XP cannot. The error message on the XP machine says " *computer* is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server..." . On the Windows XP computer I've turned off simple file sharing, joined the workgroup, and enabled file and print sharing. I can connect to another windows 7 computer from the xp machine but not the file sharing server.

On the file sharing server. I've turned on Network discovery, turned on file and printer sharing, turned on public. Enable file sharing for devices that use 40-56 bit encryption. Turned off password protected sharing. Gave everyone access to this file. Still no luck. Any other ideas I could try?
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Can you ping the 7 pc from the XP pc? Are you trying to access the 7 pc with a UNC path like \\computer\share? If so, what happens when you use \\ip-address\share?
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by:ibrahim52
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Try in Windows XP command prompt the command below and reboot and try connecting again.

net use x /delete /yes

it will delete all the network drives that was mapped previously ever in windows xp

Also you can check if any active share is there by going to following location.
 start->control panel->administrative tools->computer management->shared folders->open files

In the end you can try a simple tool smartprotector (google about it) and clear history and everything. It might help deleting the temp files which is not letting you to connect the another computer. Also, make sure the Windows 7 is not part of a domain and only should be in WORKGROUP.
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by:itneedshelp
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Ping is good.
I I've tried both with the IP address and with the computer name both with no luck and same error message. I've also tried mapping it manually with using different credentials even though it shouldn't matter. Still no luck.
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What happens if you temporarily turn off the firewall on the 7 pc?
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by:itneedshelp
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Try in Windows XP command prompt the command below and reboot and try connecting again.

net use x /delete /yes - Command is good

it will delete all the network drives that was mapped previously ever in windows xp

Also you can check if any active share is there by going to following location.
 start->control panel->administrative tools->computer management->shared folders->open files - Active share lists all shared folders required on Win 7 machine.

In the end you can try a simple tool smartprotector (google about it) and clear history and everything. It might help deleting the temp files which is not letting you to connect the another computer. Also, make sure the Windows 7 is not part of a domain and only should be in WORKGROUP. - Windows 7 machine is in the same workgroup as the XP machine.
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by:itneedshelp
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What happens if you temporarily turn off the firewall on the 7 pc? - Turned off the Windows firewall and disabled avg. Still no luck.
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by:Giovanni Heward
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Try authenticating as a local admin user on the Win7 PC.

net use x: \\192.168.1.10\c$ /user:machine\administrator

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Where machine is the local computer name of the Win7 PC.

If that fails, try running my NetFix batch file to reset tcp/ip on the WinXP machine.
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It failed.

Netfix batch file was ran and I tried to reconnect. Still having issues.
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I found something that worked. For future reference for you all. Thank you all for your help.

http://alan.lamielle.net/2009/09/03/windows-7-nonpaged-pool-srv-error-2017
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More information.
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Wonderful. Thanks
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