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why DVD drive share button is greyed out?

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pl see attached. i don't see the option to click 'share' for the DVD drive. what is missing? (this is win7)
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by:bbao
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how about other drives? if it is the same thing, check if your the SERVER and WORKSTATION services are on. also check if File and Print Sharing protocol is bind to the current network adapter.
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is the drive working ok ?
you can always run sfc /scannow to correct OS files
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by:25112
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yes drive is fine.

i ran "sfc /scannow"

i am getting
"
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verification 93% complete
Windows resource Protection could not perform the requested operation
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is that confirmation of any problems?
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by:*** Hopeleonie ***
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Do you have the necessary permissions to share a drive?
If sfc /scannow fails you have a problem.

I would try a repair Installation:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

You should not lose anything, but my recommendation is to create a backup or Image.
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by:McKnife
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For me, it's greyed out, too, but right below there is advanced sharing - and that works.
If that doesn't work for you, there's still the command line. Open an elevated command prompt and fire the command

net share DVD=d:\
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by:nobus
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i agree that you have a problem there - try a repair  then : http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
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by:McKnife
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nobus, please look at your DVD drive's sharing options, it looks the same. Read my comment.
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25112
Do you have network sharing turned on?
Rightclick your network icon and go to network sharing center, on the left open change advanced sharing settings.
Turn on Network discovery and file and print sharing
I see the advanced as well and I am part of a network /lan
DVD rom shareWhat are you trying to achieve with sharing a rom drive as it is an optical drive not a folder.
All it will do is allow another PC to burn files to disc using that rom drive.
This si why you need network sharing turned on and a home group setup.

If it helps here the how to share this drive
https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=13067
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by:25112
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thanks. made it work for now..

will troubleshoot further to see if sfc command can prevail through.. thanks again.
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by:Merete
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Thank you 25112
Yes definitely see about finding a solution to your SFC error as this could  be pretty serious.
You should also try and backup your important things like export your emails accounts passwords/contacts.
There's a distinct possibility that the hard drive could soon fail.

Best Wishes
Merete
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