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Rocketmaniac

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Ok, I have spent several hours working on my home network.

My network is this: Cable model to a router to my computer (Intel 2.0GB w 512MB RAM, 80GB HD running Win 2000 Pro). My daughter's computer (Intel 1.2GB w 256MB RAM, 80GB HD running Win XP) connects to the router.

I installed the new 80GB hard drive in my daughter's computer, she got several games for christmas and her old HD was too small. I then re-installed her Win XP and got all her programs running. I checked her Internet and found it was fine. This is how my network has always been. Now I want to give her access to my printer.

I setup a Workgroup on both computers. From my computer I can see her computer and connect to a share directory. But from her computer, all I can see is the computer name (Randy's). I have shared several directories and my laser printer on my computer, but nothing shows up......

All help from all our local networking/engineering/smart members?
 
it will make a setup disk for the other computer so that filesharing will work.

hope this helps!

(if that doesnt' work, you might check your security settings/firewall settings)
 
Originally posted by Elapid
it will make a setup disk for the other computer so that filesharing will work.

hope this helps!

(if that doesnt' work, you might check your security settings/firewall settings)

I'll look the "network setup wizard". Why would I be able to "see" in one direction and not the other? (2000 can see XP, but XP and see 2000)
 
make sure the user name and passwords match on both machines
 
I have this at the moment, but with a Windows ME and an XP. It isn't really a problem for me, as I only need to access the ME via the XP, not the other way round. I did try making a network setup disk, but that didn't seem to do anyhting.

I guess I'm not much help :rolleyes:

Phil
 
Well, I ran Network Setup Wizard on the XP computer. When I had to do the part where you take a disk to the other computer, it said it only worked for Win 98, Win 98SE, Win ME and XP!!!!! I looked at my 2000 computer and ran a wizard that setup something to do with the local network..... When it re-booted it came up to a login prompt!!!!! I have never used a login for this computer....... Soooooooo, I'm locked out of my own computer (yes, I am on my daughter's computer right now!!!!!!!)


ME :kill: Microsoft

I did a little search of the old internet and it seems my only option is re-install my 2000 computer!!!!!

I can't do it right now and there is fire coming out my ears!!!!
 
/me steals Cydermasters bit:

[SUBLIMINAL]get Linux [/SUBLIMINAL]

:D

Have you tried just logging on using a blank password? The windows ME connected to my network currently comes up with a Login box, it works no matter what username/pass you type in.


Phil
 
Originally posted by WiK
/me steals Cydermasters bit:

[SUBLIMINAL]get Linux [/SUBLIMINAL]

:D

Have you tried just logging on using a blank password? The windows ME connected to my network currently comes up with a Login box, it works no matter what username/pass you type in.


Phil

Yes, unfortunately I have. I tried blank passwork and blank username....... I've been needing to reformat and reinstall but there is a good bit of info I did not backup...... I'm just kicking myself right now.......
 
Don't worry. If you can't get back in and have data you need there is a solution. Remove the hard drive from the 2000 system, open up the working XP system, disconnect the CDrom drive(s) and hook up the 2000 HDD in place. Power up the XP system and it will now see the other drive, then you can copy whatever stuff you need to the XP's hdd.
When you get the windows reinstalled and want to network them feel free to give me a holler for help.

PS Try username: administrator
password: "blank"
before you give up. It is possible to reset the password but it is too involved to describe on the forum. But I have done it a number of times when clients didn't know the admin password to their server and were no longer on speaking terms with their former support people.
 
Originally posted by Rocketmaniac
I'll look the "network setup wizard". Why would I be able to "see" in one direction and not the other? (2000 can see XP, but XP and see 2000)

Nevermind... someone posted the suggestion i was going to..

resetting an admin password on win2k is tedious at best

there are some commercially available tools that will allow this to be done.

later
Jerryb
 
Originally posted by thomasrau
Don't worry. If you can't get back in and have data you need there is a solution. Remove the hard drive from the 2000 system, open up the working XP system, disconnect the CDrom drive(s) and hook up the 2000 HDD in place. Power up the XP system and it will now see the other drive, then you can copy whatever stuff you need to the XP's hdd.

Tom, you're right.... I was just so mad yesterday that I couldn't think straight... I've taken your advice and copied my data to the XP system. This morning I went to the computer shop / store I got another copy of XP. It is now installed and I am back on my own computer. I still have a lot of work to do, configure my email, install both my printers and a bunch of programs, but it good to have it up and running.

I will use the old copy of Win 2000 Pro and build a computer from the piece of several older computers I still have. I will use it as a storage computer.

Thanks for everyone's help even though it was hopeless......
 
Glad to hear you got your data back. BTW if you want a tool thats really great google BARTS PE. With it you can make a bootable CD version of XP that actually runs off of a CD. Can come in real handy in these kinds of situations. My favorite sw tool is WinInternals ERD commander, it slices, it dices, etc., etc. But it is costly. Salvaged many a kapudt server with ERD.
 
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