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Network Problem

Network Problem

Network Problem

Hi, I have a PC with XP and a PC with 98 on. The network cards on both pc's are working fine. The problem is the Two will not talk to eath other (they did at one stage) When I go into local network (pc with XP on)it shows only shared files on that pc. When I turn on the PC with Win98 on, the network password box pops up, when I go into the network neighborhood (win98)it's empty and now when I power down the PC (win98) it hangs for about for about a minute and then the windows is shutting down screen appears and stays on for about 3-4 minutes before switching off. When I turn the PC with XP on and the desktop appears it hangs for about 2 minutes, the norton icon has a red cross on it then after 2 minutes the cross goes and the network connection icon appears. Neither of these PC's were like this till I used the network windows wizard. Any Ideas ?

RE: Network Problem

try this...
 1. make sure in the win9x PC ...
GOTO Control panel
Configuration tab
Click file and print sharing.
make sure you have checked the two boxes ( where appropriate)
  "I want to be able to  give others access to my files"
"I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s) "

click OK
click OK


 right click the hard drive
choose SHARING

click shared as

choose full (for now) you will want to  change this later for security reasons while you are ON LINE ( connected to the internet)

click ok
 close all windows

On the XP PC

GOTO Control panel

select Network connections

left column
 choose setup a home or small office network
  follow the prompts in the networking wizard

this is generally clear and the simplest way to complete a shared connection to your other computer

you may get  a warning, ignore it for now.
 when you finish
 it will ask you to run a file to set up the other computers in your home network
 choose you do not need to  for now ( already done )

 reset the XP  pc
 GOTO Start and choose my network places

you should now see  the win 9X pc in the new window offering Drive C as a shared

you can work from the XP pc and move files to and from the  win 9X pc or,

print to the win 9X's printer( providing it has one)

sharing the XP pcs folders and files is a bit more work

should you choose to share ant files drives etc from the XP pc
 you will be repeatedly warned of security violations.
  you may ignore this as long as you are NOT connected to the internet.
 in order to stay brief
 may I suggest  a visit to your local book store
 there are several good books for novice and beginners
 on  file and printer sharing in windows XP available.
 never feel badly about having to buy a book.
I have been working with computers for 10 years, and I still buy the  books with  " for the complete idiot" in the title.
 good luck to you. I hope I have helped.
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Should you need further details solving this problem?
I will be happy to add my input


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