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Home Network Setup Wizard

Home Network Setup Wizard

Home Network Setup Wizard

Hi. I'm trying to configure a home network using the windows xp network setup wizard.  Both computer are using windows xp and have ran the network setup wizard on both computers but on the server computer it has got to the bit "please wait while the wizard configures this computer..." and has been like that now for the last day.  Surely this is too long so I think there must be something wrong but don't know what it is.

I do not have a firewall on either computer and have tried pinging the computers but it didn't work so I don't know if that's because something is not configured correctly or because this wizard has not finished.

I'd be greatful if you could help because I've been having trouble for ages thanks.

RE: Home Network Setup Wizard

yes this should take a few mins max, cancel this and do the wiz again. if you have any doubts as how to cancel just reboot the machine.

RE: Home Network Setup Wizard

Three thoughts:

. Call the Wizard directly:

Start,Run, rundll32 hnetwiz.dll HomeNetWizardRunDll

. Try re-registering some key .DLLs:

Start, Run, cmd

(type these entries one at a time)

regsvr32 %windir%\system32\atl.dll
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netshell.dll
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\netman.dll

And then reboot.  Test.

. The Spooler service can sometimes interfere with the Wizard.

Start, Run, net stop spooler

Now try the Wizard.

At the end, restart the Spooler Service:
Start, Run, net start spooler

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