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WINDOWS 98 WON'T CONNECT TO WINDOWS 2000

WINDOWS 98 WON'T CONNECT TO WINDOWS 2000

WINDOWS 98 WON'T CONNECT TO WINDOWS 2000

(OP)
I have a most peculiar thing happening. I have 2 computers linked through a broadband hub. One computer is Windows 98se, the other Windows 2000 Pro. Originally both computers could read and use each other’s files. Due to Easy CD/DVD 6 causing problems on Windows 2000 I had to re-format it. I managed to install everything okay and was able to connect to 98 and read the files etc.
However, when I tried to Map Network Drive 98 to 2000, I entered the correct letter and path to the 2000 computer, then clicked okay. I now get the Enter Network Password box.
As I have not changed anything on 98 I cannot understand why I am being asked for a password that I have not created. I do not use passwords for either computer.
Can anyone tell me how to either connect or find out what the so-called password is, so I can deal with it?

RE: WINDOWS 98 WON'T CONNECT TO WINDOWS 2000

You MUST have a username/password for your Win98 to connect to your Win2K.  If you want to avoid the username/password box, you must create a user on your W2K that matches your username/password during your Win98 logon.

Win98 will try using the username/password of it's session to connect to the Win2k.  If they match, then your in.  If they don't, the Win2k will prompt you for a valid username password.



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RE: WINDOWS 98 WON'T CONNECT TO WINDOWS 2000

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Hi ReddLefty. After re-installing 2000 on the other computer I was able, without a password, to connect to the 98 computer drives. The 98 computer originally connected also without passwords. As this network is my home one, I never use passwords. Can I access 98 somewhere to find what so-called password it is looking for?

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