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Windows 7: File Sharing Disconnects when Trying to Stream Media

17 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
File Sharing Disconnects when Trying to Stream Media

I have been having some trouble with File Sharing today. I have been working on setting up my media center with XBMC. All of the media and data is stored on a home server. A large percentage of the time when I try to start a movie or something, my computer will "disconnect" from the server. It will try for several seconds and then fail, or if I tell Samba (on the server) to terminate the connection. I have tried using another computer (a laptop) and it works fine, even when the trouble computer will not work. Because of this, I do not believe it is a server-sided issue. I can also browse the folders just fine until it "disconnects". The strange thing is that when this happens and until it fails, the Computer and Network folders won't load.

Additional note: I tried the FTP option in XBMC. It may or may not have worked. It seems as if it didn't on one try.

I also had a few BSODs earlier today that happened when I was using Ember Multimedia Manager and XBMC to manage the media on the server. I tried a System Restore and then a Windows Update which hasn't helped the File Sharing issues, but it has not BSOD'd since. Unfortunately, the Restore cleared the BSOD dumps, so I don't have the full dump, but I did do Google on the error beforehand and it found this which has pretty much the same error and in the same place.

Does anyone have some advice for me to try in order to fix this before I try the 24-hour process of Driver Verification suggested in before-linked thread?

I hate computers sometimes.

Anyway, any help and/or suggestions would be appreciated.
Ethan

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17 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Check your antivirus solution on the "server", many these days include a firewall. My recent upgrade to NIS2012 shut off all file sharing until I shut its firewall off!
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17 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Check your antivirus solution on the "server", many these days include a firewall. My recent upgrade to NIS2012 shut off all file sharing until I shut its firewall off!
I have no anti-virus on the server and ip-tables is disabled. I also forgot to mention that the problem didn't start until I re-installed Windows on the problem computer (not something I am anxious to do again.) Maybe I will try re-installing the network driver. From what I have read, those BSODs I mentioned sounded like a driver issue. Network driver is the only driver I can think of that could be having a problem here...
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17 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

You said it started after the reinstall; are you sure that all chipset, video, and other drivers are installed correctly.
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17 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
You said it started after the reinstall; are you sure that all chipset, video, and other drivers are installed correctly.
I have the Video card, audio chipset, and on-board LAN installed. I have never bothered with installing the SATA drivers because they appear to be built into Windows. I have never installed the SATA stuff, so I don't see how it could suddenly be a problem.
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