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Windows 7: Cannot connect to a shared network drive 0x80004005

31 Jan 2012   #1
breako

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Cannot connect to a shared network drive 0x80004005

On our network, I cannot access a shared folder on my friends machine but he can access a shared folder mine. I do not even get as far as a challenge for credentials. We are both using windows 7 and are in the same workgroup. We are also on the same subnet. In addition. I can ping his machine. I can also Remote Desktop Connect. When I try to connect to \\hismachinename all windows tells me is Error code: 0x80004005. I can nbtstat ok into his machine. Problem also happens when my firewall is turned off. I have ensured I have windows 7 updates. I run security essentials and a registry cleaner to ensure my laptop is clean. Problem happens if I use a wireless network or ethernet.

In addition, I can't connet to other machines on the network. It is as if the router is saying, don't let him because nothing on my machine seems any different to my friends.

The problem happens as soon as I type in the machine name in windows explorer. I do not get to the stage where I am prompted for username and password.

Any ideas?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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31 Jan 2012   #2
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums breako,

Instead of typing \\hismachinename, type his computer's IP Address followed by the shared folder or Driver for example \\192.168.1.5\SharedFolder.

To obtain the IP Address of his computer, you may run the ipconfig /all command from his computer by following my Tutorial. If it's a little hassle for you doing this in his computer, you may download, install and run AdvancedIPScanner from your computer, to get his IP Address as well as the Host Name.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2012   #3
breako

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums breako,

Instead of typing \\hismachinename, type his computer's IP Address followed by the shared folder or Driver for example \\192.168.1.5\SharedFolder.

To obtain the IP Address of his computer, you may run the ipconfig /all command from his computer by following my Tutorial. If it's a little hassle for you doing this in his computer, you may download, install and run AdvancedIPScanner from your computer, to get his IP Address as well as the Host Name.
Tried that. Same problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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31 Jan 2012   #4
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Can you ping the IP of the computer?

Any Security or Firewall Software installed in his and yours?

Also, can we compare yours and his ipconfig /all, post and attach a .txt file.
How to run an ipconfig /all?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2012   #5
breako

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

1. Yes can ping his machine.
2. Typing \\his.ip.address makes no difference. Same error.

His ipconfig /all

Code:
 
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Vaio
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-BF-97-60-80-67
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection 2:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-00-4E-CC-50-BC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-00-4E-CC-50-BB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::bdeb:3aab:acc6:4e84%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.34(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 30 January 2012 09:18:22
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 31 January 2012 09:18:21
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 294649934
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-49-99-2A-90-00-4E-CC-50-BB
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{4E835855-31BB-424F-AD50-E47B98EBB77C}:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fb:38d5:361e:3f57:fedd(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::38d5:361e:3f57:fedd%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
 
 
My ipconfig /all
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : myPC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
 
Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection 2:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
#2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-00-4E-CC-8B-C6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-00-4E-CC-8B-C5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.41(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 01 February 2012 11:09:29
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 February 2012 11:09:29
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{EF5B192B-280B-4EEE-803A-2AC92A6BDDE2}:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Tunnel adapter isatap.{2A9747E8-6759-426C-B4BE-FE03E36F79FC}:
 
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fb:4ac:2945:3f57:fed6(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4ac:2945:3f57:fed6%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Feb 2012   #6
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2012   #7
breako

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion... I do that and get:

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2012   #8
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Just to clarify, were you trying to access your friend's computer thru his WLAN connection? Have you tried accessing his files thru his LAN (wired connection) \\HisLANIP\Shared Folder. Please let me know the outcome.

Also, let's update his Atheros driver by downloading it from the manufacturer's site.
ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)
Follow this Tutorial on how to manually update the atheros driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2012   #9
tmt1630

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums breako,

Instead of typing \\hismachinename, type his computer's IP Address followed by the shared folder or Driver for example \\192.168.1.5\SharedFolder.

To obtain the IP Address of his computer, you may run the ipconfig /all command from his computer by following my Tutorial. If it's a little hassle for you doing this in his computer, you may download, install and run AdvancedIPScanner from your computer, to get his IP Address as well as the Host Name.
2xg...I was curious about your post here. I have a similiar problem, but, I am able to access other machines (Win7 and XP) on my home network by using the IP address. Why can I not use the machine name as in \\mymachine ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2012   #10
tmt1630

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

2xg....and one more question...after entering the IP addresses ( \\ip-address ), the IP address AND the named computer show up in my Network. See attached screenshot. Curious to know why that is.

And...will it stick after I reboot this machine?

Thanks!

Tom


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