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Windows 7: Windows 7 no longer can connect to XP...


22 Apr 2012   #1

Windows Home 7 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 no longer can connect to XP...

I have a network with 6 computers, 2 have windows 7 and 4 have XP.

I rebooted one of my XP's today and now my windows 7 machines can no longer access that XP computer. I had 3 external drives mapped from it and none of them work.

I can access and computer back and forth but both windows 7 machines will not access the one XP anymore, if i try to map a drive it keeps asking me for a password and will not take any that are used.

These computers have been networked for years and nothing has changed on any of them latley, everything was working fine till i rebooted the xp machine.

I have checked every setting on all machines and everything is set right, i can ping all machines back and forth.

I can get to the other 3 XP machines no problem and they are set exactly the same.

Any ideas?

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23 Apr 2012   #2

Windows Home 7 64-bit
 
 

No one has any ideas?

I have checked everything online and everythign i know and all settings are right on both the windows 7 and the xp machines..

I can get to the 7 from the xp but when i try and access the XP from the 7 it asks for login info, which does not work.. But yet i can get to the other XP machines no problem.

I am at a loss right now and it is importaint as this machine has 3 external drives that i need to have access to from the 7 machine..

Any help is appreciated...
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23 Apr 2012   #3

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So you have one problem causing XP machine
  • ALL Windows 7 machines can't access its shares?
  • all other winxp machine can access its shares?
Please post screenshot with error message and/or logon prompt
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23 Apr 2012   #4

Windows Home 7 64-bit
 
 

Yes i have 6 computers, 2 windows 7 and 4 windows XP - they have all been working fine for years.
All of a sudden yesterday one XP machine cannot be contacted by either windows 7 machines.

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23 Apr 2012   #5

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Is guest account enabled on winxp machine?
Is it a winxp or winxp pro machine?
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23 Apr 2012   #6

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Bill is your current logon name on Windows 7? Does it exist on winxp and has it same password?
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23 Apr 2012   #7

Windows Home 7 64-bit
 
 

It is Windows XP Home
Guest is disabled
and Bill is on all machines and has no password on any of them.
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23 Apr 2012   #8

Windows Home 7 64-bit
 
 

And it is set up exactly like the other 3 XP machines and they work fine, it worked in the morning yesterday then i rebooted and this is what happened, nothing changed at all on the machine before the reboot
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23 Apr 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bslevin View Post
It is Windows XP Home
Guest is disabled
and Bill is on all machines and has no password on any of them.
Temporary give Bill on winxp trouble machine a password (just as test): test
Can winxp still access that share?
Can Windows 7 access winxp's share when entering that password?
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23 Apr 2012   #10

Windows Home 7 64-bit
 
 

I have already tried that and still both windows 7 machines can't access it. The other XP machines can still access it fine.

Every computer can access each other back and forth just not the windows 7 to this one XP.. and like i said it was working for years and nothign changed so this is why i am lost with this...

Just so you know i also tried ....
removing all the shares from the xp, deleting the network, reinstalling the network drivers, resharing the xp drives, disableing all antivirus, i have no firewalls, added a new user account and tried that, scanned for viruses...

I can ping the machines no problem but cannot access the xp at all
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