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Windows 7: Error code 0x80070035 redux, and I am getting battier by the minute


21 Jul 2013   #1

Win7 Professional 64
 
 
Error code 0x80070035 redux, and I am getting battier by the minute

This is not a new problem, and at the end of this post I'll list a much longer "thread to a thread" with an overkill amount of background.

One of my daughters got a new Macbook, and passed her ASUS laptop to the other daughter. In configuring the ASUS, I hoped I could again "confront the beast" of that computer, alone among my household's stable of laptops and desktops, not being able to print to my shared network printer USB connected to my Windows 7 box. Yes, XP, Windows 7, and now even a Macbook, all print fine to my printer, but not the second-newest computer in the house, a two-year-old Windows 7 ASUS.

Somehow the ASUS stopped being able to access my computer on the home network.

Let's say my computer is called MYWIN7:
  • You can see MYWIN7 from the ASUS networking configuration
  • You can ping MYWIN7 from a command prompt from the ASUS
  • But if you double click on MYWIN7 from the ASUS, or if you try to browse to it when adding a printer, or if you specify the printer by its share name (\\MYWIN7\Canon iP4800 series), you get Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found
And nothing I've tried, with a lot of googling and a lot of use of this forum and others, has fixed the problem.

Remember, without breaking a sweat, I've gotten more than five different computers, running Windows 7, XP, and MacOS, printing off my PC's USB printer. And remember also that the ASUS was one of them, and then about 19 months ago it just magically lost its ability to print because it couldn't "find" my PC, and I've spun my wheels since.

Ideas? Remember, it's not so much a printing issue as it is that the ASUS, alone among my computer portfolio, cannot access my computer across our home network.

Could a Windows 7 repair (something I'm not super familiar with, and although I do have a Windows 7 disk at home, this laptop did not come with one of its own) perhaps restore what's missing?

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-s...x80070035.html is the thread I referenced at the start, for much more background.


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23 Jul 2013   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi there,

Usually, the most common issue in regards to the error that your getting might be coming from your Security program or Firewall. Try to temp disable your firewall or Security program. If you have not done it yet.....allow the printer sharing or IP address of your printer on LAN from your Security/Firewall program. You may also try accessing the computer by it's IP Address instead of the Hosts or Computer Name, for ex. \\192.168.0.11\SharedPrinter.

If the above suggestions didn't work please follow the recommendations from this link, quite helpful. Try not to overlook.....it will save you some headaches.

An update will be nice.
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23 Jul 2013   #3

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

Thanks for this.

Your great reply includes a link to Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found so I will use this opportunity to mention several of the "tricks" mentioned there that I've tried and have not worked.
  • Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP (I think Windows 7 default is to have it set on "automatic detect" or something like that, which it was set for; I flat-out enabled it - no luck)
  • Disable my firewall (Windows FW is all I have)
  • Disable antivirus (AVG Free, current edition)
  • Used Credential Manager to provide login/password information
  • Attempt to use IP name rather than share name for my PC (maybe I was doing this wrong - how do I find the IP address of my PC, just in case I screwed it up?)
  • Go to device manager and "show hidden devices" for my network adapter, then delete the extraneous stuff (this wasn't referenced in the above, but I have tried this... a lot... and it hasn't worked)
Things I have not tried but will (daughter has the ASUS now, so this will wait until tonight):
  • Enter computer description on the ASUS (not mentioned in the above link)
  • In Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections make sure under 'Local Area Connections" that the "Client for Microsoft Networks' connection is installed, is being used, and is active
  • Go to Services.Msc and search for a service named "Server" start that service if its stopped and here you go... you will now be able to access the server using \\servername
  • Right-Click on the Wireless Network Connection and choose Properties/in this box, click on File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks, although this check box was enabled... click on install button and install the client and again install the service under this menu... I close the menu and restart
I have the most faith in the last item.

Please though, I have found the network connection control panel suggestions to be a bear, as the options I'm seeing do not align with what a lot of stuff on the web blithely suggests. So could someone give me a step-by-step primer on how to do the last bullet? For starters, I don't know where the "wireless network connection" is that I'm supposed to right-click on!

As I have mentioned before, without breaking a sweat I have configured at least five other machines to print through my Windows 7 desktop, and in fact this ASUS was one of them, and then just lost this ability. So although not an expert, I'm not a piker either. Just very helpless and confused!
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23 Jul 2013   #4
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

I'm using my work computer and I can't show you the WLAN properties but similar to the LAN, see attached snip.
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Right-Click on the Wireless Network Connection and choose Properties/in this box, click on File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks, although this check box was enabled... click on install button and install the client and again install the service under this menu... I close the menu and restart
Have you also tried my previous suggestion?
Quote:
You may also try accessing the computer by it's IP Address instead of the Hosts or Computer Name, for ex. \\192.168.0.11\SharedPrinter.
Another update of your progress is also appreciated.


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23 Jul 2013   #5

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
I'm using my work computer and I can't show you the WLAN properties but similar to the LAN, see attached snip.
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Right-Click on the Wireless Network Connection and choose Properties/in this box, click on File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks, although this check box was enabled... click on install button and install the client and again install the service under this menu... I close the menu and restart
Thanks. I do know what to do when I get to the box, but I have kind of bumbled getting to the box, so it's those steps (starting from the start menu or control panel) that I seek.

By the way, another concern I have is that some of the tips seem to be things to do with my desktop computer, the one to which the printer is USB-connected.

I don't want to do that. Five other computers in my house can print to that printer (and thus, can find that computer). That suggests that there's nothing wrong with that computer, and I sure as heck am not going to risk munging things up for the majority of the computers in our house that work fine with it.

I'm looking for a solution that would be implemented solely on the ASUS laptop that used to be able to "find" my computer and print through it, then suddenly stopped being able to.
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23 Jul 2013   #6
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Have you tried rebooting the computer where the printer is connected too, then reboot the problematic computer? See if you can access the printer, I'd suggest to try accessing it both - thru the computer name and IP Address then the shared printer name.
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23 Jul 2013   #7

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Have you tried rebooting the computer where the printer is connected too, then reboot the problematic computer? See if you can access the printer, I'd suggest to try accessing it both - thru the computer name and IP Address then the shared printer name.
Thanks, but yes, to say that the computers have been rebooted would be a bland understatement. This problem began in January 2012, and the computers have thus been rebooted more than 500 times since then!

Because the ASUS laptop having the problem just changed hands within my family, I recently resurrected this issue here, hoping to finally get it fixed.
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23 Jul 2013   #8

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

Tried much, with no successes:
  • Enter computer description on the ASUS - no go. I even thought I'd stumbled into something when I tried to change the computer name from MARY_ASUS to SUE_ASUS. The underscore is a nonstandard character, I was warned, and might interfere with the computer being "found." So I changed the name to SUE-ASUS, and I did add a description. Restarted the computer. No luck.
  • In Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections make sure under 'Local Area Connections" that the "Client for Microsoft Networks' connection is installed, is being used, and is active - It's already installed and active.
  • Go to Services.Msc and search for a service named "Server" start that service if its stopped and here you go... you will now be able to access the server using \\servername - the server service was started already.
  • Right-Click on the Wireless Network Connection and choose Properties/in this box, click on File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks, although this check box was enabled... click on install button and install the client and again install the service under this menu... I close the menu and restart - This one really puzzled and frustrated me. I followed the instructions, but when I clicked the install button (yes, my checkbox was enabled), I got the boxes shown below as attachments. Doesn't look like there's much I can do with them.
I could not be more at a loss to figure out why my computer connected to my printer can be pinged by name from the ASUS, it shows up in the network view, but cannot otherwise be accessed. I can access the ASUS from my computer.


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23 Jul 2013   #9

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

I've used another one of my dwindling bullets.

Changed the workgroup name on the ASUS, restarted, changed workgroup name on ASUS back to original workgroup name, that it of course shares with my computer connected to the printer, and restarted.

Though I'd read of some solving the problem I'm having by doing this, it did not work.
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24 Jul 2013   #10

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

I'm not with the ASUS now, but wondering if this command from its command prompt might do what I want:
net use "\\mywin7\canon ip4800 series" /user:myusername mypassword /p:yes
Remember, though I can't access my computer (MYWIN7) from the ASUS Windows environment, I can ping it by name from an ASUS command prompt.
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