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Windows 7: Can't (re)connect to Homegroup

05 Oct 2016   #1
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can't (re)connect to Homegroup

My laptop, previously connected to my Homegroup, crashed its hard drive. I've reloaded everything and am now trying to rejoin my homegroup. When I enter the password there is a long wait, then I get the message "Windows encountered an error." I ran the troubleshooter, which said to check network problems first. Windows Network Diagnostics said "Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem". (Is there one? The laptop connects to the internet with no problem.)

It then said to run the HomeGroup troubleshooter on the computer that created the homegroup. I did so and got the message "Some problems were fixed" and that I should try again, but this didn't help.

Any ideas on how to proceed?


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08 Oct 2016   #2
coffent

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

SOLVED THE PROBLEM: Left the Homegroup on the machine on which I'd set it up, then created a new Homegroup. At that point my laptop was able to join the Homegroup.
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