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Windows 7: File sharing won't turn on

25 Nov 2010   #21
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

A double click should launch it!

Have you tried creating a shared folder since you got Internet working again?


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25 Nov 2010   #22
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Try the free 7 day trial of Network Magic Cisco - Network Magic Downloads
See if this works before doing a repair install
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26 Nov 2010   #23
SteveH

Win7-64 (Pro)
 
 

<<< SOLVED>>>
The OS repair did the job! LAN and internet working. (and I quickly made a registry backup).
Thanks for everyone's input and help!
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26 Nov 2010   #24
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
<<< SOLVED>>>
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
The OS repair did the job! LAN and internet working. (and I quickly made a registry backup).
Thanks for everyone's input and help!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

I would also try a repair installation from the Windows CD at this point because you don't have much to lose. Repair installs fix problems just like the ones you seem to be having on a regular basis. Recent example > https://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/126588-win-7-pro-network-problem.html

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
I'm glad the repair install worked for you Steve.

The batch file is as easy as clicking on it then hit save and run.
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26 Nov 2010   #25
SteveH

Win7-64 (Pro)
 
 

I forgot to say I tried the batch file first, it ran successfully but didn't fix the problem.
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26 Nov 2010   #26
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
I forgot to say I tried the batch file first, it ran successfully but didn't fix the problem.
Yes but the repair install did LOL. Either way I made the right call.
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27 Nov 2010   #27
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
<<< SOLVED>>>
The OS repair did the job! LAN and internet working. (and I quickly made a registry backup).
Thanks for everyone's input and help!
Happy to hear it... sometimes the best method is to just try the repair as you could end up wasting more time trying other things and failing!
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27 Nov 2010   #28
SteveH

Win7-64 (Pro)
 
 

yeah, funny thing though, it told me to uninstall a couple programs first (Roxio and Adobe Encore). I uninstalled, got it working, now can't get Encore reinstalled! Always something.... (I'm on the Adobe site now).
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29 Nov 2010   #29
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
yeah, funny thing though, it told me to uninstall a couple programs first (Roxio and Adobe Encore). I uninstalled, got it working, now can't get Encore reinstalled! Always something.... (I'm on the Adobe site now).
Words I seldom live by:

"If it aint broke, dont fix it!"
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29 Nov 2010   #30
SteveH

Win7-64 (Pro)
 
 

Yeah, I know. I usually do too. But it WAS broke....
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