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Windows 7: Cannot connect to Network drive. (Enter network password)

19 Aug 2013   #1
rashidkeezhal

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 
Cannot connect to Network drive. (Enter network password)

My network contains:
10 PCs and laptops running (Windows7 & Windows8).
2 network printers
1 Network Drive (WD Mybook Live Duo)
Workgroup environment

Here everything is fine. But one of the windows 8 laptop cannot access network folder. It prompt username and password. whenever I am trying the username and password it says login failure. But the same username and password works for all other machines. I tried disable firewall, another windows profile etc.


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19 Aug 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rashidkeezhal View Post
My network contains:
10 PCs and laptops running (Windows7 & Windows8).
2 network printers
1 Network Drive (WD Mybook Live Duo)
Workgroup environment

Here everything is fine. But one of the windows 8 laptop cannot access network folder. It prompt username and password. whenever I am trying the username and password it says login failure. But the same username and password works for all other machines. I tried disable firewall, another windows profile etc.
From what I have read the WD Mybook has problems with certain Windows 8 machines.

There is a long thread about this at the WD forums, maybe you should read through it and see if the latest firmware has fixed this bug.

MyBook Live And Windows 8 - WD Community
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19 Aug 2013   #3
rashidkeezhal

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Chev for the quick response.
But another windows 8 laptops already connected and working fine.
I never tried firmware upgrade. will see what happens.
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19 Aug 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rashidkeezhal View Post
Thanks Chev for the quick response.
But another windows 8 laptops already connected and working fine.
I never tried firmware upgrade. will see what happens.
That is exactly what everyone at the forum said. One machine works but the other's don't. This type of logic doesn't really work with computers so it may have to do with the type of NIC being used or something else.
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19 Aug 2013   #5
rashidkeezhal

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 

Actually this machine was worked before. but I made public all the share folders to all the users for some days. but when i tried revert it back it don't works only for one win8 laptop..
If I made the shared folder public, no problem at all.
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22 Aug 2013   #6
rashidkeezhal

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Chev, Upgraded firmware is solved issue...!!!
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22 Aug 2013   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Firmware rocks. Always seems to solve these strange problems.
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22 Aug 2013   #8
rashidkeezhal

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Again..
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