LAN between Win 7 and XP PC won't connect

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    LAN between Win 7 and XP PC won't connect


    I have a simple ethernet LAN between my den Win 7 PC, call it DEN, and another room with a XP PC, call it ASTRO. I haven't used the XP PC much lately (months), but I cannot logon into it from the den. I recollect though that there have been times when I could.

    I try to logon from DEN by using ASTRO in the folders:
    ...
    Network
    >ASTRO
    >DEN
    Control Panel
    ...

    When I do that, I get a dialog like:
    ========================
    Enter Network Password
    Enter your password to connect to ASTRO
    DEN\den
    area to enter password (I no longer know my pwd)
    a check box to remember my credentials

    Logon failure: unknown name or password.

    OK and Cancel buttons.
    =========================
    I'm stuck.

    How do I get this to work?
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    So you're sitting at the win7 pc and try to access shares on winxp, correct? If so

    winxp is called astro.
    What winxp users are defined on winxp and have access to that share? Maybe it's easier to delete the share and recreate it. Which users did you give access to that share? Reset their password on winxp if you don't the password anymore.
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  3. 2xg
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    Hi solarblast,

    In addition..... see if this method helps.

    An update will be appreciated.
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  4. Posts : 76
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    Kaktussoft said:
    So you're sitting at the win7 pc and try to access shares on winxp, correct? If so

    winxp is called astro.
    What winxp users are defined on winxp and have access to that share? Maybe it's easier to delete the share and recreate it. Which users did you give access to that share? Reset their password on winxp if you don't the password anymore.
    Yes, I'm trying to access shares on xp. Correct about astro.

    I found the shared list, and see no entries shared. Very odd. I see

    Computer Mgmt
    Shared Folder Path ... Comment
    ADMIN$ C:\ Remote admin
    Astro$ C:\ Located in room xyz
    C:$ C:\ default share
    E:$ ...
    IPC$ ...
    My Docs ...

    I probably made shares 5-6 years ago, and was allowed to make folder shares of say:

    C:/Photos/Lakes/Ponds.

    "Reset their password on winxp if you don't the password anymore." "...don't know..."?
    Last edited by solarblast; 23 Oct 2013 at 19:56.
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    unshare the folder and share again

    from command prompt on winxp
    Code:
    net  share
    To see what is shared now
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    2xg said:
    Hi solarblast,

    In addition..... see if this method helps.

    An update will be appreciated.
    I'm using SP3.

    Quoting the "method" above, "xxxxxxx is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Access is denied." I get; msg like that msg when trying to get to win7 from winxp. "Astro not accessible. May not have permission. Network path not found."
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    solarblast said:
    2xg said:
    Hi solarblast,

    In addition..... see if this method helps.

    An update will be appreciated.
    I'm using SP3.

    Quoting the "method" above, "xxxxxxx is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Access is denied." I get; msg like that msg when trying to get to win7 from winxp. "Astro not accessible. May not have permission. Network path not found."
    Astro is win7 machine? Sorry I misread your previous post.

    delete the share on astro and recreate it. What user name(s) do you give access to that share?
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  8. Posts : 76
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    Kaktussoft said:
    unshare the folder and share again

    from command prompt on winxp
    Code:
    net  share
    To see what is shared now
    I had to edit the Computer Mgmt table above. I have to walk 100' to the winxp, and sometimes cannot recall what I see. Paper and pencil works better. The tabled gets a little jumbled because it takes out multiple spaces, and makes them one space.

    I tried removing the C$ shared folder, and got:

    "This has been shared for admin purposes. The share permission file security cannot be set."
    Shortly after I see a dialog for C$, It shows two greyed out entries. One is for C:\, but I cannot do anything with it.

    I do not know how to unshare using the Computer Mgmt dialog. What is net share above?


    Note I am the admin.
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  9. Posts : 76
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    Astro is win7 machine? Sorry I misread your previous post.

    delete the share on astro and recreate it. What user name(s) do you give access to that share?


    Response:
    Something has gone awry here with this thread.

    Astro is a WinXP. How do I delete the share on astro? Where do I find the names you refer to? Did you look at the table I provided below?
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  10. Posts : 10,796
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    I'm confused. Let's recap

    Astro has 2 shares you made yourself: Astro$ C:\ Located in room xyz
    and My Docs ...

    Which one you can't connect to from win7?
    Net share did tell you to what folders the shares point to.
    NET SHARE Astro$ /delete
    That deletes share Astro$
    After that you can recreate it.
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