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Windows 7: Win 7 Pro Networking Issue

16 Dec 2019   #1
guyinpasadena

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Win 7 Pro Networking Issue

Hello,

We have three PC's on our Network but only two of the three are visible, let me explain:

From one machine click start - network - see machine I am on and one other.
This was not the case as of last week.

There is a workaround - click start - network - recent places - now files on the "missing machine" appear.

This works, but wondering why one machine seemingly disappeared from network.

Thank you for your help.


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16 Dec 2019   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Hi guyinpasadena,

What changed last week?
Is this the same from every computer?
Are they all running Pro?
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17 Dec 2019   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Can you ping the pc by name or ip
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17 Dec 2019   #4
guyinpasadena

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi Samuria - Yes I can ping the PC by IP and can see files on it by accessing "Recent Places".

Hi Snick - the only change I am aware of was a Windows Update that hanged and hanged forever - I wound up changing Windows Update settings to Never check for updates (not recommended) so that we could continue using the PC's. Yes, it is the same from the two computers that are trying to access the third computer - do not understand why this is a problem starting this week (Monday). All running Win 7 Pro. Problem still exists as I type this note Tuesday morning 7:36AM.

Thanks for your interest and help!
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17 Dec 2019   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Run this on both pcs and note which is master broser it often kicks it into life https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/netbios_scanner.html
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
guyinpasadena

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi Samuria - I ran on both PC's, there is no master browser. Is this the reason we are having issues? Thanks!
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

how long were pcs turned on they have to have a negotiation for MB and it can take 20+mins for that to happen
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