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Windows 7: Network between 7 and XP lost?

27 Jan 2010   #1
Pauls898

 
 
Network between 7 and XP lost?

I had a network set up between my Win 7 machine and a XP box, and was sharing whole HDD's ie M:/ D:/ and F:/ these are all data areas and not where either operating systems live. I had this set up using (Workgroups) on both machine and was able to read / write across machines in either direction with no problems.

Then after a while of use, I find first the one direction was blocked , now both are lost???? and I can't even "PING" my other machine?

Win 7 sees only ONE machine? itsself, on the network? from the XP end I get the two icons for the two machines, however clicking on the Win 7 machine brings back "Access Denied"

I have tried reseting my router to no avail, anybody know why this has just started to happen, and I didn't do or change anything?


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27 Jan 2010   #2
krivel

Windows 7 Ultimate64
 
 

Oh wow..I just posted almost the exact same message...see mine:

Connection lost between Win7 and WinXP
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27 Jan 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It might be worth checking under Advanced Sharing settings to see if anything changed. Those two Windows need to look like the pictures below.


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27 Jan 2010   #4
cmckaycm

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Try checking your firewall.
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27 Jan 2010   #5
krivel

Windows 7 Ultimate64
 
 

I have those settings and my firewall is down. Doesn't fix it.
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27 Jan 2010   #6
Pauls898

 
 

Yes the same, I turned off Firewall and Anti Virus to no evail.

Funny thing is I can't even "Ping" my other machine, so something serious is blocking the traffic, although internet access is uneffected???
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27 Jan 2010   #7
krivel

Windows 7 Ultimate64
 
 

And I bet if you reboot your win7 machine, all is fine right?
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27 Jan 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Sounds like the firewall is still blocking access to me. Once you toss a firewall and A/V into the mix problems will surely follow. Be suspecious of your A/V and firewall for they are surely the problem.
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27 Jan 2010   #9
brady

 

did you install / uninstall anything prior to this issue? It could be a windows update that turned certain settings back 'on' automatically. simple file sharing turned off on your windows xp box? Same workgroup? ex: WORKGROUP Try sharing a single folder instead of entire drive? I'm not sure if you were attempting to access the "drive" by: \\computername\c$ or if you actually "shared" the drive itself (not secure btw)
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27 Jan 2010   #10
Pauls898

 
 

This gets even more strange by the minute with no explaination I can think of?

I tried turning off the Norton Fire Wall and the Anti Virus - no joy

I tried Rebooting the router and ALL machines - No joy

Then

Turned off Win 7 machine and I simply un-pluged my network cable for 15 seconds, and reconected it....... re booted and ........

Working now ??????

Yes I share each "data" drive which contains my structured folders for Music, Photos, Videos and the like --- Thats the way I like to do it so its looks the same which ever machine I open them up on?

No keen on these Windows 7 Libraries, although I now also find those as well now listed on my XP box

Is there a way I can un-share those, but keep my shared drives?

Paul
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