On Mon, 8 Oct 2007 07:20:01 -0700, Jeff <Jeff@xxxxxx> wrote:
>I believe I've exhausted most of the suggestions in this forum; but, I am
>still unsuccesful in my attempt to get the two computers to share files in
>I will try to recap the system details and the efforts to network as of now.
>Problem: The Vista machine sees the XP machine; but, when I try to expand
>the XP machine by double-clicking on it, I get an error message that the XP
>machine is not accessible and that access is denied (immediately). If,
>however, I look at the network from the XP machine I see the Vista machine,
>and when I double-click on the Vista machine icon, it expands to show the
>various folders. I can also transfer files from the XP machine to the Vista
>The basics of the system are as follows:
>1. XP machine running SP2.
>2. Vista machine is new with most current updates.
>3. The machines are connected through an SMC wireless router; however, the
>two machines are connected in a wired configuration.
>4. I have an administrator account with the same name and same password set
>up on each system.
>5. The network name is the same on both systems.
>6. File sharing is enabled on both systems.
>7. Both networks are set up as private.
>8. I even went so far as to uninstall Norton Internet Security and install
>Kaspersky Internet Security 7.
>9. I can ping the Vista computer from the XP computer.
>10. I can ping the XP computer from the Vista computer.
>11. I have used the network configuration wizard on the XP system.
>12. I uninstalled both Counter Spy and Spy Sweeper.
>I may have left a few things out; but, those are the highlights.
>The thing that sticks out is that the error message appears immediately when
>I double-click on the XP icon when on the Vista system.
>I'm out of ideas. Any help would be appreciated.
When you say "File sharing is enabled", do you maybe mean Simple File Sharing on
the XP computer? What's the setting for Password Protected Sharing on the Vista
If you're using SFS (XP) / PPS Disabled (Vista), is the Guest account activated
for network access, on both computers? Remember in this case administrative
accounts are worthless for network access.
Both Norton and Kaspersky contain an anti-worm component that could cause the
problem. Have you tried un installing both, as a baseline test?
And there is a currently reported problem with an Internet Explorer update (yes,
I said IE) which may affect Windows Networking.
I'd also look at logs from "browstat status", "ipconfig /all", "net config
server", and "net config workstation", from each computer, and diagnose the
problem. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
precisely (download browstat!) (note the command window in Vista):
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking] http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.