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VISTA and XP

Don Scott

New Member
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7
#1
Please help me before I do something drastic....

I have a loptop running XP and just build a home machine with VISTA Home Premium. I've tried and tried but I am missing something. Both computers will eventually "find" each other over my Linksys Router but neither can access the other. I get "the network path was not found" on my VISTA machine and "access denied..." on my XP. I've tried everything except ramming the two machines together to make one monster mess of machinery.

Please help.

Very Frustrated Don
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS M4A78T-E Home built
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    AMD 3+
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4a78T-E
    Memory
    2 gigs RAM - Corsair
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard ATI 3300 Series
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Westinghouse 20 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    the best it can display
    Hard Drives
    1 500 gig hard drive, Western Digital
    Case
    None
    Cooling
    fan; open air
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Mircosoft
    Internet Speed
    Modem - fast, very fast
#3

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines D620 (laptop)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Processor 2650e 1.60GHz
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    ACPI x86-based PC
    Memory
    (RAM) 1.00GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Internal DAC (400MHz) - memory: 382 MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ATI Radeon X1250 - 14"
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800 (60Hz)
    Hard Drives
    ST9160310AS ATA Device
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    Stealth~graphite
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    Synaptics PS/2 Port Touchpad + Microsoft Optical Mouse 500
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    Launch Manager Version 2.0.02
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#4
Don,
I'm a novice that just got his XP and Vista network working. After making sure at least one folder on each PC was set to shared, this finally got my PCs talking to each other:

XP PC:
1. Control Panel > Network Connections > right click Local Area Connection > Properties.
2. Verify that Client for MS Networks and File and Printer Sharing for MS Networks are both checked.

Vista PC:
1. Start > Network > Networking and Sharing Center > Manage network connections > right click Local Area Connection > Properties
2. Same as step-2 above.

After doing the above, everything magically started to work. Hope this helps you out,
Skyzoomer
 

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Don Scott

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#5
Try this:
Mixed Vista/XP network to work properly | PC Tips
There is a hotfix to resolve the problem of XP and Vista on a network..I use it and no longer have a problem...of course.I am assuming you've enabled all that you should in Network and Sharing. ;)


I went to this website. I have already done what is written there, several times. Where is the "hotfix" you said is there? There is just a bunch of advertising and instructions....

Don.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS M4A78T-E Home built
    CPU
    AMD 3+
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4a78T-E
    Memory
    2 gigs RAM - Corsair
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard ATI 3300 Series
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Westinghouse 20 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    the best it can display
    Hard Drives
    1 500 gig hard drive, Western Digital
    Case
    None
    Cooling
    fan; open air
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Mircosoft
    Internet Speed
    Modem - fast, very fast

Don Scott

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#6
Don,
I'm a novice that just got his XP and Vista network working. After making sure at least one folder on each PC was set to shared, this finally got my PCs talking to each other:

XP PC:
1. Control Panel > Network Connections > right click Local Area Connection > Properties.
2. Verify that Client for MS Networks and File and Printer Sharing for MS Networks are both checked.

Vista PC:
1. Start > Network > Networking and Sharing Center > Manage network connections > right click Local Area Connection > Properties
2. Same as step-2 above.

After doing the above, everything magically started to work. Hope this helps you out,
Skyzoomer


I've done that several times........still no luck
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS M4A78T-E Home built
    CPU
    AMD 3+
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4a78T-E
    Memory
    2 gigs RAM - Corsair
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard ATI 3300 Series
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Westinghouse 20 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    the best it can display
    Hard Drives
    1 500 gig hard drive, Western Digital
    Case
    None
    Cooling
    fan; open air
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Mircosoft
    Internet Speed
    Modem - fast, very fast
#7
hello:

---(my laptop also uses VISTA - and the main pc uses XP)---when I could not get connection after trying a million times, I finally phoned the 1-800-number for the 'router' maker---(we set up the main pc + my l/t over the phone!)--- it WORKS now---yeay for manufacturer's help lines!---

---please post your results---thank you---

peace
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines D620 (laptop)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Processor 2650e 1.60GHz
    Motherboard
    ACPI x86-based PC
    Memory
    (RAM) 1.00GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Internal DAC (400MHz) - memory: 382 MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ATI Radeon X1250 - 14"
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800 (60Hz)
    Hard Drives
    ST9160310AS ATA Device
    Case
    Stealth~graphite
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port Touchpad + Microsoft Optical Mouse 500
    Keyboard
    Launch Manager Version 2.0.02
    Internet Speed
    Cable/wireless-router
    Other Info
    NO WEBCAM - (privacy)
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#8
Hey Don,

Still having problems? I changed some settings in my router and got the dreaded "Access Denied" popup. Since that was the only thing I did, I knew it had to be related to that.

I changed the router settings to the way they were originally but still got the "Access Denied". I reset the router using the "reset" function in the router's setup page and still got the error. I powered down both PCs and powered back up and still got the error.

Then I powered down both PCs, powered the router off for about 5 seconds and powered the router back up. Then powered both PCs back up. Guess what, the "Access Denied" popup did not happen and I can access either PC from the other as it was before.

Try powering everything down and powering back up. Even if you did this before, things you changed after that can apparently affect stuff.

Long shot but maybe worth a try,
Skyzoomer
 

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#9
One other thing Don,

In another thread, the OP changed encryption type from WEP to WPA2 and everything started to work. If you're using WEP but have WPA or WPA2 encryption capability, it might be worth a try.

The same encryption key has to be setup in both the router and the networked wireless computers.

Skyzoomer
 

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Don Scott

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#10
The router I have is not wireless...

And, the router passed the VISTA compatibility test...

Still no luck making them communicate.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS M4A78T-E Home built
    CPU
    AMD 3+
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4a78T-E
    Memory
    2 gigs RAM - Corsair
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard ATI 3300 Series
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Westinghouse 20 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    the best it can display
    Hard Drives
    1 500 gig hard drive, Western Digital
    Case
    None
    Cooling
    fan; open air
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Mircosoft
    Internet Speed
    Modem - fast, very fast

Joan Archer

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#11
Are you allowing them through your firewall ?
 

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    Zoostorm
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    Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
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    Foxconn 45CMX/45GMX/45CMX-K
    Memory
    2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Corp 82945G Integrated Graphics Controller
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hanns.G HH221 22" inches Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    ExcelStor (250GB)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
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    Just under 4 MB ADSL Broadband
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    Epson Stylus SX415 All-in-one Printer
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Don Scott

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#12
Si.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS M4A78T-E Home built
    CPU
    AMD 3+
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4a78T-E
    Memory
    2 gigs RAM - Corsair
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard ATI 3300 Series
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Westinghouse 20 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    the best it can display
    Hard Drives
    1 500 gig hard drive, Western Digital
    Case
    None
    Cooling
    fan; open air
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Mircosoft
    Internet Speed
    Modem - fast, very fast

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