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2 PC's, access denied

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  1. Wkatydid

    Wkatydid Thread Starter

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    I have recently networked 2 PC's together with a Linksys hub. I have gotten it to the point where the computers "see" each other in the workgroup, and if I type out \\computername\sharedname\, i can access the other computer. If I d'click on the icons, I can't. I get the "access is denied" message.

    The main hard drive in the secondary pc, was originally the drive in the primary pc, so I believe they are compatible, except for one thing: the original drive (2nd pc) was originally FAT32, and has since been converted to NTFS. The dirve in the first pc is partitioned into 2 parts, with the original programming still in FAT32, and the second partition (drive D) in NTFS.

    If I converted the FAT32 to NTFS, then perhaps the two computers could access each other by d'clicking the icon in the workgroup?
     
  2. Wkatydid

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    I suppose that I should have mentioned that both pc's are running Windows XP Home. However, (and I'm not sure how I did this, but probably how the 2nd pc got converted to NTFS from FAT32) they are 2 "different" XP's with a different activation code for each. Would just like to solve the "access denied" problem.

    Probably have an existing problem with Internet sharing, but as I can't even "browse" the other computer without typing in a command line, I'd like to solve this one first.
     
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    Each computer gives me a system error 5.

    Remember that the drive from pc2, was originally the drive in pc1. After a drive to drive copy, the original drive was moved to pc2. Due to licensing/activation issues, I was able to convert the drive NOW in pc2 to a "different" version of Windows XP, while keeping all the original user accounts, etc. Also, at some point, the FAT32 portion of pc2 was converted to NTFS. This conversion did not take place on pc1.

    Having gone in to the sharing/security tabs, I had allowed sharing of the actual drives from one pc to the other, and under My Computer, all drives show up with the correct icon.

    If it's a permissions issue, then what next?
     
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    All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

    If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

    While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.
     
  6. Wkatydid

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    Actually, thanks for the reminder here, too. Had made these changes on pc 1, but not pc 2. Didn't help, though, unless I need a re-boot for the changes to take effect..... I DO tend to rely on Windows to tell me when this needs to be done...
    ;)

    Otherwise, nothings changed as far as being able to d'click vs. type in the command in the "Run" box.
     
  7. Wkatydid

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    OOPs, sorry about that. Was assuming I'd be "splitting" the gray boxes, not making it harder to read....
     
  8. Wkatydid

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    OK, so where I'm at, is that each computer gives me a system error 5. This is a permissions issue, how do I correct this? :confused:
     
  9. JohnWill

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    That sounds like a user name/password issue.
     
  10. Wkatydid

    Wkatydid Thread Starter

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    Well, I have enabled the guest accounts, and it still won't work. I'm not sure how it could be a user/password issue as the hard drive was original to pc1. However, step by step, how can I figure out if this is the problem?
     
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