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95/98 can't see XP shares

Discussion in 'Networking' started by JimShaffer, Nov 13, 2001.

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  1. JimShaffer

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    I had a LAN working just fine. I installed a new computer running XP. XP can see all the shares on 95/98 pcs, and 95/98 pcs can see the XP pc, but can't access the shares -- always asks for password "Password needed to access \\NADIA\IPC$". No passwords work, and shares are set up so no passwords are supposed to be needed. Interestingly, asks for password without allowing browsing, suggesting it's not share-related, but IP level password that's being sought. I'm very frustrated. Can anyone help?
     
  2. Rockn

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    The IPC$ is the administrative share for file and printer sharing. Is the workgroup name the same as the other computers on the network? Is the C: drive or other drive set up as a shared drive?
     
  3. JimShaffer

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    I matched up the workgroups, set up a user on XP with a known username and password that I used on the 98 computer. Still got the same result. Everything I'm reading says it has to do with that username/password combo on the 98 computer matching up with one of the username/passwords on the XP computer. I set up a username/password on the XP computer, then did the same on the 98 computer. Same message. I had this same issue when I was setting up SAMBA on my Linux machine elsewhere, and the username/password thing fixed it. I guess I just have to go over it again and make sure I'm not missing a step somewhere.
     
  4. Rockn

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    You still get that IPC$ login prompt no matter what you do? What files system are you using NTFS or FAT
     
  5. JimShaffer

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    Good question. It came with XP native from Gateway. What's the quickest way for me to find out?
     
  6. Rockn

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    Go to My Computer and right click the C: drive and select properties.
     
  7. JimShaffer

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    File system is NTFS.
     
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    If you are in an O/S using NTFS you can see Fat and Fat32 but it in an o/s using Fat or Fat32 you can't see NTFS..
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  9. JimShaffer

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    All I'm really trying to see is the printer. Is that a problem, too?
     
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