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Hoem network not working after windows xp reinstall

Discussion in 'Networking' started by otherguy, Feb 11, 2005.

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  1. otherguy

    otherguy Thread Starter

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    I have three computers neworked at home. One got infected with a trojan and I was forced to reinstall xp. Luckily I was able to recover all my data (ecept thunderbird email boxes). I have spent the better part of the past 36 hours reloading software, including all the microsoft security patches. The computer seems to working fine.

    A couple problems have crept up:

    (1) I can not share files between the two computers on my desk. When I view work group computers, they are both there, but when I open Excel, and try to access the shared folder on another compiuter I get a message that teh network connecion is unavailable.

    (2) I can print form only one computer, but not the one that I'm having trouble accessing.

    Is there a way for me to delete the current network and start over from scratch?
     
  2. Techmonkeys

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    Does the machine your trying to connect to have File and Print Sharing and installed?
     
  3. otherguy

    otherguy Thread Starter

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    file and print sharing enabled. Note the machine I am trying to connect to is not the one that had the windows xp reinstall.

    I reran nwtwrok setip and reinserted the xp disc. This allowws me to see files from one computer on the other, but not vice vera. Also, I still get a print error
     
  4. otherguy

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    My Zone Alarm firewall was not allowing access. Once i Turned off the firewall, all is well. I was able to install printer on the other machine and share files.

    Question now is, why didn't sone alarm give me the option of accepting the connection? It simply refused it/
     
  5. otherguy

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    Had to reconfigure Zone Alarm to allow the access from network ips
     
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