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Home Networking - can't log on to network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Viper, Nov 21, 2001.

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  1. Viper

    Viper Thread Starter

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    My computer had a virus, I got rid of it, but it meant formatting my computer.

    Prior to this, there were three computers networked together via a hub in my flat.

    Windows ME auto9matically installed a driver for my network card and I installed the proper one over that anyway just to be sure.

    Now, the problem is this:

    I cannot access the network's shared files when I open "My Network Places". I can however, go to Start>search>computers and type in the name of a computer on the network and find it and broswe the shared files and folders that way.

    THe error I get is "Unable to browse the network. Windows is unable to gain access to the network. This may be for a number of reasons."

    Now, I have tried EVERY option as suggested by their help screen to get around this. It seems to think my computer name is NOT unique, which it is as I have tried many different names.

    I can connect to the net through the home network, but not access the shared files and flders, why ??!?! its driving me a bit mad.

    When windows boots, it comes up with the user prompt and the it disappears befor ei have the chance to "Ok" it.

    Help please....
     
  2. Max19

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    Did you install the correct driver over the top of what was already there? Was it working before you installed other drivers? I suggest removing it from Device Manager, rebooting, and let ME detect it and install built-in drivers if they exist.
     
  3. yomaddog

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    Try using ME's home-networking wizard,...

    start
    programs
    accessories
    communicatios
    home networking

    ...just follow the wizard, .....
     
  4. Viper

    Viper Thread Starter

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  5. yomaddog

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    Do you have the correct "group" configured?
     
  6. Viper

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    i can access the net & access shared files but i either get an error "unable to browse network" or see no shared files when i gp tp My Network Places>Entire Network :mad:

    ive tried pretty much everything :(
     
  7. Viper

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    this is a temp fix i was told about :

    type the name of the computer I want to connect to into IE.

    eg \\dixxy\
     
  8. yomaddog

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    Hey ,
    Can the other computers see you from network-places?
     
  9. yomaddog

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    Also,...try this:
    Right-click network-places
    select properties
    in primary network login: hit dropdown menu
    choose-Client for microsoft windows
    then reboot computer...

    You should then be able to log on as before this all happened...

    If you the entire network still doesn't show...
    go back into the properties of each computer
    & on the second tab at the top
    check what "workgroup" is named
    make sure yours is the same name

    (...got some more ideas too...)
     
  10. Viper

    Viper Thread Starter

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    yup

    plus, client for... already selected - always has been
     
  11. Del

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    Are you using NetBEUI for file and printer sharing?
    Del
     
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