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Sharing the DVD-ROM over the network - Problem

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  1. Michael9009

    Michael9009 Thread Starter

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    I am trying to share the DVD-ROM drive and other folders from one computer (XP Professional) to another (XP Home). Both are connected wirelessly to a router. I have enabled each other's IP address in the trusted zone of the Zone Alarm fire walls and I shared bothe the DVD-ROM and the HDD folders. I can see both the HDD folders and the DVD-ROM on the remote computer and I can access and open any file in the folders on the HDD. But if I click on the DVD-ROM I get an error message that the drive is not accessible. What am I doing wrong here? Thank you.
     
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    And there is a DVD in the drive, right?
     
  3. Michael9009

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    Actually, there IS a DVD or CD in the drive.
     
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    If you are using Simple File Sharing I cannot think of why access is denied. If you are using Advanced File Sharing maybe the permissions on the DVD-ROM are not set correctly?
     
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    I tried both simple and advanced. In advanced I enabled Full Control for Everyone. Still, to no avail.
     
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    This is the exact message I receive when I click on the DVD drive on the remote computer, listed under My Network Places:

    "\\GM98067\DVD CD-RW DRIVE is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

    Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password."

    But, as I said, I gave Full Permisions to Everyone to the DVD drive on the main computer. What could be going on?...
     
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    I held off on the following two ideas because you are able to access shared folders on the XP Pro. But maybe there is some subtle difference between the folders and the drive, so ...

    Uninstall ZoneAlarm, at least on the XP Pro.

    On the XP Pro ...

    Possible Fix for corruption “Access Denied” Problem:

    Using notepad create a file named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

    ------------------- cut after this line -------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
    "restrictanonymous"=dword:00000000
    ------------------- cut before this line -----------------

    Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

    Restart and see if this helps with the access issue.
     
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