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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by firefighter064, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. firefighter064

    firefighter064 Thread Starter

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    I have a network setup using a linksys router. I have a laptop using XP Home and a desktop using Win98 SE. When I view the network places on my laptop I can see the Win98 machine just fine. I can NOT see the desktop using my laptop though. What am I doing wrong????

    Basically XP can see the 98 machine but the 98 cant see the XP machine.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Does your laptop use ntfs? If so win98 cannot read a drive using ntfs.
     
  3. firefighter064

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    What is ntfs?
     
  4. buck52

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    ntfs is one of the file system options for XP as opposed to fat32 for 98SE.

    on your lap top go to start >control panel>aministrative tools>computer management then in the left pane click the + next to storage then disk management...it will tell you there what the file system is

    buck
     
  5. firefighter064

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    Sure as ****....it is NTFS.
     
  6. firefighter064

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    Thats cool...it puts ********'s where you use a bad word!!

    is there any way to change this around so my 98 machine can see my XP?
     
  7. crjdriver

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    Win9x cannot see ntfs. The only way would be to change your laptop over to fat32. That would require running fdisk and removing the non-dos partitions, then recreating a primary dos partition, formatting the hd and reinstalling xp.
    This will remove everything from your laptop and is not recommended. The only other thing you can do is to use a utility such as partition magic to create a fat32 partition on your laptop. The fat32 partition would be visible from both xp and win9x. You can then copy whatever files you want to the fat32 partition and view then from win9x.
     
  8. Dan O

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    A Win9x client can view NTFS files over a network. I see you have two threads open, checked the other thread also.

    I am going bike riding so I am out of here.
     
  9. firefighter064

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    The problem is that XP puts up a firewall when you set up a network. I turned the firewall off and everything works fine now.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Dan O

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    Great, thanks for letting us know.
     
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