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unable to access shared folders on the network-"Incorrect Function"

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  1. rocky777

    rocky777 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    One computer on my network is unable to access any shared folders on any computer on the network. When i access any computer from Run cmd(\\PC) a blank explorer window opens and when i enter a shared folder name(\\PC\share), it gives "Incorrect function" error.

    When i click on the computer name in the Entire Network list it gives an error saying "The Server service is not started". I checked Server service which is running, i can ping any computer by IP/Name. This computer can be accessed from other computers.(currently using AVG), OS:WinXP

    Things that i have done:
    1. Tried winsock reset, IP Reset commands

    2. Uninstalled/reinstalled NIC

    3. Also Ran a Winsock/Tcp repair utility
    4. disabled windows firewall

    Things that i havn't tried:
    1. Formatting

    Is there any expert who can help me?? cause i know this is not a common problem.

    Please help!!!
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Note that you need to verify if the services are actually running, not just enabled to run.

    Check your Services are Started on all PCs:
    • COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
    • Computer Browser
    • DHCP Client
    • DNS Client
    • Network Connections
    • Network Location Awareness
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • Server
    • TCP/IP Netbios helper
    • Windows Zero Configuration (wireless configurations)
    • Workstation

    Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

    All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).
     
  3. rocky777

    rocky777 Thread Starter

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    thank u so much for replying John!!

    Services that u mentioned were all running except "Wireless Zero Configuration". when i try to run it, it says "Could not start service". "Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been markedfor deletion."

    when i checked the dependencies tab it is showing RPC service which is already running. Any ideas? how can i get it working???
    btw, im not using any wireless adapter.

    thanks
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If you don't have the wireless enabled, you don't need WZC.

    What do you see in the system Event Log?
     
  5. rocky777

    rocky777 Thread Starter

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    system event log shows only WZC error:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event ID: 7003
    Description:
    The Wireless Zero Configuration service depends on the following nonexistent service: Ndisuio


    thanx
     
  6. rocky777

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    i formatted the system...

    thanx anyways for your time.
     
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