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    Unable to Network

    Please help. I had a hard disk crash and now I can't network my 2 computers via a hub. Everything was working fine until I replaced my disk. I ran Network Setup Wizard (XP Pro) on both machines, 1st time says error occurred. 2nd time it says congratulations. My workgroups are the same. I share D drives on both computers, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I named my new drive a different name than the original, ran the wizard and was connected. A week later, accessibilty is denied. Now, the shared drive doesn't even show up under My Network PLaces. Any ideas what I got FUBARD here? Thanks...

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    Re: Unable to Network

    Tell use about the OS and what Firewalls you have running.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Unable to Network

    In addition to what Dave has asked, check the following:
    <UL><LI>Is there a user account on each computer with permission to see the share(s)?
    <LI>Can each computer see the other in My Network Places -> Entire Network -> {workgroup}?
    <LI>From a command prompt Start - Run - CMD can you PING each workstation? (Type PING /? at the command prompt for help on using it)
    <LI>On which machine did the Network Wizard give you an error - the crashed system, or the other one?
    <LI>Try running the Network Troubleshooter. You can access this via the Help and Support[/list]You might also consider checking the following articles:
    <UL><LI>How to troubleshoot TCP/IP connectivity with Windows XP
    <LI>How to troubleshoot home networking in Windows XP[/list]You can also run the Network Troubleshooter directly by going to Start - Run - CMD and then entering netsh diag gui instead of drilling down through the Help and Support Center.

    Check these items out, and post back with questions and any additional information you can provide. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> For what it's worth, I was fighting a troublesome problem myself tonight and it turned out that although the share existed, the actual disk location of the share no longer did due to some changes I had made. The other computers balked and complained and I had a hell of a time figuring out what the problem was...and it was as simple as deleting and recreating the share.
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    Re: Unable to Network

    XP Pro and gee I'm not sure of the firewalls. I guess I'm using the firewall that came with the router. It's a Lynksys router. Do I need to run setup on each computer from the Lynksys CD? The DHCP info may need to be changed. I can log onto the website using 928.168.1.1 and following the commands there? Does this help any? Thanks

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