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    Networking (Pro/home SP2)

    I created a little network between my Dad's and my computer. I have Pro and he has Home. I created a network through my router called MSHome. Everything works, except that when I boot , I get message (attached) saying Drive C: is not accessible. This is a minor annoyance. We both can work, etc. However, it is an annoyance, Nonetheless. How can I fix this?

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    Re: Networking (Pro/home SP2)

    To enable acces to your local drive(s) you must SHARE the drive.

    Be sure that network connection is enabled:
    - In Windows Explorer right-click on Network Connections icon the left pane and from pop-up menu choose Properties.
    - If you do not see Local Area Connection in Network Connections window, click on "Create a new connection" link on the left pane and follow the wizard.

    Share local drive(s) through the network:
    - In My Computer (or Windows Explorer) right-click the icon representing the drive you want to share (say, C: ) and from pop-up menu choose "Sharing and Security"
    - On Local Disk Properties dialog click on "If you understand the risk..." link
    - On the next screen under the "Network sharing and security" click on "If you understand the security risks..." link
    - On the next screen select "Just enable sharing" and click OK
    - The previous screen will return. Under the "Network sharing and security" check "Share this folder on the network" and choose the name (say, C ). Click Apply.
    - If you want to copy to, edit and delete files on this drive (and not only copy files from this drive) from another computer, check "Allow network users to change my files" checkbox and click Apply.
    - Click OK.

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    Re: Networking (Pro/home SP2)

    Thanks, I tried that. However since I wrote the post, I later found out that in might be my Norton Systemworks 2004. I took it off and booted it and didn't have the problem. When I installed the product, the problem reappeared. Question could Systemworks conflict with Network Drives? Do you have any recomendations for utilites to replace nortons?

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    Re: Networking (Pro/home SP2)

    Welcome to the lounge Harv

    The 'Norton Protection' in the error message title bar gave quite a big clue... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Does Systemworks include a firewall as part of the suite? If so, that may be causing the problem.
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