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    XP Laptop can't see network share

    Got a strange one with a teacher laptop.

    It doesn't seem to be able to see UNC shares e.g \\server1\classwork

    If you try and browse the network it only sees itself in the list of machines

    I got used to seeing this on Win98 machines but I've never encounted it on XP machines

    It can ping the server OK and works fine on T'internet and prints to my Business Inket via TCP/IP 8O

    I feel it must be something simple but its befuddled me so far

    Help!

    regards

    Simon

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    Re: XP Laptop can't see network share

    Is this a peer to peer network or a AD domain?

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    Re: XP Laptop can't see network share

    Well the server is W2k3 but the machine is not joined to the domain - just used as a simple file server.

    regards

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    Re: XP Laptop can't see network share

    Presumably the machine is using DHCP to get it's network settings though? Can you verify the network settings are correct, especially the netmask and DNS server settings?

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    Re: XP Laptop can't see network share

    net settings seem fine
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    DNS 10.81.62.4
    DHCP 10.81.62.4

    (Server IS 10.81.62.4 )

    I've another identical laptop and the differences between them are

    ipconfig /all on duff one is saying

    Node Type Unknown

    and

    NetBIOS over Tcpip Disabled

    but on good one
    Node Type Hybrid
    and no mention of NetBIOS over Tcpip

    Tried changing to static and explicity enabling Tcpip in advanced but it made no diff

    regards

    Simon

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    Re: XP Laptop can't see network share

    Bit of a silly question but is the browser service running on this thing ? And simple file sharing is un-checked ?

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    Re: XP Laptop can't see network share

    Just back from the machine

    I used

    netsh interface ip reset c:\ip.txt followed by reboot
    which fixed it :

    found via googling netbios over tcpip disabled

    Thanks for the help Geoff - I just needed someone to push me in the right direction


    regards

    Simon

    PS its an old SP1 machine so its probably got some spyware thingy in there - not enough RAM to update it

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    Re: XP Laptop can't see network share

    Apparently this is a 'common' XP problem. On my XP Laptop if i try to use a UNC to get to a share on a server I get "host could not be found", however I could ping it.
    I ended up making an entry in the hosts file so I could use the UNC!

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