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I have a xp machine (xp pro with all updates)

If i share anything and then try to browse to those shares from another pc, ie my laptop or any of the other machines on my home network i can see the box in my network places, i can see all the shares on that machine, but as soon as i try to go to any of the shares explorer just locks up.

Using 3rd party programs like lanscan which find the shares and then try to connect to them and list the contents, they just time out the connection.

for a while some of the shares were accessable and others not, after removing all shares and then re adding them now none of them work :-/

I do have 2 network cards, however i am browsing to the direct IP and not the computer name, so it should be using just the one card.
 

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1_ Is the Shared Folders on a NTFS Volume?

2_ Are the PC's trying to access the folder NTFS?

3_ What are the current "share" and "NTFS" permissions for the folder(s)?

4_ What happens if you try to map using

net use x: \\aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd\SHARE

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1_ Is the Shared Folders on a NTFS Volume?

Yes

2_ Are the PC's trying to access the folder NTFS?

xp/98 both cannot view it

3_ What are the current "share" and "NTFS" permissions for the folder(s)?

set to everyone, also added guest account to read only

4_ What happens if you try to map using

mapping a network drive works fine :-/

5_ Do you have ICF activated?
no

disabled "simple file sharing" to do the permissions thing, but it made no difference.

really does crash ie bad, if you end task it it kills the desktop and you have to log off and on again otherwise it dosnt come back :-/
 

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Since you can actually connect, we know it's not a connection problem,
rather, it's a protocol problem that is not allowing you to browse the folders.
Try the guidelines in this page,

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318030

Most of the time, enabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP will resolve browsing problems.

Also, take a look at the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that appear at the bottom of that page, specially the #304040

hope that helps
 

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needless to say,
all computers should belong to the same workgroup ;)
 

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I've never seen a problem of that sort. I have a machine that will automatically connect, from Win98, to a machine that uses XP. Try using the computer name, that's how I have it mapped.
 

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his problem is "browsing" to the machine,
mapping works fine.
 

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well i followed the instructions on that website,

my flatmate is now able to browse to my box using my IP and get files now.

even though netbios is turned on when i do a ipconfig /all i see

NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

listed.

It worked when i first installed xp, maybe a reinstall is in order.
 

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please, post the results of the ipconfig/all command.
Thank you.
 
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