Can't access shared files on WinXP machine from Win98 machine

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Ken K, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. Ken K

    Ken K Guest

    My WinXP machine shows up in Network Neighborhood on my
    Win98SE machine and the folders I've shared also show
    correctly, however, when I click on any of the shared
    folders I get a message with the path saying "not
    accessible" "not enough memory is available - quit some
    programs". I have closed all programs and firewalls and
    still get this message. This did NOT occur when the WinXP
    machine was also running Win98SE last week before I
    upgraded the OS. Also, I am able to access shared folders
    on the Win98 machine from the WinXP machine without a
    problem. Thanks for any help!
    Ken K, Jan 18, 2004
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  2. Carey Holzman, Jan 19, 2004
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  3. Rather than re-type all this, here's Steve Winograd's advice on the subject
    that generally fixes up such problems:

    1. Permanently disable XP's built-in Internet Connection Firewall on
    local area network connections -- it's for use only on a direct modem
    connection to the Internet. Disable and un-install all other
    firewalls while troubleshooting. Details here:

    Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall

    2. Use only one protocol for File and Printer Sharing. If the network
    needs more than one protocol, unbind File and Printer Sharing from all
    but one of them. Details here:

    Windows XP Network Protocols

    3. Make sure that NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled on all computers.
    Details here:

    Enable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP (NetBT)

    Richard G. Harper, Jan 19, 2004
  4. The problem is probably that an antivirus program has changed an
    obscure TCP/IP setting. Please see this Microsoft Knowledge Base
    article for a likely solution, specifying a value of 15 for
    IRPStackSize on the XP computer:

    Antivirus Software May Cause Event ID 2011;en-us;177078
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Jan 19, 2004
  5. WHOOPS. Didn't read far enough. Thanks for catching that.

    Richard G. Harper [MVP Win9x]
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    Richard G. Harper, Jan 19, 2004
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