Sharing files over Win98SE

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by David Aylott, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. David Aylott

    David Aylott Guest

    I have two PCs (A & B) networked. Each PC shares 2 disks (Full).

    Sometimes this works fine - I can see both mapped drives from both
    PCs.

    Sometimes, when I try to view the shared drives on B from A, explorer
    locks up. The only way to close explorer is Ctrl-Alt-Del and then I
    have to reboot. Even this process fails as all tasks require ending
    manually.

    Often a reboot fixes the problem but sometimes it doesn't.

    Sometimes I can view the files fine but when I try 30 minutes later it
    locks up again.

    I have had no problems viewing the shared drives on A from B.

    The protocols on each PC are IPX/SPX and TCP/IP. Both are bound to the
    network cards.

    DNS is disabled on both PCs.

    Any ideas on what I should look at?

    Thanks very much


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    David Aylott, Jul 19, 2003
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    dj.forest Guest

    no, but sometimes using SFC and extract a new copy of Explorer.exe helps

    -dj
     
    dj.forest, Jul 20, 2003
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  3. David Aylott

    David Aylott Guest

    Thanks for the suggestion. It made no difference, but I may have found
    the cause...

    When I rebooted I rec'd a message telling me that my PC had locked up
    the last few times after power saving routines had run - would I like
    it to be removed.

    Yes please, I said - and I haven't had the problem since. This could
    explain why it worked to start with then stopped after 30 mins or so.

    Looking good...!!!


    ,-._|\ David Aylott (Melbourne, Australia)
    / Oz \
    \_,--.x/ Shareware, FAQ, hints & tips at:
    v http://www.aylott.com.au/
     
    David Aylott, Jul 23, 2003
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