Win98 - peer to peer shared drive on Windows XP - keeps dropping - Please help

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by David Smithz, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. David Smithz

    David Smithz Guest

    Hi there,

    A peer to peer network all access a shared drive that is attached to one of
    the laptops in the network. This all works fine until a new member of staff
    came along with a laptop running Windows 98 ( a temporary solution until
    their new PC arrives in about a week).

    I set this laptop up to be able to access the shared drive and it all seemed
    to work fine when I left the office. However, after a few hours they phone
    me to say they cannot access the shared drive from the Windows 98 laptop.

    It says the network is not available if they click on the shortcut I
    created. If they go to network places it says (don't know exact error) the
    network is not available with the critical error notification.

    I looked into what networking protocols were installed and both TCP/IP and
    NetBeui (I think). As not in front of the laptop now I am not 100% of the
    exact terminology or errors, but does anyone have any ideas.

    All the other laptops in the network (all running XP) have no problems.

    Thanks in advance, any input greatly appreciated.

    David Smithz, Jul 4, 2006
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