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Tony
17-02-2010, 04:02 PM
I've just reinstalled XP Home on a PC, (SP3 installed) and now I'm having problems accessing it from other computers on the network. The other PCs (Vista and XP home) can both see the problem machine on the network, but if I try to actually access it, I'm asked to log on, and the logon is refused as invalid.

The problem machine has no trouble accessing the other (laptop) XP machine.

I'm sure this is something basic and obvious, but it has been a while since I had to install XP, so I guess I've forgotten.

Any suggestions?

ronyville
17-02-2010, 04:08 PM
Have you turned on file sharing on the reinstalled pc?

FoxyMX
17-02-2010, 04:08 PM
Have you enabled file sharing and set a folder to be shared?

Tony
17-02-2010, 04:29 PM
D'Oh! I knew it had to be obvious! Thanks people. :blush:

wainuitech
17-02-2010, 04:31 PM
Also double check you are on the same workgroup as the other PC's. Its not meant to matter, but experience tells it can cause a lot of troubles.

* Windows XP Home workgroup default: "MSHOME"
* Windows Xp Pro workgroup default: "WORKGROUP"


Vista's default is workgroup.

Tony
17-02-2010, 04:38 PM
Also double check you are on the same workgroup as the other PC's. Its not meant to matter, but experience tells it can cause a lot of troubles.No probs there - I actually use a different workgroup name altogether, so that always gets done. Thanks anyway.