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Critical file sharing issue

Q: Critical file sharing issue

Quick background: I've been an IT admin for a major university for the past 12 years managing 300+ Windows and Mac user machines. So, this likely isn't your average network connectivity/name resolution/permissions/firewall issue.

I have an important user's Windows 7 Enterprise (32 bit) machine that cannot connect to any windows file shares (Known good ones on multiple servers). At this point I would have normally just wiped the Windows install out and reinstalled but the user apparently has had this issue for many months (Possibly since May) and hadn't noticed. This resulted in his home directory being stuck in an offline state and all of his modifications are "stuck" on this laptop.

To further complicate things, before I knew the extent of the problem, I removed it from our domain and whatever issue is plaguing this windows install also is preventing me from being able to re-add it to the domain. Therefore I cannot login as the user with the cached offline files at the moment.

Here's what works:
-DNS name resolution
-NetBIOS/WINS name resolution
-Pinging the machines with the shared volumes
-Web access

Here's what doesn't work:
-Accessing any file shares. After about 30 seconds the error says "Windows cannot access \\servername\share"
-Accessing local file shares (i.e. \\127.0.0.1\c$ ...\temp, etc.). I get the same error here.
-The network troubleshooter doesn't find any problems.

The above behavior is the same whether connected through the wired or wireless NICs. That indicates to me that it's not likely NIC/driver related. There is also nothing of significance in the Event logs.

Here's what I've tried:
-Removing and re-adding Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
-netsh int ip reset
-Safemode with Networking. Same behavior as above.
-Disabling offline files
-Other stuff that I can't recall right now

I should also mention that the only System Restore dates available are after the problem manifested itself. So, I can't use that.

The goal is to retreive his offline files. My current thinking tells me that I need to address the problem, get the machine back on the domain, login as the affected user and allow it to sync back up with his home directory.

Any ideas? I've been messing with this off and on for 3 days now and am at the end of my rope.

A: Critical file sharing issue

Well, couldn't get the file share access thing worked out but I did some experimenting on another Win7 machine and figured out how to get another user's offline files back (Assuming you have admin rights).

Here's what I did:
-Disable offline files
-Navigate to c:\windows\csc
-Take ownership of the directory and all sub directories
-Assign your account full control permissions
-Copy the files you want out of there

This sounds relatively simple but I was very paranoid about messing up the files in the process. Windows XP used to keep offline files in some sort of convaluted/compressed format that was not really usable on its own. Apparently they changed this is Win 7 and that's a good thing.

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Settings: P2P w/ XPHome + external app (Sabre if you need to know).

Workstation A sports a fully (as much as WinXP home allows) shared folder. Others can read, write, modify, delete, etc. files. That has been verified.

When Sabre writes files into that folder, they are NOT accessible from the other workstations. They are listed in Win Xplorer, but CAN'T be opened, even less modified or deleted. They are considered by Windoze as being still in use.

However, I retain full control over these files from workstation A, where I can move them to another folder, then move them back. Hence allowing full access to them from the the rest of the network.

Conclusion: It has to do with the way Windoze handles files, some switch the Sabre app didn't set properly.

Question: What gives?

TIA.
 

A:WinXp File sharing issue. Pls don't bother sharing your guesses. Thank you.

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Hello,

I am having an issue with shared files on my networked Windows XP Professional systems. I am using simple file sharing on all the machines where files are being shared. Within the shared folders I have several music files which are unaccessible from other machines. Oddly, I am able to access about 90 percent of the files in a given folder; there are usually two or three songs which do not show up through the network. Additionally, all machines in question are using NTFS and are malware free. Let me know if additional information will be of use in exploring this issue.

Thank you for your time and efforts.

Sincerely,

Matt

A:File Sharing Issue

If the files were added after the folder was shared,permissions may
not have passed down to them.
You will need to right click on each file,click sharing and security,
and see if they have sharing enabled.
I suppose an easier way to do it would be,disable the share on the
entire folder and then share it again.

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Did some searching and can't seem to find a solution to this issue.

I have 3 computers on the same network all using Windows 7 build 7000. 1 is 32bit and the other 2 are 64bit. The 2 64bit machines have no trouble sharing files between them but neither can access the 32bit machine. The 32bit machine has no trouble connecting to and sharing with the 64bit machines.

This is the error message i get when trying to connect to the 32bit machine (named ME-PC for illustrations sake):

" \\ME-PC is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

Permissions are set so Everyone can read/write, not using a Homegroup (using "Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers"), password protected sharing is turned off. All the settings are the same across all 3 computers but fore some reason the 32bit one is being difficult.

A:File sharing issue

i have exactly the same problem with win 7 and vista
both are 32 bit

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Been working with a client who's two identical W7Pro desktops will no longer "see" each other in their Homegroup (HG). This network sharing ran well for almost a year and recently fell apart for no apparent reason.

1. Removed all AV products and disabled the firewall on both PCs
2. Renamed the HG and reset the password.
3. Setup user accounts/passwords on both PCs.
4. Ensured advanced sharing configurations were open and identical.
5. Shut down and rebooted both.

I walked away feeling good that I beat the HG into submission. a few hours later the two PCs discontinued the shares.

Now I'm no longer in the profit margin. Thinking of setting up a mapped drive between the two.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Experiences?

TIA

A:Yet another file sharing issue

When ever I have problems with the Homegroup it's usually because the machine that created the Homegroup was taken out or changed. When that happens the best thing to do is leave the Homegroup on all machines and create a new one then rejoin the Homegroup.

This Homegroup trouble shooter might help you with any other problems.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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Hello,

I am having an issue with shared files on my networked Windows XP systems. I am using simple file sharing on all the machines where files are being shared. Within the shared folders I have several music files which are unaccessible from other machines. Oddly, I am able to access about 90 percent of the files in a given folder; there are usually two or three songs which do not show up through the network. Let me know if additional information will be of use in exploring this issue.

Thank you for your time and efforts.

Sincerely,

Matt
 

A:File Sharing Issue

Please see my post #4 in http://forums.techguy.org/networking/449479-selective-hidden-files.html
 

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Hello,

I am having an issue with shared files on my networked Windows XP systems. I am using simple file sharing on all the machines where files are being shared. Within the shared folders I have several music files which are unaccessible from other machines. Oddly, I am able to access about 90 percent of the files in a given folder; there are usually two or three songs which do not show up through the network. Let me know if additional information will be of use in exploring this issue.

Thank you for your time and efforts.

Sincerely,

Matt
 

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Hello,

I am having an issue with shared files on my networked Windows XP Professional systems. I am using simple file sharing on all the machines where files are being shared. Within the shared folders I have several music files which are unaccessible from other machines. Oddly, I am able to access about 90 percent of the files in a given folder; there are usually two or three songs which do not show up through the network. Additionally, all machines in question are using NTFS and are malware free. Let me know if additional information will be of use in exploring this issue.

Thank you for your time and efforts.

Sincerely,

Matt

A:File Sharing Issue

Sounds kinda weird. Once you share a folder, everything in that folder should be shared. Are any of these laptops? Are your synchronization settings correct?

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Just after your help guys.
i have 2 PCs that i am trying to get file sharing going, but seem to only get 1 direction file sharing.
PC1: winxp pro sp3 (wireless connection)
PC2: win7 pro (ethernet connection)


extra info:
same workgroup
different computer name
same subnet mask & gateway
tried DHCP and static IPs for both PCs
file sharing enabled, password off
same username account.
have followed the link/guide from howtogeek website..
enabled NETBIOS over TCP/IP
on PC1(XP) i can access the PC2(W7) shared folders/files, Read&Write, ping OK = everything GOOD.
on PC2(W7) i cannot access the PC1(XP) shared folders
- I can remote desktop, VNC, ping to PC1(XP)
- I can see PC1(XP) in the workgroup but can't access it.


Firewalls are disabled on both PCs.


Can anyone help me out?


Cheers

A:Win 7 and XP file sharing issue

Hi and Welcome to SF,

That is a very detailed post, which is good on you for giving it to us. From here i can only see a shares issue from XP machine, possible permissions. When you tried mapping to the share eg \\PC1's IP\sharename. Are you prompted with a log in window?

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I am trying to set up a file sharing network between my laptop and desktop. The laptop is running Vista basic 32bit and the desktop is running ultimate 64bit. Both are having the exact same problem. I can click "Sharing" on the file I want to share and it takes me through all of the steps and tells me the file has been successfully shared, but then when I click on "Show all shared folders" it goes into a folder that says "none found". What is going on here?

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I have two PC's in my room (desktop and laptop) both running xp pro. They are connected on a Netgear Super G Wireless Router. (the laptop is wireless connected and the desktop is wired. I want to share my files between the two computers and use them like normal (writing, editing, etc.) But i cant seem to get it to work. My laptop has the entire root of the drive being shared by my desktop doesnt see it, but i dont know if i skipped something. all i did was right click and hit "share this folder on the network". Any help is much appreciated and if you need more information let me know!

P.S. i am new to the forums and i tried to search for this topic but didnt work out so well.
i know my way around a computer so dont be afraid to tell me what u know. I need this to work much appreciated
 

A:File sharing issue

Sharing the root of a drive is a bad idea. You should instead create a specific folder for sharing, and share that one only.

Note that many firewall suites will block Windows File Sharing. Also note that if both machines don't belong to the same workgroup, you'll have to use the "Browse entire network" icon in Windows to see the share. Furthermore, when you create a share you should give it a specific name to refer to it later.
 

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Hi I have a server with Os windows2003, server is not configured in any domain(it is in workgroup), there are multiple computer connected to network, some are in company domain and some are in workgroup,
File sharing option is enable on server.
I am not able to transfer the files from server to non domain pc (workgroup), it is asking for username and password, after giving the username and password which is configured on server, it states username and password are invalid, while with the same user name I can transfer files to the pcs which are configured in company domain.
Can anyone help out with this issue.

A:File sharing issue in the network

Did you add the computer name before entering the username? For example if I wanted to authorise myself as a user called Josh on a machine called Josh-PC I would have to enter the following:

Username: Josh-PC\Josh

Then I would enter the password for that account.

In a domain environment it will automatically assign the correct domain name so you do not need to add anything before entering the username.

You may want to look into password protected sharing on Server 2003. I have not used this OS so I cannot offer any specific steps

Josh

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Not sure if this belongs in windows or networking, but I am stumped. I have a linksys home network with 2 laptops and a PC. I have had this setup for many years. Currently running XP on 2 machines and Vista on one of the laptops. Issue is that the PC in my Home Office doesn't seem to feel like it's part of the workgroup. Everything is set for MSHOME but if I try to link to that PC from my laptop, I get challenged to log on and when I do, it's read-only even though I have it shared r/w with no password. I bought the PC used and just changed the workgroup. Am I missing something else? Also, I runs MS OneCare on all of the machines and I have them set up in the "circle" but the central backup fails presumably (as their TS tells me) because somewhere in Windows networking, permissions aren't set properly. I just bought a new 1TB drive and I want to start using it for central backup but I have to fix this problem first.

Other info - I share a printer from that machine and it is accessable.

Any thoughts as to what I should check first?

Thanks
 

A:Local File Sharing Issue

On the XP Pro that is requiring a password for remote access you can create on it the same account/password used on the remote computer, or just use Simple File Sharing.
 

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Guys, firstly apologies for starting a new thread so similar to many others, but I have been Googling this problem for days and none of the solutions I've found so far have solved my problem.

The problem is this:-

I recently bought a HP Pavilion DV6317ea laptop with Vista on it, to add to our home network. The network has always worked fine, and has been used to flawlessly share files between the two wired PCs and one wireless laptop for some time.

After a small amount of fiddling, as I haven't tried to use Vista before, I managed to get the new laptop to behave as well as the others when connected via the ethernet port. When connected wirelessly however, whilst the laptop can access the internet fine, I am having issues using file sharing that are subtly different to most.

I can see my XP PC in explorer, and on the network map, and when I expand it I can see the various share directories I have on it. As soon as I go deep enough into any of the shares that there are more than a couple of files/folder, or try to open a file of any size however, the network hangs. After a while I get one of varying messages along the lines of:-

- "The specified network name is no longer available"
- "the specified network path does not exist"
- "the network name is in use. Cannot reconnect"

The only time I get successful file sharing when using the wireless connection is when connecting to the other laptop, which is also connected wirelessly. Then ... Read more

A:Another Vista/XP File Sharing Issue

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First of all, hi everyone, i?m new to the forums...

I have a very strange problem with networking betweem VISTA and 7.
I have a laptop with wireless connection running Vista SP1 X32 (HP) and a desktop (wired) running Windows 7 X32 RTM. I have disabled the password network feature, enabled file and printer sharing and enabled the sharing for the drives individually (for both pcs).

My laptop has 2 drives, one is the C (system) which i canno?t access via network from my desktop and the D (HP recovery) which i can.
The errors its says, when i try to access a shared drive, is the "permission problem thing", but the permission is set; total control to everyone.

On the 7 side, i?m incapable of entering any unit (C,D,J system or not..) from my laptop (error 0x80070005).

The internet connection works fine for both and i also can print things from the laptop to the desktop, where the printer is installed (weird!). Other important information is that the public folders works fine for both.

I don?t know where is the problem, but i?m thinking is coming from the 7 side.

Anybody has a clue about this?

Regards,

A:Windows 7 file sharing issue

To share the C drive on the Win 7 machine you need to right click on the C drive then scroll down to where it says "share with" then choose advanced sharing and check to enable sharing the C drive, then hit "apply". To share the C drive on the Vista lap top you can probably do the same thing by using the advance sharing feature.

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Okay here is the latest ... removed xp and now all three computers are on 98se again. I set all machines for file&print sharing. But here is the wierd part: I can go on my daughter's PC and see my PC drives but when I go into neighborhood on my PC I don't see anything. I don't get the flashlight but just a blank neighborhood box. I deinstalled IP and ms network client and nada. I also have netbeui loaded. Internet access is good so very odd. I was thinking of reinstalling 98se ON TOP OF ITSELF so I don't need to reload all of the apps. I guess this isn't a huge showstopper since I can always GET the file rather then GIVE the file duaghter to me (or the opposite of going in that direction) but would sure like to get it running right if I can. Still havent checked my son's PC as part of the equation (he has the network connection on his PS2 lol (yeah I know - I will buy a small cheap hub for his room to share the line) but will tomorrow.
 

A:file sharing - new updated issue

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Long time listener, first time caller...

I have a Vista 32bit Ultimate machine, on which all of the computers on my home network (all running XP) can access, change, and otherwise manipulate the Public folder without any problem.

On this machine, I am also attempting to share a folder in my personal directory. Let's call this "X". From all the other machines in my network, I can log in (using the username/password on my Vista machine) and read the contents of X, and navigate to all its subfolders. However, I can't open any file, nor create or delete any files.

Seems simple, right? Except I've read a few dozen threads and blogs and still can't find the solution. Yes, I've:
o Disabled the firewall on the Vista machine
o Ensured that the folder is shared, AND...
o ...separately set permissions on the folder and all its subfolders to allow full CRUD access
o Tried with machines in the same workgroup and different workgroups
o Tried with machines that have the same un/pw, same un but different pw, and totally different usernames
o Ensured that the security/sharing settings on folder "X" match that of the Public folder (at least for the users Administrators, Everyone, and my personal account)
o Verified that the folder is indeed shared in Network And Sharing Center

...and pretty much all the other routine stuff. I'm really at a loss and would appreciate any advice.

One other oddity that may or may not be relevant: whenever I attempt to share the folder... Read more

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I am trying but not having any luck sharing my picture file folder from a Vista to an XP machine, both which are on my home network. I have managed previously to accomplish the sharing of my music file folder as well as my video file folder from the vista to the xp, but must not be doing something right to accomplish the sharing of the picture file folder. On the vista machine I right click on the picture file folder, select share from the drop-down menu, then a file sharing dialog box pops up entitled "Choose People to share with." In front of the Add box shown there, I click on the down arrow in the blank box and then select "Everyone (All users in this list)", then click on the Share button at the bottom of the box. A file sharing box box pops up and says "Sharing items... this may take a few minutes" before the file sharing box says "Your folder is shared." I click on the Done button. Then when I check on my XP machine to see if the folder has been shared, I still see only that my video and music folders are there but not the picture folder. When I go back to the vista machine and click on the properties of my picture folder, then click on the Sharing tab, it says Not Shared.
Any advice welcome, thanks.
 

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I am on a private home network, when I turn on share, the public file shows and can be accesed by the other computers. However when I share the picture file, or a drive, it can be seen by the other computers but can not be accessed. Everyone is listed on permissions? Any suggestions?

A:File Sharing access issue

Hello Dacbeth, and welcome to Vista Forums

You might see if the items listed here may be able to help.

Simple File Sharing - Enable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've set up an Ad Hoc network between my PC-XP and my Laptop-Vista, with the PC as the host but i can't seem to view the PC's shared files on the Laptop, or the Laptop's shared files on the PC. can't see where i've gone wrong any advise guys?
 

A:File sharing network issue

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I am having a similar problem and I read a bunch of the threads here, followed some guides and other sites with tuts. It seems no matter what I do, I just cant get this computer to view computers at all! (vista business)

At least if it was showing them I could tweak if the permissions allowed or not. I made sure in my services that they are on I "might" of missed some not sure. Think anyone could help me with this? I am trying to get a XP computer to see mine. It won't show up in the network.

Yes the workgroups are the same, yes I got security set to everyone, yes file and print sharing is on and installed, Client for microsoft is installed also, private network as well.

I also enabled the needed things in windows firewall settings.
 

A:Vista and XP File Sharing Issue

Read the post VERY carefully. There are two sets of permissions that need to be enabled.
 

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This is a new problem and I have no idea why this is doing this...please help...

I have two CPU's on my network....call them CPU A (desktop) and CPU B (laptop)....I am able to access files while on CPU A reading CPU B's files, but I cannot go on CPU B and read CPU A's files. It asks for CPU A's username and password, so I placed the LAN password and still no dice....I even removed the password to connect and still nothing when I try to connect to CPU A from CPU B.

Please advise as I need to be able to read both files from either CPU.

Thanks!

A:Win7 File Sharing Issue

Both systems are hardlined and I cannot understand why it connects to the laptop but not to the desktop with the name and password....please help!

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I have found a solution to a problem that I see many people have been experiencing. That is when you try to access a computer on the network you get the following error:

\\_________ is not accessible. You might not have permission to access this network resource.

Contact your administrator and blah blah blah.

I found three methods on this forum and others which seemed to have worked for many people, but did not for me. Those were:

1. Enabling NetBIOs
2. Changing the "restrictanonymous" registry entry to 0. (mine was already 0)
3. Changing the IRPStackSize

None of these three worked for me. After talking with a Microsoft rep on the phone I seem to have solved this problem. I hope this can help the others out there.

Here is what I did:

Start Menu --> Control Panel
Double-Click Administrative Tools
Double-Click Local Security Policy
Click "User Rights Assignment" on the left panel
Look for the top entry on the right panel listed "Access this computer from the Network"
Right-Click --> Properties
Click "Add User or Group"
Click "Advanced" --> Find Now
Select and press ok to add a User or Group. Add all of the following:

Administrator
Guest
Everyone
NETWORK

Press OK two more times and you're done. I didn't even have to restart before it was working.

-Jarrad
 

A:Solution to File Sharing Issue

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Hi folks,

I'm new here so please be nice to me! Been wrestling with this problem for months now and finally figured that I need some help.

I've a small home network - two XP machines and one Vista. The XP machines are behaving well but XP to Vista (or vice versa) ISN'T. Everything was working fine up until three months ago when my partner updated Vista - file and printer sharing were working perfectly then suddenly nothing.

I've now got it back to the point where I can access the shared folders on either machine using the IP address (\\192.168.0.2\Public) but not the computer name. This also means I can't browse the network - I get a 'MSHOME is not accessible...' message. Clearly it's not a permissions issue as the IP address is working.

I've tried changing the node type to Broadcast in the registry, but this hasn't made any difference

Obviously this isn't a major issue but as my router changes each machine's IP, it's going to mean work for me on a regular basis!!

Oh, both machines are only using Windows Firewall - and I've tried it with that disabled.

Many thanks,

Robert
 

A:Solved: XP/Vista File Sharing DNS issue - I think!

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Hi Everyone

I have a small home network 5 PC's all - 1 running windows 7 (mine) 2 running MAC and 1 running XP pro...no problem with the network. However, on April 14th there were some windows 7 security updates which, I believe, changed my settings for file sharing. I cannot save the selection, "turn OFF password protected sharing" in the advanced settings. When I select "turn off password protected sharing," click save, it defaults back to ON, ergo...the other computers cannot print as they are being asked for a password that doesn't exist. .very frustrating.

I installed windows 7 about 5 months ago without any issues
Using an airport base station - all computers are visible (ping-able) on my network
I am the system administrator (there are no other accounts, they have all been disabled - just after installation)
I have rebooted the system several times - to no avail
I have turned off my antivirus, tried again to select the OFF option..rebooted...nothing

Called microsoft...was transferred several times over 45 minutes and was then disconnected! A reminder why I NEVER call them.

A:File sharing protection issue after update

I have no clue how to fix that, but take a gander at this thread:

Can't turn off password protected sharing - Windows 7

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Hey TSG,

I recently purchased a new laptop (specs available by clicking computer icon next to my name), and I'd like to be able to access my desktop computer's files on it.

I've configured the laptop so that I am able to access the laptop's files using my desktop, but am unable to do this the other way around. I've tried everything I can think of on my own, but between being unfamiliar with Windows 7 and this being my first time trying this, I'm having some trouble.

If anyone can assist me with this, I'd be very grateful.

Screenshots are provided below and are labeled appropriately (to differentiate between which PC they came from).

Note: I was able to get the screenshot I took on the laptop and transfer it to my desktop by accessing the laptop's shared folders. So getting files from the laptop using the desktop does in fact work, just not the other way around.

Note 2: In the Laptop Screenshot 1, the suggestion may be made to click "Add a Device." I've done so twice, with no results.
 

A:Solved: Basic File Sharing Issue, Please Help

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My issue is that i cannot see shared folders from my xp pro machines to my w2k3 server setup to share a folder? I am thinking my DNS is not setup properly so i have quest here: should all DNS be setup to samp IP No.?

here is my network setup:
CableModem > Router (BEFSR41) > 8-port Switch (TrendNet) > All PC's (i have 2 w2k3 servers, 3 xp pro, xbox)

i do not have static ip from ISP, but i run a prog that updates my isp (future FPT & webserver).
i have allowed the router to run DHCP on all xp pro, xbox
both w2k3 servers have static ip. (i matched the DNS to those that i see on the router WAN page)
1 w2k3 server is running as Domain Controller (DC1 - x.x.x.11). I have success in setup domain
The DC1 machine i can success impletment shared folders (via wizzard), I can access said shared folder from all xp pro boxes
Here is the strange part; on my 2nd w2k3 box, i just want to setup up as file sharing server (SH1). i setup static IP (x.x.x.10) and set DNS same as DC1 box. When i try to access SH1 from xp pro as a user on the domain (USR1), i cannot see shared, but can see shared folder from DC1 box??? If i loogin to DC1 as admin on domain, i CAN see shared on SH1..?? wtf...

Anyway, if someone can enlighten me, appriciate it... this is my first attempt to setup domain (DC1) and shared over domain. I had a solution via working groups but am trying to move to more centralized solution. thx!
 

A:Solved: File Sharing Issue in w2k3

my bad;
1) somehow i lost DNS on the DC01 server, re-added the DNS role, then made sure all PC point to the DC01 server for DNS resolution.
2) disabled windows Firewall from SH1 server.
3) dropped and re-added SH1 to Domain
4) dropped and re-added shared folder

fyi, i believe the main culprit was removal of DNS on DC01 due to my limited understanding of setting up home network (i must of removed it). I looked at the events and did find event that it was removed
 

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Vista desktop connected to a Linksys router can see my new Windows XP netbook and share it's files, etc. But the XP netbook cannot see the Vista desktop. the TWIST is, if I search (right click start, Explore, select My Network Places, click File, click "search for computers...") for the Vista desktop by name, it will find it and allow access to it (with a password). I can also ping either machine from the other one. I've checked all the sharing choices usually mentioned, and turned off the MS firewall.

I would like to have the Vista desktop appear in the list of "My Network Places". Any thoughts on how to make this happen?

TIA for any help offered.

Tom
 

A:Familiar File Sharing Issue, with a Twist

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Hi. I apologize if this forum is inappropriate, I do not know if I am having a Unix problem or a Windows problem here. I have two machines, WORKER1 and WORKER2, both running Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. I have the latest version of Cygwin and OpenSSH installed on each, and am running sshd from Cygwin on WORKER2. I have a file stored in the default Users\Public folder on WORKER1 that I am having permission issues with and was hoping for some advice on how to fix it.

I am using Cygwin on WORKER1 to ssh into WORKER2 using public RSA key authentication. Then after doing this I am trying to run a file located in Users\Public on WORKER1. I keep getting permission denied and have run out of ideas. Here is the permissions information I am getting from ls -l and getfacls in Cygwin. The file I am trying to run is Dos_Commands.WORKER2.1.sh:


Code:
[email protected] ~
$ ssh WORKER2
Last login: Tue Jan 31 10:51:54 2012 from worker1

[email protected] ~
$ cd //WORKER1/Users/Public/pMatlab/MatlabMPI/Examples/MatMPI

[email protected] //WORKER1/Users/Public/pMatlab/MatlabMPI/Examples/MatMPI
$ sh Dos_Commands.WORKER2.1.sh
sh: Dos_Commands.WORKER2.1.sh: Permission denied

[email protected] //WORKER1/Users/Public/pMatlab/MatlabMPI/Examples/MatMPI
$ ls -l
total 28
-rwxrwxrwx+ 1 Administrators None 2 Jan 31 11:01 Dos_Commands.WORKER1.0.sh
-rwxrwxrwx+ 1 Administrators None 127 Jan 31 11:01 Dos_Commands.WORKER2.1.sh
-rwxrwxrwx+ 1 Administrators None 250 Jan 31 11:01 Dos_Commands.bat
-rwxrwxrwx+ 1 Adm... Read more

A:file sharing permission issue involving ssh, cygwin

Issue resolved. It turns out that all of my permissions were set fine, but the software I was using (pMatlab) unzips as an encrypted folder! I did not know that green folder meant encrypted - I just thought that maybe you could set folder colors and the author liked to color-code his folders.

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I've looked through the previous posts and have tried many different things, but I can't make any progress. Basically, I have a new Windows Vista Home edition computer that is connected to a router to the internet. I can get on the internet fine. I also have a XP computer connected into the router and connected to the internet. I have a printer connected to the Vista computer.
I cannot see any files from either computer. In addition, I can't share the printer (at a minimum that is what I'd like to do).

I have:

same WORKGROUP.
Updated the XP system with the LLTD patch.
disabled (as best I can tell) all firewalls from both computers.
enabled file and printer sharing
can ping both computers utilizing network addresses
from Vista can see my XP computer under "Network & Sharing Center"'s "View Full Map"
Created a user account on XP with the same name and password as my Vista account and logged into it.

Cannot get to anything on the XP computer from Vista or see anything within the workgroup.
Cannot ping either computer utilizing computer names - I tried adding the Vista machine to the LMHOSTS file on the XP machine - didn't seem to have any affect.
And again cannot see any files from either computer or get to the printer on Vista.

Any help is appreciated!!!
 

A:Solved: Vista and XP Printer File Sharing Issue

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I have a 3 computer network - (2) XP SP2 and (1) Win98SE. One of the XPs has a printer connected to LPT1 and set for sharing as well as 3 folders set for sharing but the other 2 computers cannot access. I have checked NETBios, User names & passwords, computer & workgroup names, pinging in all directions.
The one XP can access the other 2 computers and the Win98 can access the 1 XP. My computer has the firewall greyed out. I downloaded the windows resrouce kit but can't figure how to make the proper changes. Even though the grayed out "OFF" position is checked for the firewall I think it could be causing the problem.

thanks for your help !

A:[resolved] Firewall File/Printer sharing issue

Can these machines ping each other, are the computer ip's statically assigned or assigned by a router?

Daniel - YourTechOnline.com technician

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I just added a 5th computer (xppro) to an unsecured wireless network running on an SMC router with an xphome and 3 98se computers that's worked flawlessly for years. The 5th computer gets the internet fine and can access files on the existing units, but I get a "log in/access denied" message when I try to transfer files to it.
Configuration of 5th computer:
Given to me so already had an admin account with no password;
I added another admin account with password-didn't help;
It's running Mcafee security which I can't turn off;
Windows firewall is turned off.

What's preventing the other computers from accessing the 5th computer?

Edit:The 5th computer is connected with a LinkSys usb adapter.
 

A:Solved: File sharing issue on wireless network

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Is it possible with the non-W7 machine's shares set to something besides "guest access allowed"?

I've tried a few tweaks on my Windows 7 desktop and my Kubuntu 11.04 Linux-running laptop. Nothing has worked. Unless access to a shared directory is set to guest on the laptop, the Windows box keeps asking for a legitimate password, whenever I attempt to 'open' them.

Both machines have the same log-in strings for both basic log-on and Samba. Or do they? I'm presuming there's no separate logon/password required for Windows 7 Home Premium when it comes to file sharing, but as a late Windows XP Professional user (both SP2 and SP3), I'm not taking anything wholly for granted. Any Windows build since the dawn of XP that installs without gpedit.msc is bound to be lacking in other ways, imco.

So any help or advice someone could offer would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

BZT

A:Issue area: Mixed-network file sharing with Windows 7 Home Premium

Have a look at this. How to Share Printers and Files in Ubuntu and Windows 7

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Can file sharing be temporarily disabled in windows without affecting any other services. I guess what I am looking for is an "on or off " - switch" without having to disable file sharing the tradional way (rebooting etc). Is there a cmd.com option? Windows service etc...

I would just really like to know how to turn it off....lets say for 5 minutes or 10 minutes at a time and easily resume all shared folders and services.

I really hope im just not overlooking the obvious!

Thanks!
 

A:A file sharing question for guru's only: Can file sharing be temporarly disabled?

net stop server disables file/print sharing
net start server enables file/print sharing
 

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Two Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit computers on the same network, the desktop has a printer shared that the laptop would like to access.

The oddness began after I managed to get the laptop to access the desktop via Start > Run > \\desktop, successfully connected up the printer via filesharing and tested it, but every time I restart the laptop it decides that it can't find the desktop any more.

However, if I do Start > Run \\192.168.0.6 (the IP address of the desktop) from the laptop, it connects successfully every time. I've set things up like that for now, but I can't say I've ever seen an issue like this before.

If I do a name lookup on either machine, it resolves the desktop's IP address correctly, regardless of restarting the laptop. If I do \\192.168.0.6, let that open a connection successfully, then do \\desktop, it works. If I just reboot and do \\desktop, it doesn't.

Ideally I would like it to work via computer names so that the desktop doesn't require a static IP.

A:Win7 <-> Win7 file sharing issue after client reboot

These days we use something called User permissions and security settings to establish safe reliable network connections.

You can just right click the folders you want to share and choose the security and permissions settings, they tend to stay put after that. Or you can click on the "share" tabs and go from there. If you are using all Windows 7 machines in this network then setting up a Home group is the way to go.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...16(WS.10).aspx

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In Vista, what happens when you enable password protected file sharing over normal file sharing?

I realize it requires credentials but what is changed on the system to require this?

If I enable just File Sharing (and not the password protected option) and have the share/NTFS permissions set for a user, connecting to the share fails as it never prompts for the username/password.

When you turn on password protected sharing you are prompted then for a username/password. What I want to know is what changes on the system to then prompt for credentials?

Same thing in reverse. If I set the 'require password for sharing' and have the group 'Everyone' in the share and NTFS permissions I am still prompted for credentials if I connect.

Thanks!
Todd

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We have two desktop computers, both running Windows XP in our house. They both share a wireless broadband internet connection which works perfectly but I don't understand why file and printer sharing doesn't work. We have run the setup wizards on both PC's but we can only print from the computer directly connected to the printer. What have we done wrong? I'm not good with computers!
 

A:Internet connection sharing works, but file and printer sharing doesn't work? Help!

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Hi all,

I have a wireless network set up in my house and I want to share some of the folders on my computer so that other family members can listen to my music etc. When I click to turn Network Discovery on, and click apply, it just stays off, same goes for File Sharing.
When I try to turn public folder sharing on, after I click apply I get an error message saying "incorrect function". I have shared stuff on my work network so I'm not sure what's wrong here.

Thanks
MrsB
 

A:Can't turn Network Discovery, File Sharing and Public Folder Sharing on

Make sure your network is designated home or work; NOT public.
 

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Hello.
Iv'e shared my public files folder on the home network and everything was OK. One day all the computers lost the access to the folder. When I got to the setting I saw that 'Public folder sharing' option was of. I switch it back to 'On', Saving, and nothing. Getting back to this dialog box and sees it's still off (screenshot). Sometimes it's get back to 'On' byitself. and still no access to the folder. STRANGE BEHAVIOUR...
(Once I suceeeded accessing and seeing only Videos and Music folders was shown, for a moment and then... lost access).

Iv'e checked that all the services are running and they are.
I'm tried to use System restore... No luck.

Any ideas?

ADDITIONAL DETAILES:
OS: Windows 7
Network profile on thie computer: "Home network"
* I'm using Norton Internet Security firewall, eliminating the chance it's the problem, I tried disabling it and then trying to access the folders - no luck.
* All the computers connect through TP-LINK router, this computer is wired, another is wired to and the third is wireless. Niether the wired and the wireless can access this computer.

A:[SOLVED] Can't change 'Advanced Sharing Settings' and file sharing isn't working

anybody?

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I have 1 desktop and 3 laptops in our home network and I recently bought a new linksys wireless-G WRT54G router to replace my old linksys ethernet router. All 3 laptops have wireless networking cards as well as ethernet built in. Anyway I have gotten them to share files but I can't get any of the laptops to access the internet. The desktop which is what I used to set up the router works fine. I made sure all pc's had dhcp turned on and tried the ipconfig /release /renew thing as well as half a dozen other things I can't think of at the momemt that I picked up on these boards. Anyway if anyone has any suggestions that might help please reply .
 

A:New Router - File sharing works but Internet sharing doesn't :(

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I have a netbook (home 64bit win10) and a PC (64bit pro win7) sharing the same wired hub. I want them to be entirely 'un-networked' so that no communication between them is possible. I have tried to turn off 'file and printer sharing' on my PC (because i assume i should) but when i reboot i find it turned back on. I've seen this problem addressed in this and other forums, but no solution that i could comprehend.

I also have a (VMP74) media player running off the hub and would like to access video files on my PC from that device, but only if that does not compromise access between netbook and PC.

I should add - in case it's not obvious - that i really don't have much of a clue what i'm doing and am very confused with the myriad options. Particularly the 'local' 'home or work' 'public' 'all' and media streaming options, whatever they are.

I'd be grateful if someone could explain and/or confirm what radio buttons to tick to achieve what i want to do. Many thanks

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Hi

I have a Belkin F5D7632-4 Modem with wireless G router which I am able to access the internet with my laptop absolutely fine.

But I would like to know how to share my printer on my desktop PC and files with my laptop using the router.

I am a beginner at routers and wireless networks and I had a bit of a game at setting it up a few months ago. It would be nice to share the printer between my desktop and laptop as well as other files.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: File Sharing/Printer sharing - wireless help

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Ive recently tried to share my secondary drive and noticed that there is no sharing tab in the properties dialogue.
After checking other drives, folders and files i've found that not one has the sharing tab visible.

I'm logged on as the computer administrator, have file and printer sharing installed and enabled, have unchecked "simple file sharing" and have looked all over the internet for a solution short of reinstalling windows.

I cannot understand why it has disappeared from all properties dialogue globally.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:File sharing problems. Sharing tab missing globally.

Forgot to mention, I am running Windows XP Pro with Service pack 3 installed and all windows updates are up to date.

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I've networked my windows me host computer and xp laptop and they are sharing files fine.
The problem comes when I try to access the Internet on the laptop. Everytime I try to open AOL it says that "the connection to the host has timed out. But how could this be if I've pinged both computers and they ping OK?
 

A:File sharing works but Internet sharing doesn't

AOL is notorious for problems with ICS, I suggest a real ISP.
 

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Hi all,

I have a client who would like 2 computers already connected to a router for a shared DSL connection to be able to share files. My problem is this: This is an office and the 2 computers are quite a distance from each other. I am trying to figure out the most cost effective and efficient way to link these two together for enabling file sharing? What kind of cables would I need and what are the steps I should take on each PC to set them up properly? They are both fairly new Dell computers with Windows XP. (I'm thinking Pro edition)

Please help me with this. Detailed steps and information would be much appreciated. My usual method of NIC cards and connecting cables just won't work here. I'm puzzled what the best way would be. Thank you so much in advance for your reply!
 

A:Solved: File sharing question for 2 computers sharing DSL

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Basically I can get everything to work in my home network, just not all at once. Let me explain:
My tower/desktop is running XP sp2.
My (wireless) laptop is running Vista Sp1.
My 360 is hard wired to router
My PS3 is hard wired to router
Printer connected to tower via USB
I have had no problems setting up my PS3 and 360 for online gaming and enabling access to my tower&#8217;s HD media files. I&#8217;ve also always had internet on my laptop but I really NEED is my laptop to be able to access my tower
Here is the crux of the situation: When I turn on Windows Media Player&#8217;s &#8220;Media Sharing&#8221; (and ps3/360/laptop do all show up) it shares the media files BUT it kills my laptop internet access. Seems I can get internet back on laptop but never back any file sharing with tower and never access to my printer anymore.

**Right now the status is wireless laptop DOES have internet and access to all files on Tower.
360 and Ps3 have internet access, but not MEDIA access because I have to keep that off.....

What the *%$# am I doing wrong? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

A:HELP with Media Sharing & File /Printer Sharing !

ever thought of using remote access to log onto the tower for internet use and using the ps3 or xbox as storage givin that they a hard wired in yes i have used vista as a media/server as well and know that you cant connect remotly to vista from xp but there a tools tomake this able
 

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Hi,

I have been going crazy trying to get my PC to share files with a couple of laptops.
I am running Windows 7 64 Bit and the laptops are running Windows 7 64 bit and Windows XP.

I have enabled file sharing but The Windows 7 Laptop keeps giving me an unknown error when trying to join a home group after I have typed in the password from my PC. The XP Laptop doesn't even find my PC on the network. Files sharing worked fine using my old router but I have just updated to a Virgin Media Super Hub and think it's either something to do with Anti-Virus Software blocking connections or the security setup of my Virgin Super Hub.

Jimmy PC is the laptop I am trying to share with as you can see from the picture. Are the gaps in the connection of any significance to my issue? I can share my internet connection with it with no issues but I can't share files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Chris

A:File Sharing and Homegroup Sharing Problem

Hi chrisino, when you've read this link, post back.

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This may sound like a stupid question, but will Microsoft re-issue the recent critical update ---908531 , as a workable update????.
As is stands now it may require users to reg edit in order to restore their PC'S to working order, and thats not guaranteed ,from what I have read.
I know several people who will not download { HP software} until they are sure it will not screw up their machines. I myself havent downloaded yet, and have been ask the question "should I do it". I don't want to advise either way.
I do remember removing a "buggy" critical from a couple of 98's a long time ago, screwed them up--slow down. They were never re-installed ( kb****711 or something like that }, but that was easy for anybody to do.
To expect users who don't even know what the registry is....to edit so machine works is ridiculas in my opinion. I have no idea of how many people use HP cameras --printers ect, but its lot. I am sure M$ knew in advance what could happen.
This is a great way to encourage users to avoid security updates, already a problem I believe.
At any rate, does anybody know of Microsoft re-issueing a bad update????
Is there history of doing this? or will people just skip it--or have to reg edit with exsisting update??
>f
 

A:MS Critical Question-Re-issue?.

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Hello. I am facing difficulties with my dell studio 1458. It has original windows 7 backup on its recovery partition. After installation of win 8, I was not able to use some application so I decide to go back to my previous win 7.

But as I cannot uninstall win 8, I format my HDD except recovery partition.
Now I can not boot to the recovery partition to install from it.

I have dell datasafe recovery DVD but it seems they are not usable. I do not know why.

When I turn on my laptop, it goes to windows 8 recovery option and unable to fix.

Please help.
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 8 with critical issue

And I must mention, when I try f8 a continuously beep sound occurs. How can I fix it?

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I'm running XP Pro SP1 and I'm doing the critical updates. All but a few download and istall but when I go back, after a restart, it gives me the same list to download again and it keeps doing this.
What could be the fix for this? Does anyone know?
Thank you and may God bless,
Peter
 

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Badlock Bug

Not really sure the details of the bug but apparently it's fairly big and should be patched Tomorrow.

Guessing this is only really an issue if you have internet facing SMB though, which is already a bad idea.
 

A:Critical security issue in Samba / SMB

It doesn't necessarily have to be internet facing, I had a programmer at a job that found a bug and locked down a folder for HR. Thinking he was doing the right thing. The programmer didn't have Admin access.

One issue was that he made it so we couldn't back up the directory. I found the issue the next Monday when the back up system threw an error over the weekend. While working on trying to fix it I got a request to restore a file from Friday night. Was not able to do that since he broke permissions on the folder.

The second issue he created, the bug made it so I as Administrator could not fix the permissions issue, till the bug fix came out. I also wasn't able to add the new hire that started that day either since he didn't use the HR group, but used individual user accounts.

It was annoying. HR wasn't happy with him or me.
 

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Hi all,

Any idea how to write Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting to local directory.

Current the File Sharing & FTP Hosting is SMARTFILE.

I don't want to use WINSCP as the connector.

Thanks

A:Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting

Hi Chacha,

Give this batch file a try. All text in red, you should adjust before running.


Code:
@echo off
(
echo.Username
echo.Password
echo.lcd C:\Some\local\directory
echo.cd /Some/server/path
echo.binary
echo.get Some_file_to_download.txt
echo.bye
) > "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"
ftp -s:"%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp" "12.34.56.78"
del "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"

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I've bought (acer Acpire E5 574g) a few days ago on amazon, when i got it and opended it everything looked great.... the second day, nvidia expierence asked for an update, i updated the driver, after that windows started to crash when it boots and loads nvidia icon in tray... i did the basic thing which is to uninstall nvidia and install latest version from nvidia site and here is my main problem: I AM UNABLE TO INSTALL ANY NVIDIA DRIVER BECAUSE I GET THIS MESSAGE: "The graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" Here is what I have done but in vain: 1. Downloaded & installed Nvidia latest driver from their website it didn't work...2. Downloaded & installed Nvidia previous verions from their website it didn't work...3. Downloaded & installed Nvidia drivier for my lap top from acer support for drivers and it didn't work...4. Tried latest nvidia driver with 32bit and it didn't work...5. Tried latest nvidia driver for windows 8.1 and it didn't work...6. Made windows reset twice and here i can see nvidia installed in control panel but it doesn't show in device manager...7. Tried manually adding the "hardware ID" into the "nvami.inf" in installation directory, here it identified my hardware but it couldn't finish installation... | Then tried installing while disabling driver signature, and it also failed to install... :/8. I updated the bios to the latest version (1.14) and it didn't help... I spent the last 2 da... Read more

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I've bought (acer Acpire E5 574g) a few days ago on amazon, when i got it and opended it everything looked great.... the second day, nvidia expierence asked for an update, i updated the driver, after that windows started to crash when it boots and loads nvidia icon in tray... i did the basic thing which is to uninstall nvidia and install latest version from nvidia site and here is my main problem: I AM UNABLE TO INSTALL ANY NVIDIA DRIVER BECAUSE I GET THIS MESSAGE: "The graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" Here is what I have done but in vain: 1. Downloaded & installed Nvidia latest driver from their website it didn't work...2. Downloaded & installed Nvidia previous verions from their website it didn't work...3. Downloaded & installed Nvidia drivier for my lap top from acer support for drivers and it didn't work...4. Tried latest nvidia driver with 32bit and it didn't work...5. Tried latest nvidia driver for windows 8.1 and it didn't work...6. Made windows reset twice and here i can see nvidia installed in control panel but it doesn't show in device manager...7. Tried manually adding the "hardware ID" into the "nvami.inf" in installation directory, here it identified my hardware but it couldn't finish installation... | Then tried installing while disabling driver signature, and it also failed to install... :/8. I updated the bios to the latest version (1.14) and it didn't help... I spent the last 2 da... Read more

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I run a very tight ship thanks to you folks and I keep a regular check on my services page to make sure nothing is starting that shouldn't. Consequently, although I don't know what half of them do, I am aware of most of the services I have starting automatically and manually. Today, when I checked, I discovered stuff has been starting manually that hadn't been in the recent past; at least I think this is the case. So my question is: has anything happened with this last critical update (13/12/13) that might cause extra services to start manually without my participation.

A:latest Windows critical update issue

A lot of things will cause services to start when in 'manual start' mode - and may have nothing whatever to do with updates.
There is a misapprehension that this setting means that the service will only start when the user requests it - this is not true. It simply means that the service doesn't start until something else triggers it.

Please give examples where the behaviour you believe has changed.

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Hey Guys,
I am having an issue here and I will greatly appreciate if anybody here can help me resolve this issue.
My Computer has 2 SSD and one HDD and i was using it just fine for a few months but I always thought that the computer was very slow to be using 2 SSD on Raid 0 so I tried to find out what was the issue.
When researching about the matter I found out that the RAID 0 was using one SSD and the HDD not the 2 SSD that as a result the drives where acting as HDD not as SSD so I went ahead and created a Complete System Image then I Deleted RAID 0 and created a new one now with the correct 2 SSD drives in it.
I booted up and restored the PC from the Image I had and all went well.
Started using my system again and I was loving the speed but after 3 days I started getting this BSOD Critical Process Died and now it happens every 10 minutes after I boot up the PC. Makes my PC useless.
I have searched high and low looking for a solution but nothing seems tio fix it.
I tried deleting the raid again and creating a fresh raid but still same issue.
I tried updating all drives but all are up to date
I tried running sfc/scannow but it fails
I tried doing system restore to an early restore point but that always fail
I tried refreshing the PC but that fails as well.
I have the system set to create minidumps when it crashes but I never get a minidump file created
I am out of ideas and any help you guys can provide will be greatly appreciated.
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A:BSOD Critical Process Dies Issue

No dumps so not much to work with.

Have you tried getting rid of the RAID0 setup completely. That seems to me the most likely cause. I doubt you will see much difference in speed since you are booting from a SSD.

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Hey,

I want to set up a wireless home network where I can share my internet connection, printer, and also share files among computers.
For the past year, I have been using a dlink wireless router to share my dsl connection. The set-up is currently as follows: modem to router and from the router one pc is connected with wires and three laptops are connected wirelessly. This has been fine to share the internet, but I don't know how to share the printer connected to the pc.
I would really appreciate anyones help.

Thanks
 

A:printer sharing/file sharing

You didn't say what operating system(s) you use, so I guess I get to choose.

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC other than XP or 2k Pro or Vista.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes or so) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers.

When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to connect to it.
 

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My internet stopped working tonight, so I restarted it. When it restart it went directly to Startup Repair, it wasn't able to automatically fix anything. I've tried restarting it and even removed the hardrive and it does the same thing. I can't get past the startup repair screen. It is more or less shutdown and restart, contact the administrator or your computer provider. The "root cause" seems to be the following:

Boot critical file C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\uolbyzn.sys is corrupt

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I am running on Vista Home Basic

A:Need Help:Boot Critical File C

Hello,

This is very strange. Normally from this position we would insert the Windows CD, boot to the Recovery Console and we would send you a list of commands to copy back the file from your Vista DVD. However, I do not have this file on my working Vista Home Premium, and searching Google comes up with not a single hit. It is a bit strange for a virus, but I suppose it could be. It is not any normal System file, or any normal file of any program. It is not even showing up in manual virus removal websites. Also, have you tried Safe Mode and Last Known Good Configuration?

Richard

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I have a system that I am tring to load Windows XP Pro on. Now I am running Windows 2000 Professional. I have the full blown XP Pro disk, but I am just trying to ungrade so I don't lose my data. I keep getting an error message.

Setup was unable to create, locate, or modify a critical file (C:\boot.ini) needed to start Windows XP. The parametrer is incorrect.
 

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It seem I have the same problem as GW7777 C;\CI.dll Corrupt if any one could help I would really appreciate it. I have a Asus 64 bit laptop. When I tried Sfc/ scannow it kept telling me one is pending. I tried the dvds that came with the laptop but they wont even open up please help

A:Boot Critical File

Will anyone help me here?

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Hi

I have a Satellite Pro U300 PSU31E and have problems with the critical bettery level and hibernate ever since I got it

It came supplied with Vista Business

The critical bettery level came set at 2% - the strage thing is if I hit hibernate (either via the power button or by start>hibernate) it hibernated ok - even at 2% battery remaining. However if I leave it to do it automatically (via Windows critical battery level and critical battery action) it just dies whilst hibernating - seems like it ran out of power. The only way I can get it to work automatically via Windows is by setting the critical battery level to 8% (it still dies whilst hibernating on anything less than 8%).

Normally you would just say ok the critical low level needs to be higher but a) why when I hibernate manually at less than 8% does it work perefectly and b) setting it at 8% loses me a good few minutes! and c) more importantly the computer or the battery dont think they're flat at 8% - the problem then is that it allows you to restart it. Then when the computer starts at less than 8% it has already missed its critical shut down point at 8% so just goes down and down with no further battery action until it dies. My XP laptop would shut down at 3% critical then the computer would know the battery is flat and not allow a restart until charged.

Is this a Vista or Toshiba thing?

Probably not the battery as I have 2 with exactly the same problem

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A:Re: Satellite Pro U300: Vista critical battery hibernate issue

Hi David

In my opinion it?s neither a Vista problem nor Satellite U300 issue.

The point is that the Vista OS needs a lot of hardware resources and more battery power as early Microsoft operating systems.

Fact is that same notebook with preinstalled Win XP would run much longer using the battery power as with Vista OS.
Vista is a monster and it eats all the hardware resources.

This means that if you use the Vista OS, you have to set that critical battery settings to a higher level to ensure that your notebook (Vista OS) would finish hibernate process correctly.

I think the last 2% of battery power are simply not enough to set the notebook into the hibernation mode.

So don't worry, lean back and enjoy your beautiful baby ;)

Greets

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Hi my inspiron 1525 dell laptop keeps on shutting down . When restart repairs scans it comes up with the following errors

Root cause
Bugcheck C000021A
Boot Critical file is corrupt
Repair action :file repair
Result Failed error code=0x2

My Norton security is now not working due to the error

Can anyone help me

cheers cait

A:my boot critical file is corrupt

hi i did a restart scan and everything is ok now ... thank god

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A computer of a family member of mine has recently started showing the following message :
_____________________________________

Boot critical file is corrupt.
Repair action. File Repair

Result failed. Error code = 0x2
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I can still use windows fine, however this is a big nuisance, and i can think of no explanation of why this is happening. I have installed no new apps or hardware of any sort in the recent months either.

It is running Windows Vista Premium [ No service pack ]

I was wondering if anyone has had this problem, or if anyone knows how to fix this problem ?

Thank you in advance

Oliver

[ apologies if this thread is in the wrong area ]

A:Boot critical file is corrupt

Try startup repair and SFC. And install SP1.

Startup Repair
System Files - SFC Command
http://www.vistax64.com/software-too...heck-tool.html

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Hi,
So today my laptop restarted after installing windows updates.Now it gives this BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH. I cant even log in using SAFE MODE because it gives an error.Any help would be appreciated.

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I was downloading a file from the internet, about half way through the download the computer shutdown and restarted.

On restart, the computer stated that Windows 7 could not load and started to do a startup repair, which did not succeed.

I opened Startup Repair and Diagnostics and the report log stated:

Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt.

I have tried system restore at several points and run sfc /scannow, which told me to reboot my computer, but I kept going round in a loop from there.

I suspect that I am infected and would appreciate your help and guidance on this.

Thank you.

Jan Soall

A:Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hi,

PC spec - Windows 7 Pro (32-bit) Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, 2x 250GB HDD

I think I have succesfully removed a Root Kit virus using Kaspersky TDSS Killler but would just like to make sure no other malware etc remains. I'll explain from the beginning.

1. PC was running fine then Windows start-up repair appeared. In the diagnostic & repair details it spotted an error - Boot Critical File E:\CI.dll is corrupt

2. could not repair, restarted, PC would'nt boot up

2. I searched online and found a thread recommending to use Kaspersky TDSS Killer.

3. the thread advised to boot-up with signature verification disabled (F10) - This worked but before I could use the TDSSKiller, the PC crashed. There was also several Trojans and worms being detected, eg: W32/Blaster.worm by what looked like windows defender, but not sure - having searched google about these, it may be a fake Anti Virus software running. I read W32/Blaster.worm does not affect windows 7? and nothing is being found on scans.

The signature verification option did'nt work after that PC crashed

4 Instead I created a windows recovery CD using a different PC - this allowed me to start the PC into Command Prompt MS DOS.

5 I ran the TDSS Killer Software directly from the a CD - after scan finished it said something about MBR, and use standard boot option, (sorry can't remember exact line) I clicked on yes to use standard.

6 PC restarted again as normal and everything seems to be running fine.

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Hello, I was downloading what appeared to be an update for Java but about halfway through the download my computer shut down and restarted.

On restart, the computer stated that Windows 7 could not load and started to do a startup repair, which did not succeed.

I opened Startup Repair and Diagnostics and the report log stated:

Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt.

I have tried system restore at several points and run sfc /scannow, which told me to reboot my computer, but I kept going round in a loop from there.

I suspect I have the exact same problem as referenced by Jan Soall and solved by m0le and farbar (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic396014.html). My computer is also a Toshiba and does not come with a disk to re-install Windows. I've picked up right where farbar started assisting on the thread and have downloaded and run frst64.exe. The resulting log is below.

Thank you SO MUCH for helping me with this.

Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.1.1
Ran by SYSTEM at 2011-06-27 09:22:06
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry ==========================

HKLM\...\Run: []
HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [161304 2010-05-11] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [386584 201... Read more

A:Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt

Hi Adam Liebman,Welcome to this forum and apologies for the delay.Open notepad. Please copy the contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt
cmd: bootrec /FixMbr
cmd: bcdedit /set {default} winpe no
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options.Run FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.Also restart and let the computer boot normally and tell me how it went.

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Hi,
I've got a Toshiba Satellite under Vista with blue screen problems.
It doesn't work under normal mode, Error = STOP : 0x0000007F
only works under safe mode.

I've tried quite a few things but they didn't work. Ultimately, it seems that :
the critical startup file C:\windows\system32\drivers\axeth.sys is damaged.

what can I do?
thank you in advance for your help.

----
see attached file also

I couldn't run the system health report. Apparently RACAgent is "disabled" (I'm trying to translate from French) and so non data and no reports possible.

For the rest:
Vista . . .
- x86 (32-bit)
- the original installed OS on the system : yes
- an OEM
- OEM = came pre-installed on system

- What is the age of system (hardware)? 3 yrs
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) same age / no

A:critical setup file damaged

Follow instructions and you will be helped.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Sup guys, every time i turn on my PC or restart it jumps to Windows is loading file and then starts doing start up repair and later on it would show me error log:

Root cause found:
Boot critical file C:\\ci.dll is corrupt

And then it would say:

Repair action:
Repair the file

What should i do?

A:Boot Critical File c:\\ci.dll Corrupted - HELP!

Another one?

There have been a few of these lately.

CI checks for unsigned drivers and checks that various system files haven’t been mucked about with by any nasties.

Suggest you try running sfc SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Try a malware scan from a bootable a/v Avira AntiVir Rescue System - Download

If necessary replace ci.dll from another source e.g installation dvd.

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The problems started yesterday when my computer went to blue screen and automatically shut down and restarted. This happened twice, then I did an AVG scan in Safe Mode. It placed several infections and a few malwares into the virus vault. However, it "did not test" dozens of files because they were "locked". There were Boot directeries that were listed among the locked files.

I restarted in Normal Mode, and got a message that Windows found a malicious file and "partially removed" it. When I clicked on the message to find details about the file, this webpage popped up: Encyclopedia entry: TrojanOS/Alureon.A - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center
So the infection was TrojanOS/Alureon.A (edited to add: the smiley face appears where : D [without the space] is in the trojan filename)

About an hour later, the computer crashed and restarted again, then again a few minutes later. I did another scan and no malicious files were found.

When I turned the computer on 20 minutes ago, I got a screen telling me that the computer was unable to start, and Windows was searching for solutions. It apparently worked because I'm using the computer now. However, when I clicked to see the details of what happened, I saw this: "Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\kdcom.dll is corrupt".

So I don't know if it fixed the file or if it's still corrupt. I'm concerned my computer will have trouble rebooting. Thanks for any help in... Read more

A:Boot critical file is corrupt

Yes, use bootable Defender. I would later replace AVG crapware with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Work through Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

If the infection doesn't clean up then post it up in our Security forum for expert help with specialized scans.

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i need help to remove softwrap file error 1 from my pc,

A:critical softwrap file error 1

Ok ... Have you tried uninstalling Softwrap? If so, what happens?

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In a stupid moment I ran an exe which probaly contained malware... I saw MSE popping-up a warning that it detected 2 virus infections but before I had the chance to click "Remove it" the PC rebooted. It got into an endless loop of failing to repair startup issues. Within the log file, there was a bit of helpful information, ?Boot Critical File d:\ci.dll Corrupted?. Searching Google I found it is probably a rootkit or something like that.

From the recovery console i tried following things:
I tried restoring to the previous system restore point.
I tried restoring the ci.dll with sfc /scanfile=d:\ci.dll but that fails with the message: "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete..."
Then I tried restoring the master boot record using bootsect /nt60 d: but that failes with the message "... The update may be unreliable since volume could not be locked during the update: Access is denied".
I also tried running FRST64.Exe but that crashes during the scan: "Line 3294 (File F:/FRST64.exe) Error: Error in expression"

Anybody who can help resolve this or is the only way out a clean install and does that guarantee that the rootkit is removed?

A:Boot Critical File c:\\ci.dll Corrupted

Well, the problem is resolved. I stumbled right after writing this message on the following article:http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2011/06/22/don-t-write-it-read-it-instead.aspxSo the fix was as easy as running bootrec.exe /fixmbr

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i!

I have tried to solve this problem by myself but I dont get anywhere, so I need experts help. Recently my computer have blue screened a couple of
times: Usually when I run Pro Tools (music program) for some reason and used Internet at the same time. And yesterday it
went blue for the last time. Now when I try to restart the computer says it will try to fix the problems but it cant. My
computer only starts normally when use the last option (dont remember what it is called) in the boot option menu. So ive
downloaded the farbar recovery tool and it ran perfect. I will post the file here.
And also i should add, I?ve tried to run ESET online and it found a kryptik.PMR trojan!
So here is the post from farbar tool:

Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.1.1
Ran by SYSTEM at 2011-06-27 08:48:55
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry ==========================

HKLM\...\Run: [EeeStorageBackup] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Asus WebStorage\BackupService.exe [947472 2009-08-24] (ECAREME)
HKLM\...\Run: [ETDWare] C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe [617856 2009-07-30] (ELAN Microelectronic Corp.)
HKLM\...\Run: [AmIcoSinglun64] C:\Program Files (x86)\AmIcoSingLun\AmIcoSinglun64.exe [323072 2009-08-11] (AlcorMicro Co., Ltd.)
HKLM\...\... Read more

A:boot critical file c:ci.dll is corrupt

Hi,Welcome and I will be assisting you with this issue.Open notepad. Please copy the contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt
cmd: bootrec /FixMbr
cmd: bcdedit /set {default} winpe no
Folder: C:\Users\All Users\oB28601HbLnM28601
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options.Run FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.Also restart and let the computer boot normally and tell me how it went.

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I made the mistake of downloading a file I was told was required to watch a sports video over the weekend. As a result, when my browser is open a box pops up stating the following:

Critical System Warning!
Your system is probably infected with the latest version of Trojan.Zlob-X.a
Full system optimization will greatly increase your computer's performance and prevent data loss.

Click OK to download antispyware software! (Recommended)

Since the box wouldn't go away, I finally clicked ok and a product called IEDefender was downloaded - it offered a fix, but wanted payment. I noticed an error in the payment popup so I didn't download it. But the issue is persistent. And my Google search page is corrupted as well - any time I try to use it, I get weird links including one for a porn site.

Anway, I found this link on the site (http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/650694-solved-spyware-trojan-zlob-x.html) and attempted to follow the instructions. It's exactly the issue I have. I made it to the ComboFix download - when I launched ComboFix, an error message regarding the date of the product promptly shut down the program and removed it from my desktop. I sent a general message to the Tech Support Guy site and the response was I shoudn't try to fix my problem following someone else's fix, which may be unique.

Can someone help me?
 

A:PopUp Issue: Critical System Warning - Trojan.Zlob-X.a virus

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I found a thread on this already and tried to post a question on it but it said I didnt have access to that thread so I thought I'd post it here in hope I could get some help. I also have this "Critical System Warning!" pop up coming up every time I load a page in Internet explorer and it also affects my google searches. I followed dvk01's instructions to remove it that I foound in another thread but was curious if the fix that he posted would work on my system or if it was especially tailored to the posters PC. Here is dvk01's fix :
[Unregister Dlls]
[Registry - All]
< BHO's > -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\
YY -> {741403DD-46A4-4D58-8FA7-427335C3BBF6} [HKLM] -> %System32%\PowerVideo.dll [Video On-line]
< Internet Explorer ToolBars [HKCU] > -> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\
YN -> WebBrowser\\{42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} [HKLM] -> Reg Data - Key not found [Reg Data - Key not found]
YN -> WebBrowser\\{BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} [HKLM] -> Reg Data - Key not found [Reg Data - Key not found]
[Files/Folders - Created Within 30 days]
NY -> PowerVideo.dll -> %System32%\PowerVideo.dll
[Empty Temp Folders]
[Reboot]
I have attached my WinPFind3U.txt output log from the program. All I need to know is if this fix will work for me or what I need to change because I am trying the fix right now but it... Read more

A:PopUp Issue: Critical System Warning - Trojan.Zlob-X.a virus

I found another post with the exact same issue and I got my problem resolved by using the spyware removal tool mentioned. thanks anyways
 

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WMC recording/playback and media/file sharing seems to work fine until I go to copy a file between drives, where one of those drives is currently using some of its i/o bandwidth to do media. The copy hogs the i/o bandwidth, doing nasty things to the real-time needs.

How do I permanently tell Win7 x64 to do all [explorer] copies at a lower CPU and i/o (explorer.exe & system) priority and/or elevate WMC CPU & i/o (ehshell.exe?) and file/media sharing priorities a bit?

The PC is up to date on patches/drivers and should be able to prioritize obvious applications?

A:Problem with file copying adversely affecting media/file sharing & WMC

Right click on the process in Task Manager. There you can set the priority.

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Hello so I have this situation regarding my windows 8.1 machine and how it connects to my Windows Server 2012 machine.


I have my Windows server machine directly connected to the internet on one ethernet port and the other is on a 192.168.1.0 private network.  


My windows 8.1 Machine is also on this private network(192.168.1.0) and whenever I attempt to take files from my Windows server machine using its Local ip address it begins a connection from the Windows Server 2012 machines WAN IP to the local even
though the established connection happened via file sharing by direct network ip address. This connection uses up all the throughput from my router causing every machine on the network to experience lag online.


I also have Windows 7 machines and this issue does not occur when taking files from the server machine as it does it through LAN.


I don't understand how the Windows 8.1 machine can even know my Server 2012 machines IP address or why its deciding to do these file transfers over the internet rather then LAN. 


Here's an example since its a very difficult issue to explain.

I have a Private network (192.168.1.0) this network reaches the internet from WAN 1.1.1.2. 

In this network I have machines Windows 8.1 (192.168.1.8) and Windows server 2012 (192.168.1.12)


I have a Windows Server 2012 Machine which reaches the internet directly from WAN 1.1.1.3. This machine has another nic located on the private network as stated abov... Read more

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Hello Everyone

I'm really hoping there is someone here who can help me with what should be an easy issue. This might be something related to workgroup vs home group but I think I have that understood.

I have a windows 7 machine with the same workgroup set as my two XP machines. I then went in and set four harddrives root directories to share. Now what is weird and very frustrating is that two of the hard drives the other computers can get into just like one would expect. However the other two drives are behaving completely different. One drive it just gives a permissions error message right away. The other it lets me access one layer of folders but then gives the same message when I try to open any one of them.

It's very frustrating, I set up the sharing just with simple right click- the drive say share and "Everyone" read/write/full, so I don't understand how some can be interacting differently than others.

Any help would be great.

Thanks in advance

Gary

A:LAN File Sharing "7" to "XP" Permissions issue

No solution is immediately apparent to me, but am I correctly assuming were dealing with all NTFS drives here?
And are the four hard drives on the XP machine?
Did you name each share for each drive? Try mapping the shared drive(s) that you now can not with their drive letter followed by $.

For example...

//192.168.1.20/d$

...and see what happens.

Also, make sure each machine being shared from has a password set. You can not share with a blank (non-existant) pass.

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Hiya,

The missus has a mini notebook (ee) that has Windows 7 starter on it. Whilst using it last night, there were some updates from Microsoft available, and I set the updates in motion.

One of them was to install Explorer 9, and I declined that, as this is the wifes computer and she uses it for work, didn't want to stuff anything up.

Delayed doing the restart for a while as i was still doing some minoer work on a Word doc.

When it went to restart, it went into a screen trying to auto fix and issue. After much time and multiple attempts, it could not do it, and any restart went into the same mode.

In the end, it could not fix the issue.

From the error report, the following message comes up ;

Boot critical file
c:\windows\system\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe is corrupt
Error code 0xa

As this is a mini notebook, it doesn't have any floppy disc etc, and I can't even get it to start in safe mode to try and fix.

Help !!!

Thanks

Michael

A:Boot critical file corrupt - Win 7 starter

Quote:





Originally Posted by bacchy



Boot critical file
c:\windows\system\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe is corrupt
Error code 0xa




That is the Windows NT Kernel.

Try and boot using the HDD recovery partition - try system repair from there.

While the timing with the Windows Updates may make hardware failure seem unlikely - it is a possibility.

0xa = driver referenced invalid or bad memory. It could be either software or hardware (specifically RAM) related.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Received a rather alarming error message when I tried to boot up my laptop earlier, after the first restart post-antimalware doctor removal.

Error message reads as follows: "Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\grpwcyi.sys is corrupt"

I have no Vista install disk, as it came pre-installed on my HP hard drive. Am I completely screwed, or is there some way to fix this that I haven't thought of yet? Any help whatsoever is appreciated.

A:Boot Critical File for Vista 32x is Corrupt!

grpwcyi.sys is not a legit file, so you're still infected.With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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I was surfing the net with Firefox just after an update. When suddenly my laptop restarted and started a Startup Repair. I let it run but it still repeated so i tried to do a system restore, but that didn't work either, I even tried to run sfc /scannow which told me to restart my computer. Right now, I'm using my friend's computer looking for solutions when i came upon another thread on this site with the same issue. And feel that I might have the same problem.I read through the thread and followed it up to the getting a scan with the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64, but stopped their.Here's what I received:-----------Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.1.1Ran by SYSTEM at 2011-06-25 00:09:17Running from G:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry ==========================HKLM\...\Run: [AmIcoSinglun64] C:\Program Files (x86)\AmIcoSingLun\AmIcoSinglun64.exe [320000 2009-04-09] (AlcorMicro Co., Ltd.)HKLM\...\Run: [ETDWare] C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe [617856 2009-07-30] (ELAN Microelectronic Corp.)HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe" [500208 2010-03-06] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows�... Read more

A:Error: Boot Critical File c:\ci.dll is corrupt

Hi,Welcome to this forum.Your log(s) show that you are using so called peer-to-peer or file-sharing programs. These programs allow to share files between users as the name(s) suggest. In today's world the cyber crime has come to an enormous dimension and any means is used to infect personal computers to make use of their stored data or machine power for further propagation of the malware files. A popular means is the use of file-sharing tools as a tremendous amount of prospective victims can be reached through it.It is therefore possible to be infected by downloading manipulated files via peer-to-peer tools and thus suggested to be used with intense care. Some further readings on this subject, along the included links, are as follows: "File-Sharing, otherwise known as Peer To Peer" and "Risks of File-Sharing Technology."Removal InstructionsOpen notepad. Please copy the contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt
2011-06-23 09:34 - 2011-06-23 09:34 - 0000000 ____D C:\Users\Steven\Desktop\ESO_v375
2011-06-22 21:49 - 2011-06-22 23:07 - 2726873889 ____A C:\Users\Steven\Desktop\ESO_v375.rar
cmd: bootrec /FixMbr
cmd: bcdedit /set {default} winpe no
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on ... Read more

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How I think I received the infectionI was searching for a site where I could watch a program I missed on TV.From what I know, I never clicked anything consisting of ''download'' or ''run'',I think I simply got it by surfing through potentially malicious websites. ________________________________________________________________________________________________The virusI first encountered the virus by having an AVG window pop up telling me that I've been infected (I rolled my mouse over the buttons of the popup to check that it was legit)The AVG-antivirus detection name of the virus is Trojan Horse Dropper.generic_c.MMIThe object name is C:\Windows\System32\services.exeAVG couldn't remove it because it's inside of a critical system file_________________________________________________________________________________________________How I have tried to deal with itI searched the virus on google and came across a forum post relating to this virus specifically. Someone had been infected by it and was asking for help. In the end of the forum post someone had been able to remove it through the use offileASSASSIN, a tool inside of Malwarebytes anti-malware. I downloaded Malwarebytes and did a normal scan with it to test my luck. Malwarebytes did find the viruses. Malwarebytes ''removed'' the viruses and told me to restart the computer, but everytime I've restarted it and started a new scan the viruses are st... Read more

A:Infected with Trojan, critical system file.

Hello Jrav,Welcome to the forum.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool 64-Bit and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 ... Read more

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I was downloading a file from the internet, about half way through the download the computer shutdown and restarted.

On restart, the computer stated that Windows 7 could not load and started to do a startup repair, which did not succeed.

I opened Startup Repair and Diagnostics and the report log stated:

Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt.

I have tried system restore at several points and run sfc /scannow, which told me to reboot my computer, but I kept going round in a loop from there.

I would appreciate some help and guidance on this. Thank you.

A:[SOLVED] Boot critical file c:/ci.dll is corrupt

This error has been known to be caused by Windows Updates. Every reference I've read on that issue required a re-install of Windows 7 since nothing else worked.

Provided you've taken the sensible precaution of backing up your files before that happened, re-installing will not involve losing anything. Better still, if you've created a "System Image" which Windows 7 allows you to do (& which everyone should do as soon as possible after installation), restoring Windows will be even easier.

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The file is menoyiju.dll, found in the system 32 file. AVG says it is a trojan horse Vundo.hj. when i ask it to heal it seems to do nothing, but when I force remove, my computer blue screens after freaking out. It detects it on open, when I open any program, even HJT, and MalwareBytes

Obviously something is wrong. Malwarebytes continually finds the same two problems as well.

I have a recent HJT log, and will also post a MWB log, along with anything else you need.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:51:27 PM, on 9/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel Audio Studio\IntelAudioStudio.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue\ControlPanel\VersionCueTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\program files\powerstrip\pstrip.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
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A:Vundo Trojon infected a critical file?

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2839
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

9/22/2009 12:08:08 AM
mbam-log-2009-09-22 (00-08-08).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 123862
Time elapsed: 12 minute(s), 9 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Thats odd, it didn't find anything this time ???
 

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I downloaded a video player from the net, which causes this pop up each time i attempt to connect to the net. PopUp Issue: Critical System Warning - Trojan.Zlob-X.a virus

it recommends downloading antispyware (which i have not done.) I have downloaded hijackthis. Can you help?

here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:38:49, on 20/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\NDAS\System\ndassvc.exe
C:\Program Files\OneStepSearch\onestep.exe
C:\Program Files\OneStepSearch\onestep.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcnt... Read more

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I am trying to set up file sharing between my two pcs and am unable to access my laptop files from my desktop.

The problem I believe is that on the ?change sharing options for different network profiles? page (Control Panel>Network sharing)
I cannot turn on the Network discovery and File saring options.
I click on the two enabling buttons for Turn on File Discovery
and Turn on File & printer sharing , I then find the save changes tab greyed out


Any help with this frustrating problem greatly appreciated!

A:cannot turn on File Discovery and File and Print Sharing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by provlima


I am trying to set up file sharing between my two pcs and am unable to access my laptop files from my desktop.



The problem I believe is that on the ?change sharing options for different network profiles? page (Control Panel>Network sharing)
I cannot turn on the Network discovery and File saring options.
I click on the two enabling buttons for Turn on File Discovery
and Turn on File & printer sharing , I then find the save changes tab greyed out


Any help with this frustrating problem greatly appreciated!


Hope this helps.
Can&#39;t turn on my network discovery and file and printing sharing. - Microsoft Answers

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Hi all I'll try and keep this short. I have 3 computers, XBOX 360 and a Wii. Everything access the net just fine. The 2 desktop machines wireless XP SP 2 and hard wired Vista with a USB printer attatched to it. These 2 can see each other, exchange files and print just fine. They both can see the wireless laptop with XP SP 2 also but neither of them can access files on it!!. Here is the kicker....the laptop can see both the other computers and even access files from both!! So why can't the other 2 access the laptop? Also the XBOX can access both desktops but not the laptop but it too can see the laptop!!!! I been fooling with this for about 4 hours now and figured I better ask for help......HELP!!!!
 

A:Network file file and print sharing problem

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Hi,

I'm an intern with an NGO organization where one of the desktop computers started having problems about a week ago. The computer is a Dell running Windows 7. Every morning, the first person to turn it on sees a whole bunch of updates being installed. The boot screen is irregular, it doesn't include the F2 or F12 options for changing the setup, and it never goes to the log screen. Instead, it goes to a "Startup Repair" window, runs a "scan" that can't be canceled, and then reports that Windows was unable to fix the problem and offers an option to restart. If I click to see the full diagnostic, everything checks out except the last item, which says that "critical boot file ci.dll is corrupt." If I go to "Advanced Diagnostic Tools," it doesn't allow to me do a system restore or much of anything else besides open the command prompt, and I can do only limited diagnostic tasks from there. If I restart, though, it restarts and functions perfectly normally. I installed Avast on there when I started working with it and the full virus scan finds no problems. The computer functions normally for the rest of the day; however, when I go to shut it down after 5 oclock, it says that it's installing 67 updates, every single day.

I can't figure out whether this is some bizarre virus that just makes it take a little longer to use the computer every morning, or a much more malicious virus whose effects simply haven't mani... Read more

A:Once-a-day startup problems, saying "boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt"

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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Original word file named curriculum plan key stage 1 was 13pp. This was open.Another file called observation was also open. Tried to save observation on memory stick
question came up ' like to save.' in field up came other file name curriculum. this was accepted in error, warning of existing file open came up. Would you like to replace This was answered affirmative!
So currculum was overwritten by the other file that had been renamed,
How do we get back original file of 13pp? that used to be called curriculum plan key stage 1? help hope this is understood.
 

A:word file name replaced which overwrote a critical document

do you still have currculum open just save again from this file
 

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I am getting the blue screen after start up. I reach the desk top but if I try to click on anything I get the blue screen. It flashed fast but I think it says something about missing a critical file. I can get to safe mode and safe mode with internet. I tried startup repair no luck. Chk dsk hangs in stage 4.

A:blue screen after startup, missing critical file

Correction. I CANNOT get to safe mode or safe mode with internet.

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About a year ago I installed a cyber sitter called "iProtectyou" on my son's computer. I decided to uninstall it for him recently because it didn't work, and it only seemed to give him a hassle when he tried to use the internet or play games. When I tried to reinstall it, it would not take the password I used (I could of forgotten it, but I had it written down).

After hours of trying to uninstall it, I went to the internet and Googled how to get rid of cyber sitter's with a forgotten password. Luckily there were several people with the same problem. I downloaded the applications they gave out on the site, and eventually got rid of it. They also had me go to the "Registry Editor" (run: regedit) and screw around in there. The program still shows up in "Programs and Features" but theirs no publisher now, and I still cannot install it. Except now, instead of asking for a password, it just says that their was an error with database.

Now when ever we open up anything, we are swarmed with windows telling us "Crictical Error Occured While Opening Database."

Any help would be great.

A:Critical Error Occurred While Opening the Database File

Have you tried this: http://www.securitystronghold.com/gates/iprotectyou.html?

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