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Vista - Can't access network - HELP ME SOLVE THIS PLEASE!!
I'm having a problem with my Vista computer and issues with the network. I've basically tried everything out there on the internet, so I thought I would seek some help.
- In my house, there are 3*XP computers, 1*Vista computer and 3*Network streamers
- All using static IP addresses
- Using a wired connection, so not a wireless issue.
- All connect to a switch which is connected to a router/modem.
- Networking had always been working fine
- Some XP computers had to use password to access the Vista computer
- Some XP computers didn't need a password to access the Vista computer
- Networked media streamers worked fine with all computers
- Then one day, I tried to host some ASP files from my computer
- So I installed IIS and all the relevant files for ASP
- I shut the computer down.
- Woke up the next morning, can't access the network..!!! This is where the problem starts
What have I tried?
- From a Vista computer, in Network, I can only see my own computer. Nothing else.
- When I try to access my share, it says: "\\Duncan-PC is not accessible. You might not have permissions...The specified network provider name is invalid.
- Don't see any XP computers.
- XP computers sees the Vista share and other XP shares fine, and can access them perfectly.
- The media streamers pickup the XP computers, but not the Vista one.
- On my Vista machine, when I click on 'view network map', I see the other computers. So this is saying I am in the network...because I see the other computers here.
- Disabled Windows Firewall - no result
- Disabled my router firewall - no result
- Uninstalled the IIS/ASP components - No result
- Made sure in Network/Sharing Center: Network discovery is ON, Filesharing is ON, Public folder sharing is ON, Password-protected sharing is OFF. Tried toggling these in many ways, but no result in any.
- Turned the Vista network to public, no result. So set it back to private.
- LLTD is installed on the Vista machine
- In CMD, when I do "net use \\192.168.1.140", I get: "System error 53 has occured. The network path was not found." Tried to troubleshoot this. Workstation/Server services are running. So I tried "net use /persistent:no(&yes) 192.168.1.140" and I get the same error.
- Then I tried "net use z: 192.168.1.140" (found on forums) but that gets the same error 53.
- "net use \\192.168.1.103 (the XP computer) also gets error 53
- "net use \\192.168.1.140 and ....103" works fine on an XP computer, and it says the task is completed successfully.
- On my vista computer and the xp computers, by using "ping 192.168.1.140" and "ping 192.168.1.103", I get successful responses for each one.
- If I do "ping duncan-pc" or "ping server" from my Vista, it works fine. So I don't think its a naming issue.
- I tried doing a clean boot (all non-Microsoft services stopped) and that didn't have an effect.
- I've tried resetting my router, and no result.
- Set my Vista machine as the isDomainMaster=Yes computer in RegEdit.
- Enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP in my connection.
- Disabled LMHOSTS look up in my connection
- Opened all the ports associated. I think 139 and 445, and 2 or 3 other ones. I did this in Windows Firewall. But it's disabled now anyway.
- Searched all forums, and I've basically tried everything.
Any ideas guys?