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#1 thebigchill


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Posted 15 April 2005 - 06:07 PM

:thumbsup: Hello evey one I am a new member.
I have a problem with one of my 3 home networked computers.
It is an XP home machine which refuses to see or be seen by the other PCs (an XP Laptop and WIN ME PC). I can acces the web using all 3 computers so i know the cabling is OK.

All 3 computers have different names and users logged in but the workgroup is the same for all. When I try to access the workgroup from the problem PC I get this eror message:

Carr 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.

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available

I am looged in with adminitrator rights. I have searched microsoft but found now help which will fix the problem.

Has any one any suggestions before I wipe my HDD and reinstall XP. :flowers:

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#2 gunner


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Posted 15 April 2005 - 10:59 PM

You no doubt have done this, but have you tried running the network wizard on the problem computer? When you click "view workgroup computers" is there 2 or 3?
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#3 Rimmer


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Posted 15 April 2005 - 11:12 PM

Carr is not accessible.


I should tell you now I don't really know what I'm talking about, but what i'm suggesting will not hurt anything so you might as well try...

I'm assuming all your IP addressing is correct since you can access the internet via a shared modem/router?

I had a lot of problems getting a WinXPHome and a Win98 PC to talk to one another and along the way tried so many things I don't know what the actual fix was. However two factors which I came across were:

(1)enable the guest account on the XP system.
(2)share something (printer or folder) on the XP system.

Its worth a try.

Edited by Rimmer, 15 April 2005 - 11:13 PM.

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