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Workgroup not found

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#1 omrivers


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Posted 01 May 2005 - 09:46 PM

Installed a Network Storage Device... I found it in my Net 'hood. Turned off my comp and came bak... When I attempted to access the drive, it returned that my Workgroup not found... no admin rights, etc etc.
I've lwered my firewall, re-config'd the NIC, rebooted, pinged, you name I've done it.
I think there's a prob in XPsp2.
Any ideas?

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#2 gunner


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Posted 02 May 2005 - 05:28 PM

That folder contains network places. If there is no network established, there are no places to go.Might also be a sharing problem. Try opening properties and check sharing. I suspect since you have installed something, you will need to set up a network. start>network places>set up a network. Is there more than 1 computer involved?
Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.

#3 Winnipeg


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Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:26 PM

Since you already have windows xp, why don't you just restore your system - Day before you made the changes.

Then you can setup your network the right way.

The Network Setup Wizard automates some of the tasks involved in setting up a home network. It's especially effective with Ethernet® networks, saving you the trouble of configuring some of the other computers on the network. You'll have to make sure all your hardware is connected properly and ready to go, but much of the behind-the-scenes work is handled for you. The Network Setup Wizard has been improved for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). Launch it by opening Control Panel and clicking the icon.


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