Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:41 PM
I am having a problem sharing a storage drive on my home network. Let me explain my problem. I have a home network with 4 computers on it, It all runs through a d-link router. I have 2 xp desktops that are connected wireless, I also have a laptop running windows 7 that is part of my home network. The main pc in my home is a desktop running Vista. This is the pc that I use to make changes to my router as it is wired to the router rather than connected wireless. It also has my printer running through it. Anyway, I recently purchased a 500 gig internal hard drive so my whole family has a central storage space to store pictures, files ect. I installed the hard drive in my Vista machine and tried to share it on my network, but all I get when i try to access it from one of the other machines is a " Access denied" message. I have no other network problems that I know of...all my other printer and file sharing settings on my network work fine. I can easily share files out of my Public folder on the Vista machine, and I also have an old 40 gig hard drive set up on one of the xp machines and I am able to share it on my network with no problems. So I'm thinking that maybe this is just a problem with Vista itself. I have spent some time researching this problem, but even after going through all the share settings and trying everything that I have been advised to try, I still have the same problem. I am considering moving the drive to one of my xp machines since It does not seem to be as much as a hassle in xp....however..I do not give up easily...and the xp machines are in my kids bedrooms are far more likely to get viruses and whatever else they may download...so I felt much better about it being in my desktop....I will only move it as a last resort. So does anybody have any knowledge or experience with a problem like this?