Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:16 AM
The wizard was run to the point where it offered the option of writing to a disk (in this case a floppy), and that option declined, as in "done".
That is the point at which everything went away.
Now, I can go and run NW on the XP laptops, but that begs the questions of
.. what actually happened (ie what did it turn off)?
.. why was it never necessary before? (So it has done something)
.. one vital laptop can still usually see nameA (but it can't see them). Running NW on that seems a suicidal trick before understanding why it killed communication.
.. what do I do with the Linux machine(s) noted above, since they certainly don't have floppies?
[incidentally, to save anyone effort - the linux have samba. They sometimes see shareddocs, but not just now. 'Sometimes' is well frustrating]
I suppose I'm looking for a sequence of things like changing a protection or registry value which will make it look as though NW never got in the way.
If I could find any documentation, I'd do it the hard way.