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Laptop can't see shared disk on main computer

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#1 DaveLS


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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:46 AM


I am running Windows XP with SP3 on both machines in a small home network. My computers are set up in a single workgroup. My main computer is LAN connected to the router and the laptop is wireless connected. The main computer can access a shared disk on the laptop, but the laptop cannot access the shared disk on the main computer. When I attempt to connect to the main computer I get the following message. "\\ComputerName\c 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 permissions. Not enough server storage is available to process the command". I have set the main computer permissions to allow access.

I discovered one other symptom that might explain this problem. When I attempt to change either the workgroup or computer name the O.K. button greys out and the only thing I can do is press the more... button which then takes me to a screen that requests the DNS Suffix for this computer?? This computer has never been part of a Domain and since I have no idea what to enter for a DNS Suffix I can't change the computer name or workgroup.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for your help.

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