Posted 14 September 2011 - 12:14 AM
briefly, my work is 2 people, me and my boss, we have 3 computers on our LAN.
the network aware accounting software is on an xp home computer and my boss and i connect to it over the LAN, from our own computers. essentially, we use shortcuts to the accounting software. my boss's 8 year old computer needs replacing, so when the business next to us closed down, i told him to buy one of their nice new 3yr old dell computers with xp pro on it. since we don't have internet at work, i took it home, cleaned it up, uninstalled a bunch of un-needed software with revo uninstaller, got it all updated with microsoft and other programs, checked it out for malware with superantispyware and malwarebytes ( none found ), and thought i was done. it is actually a nice speedy computer and boots quickly and works great.
so i took it back into work, hooked it into our LAN, mapped a network drive to the accounting software on the xp home computer, created my shortcut, and when i try to run the accounting program, the nice "new to us" dell computer blue screens. in fact, running any program on any of the other computers, from the new dell computer, blue screens it. even small stand alone window programs. but installing and running programs, locally on the computer itself works fine.
i'm am in the process of checking the accounting computer for malware with superantispyware and malwarebytes, but none found so far. i just don't know what to think... i changed the network settings for workgroup and static ip to match our LAN, looked at the privacy settings in the internet options in the control panel for local network, and unchecked the top box for auto detect settings. copying and moving files back and forth is not a problem...
the business next to us was like an employment agency for nurses, so i don't know for HIPAA if they had to do any strange to xp pro to secure it differently than i am used to. they had a windows server and ran programs from that...
i'm just out of ideas, the computer is fine with any and all local programs that i have installed on it, there does not appear to be malware any where, but running a program from the dell, over the LAN, blue screens it.... does xp pro have some secret settings some where that i don't know about? or BIOS settings maybe....
anyway, thanks for reading, and thanks in advance for any suggestions.