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Vista machine not providing access to Win7 laptop

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#1 George777


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:40 PM

Hoping someone can help me with my networking dilemma. I have a desktop computer running Vista, and a laptop running Win 7.


The Vista machine can see all the folders on Win7 and write to those folders, the Win7 machine sees the computer (Gateway) but cannot see the folders at all. When I diagnose the problem, Win7 comes up with "The remote device or resource won't accept the connection".


Now what is odd is these two have worked fine together for a couple of years. I shared a Video folder last week and ever since the Vista machine no longer shows its folders to the rest of the network. One other thing that happened recently, although this sharing problem happened before I removed it, but I got an Alreon virus on the Vista machine which I managed to clean (thanks to this site), and that machine runs much faster now, but still will not be seen by the laptop.


I have tried various suggestions I have come across while researching this: all the right things are checked in Sharing and Discovery; Client for Microsoft Networks is checked; TCP/IPv6 is unchecked,and v4 is checked.


Lost as to what to do to get back to Win7 accessing Vista.




Edited by hamluis, 14 June 2013 - 09:16 AM.
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#2 ronrumpf


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

I have a very similar problem. I created a network between a win7 laptop and a Vista desktop. The Vista system can see the WIN7 Public and Default folders. I can see the Vista system, but when I try to connect to the Vista desktop it asks me for an account name, There is only one account on the system so I enter it and the password and it says invalid account or password. What is it looking for???

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