Re: Access Vista Hard Drive from XP machine
Thank you John and Mike,
I did try the AVG free. It did scan the first 100K or so files in about 12
hours. I thought that would be OK, but I let it run for 3 more days and it
only got to about 125K files scanned and I know there are about 250K.
I will check out both options and post back for anyone who also may be
having a similar problem.
"Mike Benton" wrote:
> By AVG Professional for about $20 and your problems are solved. I don't have
> any issues with my Vista Ultimate laptop.
> "sneuendorf" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >I would like to do this. I can access the XP hard drive from the Vista
> > machine and I set up the sharing on the Vista (Business) machine in
> > apparently the same way as on the XP machine. I can map the drive and its
> > individual folders, but when I try to access anything I get an access
> > denied
> > message.
> > Actually I am doing this for all the wrong reasons. I want to see if I can
> > scan my Vista drive for viruses from the XP machine. The XP machine will
> > scan
> > in a couple of hours using it's local virus scan. The Vista machine
> > appears
> > it will take about 47 weeks to scan. I tried scanning the mapped drive on
> > the
> > XP machine from Vista, and it had the same speed problem, so I assume the
> > problem is Vista. I spent (wasted) over a full day with the Virus scan
> > vendor, but no luck. I have found several other people with an apparently
> > similar problem.
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Steve