RE: Vista Networking with XP Problem
I'm experiencing the same problem. Did you have any positive reply??
> I have a new Vista PC (replacing an older XP PC) networking with 2 XP PCs via
> Ethernet. The Vista PC sees and can access shared folders/files on the the XP
> PCs and print to their connected printers. The XP PCs sporadically can see
> and access files on the Vista PC. All PCs' Internet access is working OK via
> the cable modem connected to the Ethernet router.
> I have set up sharing and permissions on the desired Vista PC folders and
> unchecked the 'Read Only' attribute on those Vista folders/files.
> All PCs in the network have same WORKGROUP name (See below).
> After selecting Network Places on one XP PC, it sees the shared folders on
> the other two PCs, but when I try to select a folder resident on the Vista
> PC, Network Places hangs, closes and I'm not able to access the network a
> second time. When I reboot, I get an error message that explorer.exe has
> stopped responding and must close. Sometimes if I reboot then check the
> WORKGROUP name, I find it has changed to the old network name (MSHOME) I used
> when there were 3 XP PCs in the network. I changed the WORKGROUP name to
> correspond with the Vista default.
> I have removed or disabled all firewalls on all PCs except Windows firewall
> and when I have set sharing and built the network on the XP PCs. I
> temporarily disabled the firewall while doing so, then rebooted all macchines.
> I find that I can access files between the two XP PCs. My problem is
> accessing folders/files from the Vista PC in various applications running on
> the XP machines.
> Is it possible that explorer.exe has become corrupted on the XP PC?If so,
> how do I reinstall it? Or do I have other problems? The XP PC in question is
> an IBM R51e. I don't have an XP OS disc, but I have kept current on updates
> and security fixes via MS auto update.
> Thanks for any help to end this frustration.