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Upgrading to XP has screwed up my network

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Furnace

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#1
Hi,

Upgraded to XP Home yesterday from Windows ME, upgrade went very smooothly and everything else is working fine.

However if i click on "My Network places" nothing happens for nearly a minute then it opens up, and once inside i cant connect to any of the network drives i had setup and i cant view any of the other computers on my network and they cant see me. I have run the XP Networking wizard again and then run that on the other computers but it doesnt work.

I know the network hardware is working fine as I access the internet through a router/switch.

I cant think of anything else i would need to run other than the wizard and im annoyed that i had everything working and then windows XP has screwed up the whole thing.

First thing i would like to sort out is why my network places takes so long to load, then i wanna get it actually showing the rest of the network.

Any help at all would be much appreciated. Thanks


Furnace
 
#2
personally, I never "upgrade" OS's. Thats dirty, always try to backup, fdisk, repartition, format then install.
Did u see if you have the workgroup name the same on all comps?
 
F

Furnace

Guest
#3
yeah, im thinking now i might start over again and do a clean install and try again.


The work group is the same on each PC. Still cant figure this out. Why did it change all the settings when i installed it?
 
F

Furnace

Guest
#5
nope, i can ping my router and everything else on the internet, but none of the computers on the network
 
O

OTE

Guest
#6
I had the exact same problem.:mad: upgrading to proffesional.
Simply turn off the computers connected, AND turn of the router. Then trun everything on again, I reinstalled XP Pro twice before i tried this :(
 
F

Furnace

Guest
#9
also, everything was turned off completely over nite, so it should of all been fresh for this morning
 
F

Furnace

Guest
#10
ok, got an update, i can now ping all the other computers on the network and the internet, now all i need to do is get windows to show them in "My network places" , only problem is "My network places" takes ages to load up and crashes all the time... whats going on there?
 
#11
Hmm. Try setting the card to half duplex. Also make sure you've enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP in your network settings. Or something has just screwed up and you have to reinstall.
 
#12
if I was you I'd set aside an afternoon and format that biotch. You're gonna run into more problems and its gonna be a hell of a lot less stable if you just keep the "upgrade"
 
M

mbunny

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#13
Just wondering but have u got ZoneAlarm on?


whenever i want to LAN ZoneAlarm gives me major headaches. I can't see other peeps and other peeps can't see me. (that kinda means its doing its job i guess)


Just turn it off =P
 

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