Reinstall Vista's Network And Sharing Center- Weird Bug
May 29, 2008
I have one the strangest bugs ever created; and no one else seems to get it. I cannot detect any (very very few; not even my XP Machines, will explain
soon) of my computers on any network (wireless) I connect to. When I installed Vista bare clean, it did detect my netword computers, even the XP ones. But now, I feel like I should reinstall Vista. But, I really don't want to restore all (I have over 40gb) of my data. That would just take forever. Is there anyway at all to restore ALL Vista's Networking features/software to normal. Or back to default. I cannot restore using System Restore. I have been having this for about a month now, and it really messes me up! Over a week of using it, I just cannot detect any of my Networks. I can in Ubuntu; but not in Vista (my primary OS). I really love Windows. But, this is one of the worst glitches I have ever had with it.
Is it possible to reinstall Vista's Network and Sharing Center? I really want to detect my XP machines again. You might say, install LTDD (??) onto the XP machines. Well, the problem is, it still does not work. When I was using this PC a while ago, they were detected fine. But now, I cannot find any PC (hardly any; dunno why) on my network. This even happens at my Local Library. My friend searched, and he found over 200.
I'm trying to network my new Optiplex 740 with Vista Business (32bit), and Norton 360, to my old Euro PC with W2K Pro. and SystemWorks, using basic Belkin /Realtek cards and yellow ethernet cable. My broadband connection is through my old machine and works perfectly, as does the network card installation.
My new machine also indicates that its card is correctly installed and functioning correctly. BUT the Network and Sharing Center window shows this computer as linked to an Unidentified network and no connection to either the other computer or broadband connection.........
I have a laptop with Vista Home Premium & built in wired and wireless networking. The wireless is detected and seems to work fine, but when I go to Control Panel>Network & Sharing, the screen opens, but none of the links are ever clickable. and the screen will not respond to the minimize (-) or close (X) buttons. I am logged in to an account with admin rights, and never get a prompt asking for elevation when the network & sharing screen opens.
I am running Vista Business x32 on my laptop & last night everything on my laptop was working fine, and then this morning my wife says she cannot connect to the internet. I go and search for connections, 5 found including my router > hit connect and get a pop up cannot connect,> Diagnose > but still no luck (problem still exists).
So I open up the Network & Sharing Center only to find that it is blank. No network location (public/private), no sharing options, nothing. I noticed that there was an update last night so I system restored back to Monday, but still same problem. I am stumped. Attached is an image of my Network & Sharing Center. my 2 other desktops are connecting fine (a Vista and a Win7).
Just recently I turned on my laptop that runs Windows Vista Home premium and it won't identify the network. I haven't changed any of the settings on my laptop and it just started doing this. It will connect to my wireless network, but it says the Access is Local Only. There is a strong signal and everything and my roommate that has the exact same computer has no problem connecting and getting online.
Whenever I access the Network and Sharing Center and click on the red X to find out what the problem is, a window pops up and says "There might be a problem with one or more network adapters on this computer. It gives me 3 options for repair: Restart the DHCP client service. Plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection". Automatically get new IP settings for the network adapter "Wireless Network Connection" I have tried all three of these and none of them work.
My internet connection is thwarted when Vista detects Multiple Networks in the Network and Sharing Center. I want to select the "unidentified network" and delete it but there is no option to do this. The ISP is no help. Anyone run across this problem? ENVIRONMENT: Broadband connection direct from the modem. Not using wireless. Only one internet connection. Not on a network. Have not updated to SP1 yet.
Our main wireless internet connection has stopped working on one of the Dell laptops. It works fine on the other and the Mac. When attempting to connect, a "login dialog" appears where it asks for the user, pass and domain. I remember this happening to both Dells (Vista) when we first got the wireless router and the workaround was to manually create the connection.
I'm not sure what has happened to cause this laptop to stop connecting automatically, but I thought a good fix would be to manually create the connection again. Problem is, when I go to the Network window and click on "Network and Sharing Center" a new window briefly appears then disappears. Why is it doing this & how can I fix it??
For as long as I've had my new pc with 32-bit Vista I've had problems with the Network and Sharing Center. The problem never bothered me enough to really do too much about it but now, after a year of it I'm fed up and trying to fix it. So the problem is that I cannot open up the Network and Sharing Center properly. I click it, it takes about 5 minutes for the folder that pops up to be filled with any form of information, and then when the thing finally loads, not a single item inside the folder window is click-able. Under "Sharing and Discovery" there are the options for "Network Discovery," "File Sharing," etc. I can't click the drop-down arrows for any of those options nor can I click any of the options on the side of the window. I can't even close the window without going into Task Manager and sometimes that doesn't even work so I have to reboot the computer.
I click on view full map in Network and Sharing center on Vista, and I can see all the XP computers (because I installed the LLTD fix) sometimes I can click on the computers, sometimes I can't. I don't know why that is. Next, clicking on "View computers and devices" only shows my Laptop and router. Sometimes the other computers show up too, usually after a few tries or refreshes. When the XP computers do show up, and I double click to try to view the shared folders, I get the following error:
"Windows cannot access \Computer Name. Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose. Error code: 0x80070005 Access is denied."
Clicking on diagnose says this: "Windows did not find any problems with this computer's network connection." My firewalls are set to allow computers on the network. I've even turned them off and just let Windows Firewall do it's thing. I really don't understand the spelling error. I think if that can be fixed, the network would work just fine.
I have 2 laptops running Vista Home Premium and a Desktop running XP Home -- all are using the same WORKGROUP workgroup. Laptop 1 can see the desktop and access files without issues. Laptop 1 can see laptop 2 in the "Network and Sharing Center", but cannot access any files on it. Laptop 2 cannot see the desktop at all, nor can I type the "\desktop" path to get to it. Laptop 2 can see Laptop 1 and access the files without issues.
Laptop 1 and Laptop 2 have all the same settings that I could think of. Network and File Sharing settings, workgroup definition, etc. In fact they are basically the same laptops. I have been trying to get this to work for days now. I have rebooted all machines at some point a few times.
I'm trying to "go to " my other computer on my network. When I open "Network sharing center" it just keeps "indentifying". It first says I have public network, then it finds my network and for a second or 2 "it's idle. Then it starts identifying again. It would seem to me that it should identify, then be idle for me to "go to" the other computer.
The control panel opens fine. I can access all items in the control panel except "Network and sharing center" and the "User accounts" (I can't access this sections via the taskbar either). What happens when I open one of the two items is I get a popup saying the following; WINDOWS EXPLORER HAS STOPPED WORKING. I used to be able to access these items. And one day, I just coulodn't anymore... I'm using Vista Ultimate x64
I have Vista x64 and I have read threads on this for weeks and can't fix it. I have file sharing/network discovery on, private network, password protection disabled, my shares set to everyone and everyone is on the same workgroup. My problem is that the x64 Vista computer will not see any of the XP (x86 or x64) computers and they can't see it from the Network Neighbourhood. However, if I type the IP address of the XP computers I can access them. On the XP computers if I type the IP address I get an error that it isn't accessable and I might not have permission. However, if I type \192.168.0.100share or any of the other share names I access it just fine. pinging works too by IP but not by name. If I boot into the x86 install of have of Vista I can access XP computers from Vista and the Vista from XP by name and everything without typing any user names. The only differince between the two aside from x64 and x86 is that x86 isn't patched past SP1 as I don't use it often. Lastly after installing that XP patch I can see the x86 XP computers by name from the network map feature on Vista, still can't access them by name though...
I have a home network with 2 desktops connected. 1 running XP Pro the other running Vista Ultimate. I am trying to set up file and printer sharing, but the Vista machine can not see the XP one, or the network printer. The printer is connected to the XP machine. The network groups are the same, but I can not see the pc or the printer.
I cannot seem to figure out with my network sharing. I have a wireless network with 2 laptops running Vista home premium and 1 xp-pro laptop all behind a linksys router. At this point I have all computer seeing and sharing (only from public folders) fine. I want to be able to share one of the partitons that I created on one of the Vista laptops(home premuim) as a share for backup, but other Vista laptop won't let me have access to it. It does however let me have access to the public sharing folder though. How can I access this Drive/partition?
Network discovery is on, file sharing is on, printer sharing is on, password protection is on, all computers have same corresponding usernames and passwords, properties of the particular partition in question is configured to share. All computers have the same workgroup name. What I am trying to do, in a nutshell, is to be able to use that one partition for backup images for all 3 computers(has a very large drive on that specific laptop) So I even though about maybe mapping that it into the public sharing folder, a workaround, if you will, but I'm not sure if it would give me the available premissions to be able to do what I need it for.
i have all m network sharing turned on, I have followed a bunch of online tutorials. I still cannot share or recieve files on my vista computer. It works fine for my XP computer, just type in the path and its done. Not so with the Vista machine.
My main computer that has the printer installed is vista 64bit. The other computers around the house are XP pro 32bit. I can see the printer but when I try to print it says it does not the driver. I go to install additional drivers but it won't let it happen. I have a canon MP780 AIO printer. Can anyone tell me what needs to be done? I have googled but not found my answer.
I've searched online and know this problem exists for others, but couldn't find a solution. When I click on network and sharing it either doesn't open, or opens with a blank window then freezes. Anyone have a solution? If it matters, my eventual goal is to enable file sharing so that I can begin the process of transferring my files to a mac. So if there is an alternate way to enable this, plz let me know.
Have Vista Ultimate on 1 machine and XP Pro on the other. Was able to share files from XP to Vista but not, after all the trying, the other way. About a month ago I becan me unable to share either way. Can see each computer from either one. Have been reading various comments from poeple like me who are in the same boat. Have not had a clear indication on what to do. It seems to me that if Microsoft wants to push Vista then they have to catter to us relatively DUMB ones who are going to buy Vista.
Most poeple want to share their misic etc on their network and with the present layout that is not going to happen. It is alright if you are an IT Tech or System Administrator who has trained for this but the average person is not. Maybe all you Brains could come up with a Wizard to help us Dumb poeple out. Have had Vista from the beginning and have never had control of sharing .
I am running Vista Ultimate - my computer is directly networked to the main computer and is set up for printer - file - etc sharing. Attached to the main computer is a Lexmark X5470 multi purpose printer. From my machine I can print with no problem at all , but I cannot get the scanner to operate!. In my network sharing centre - the printers are shown as X 5470 as a printer and also a seperate X 5470 as a Fax.
I have a cable wireless internet connection at home, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. But when it doesn't work and I try to see what's happening with the internet, I go to Network and Sharing and the page freezes. I tried to follow the following steps, but it seems in Systems Tool, I don't get given the Local users.
When I try to print (Laptop with Vista) to the Network (XP machine) Plotter, I receive this message " Windows cannot connect to the printer. The printer driver is not compatible with a policy enabled on your computer that blocks NT 4.0 drivers". I realize this is an old plotter, however the driver installs and works fine in the XP enviroment. Is there any way I can remove this policy?
ave had a this acer lap top for 2 months.. using charter cable for internet access.. ethernet cable cannection.. 3 weeks ago stopped being able to to connect to the internet... charter says it is the computer.. i am able to user the wireless connection fine.. have taken the laptop to the electronics store and it connects to their lan good and surfs.. but at home it will not get a valid ip addresss. per the cable company, the problem is the computer.. also when connected i am not able to select private network in network and sharing..
This is a question about both xp and vista to a lesser extent. I can't find the proper english group for xp netowrking in the newsgroup list so I am posting here. I have 6 workstaions. a mix of xp and vista. I am hoping that I can configure the vista machines in the same way I am doing xp. This is a workgroup environment not a AD. Let us say the 6 workstations are
1) alice (xp) 2) john (xp).....
Lets look at alice. What I have done is to create 5 user accounts (limited) on alice called john, mary, jack, roger and morgan. I have set their password all to network. ****QUESTION****: In order to share a folder(s) to these other 5 workstaions do I have to manually set up each user on the alice machine or is there a way to see these users of the other machines listed in the share permissons and just select them without having to set up physical accounts for them on the alice machine....
When I open Control Panel and go to Network and Sharing, the page is blank and all connections are missing. If I open Network icon the page is blank 1) 'I opened Services.msc. ' 2) 'Selected Network List service and under heading STATUS it was blank.' 3) 'I right clicked the line and selected START and received the following error message:'
The Network List Service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs. This occurred after Microsoft technical support took control of my computer and downloaded a .bat file of .dll's to repair I.E. v8 problems. I do not know if this had anything to do with it.
I posted this in general, but it does not appear there so I am posting it here too. I have a desktop PC with VISTA and a laptop with VISTA. The DT is connected to a router via a cable. The laptop is connected to the router via wireless. I have set all permissions that I can find and share wherever I can find. I can't access files on either PC from either PC. I get the message "Windows can not access \Lu-PCC" or what ever folder I try to access. I can get into the folder alled "public", but my files are not in that folder on either PC. The permissions for Lu-PCC is everyone full control, change and read
I'm running a visa 32 bit laptop and a Windows xp PC on a network and im trying to send files from the laptop to the PC. My laptop is unable to connect to the internet and I think the problem is that I have a virus so I'm just going to reformat the whole thing. I want to send my laptop files to my PC, but when I go to the network and sharing center on the laptop to turn public folder sharing on, the whole window just freezes when I apply the setting. The workgroup names are the same. Is there anything else that I have to do to be able to share the files?