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XP Home on e-Machine now faulty after turning on 'Guest Account'

My home network has a HP d530 (XP Pro sp3), an E-Machines T4480 (XP Home sp3), & a D-link (wired) router. The HP has always been able to see & manipulate any area / file on the T4480, but the T4480 (XP Home) could never 'see' the HP (XP Pro) in Network Places, nor acess it. I was advised I had to turn on the XP Home 'Guest Account'. It could now see the HP, but now the T4480 goes in to 'permanant hourglass' mode whenever I click on any of it's desktop Icons when I'm working at its' physical location. I have to reboot & then I get a 'Windows Explorer unable to end' error msg.

help ?

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  • wsboyd Feb 19, 2009

    Sorry, no Norton of any type on any machine.


    BTW, isn't there a 'repair' choice when you put the XP Home CD to install ?

    Can I use my E-machine Restore CD ?

  • Ralph  Walekr
    Ralph Walekr May 11, 2010

    Do you have Norton install on either one of these machines. If so you
    need to turn it off and see if it works.



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