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Windows XP MSHOME Network problems

All of a sudden I cannot access drives/folders/files across my MSHOME network which are on USB attached drives on another computer.

I get an error message "Not enough server storage is available to process this command". I have researched the issue and tried the recommended "IRPStackSize" fix to no avail...

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Re: Windows XP MSHOME Network problems

Azerty, You applied this to the other computer too?

You may also come across this message and Event ID: 2011 in Event Viewer after you install Norton Antivirus for Windows (which seems to be the commonest reason why people see this message).

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I can not conect to my network.wifi is connected.

Getting connected to wifi is one thing; the network is another. I assume you are running Windows of some sort or another. First question is - can you access the Internet? If so, you ARE on the network, but you may not be in the WORKGROUP or HOMEGROUP that the other machines in your network are associated with. Windows XP and earlier machines used a default workgroup title of MSHOME; later versions of Windows defaulted to WORKGROUP. Unless you change them all the same, the devices will not be able to see each other on the network. You also have to enable file and printer sharing if you want to be able to access files from other machines on your network. If you can supply a little more info on what you want to do and what OS versions you are running, we can help more.

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Windows xp operating system

Remove the hard drive from the laptop and connect it to the USB hard drive adapter then connect it to a working computer's USB port. This computer will see the USB hard drive adapter and hard drive as an external storage device, you can then open the folders and files on the hard drive and copy the data files to the computer and to backup your files.

Aug 07, 2012 | Dell PC Laptops

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I own microsoft office 2007 how can I download it onto my new hp mini110 which has no cd slot

"I have a netbook with no optical drive. How can I install Microsoft Office? A friend says I have to either buy Office as a download from Microsoft or get an illegal download - don't like either of those options. " Charles C from Iowa among many have asked this question.
There are several options for installing software onto a computer with no CD / DVD drive. We'll focus on Microsoft Office (as usual) but the same techniques can be used for almost any programs.
All these suggestion boil down to a simple truth - you can copy the contents of the Microsoft Office install disk to a folder which can be accessed from the netbook.
We have plenty of other netbooks on Office tips in our feature: Using Office on Netbook computers. Like this article, our feature was written on a netbook computer, so the advice is from hard personal experience.
Install disks are NOT that special There was a time when install disks were specially made so you could not copy them easily but those disks are rare these days. The installation files for Microsoft Office can be copied just like other files.
What really matters is the Product Key that's supplied with your purchase - it's that 25 character key which allows Microsoft Office to work normally. See What happens if your product key is stolen?
USB memory stick The easiest option is to copy the entire contents of the install CD to a USB memory stick or portable drive then plug that 'key' into the netbook.
Make a folder on the USB drive called, for example, Office 2007 Standard install.
Then copy the whole CD/DVD (sub-folders and all) with the root folder of the install disk copied to the new folder on the USB drive.
Office install disk copied to folder on removable drive
When you plug the USB drive into the netbook, navigate to the install folder (ie what was the root folder of the original CD/DVD).
Double-click the setup program or right-click autorun and choose Install. This will start the install process just as it would from the CD/DVD.
Share a CD/DVD drive On a Windows network, any drive can be shared and 'seen' across the network by other authorized computers.
Go to the desktop computer, right-click on the CD/DVD drive and select Sharing (the exact menu wording depends on your version of Windows) then share the drive with appropriate permissions.
On the netbook computer, go to the Network option on the Start menu. Navigate to the desktop computer then the shared CD/DVD drive. You can then see the contents of the install disk, click on setup or autorun (as above) and the installation will begin.
Apple promoted a 'special' remote CD feature when they released the Macbook Air. It was hailed in many quarters as a wonderful innovation, despite the fact that Windows users have been able to do the same thing for years.
Copy to netbook across the network If setting up the CD/DVD as a network share doesn't suit, you can simply copy the install disk contents to a new folder on a desktop hard drive which is shared and accessible from the netbook.
On a Vista desktop machine the easiest option is copying to one of the 'Public' folders then make sure those folders are shared with the local network. The netbook computer can 'see' that shared folder on the desktop machine and you can install from there.
Alternatively, copy from the desktop CD/DVD to the netbook computer. Make some folders on the netbook shared with write permissions then open Explorer on the desktop computer navigate to the shared folders on the netbook. Copy the contents of the install CD/DVD from the desktop computer to the shared folder on the netbook. Install from the netbook folder.
Plug in a CD/DVD drive There are plenty of cheap USB CD/DVD drives available which you can buy to plug into your netbook. However, as you can see, there is usually no need because you can access an optical drive from a desktop computer via the local network.
Repairing Office In the olden days (ie a decade ago) if Microsoft Office had problems you'd have to dig out the install CD and reinstall.
For the last few versions of Office (Office 2007 and Office 2003 at least) that's rarely necessary. When Office is installed a copy of the key installation files is put in a hidden folder - if (when) Microsoft Office has a little nervy an auto-repair system should start and restore files from the source. Re-using the install disk is less common these days.

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Jun 17, 2011 | HP PC Laptops

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I am unable to use the bluetooth app in my laptop..the moment i open, it shows error 797 a connection to the remote access server was not made because the modem was not found.......please help me..........

This is for GPRS connection
You must have from your network provider: the internet access point name, your user name and password.
Download and unzip the attached file in a folder on your desktop

1- Disconnect the device from your desktop
2- On the Activesync icon on your desktop, open "Connection Settings". Uncheck "Allow USB Connection".
3- On your device: Go to "Beam" (in Settings/Connections), and uncheck "Receive all Incoming beams".
4- Then in Programs, click on "Wireless Modem". With the Connection type on USB, click on "Start".
5- Now, connect your device to the desktop. The "Found New Hardware Wizard" starts on your desktop. Click "Install from a specific location", then "Don't search. I will choose...", then click on "Modems", and "Have Disk..." and go to the folder where you unzipped the attached file.
The HTC USB Modem will be shown in the compatible hardware: click to install. Continue if you receive the alert of the software not passing the Windows XP compatibility test (Continue anyway). Finish.
6- Now, in Control Panel of your desktop, open "Phone and Modem Options". Select the "HTC USB Modem" and click on "Properties". In the "Advanced" tab type for "Extra initialization commands":
where xxx is your internet access point.
Click OK to finish.
7- On your device (always open in the Wireless Modem program), click on Tools/Options. Check the Preset GPRS connections and write in the APN, your network provider internet access point.
8- Finally, on your desktop, go to "Network Connections" and click "Create a new connection". Choose "Connect to the internet", then "Set up my connection manually". Click "Connect using a dial-up modem", then give a name to your ISP. In phone number type *99#. Get username and password from your network provider.

Better keep a shortcut of this connection on your desktop for quick access.

Each time you want to use your device as a modem:
Disconnect your device
Disable Activesync from your desktop by unchecking the "Allow USB connection"
Open Wireless Modem on your device and push on Start (with the Connection Type on USB)
Connect your device, then dial from your desktop using the shortcut you created

PS: Remember to enable Activesync once you've finished.

Nov 16, 2010 | PC Laptops

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My IBM Think Pad 240x hard disk damage; i brought a hard disk, please give me instruction how i install Windows2000 or Win XP, I have a USB CD rom but not supporting.

First I suggest you install Windows XP but you need the Windows installation CD and the product installation code.
Second, the USB ports and therefore the CD ROM drive will not work until Windows XP has been installed, unless the BIOS supports the USB ports and you can make the USB port/CD ROM as the first boot device.
After installing Windows you need to install the ThinkPad's device drivers.
The same model ThinkPadcan have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless youknow exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download allthe drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver. When you download thedrivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a recordof which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files arelocated on your hard drive. Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEBsite - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista devicedrivers for your model computer, Use this link: - You can download thevarious drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, theywill then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install thevarious drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

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Can i pair my hp laptop to my samsung R480 laptop

It depends on what you mean by "pair" If you want to transfer files, you should be able to do so through either your wireless or ethernet connection. Hopefully you have a connection both computers can use at the same time. Make sure both are in the same workgroup, both have file sharing set up, and decide which files you want to share, copy, or whatever. Go to start, control panel, then system. Then click on computer name tab. Change one or the other so both have the same workgroup, but different computer names. If you change workgroups, you will have to reboot. You need to have sharing set up – decide which folders you want to share, and click on “share this folder”. You will get a warning, and will have to say “ok” to enable sharing.

Now click on "network places" icon, if it is on your desktop. If it isn't, then go to my computer, and click the arrow to go up one level. Network places should be there. Click on "entire network", then on "Microsoft windows network" then on "mshome" or whatever your network is called. You should see at least two computers there. You cannot have two computers with the same name in a network, by the way. If both are in the same workgroup, and both have sharing set up, you can double click on both and shared folders will be there. It is easiest to arrange the two folders side by side. Within those folders are the files you want to share, or copy. Simply select the files, and drag them to the other computer.

Aug 22, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Wifi server

Once you have setup the central sever you can right click either the harddrive(s) or individual folders and there should be an option to share (or sharing and security). Open that and it should be quite straightforward to setup permissions so all computers can access those network places.
Next on the server right click My Computer and click properties. Write down what the workgroup name is.
Now go to the Vista laptops and goto Control Panel, then network places, or view wireless devices on network. Hopefully your shares will appear on the laptops and you can access them.
If they appear and you canot access them then you probably need to go back to step one and alter the permissions for sharing on the XP server.
Hope this helps,

Apr 09, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5050 Notebook

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Hi trying to connect my dell laptop to pc

to connect a laptop to you PC you will need a broadband router(with min of 2 LAN slots) and connect both using the LAN network cables thru the router.
Then on both PC and laptop you need to create the local area network.
Start/Control Panel/Network Setup Wiz/next/next/No let me chose another...../next/other/2nd option This Computer connects...../Computer name...Give a name/next/MSHOME/next/1st option Turn On file and print..../next/Yes/Next/wait for a few min..../Last option...Just Finished the ....../Next/Re-start/
Do this on both PC and laptop
Now open My Computer icon/Clikc the up arrow button near the top the menu bar/
this will show you the My Network icon/click it and view all computers on the network
You need to do the above process on both the PC and laptop
once you can view the PC's shared folder in you laptop and Laptop's shared folder in you PC you are DONE.
just copy any files from your PC/Laptop to the shared folders on you laptop/PC and exchange files on both.
all the best

Dec 07, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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File transfer with Dynex cable

USB transfer cables are quite special and not a regular USB cable.

A better (and cheaper) option is if both have network ports (Ethernet)

Then use a crossover cable. This is usually much much faster than USB and also more reliable.

Enable file and printer sharing on both computers.
Also make sure they both share the same work-group common examples are MSHOME or WORKGROUP

Once that is done you have a few options.

The better option is to use file and settings transfer wizard or similar built into windows. This will step you through the process and allow you to carry over your email and address book plus all your documents.

Another is to use copy and paste to pick the items you want and move them directly to where you want them (his does not work as well as the FST option but is quick just for documents etc.

Dont try to copy programs as they don't transfer well for the most part.

If usb is your only option then be very aware that USB 1.0 to any USBwill be extremly slow and even subject to failure. USB 2.0 to USB 2.0 is the only reccomended usb transfer method

Sep 07, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

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Networking problem

Make it sure if the user you used in the laptop is administrator right because you need the administrator right to access some network computer. check also if the desktop share folder is share with full access it maybe the right is read only.

Apr 23, 2008 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

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