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Maxstor shared Storage II 500GB

Two computers sharing the above connected via wire ethernet after scheduled backup operations one computer shows GREEN status in system tray icon ( successful) while other computer shows RED status in system tray (unsuccessful). In both cases the backup operation was successful I cannot find any way to get the icon to show that the backup was successful on the one that shows RED. I'm running VISTA Ultimate on the computer showing correctly and Window XP Pro on the one showing unsuccessful. Any idea's anyone???

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Try mapping that drive as a network share under windows XP. This is done from "MY Computer" Map network drive. The set up your backups to back up the network drive you have created. If that does not do it then there is a contention between vista and xp as to the owner of the drive. Making the drive a mapped network drive should resolve this as neither should have ownership. Thats my best quess without knowing in detail your network setup.

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