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Invisible Computers on the LAN

By twmcc ·
I have Windows2000 SP3. Computers located on my LAN are not visible under "Computers Near Me". I can PING each of them successfully. I can "Search for Computers" and will find them. If I try to "Map a Network Drive" and browse to them they are not visible. Any ideas?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Invisible Computers on th ...

anything in the event log?

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by twmcc In reply to

Yes, I have 3 items in the evnts log that I have been researching.
1. Systems Log, Service Control Manager, Event ID 7000, The SCR110A4 service failed to start, system could not find file specified
2. Systems Log, Service Control Manager, Event ID 7000, The COMPAQ service failed to start because it is disabled or has no enabled drivers associated with it.
3. Applications Log, TrueVector Service, Event ID 5003, TrueVector Driver: Driver install failed. LoadNTDevice driver. Win32error: system cannot find file specified.

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by saihib In reply to Invisible Computers on th ...

Have you created shares on those computers?

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by twmcc In reply to

I have file and printer sharing on

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by IDtenT In reply to Invisible Computers on th ...

Just keeping it simple...
Are all of them in the same workgroup?
Do all of them have client for microsoft networks installed?
Do they all have file and printer sharing for microsoft networks turned on?
good luck!

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by twmcc In reply to

All are in the same workgroup
Client for Microsoft networks is installed
File and printer sharing is on

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by brian In reply to Invisible Computers on th ...

Look at your network settings
in the advanced section
check enable netbios over TCP/IP

Fast and Easy Way To Map the Drives- browse using "computers near me", drag the folder that you wish to map to the My Computer icon on your desktop.

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by twmcc In reply to

I went ahead and enabled netbios over TCP/IP with no change to the problem.

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by brian In reply to Invisible Computers on th ...

TRUE VECTOR = Zone ALARM - a firewall- it is doing what it does- You need to either reconfigure it or reinstall it if it has been removed- there are 2 major components- an interface and a backend that does the actual blocking. Sometimes the 2 stop communicating. In fact I have seen uninstalls where clearly the back end is left behind and continues to block. This is a funny problem because you will see many glowing reviews of Zone Alarm in these forums- but this is the downside. Noramlly a router is an an adequate firewall. Good luck - BTW reject another good answer if you like- you just didn't provide the right info. Many times you wont see a second answer once you reject the first one. You should just comment.

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by aseem_kumar_2001 In reply to Invisible Computers on th ...

What i feel is that above answers should have solved your problem.
If you are using zonealarm and firewall settings are set to high then you need to set in your firewall settings to allow outgoing ports 135,445,139.
In your network settings also check that file and printer sharing box is checked.
Also file and printer sharing should be installed on all the systems

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