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Large file copy failed - LAN W98SE

By jj.vergier ·

I have a small W98SE network at home (PIII 750 384 Mb - Celeron 400 256 Mb - switch 100 Mbps - Netgear adapters). PIII is gateway for W98 internet share (ADSL connection via a second NIC).

For some time now, copying large files (800 Mbytes) from PIII computer to Celeron is impossible : after copying 300 to 400 Mb, error message : "network ressource unavailable".

After these tests, the PIII processor runs 100% continuously.

I know this is quite specific, but has someone got an idea ? Thanks...

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by mikex In reply to Large file copy failed - ...

Since you didn't specify your pIII OS :

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by jj.vergier In reply to Large file copy failed - ...

Thanks for your answer.
In my mind, W98SE LAN meant both computers were running W98SE.

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by drsysadmin In reply to Large file copy failed - ...

Cannot give you a guaranteed solution - but lets consider a couple of tests. Are you "pushing" the file from the P3 to the Celeron machine, or is the Celeron "pulling" the file? If it won't work one way, try it the other and see if you get the same error.

Second, attempt the same operations after disabling ICS. With the P3 getting into a processor loop (showing 100% continuous), you may be requesting ICS traffic and data push/pull traffic causing a crunch.

Lastly, always do the standards of insuring enough space on the pc's, running your up-to-date virus/adware/spyware scans, and defragging your drives (on both machines PRIOR to file transfer). Also, try watching the processor data on the Celeron when you copy, see if it is pegging compared to the P3 prior to the processor loop.

Dr. Sys

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by jj.vergier In reply to

Thank you, your answer gave me hints about future tests.

I think the problem rather had to do with my switch : replacing it with and old model (10 Mbps), apparently less "intelligent", restored the ability to copy large or numerous files through the network.
Just for information, my NICs are NetGear FA310TX.

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