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PC with a blind eye?

By jefflevin ·
I have a networked pc (network is NT, OS is win98se)that will not log onto the network per se. I can ping it, get access to the internet but it will not log onto the server or map any drive back to it. I have installed a new nic card, tested the cable, pulled a new cable from the switch to that pc and still no luck. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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by Ann777 In reply to PC with a blind eye?

If you are getting link lights on your nic and at the hub/switch, then your hardware is not at fault. Your software is probably conflicted.

What IRQ is the nic using? It that IRQ being shared with outher resource intensive devices (like a video card, sound card, etc)? If all of this check out okay, then I would recommend that you remove your networking protocols and reinstall them all. reboot and see if you can get the mappings to work again.

If you still have problems, reinstall Win98SE on top of your current installation ; that will replace any missing files and may resolve the problem too.

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by jefflevin In reply to PC with a blind eye?

I've checked all the IRQ setting and no conflicts on anything. I set up a new pc, loaded win98, and get the same issue again...link lights are good, the switch shows activity, can reach the internet. I have all of the network setting for the network domain name set etc. I've deleted out the protocols and and reinstalled them. The NIC diagnostics test out just fine so I've eliminated that possiblity as well. Still stuck!!!

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by radiic In reply to PC with a blind eye?

Everything is fine with your hardware. You gave the anwser for that when you said you could ping the server.
Nuf said about the hardware.

I assume that when you say NT you mean 4.0 and you are up to sp6a. Sp doesnt matter for this problem though. Your problem is that you need to logon to the server as administrator and go to user manager and give yourself a user account to log into. Also make note of the domain you assigned to the server. Then go to the w98 box and go into properties of network. Go into the proerties for client for MS Networks put check in the logonto windows nt domain, then type in the domain you gave the server. click apply and ok. It will want a reboot. Upon coming alive. You will see a logon box with 3 lines instead of 2 like the one for windows family logon. Difference is that the 3rd line will have the domain filled in for you. Type the user name you added on the server and the password. It will logon and give you access to server at that point, depending on what folders you have shared.

That should get you what you want

Mike

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by jefflevin In reply to PC with a blind eye?

I already have done most of that as a normal part of setting up the domain and login steps etc. Thanks!

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by dandee1 In reply to PC with a blind eye?

Setting the network ie. is a good point. Something to think about you said you setup another system, with the same results. Was this a basic system with no added software ie. Firewall Software!! Something to consider:-)

Dandee1

P.S. HAVE A DANDEE DAY!!

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by jefflevin In reply to PC with a blind eye?

Thanks...something for me to keep in mind!

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by jefflevin In reply to PC with a blind eye?

Ok...finally figured it out. If you have File and Print sharing enabled under network neighborhood properties, there is an selection for the computer master browser. Make sure that it is set up "Disabled". I learned this from a class I just attended after I posted this question. It took care of the problem pronto. If you run into problems with printers dissappearing as well? same thing! Really strange, but what happens is that the PC sees itself as the master browser instead of the PDC and the worst part it is that it propogates. When the pc is shut down it will pick another pc and tell it to become the master browser!!! grrr...just some helpful thoughts.

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by jefflevin In reply to PC with a blind eye?

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