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Unable to browse network -users

By rick.philips ·
win98SE. the users icon is missing from the control panel. Also unable to browse a home network (4 boxes using TC/PIP) Can manually find another computer. The dell is having the problem. Cannot see the dell in the network browselist.

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by Ken Wolf In reply to Unable to browse network ...

Here's a few things to take alook at, just to verify the correct settings. Have you checked to make sure Client for Microsoft Networks in the list of installed network components. Check the Identification settings to verify that the Computer Name is unique and check the Workgroup name is the same as the other computers on your network. Also check to see if "File and printer sharing" is listed in the installed networking components. One other thing to check is the "Primary Network Logon" is Client for Microsoft Networks. Hope one of these suggestions will help

Ken

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by rick.philips In reply to Unable to browse network ...

Not sure if my reply went out. All the above was checked before I posted the inquiry. Also, what could have happened to the missing "Users" icon in control panel and how do i get it back?

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by vh_s In reply to Unable to browse network ...

If you could manually find another computer on the network, means that your network is fine.

One thing that you forgot is to add "File and Printer Sharing". Through this feature is actually one computer would show up in the Network Neighboorhood browse list, although nothing on the computer is shared.

The Users applet in Control Panel has nothing to do with that. You'll have to extract the original applet from the Win98 source.

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by rick.philips In reply to Unable to browse network ...

File and print sharing is in fact enabled with full access and no password req'd. Thank you for the attempt.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Unable to browse network ...

One reason that the users icon may not be visible in Control Panel is that is has been deliberately hidden. Another (and I'm guessing here), is that it may have been deleted. I don't know if windows will detect the absence of control panel applets and attempt to rebuild them. If the users applet has been hidden you can access it by doing the following:

Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM and locate all files nameed *.cpl. These can be opened within control panel. Doubleclick or right click and open in control panel to find out what each does - not all the applets are intuitively named. If you find that one of the *.cpl files is users then to make it visible do the following:

Open C:\WINDOWS\control.ini in notepad

Find the section labeled [DON'T LOAD]. Under this should be a line that reads:

filename.cpl=NO

Delete this line or remove NO from the line. Reboot and the applet will be visible in Control Panel. Also, I don't know if moving a *.cpl file out of ..\system will preventit from displaying. Search for all *.cpl files and make sure that users is where it should be.

Is the TCP/IP address correct? I spent 15 minutes rebooting a computer wondering why it could see itself but not any other computer after reinstalling and reconfiguring a network card and realised I had typed the static address incorrectly.

Hope this is useful

Mark

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by rick.philips In reply to Unable to browse network ...

Thanks Mark, however I could not find the .cpl file for "Users" The IP address is correct. I can manually find other computers and from others can manually find the problem system, however I can not browse to or from the problem one. During a manual find from elsewhere....doubleclicking a shared folder results in the error.."unable to loacate computer or share name" which seems odd because it was just located.... very Puzzling. Getting ready to re-install Win98SE and change it to Win2000 Pro. I will try extracting the users icon using the utility for that just for sh*&%# and giggles.

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