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vista network problem

By tomasvaskela ·
Few weeks ago I have build a new PC with the vista home premium installed. everything seemed to be just fine until it was time to connect to the network.
at first network seemed to work fine on vista. I see other xp machines on my network as well as I have access to all files, but vice-versa I discovered a problem. The vista PC has 2 hard drives divided into 4 parts (C-50gb, D-250gb, G-50gb and H-250gb). when I try to access the network from any other machine on the network (this inc. other vistas and xp PC's) it discover the vista PC lets you enter to it to see shared folders, but when you try to open one of them the message pops out "you dont have permission..."
vista made sth called public folder on C drive to share files on the netvork. if I put the files into that folder seems to be everything ok , no problems , but when you try to share any other folder it pops the message.
I have tried various ways to solve the problem, on-off firewall, tried all possible function in network and sharing center, as well as manual configuration of the network/NIC/router ...
i tried googling for this problem but unsucsessful results were following me for the past week.
I have a doubt about that it could be a router because I read people solve network problems on wireless networks by changing AP which is "vista ready" but because i use ethernet cables i have thoughts that wouldn't help.
I would like to get others opinion about this issue before i spend additional money on the new router

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Vista drive and folder sharing

by johnrosado In reply to vista network problem

Hi i have been having the same problem with vistas file sharing. I found the following link from microsoft that has helped me to share folders but still do not fully understand the section on sharing the root drive folder. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx hope this help you out the part you are looking for is towards the bottom of the article. If you figure out the root drive folder share let me know.

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Vista connecting to network

by dholmes In reply to vista network problem

We have nearly 300 machines on our network all working happily, connected via Cat-5 and gigabit switches... along comes Vista... plug one Vista PC into the network and everyone gets momentarily disconnected until the Vista PC gets in and they connect back in again! Can anyone help?

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