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Win '98 machine not showing up in Netwk

By sblades ·
I have a mix of '95 and a couple of '98 workstations on a small 10-node, through a hub peer-to-peer. One of the '98 stations needs to be accessed by one of the '95. All of the computer names show up in net neighborhood except one (only one) of the'98 machines and it's the one I need to show up. Yes, I have File and Print Sharing started, same workgroup, everything the same, tried Netbeui, TCP/IP, reinstalled all networking, have drive shared, changed network card, to no avail. TCP/IP settings are correct (subnet, etc.) I've never seen this before and am pulling my hair out. Also have tried LanMan announce, Master Browser disabled, enabled. The '98 stations can see all others fine, but no one can see hers. She is logged in correctly, too. Help.

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by Chipmunk In reply to Win '98 machine not showi ...

I had this happened a few times. I would check everything and find everything set properly.
So I shut all the computers down within that network. Turn the biggest one first and when that is up, start turning the rest of the pc's on within that network.
The reason I did this, I want the biggest system to take over as the master browser.

Good Luck.

Alvin

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by Chipmunk In reply to Win '98 machine not showi ...

I had this happened a few times. I would check everything and find everything set properly.
So I shut all the computers down within that network. Turn the biggest one first and when that is up, start turning the rest of the pc's on within that network.
The reason I did this, I want the biggest system to take over as the master browser.

Good Luck.

Alvin

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by Todd O. In reply to Win '98 machine not showi ...

For a quick an dirty solution, why not add an LMHOSTS file that contains the information to find the missing computer? At a minimum, trying that will help to narrow down what is wrong (if the LMHOSTS file doesn't solve the problem).

You can findinformation about setting up an LMHOSTS file at step six of this page: http://winfiles.cnet.com/howto/peercon.html

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by White Wolf In reply to Win '98 machine not showi ...

First, you might want to check that the computer/machine name is valid, (no spaces, punctuaction and such). Does computer see itself in the neighborhood? If not, mark sure is it's setup with same client as the others (Microsoft and Novell's file & print sharing services do not mix).

You could have a corrupt driver that's failing to be replaced. I've found sometimes you have to uninstall and reboot first, then try to reinstall the protocols & drivers. But sometimes windows will hang on to those corrupt drivers a like bulldog with lockjaw, and you won't be able to remove them while in windows: you'll have to know the exact filenames & locations and delete manually them while booted to DOS.

Good Luck!

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by zuzamar In reply to Win '98 machine not showi ...

Check and see if the person using this machine has named the hard drive and added an $(dollar sign) after the name. If so remove the $. The $ addition is a way to hide a drive from others on a network.

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