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XP drive and file sharing hoax

By stan ·
Thank You for taking the time to look at my discussion. I am running XP pro on a P4 1.7Ghz, 40 GB drive, NTFS, 2 nics (cable modem host). The PC shares out the itnernet connection to other pc's on the network. Everything runs fine, except my drive sharing. I can share the drive and everyone can acess it. I can switch to classic sharing and assign permissions and everything works great. Until I reboot. Once I reboot, the drive share icon is there, but the sharing is not enabled (if I am in simple drive share mode). If I am using classic drive share, everything is setup, the permissions and the groups are all in place. The ACL is there and everything. But no one can acess the drive no matter if it is classic or simple drive sharing. In order for people to see my drive contents, I have to go back to simple drive sharing, if that's not the mode I am in, and then remove the share and redo EVERYTHING. Do you have any idea what it can possibly be?

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