Troubleshooting Mixed OS
XP can see win98 but win98
can't see XP
Win9x can't see one of the
can't see Win2000/XP
W2k can access
win98 but w98 can't access w2k
XP can see win98 but win98 can't see XP
Symptom: you have 3 computers on a LAN. Two
are running Windows XP, and the other is running Windows 98 SE. The problem is
that the Windows 98 computer is not seeing any of the computers on the
network, though the other computers can see it and it's files on the network.
You have enabled sharing and you can ping each other by name.
Resolution: 1. If you setup auto-logon on xp,
disable and logon regularly. 2. If you select Family Logon on Primary Network
Logon, switch to Client for MS Network. 3. Make sure no firewall running on
see one of the shared folders
Symptom: your peer network with one Win
98SE and some Win 2000 Pro systems on the LAN operates fines except the W98SE
sees one of W2kPro machines but not one of it's shared folders. Other W2kPro
machines can sees the folder. You have set necessary permissions, users,
Resolution: make sure the
folder's name is shorter then 12 characters.
By default, Win2000/XP disables NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) for selected
clients. In a peer-to-peer network without WINS, Win9x will be unable to
browse, locate, or create file and print share connections to a Windows 2000
computer with NetBIOS disabled. So, you must setup the Win2000/XP to uses
NetBIOS over TCP/IP to communicate with prior versions of Windows NT and other
clients, such as Microsoft Windows 95. Alternatively, you may want to add
NetBEUI on all workstations in the peer-to-peer network.
can access win98 but Win9x can't access
I am trying to setup a network at home, I got two machines at home on one
windows 98 and on the other hand is Windows
2000 professional, i can see each machine on both, but i can get into the
windows 98 from windows 2000 pro but i can't get into the windows 2000 pro
from win 98. its says "its not accessible" with the red cross on the
A: Since your computers can see each other and win2000 can access win98, I
am assuming that you have setup the same workgroup and protocol on the both
machines. The problem is permission. You may have three options: 1) use the
same logon id on the both machines, 2) create a id for win9x on win 2000, 3)
enable guest account in win 2000 (it is risky).