Can not Share folders. I'm stumped...Help Please

Can not Share folders. I'm stumped...Help Please

Post by D-Ma » Sat, 31 Jan 2004 05:04:30


Here is one that has got me stumped. I'm running WinXP Pro. All I'm trying
to do is share a folder on my C: drive so I can access it from another
computer on my LAN. The problem I'm having is when I select "Sharing and
Security" then click "Share this folder on the network" and then hit "OK" I
get the following error message:

"An error occurred while trying to share "name of folder". The Server
service is not started. The shared resource was not created at this time."



So it seems simple enough, go to services.msc and start the server service.
Here is my real problem. If I try to start the Server service, I get this
error message:

"Could not start the Server service on Local Computer. Error 126: The
specified module could not be found."



I've looked all over the web to no avail. I can't find a fix. I've tried
reinstalling Service Pack 1. Started any services that are related to Server
service (dependencies) and nothing seems to work. I really don't want to
reinstall Windows in fear that it may create more problems than it will
solve. I think I removed a .dll file when I uninstalled a program (which one
I don't know). Any suggestions are most appreciated. Thanks!
 
 
 

Can not Share folders. I'm stumped...Help Please

Post by GTinterior » Fri, 07 Apr 2006 07:29:55


D-Man Wrote:

I am having the exact same issue, only it won't let the other computers
in the office communicate with my computer (the admin/server computer).

I've gone through every step i can find on the internet, as well as
resetting a bunch of .dll files.... i can't figure it out.... does
anyone know?


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GTinteriors

 
 
 

Can not Share folders. I'm stumped...Help Please

Post by Squir » Fri, 07 Apr 2006 08:53:41

If you double click My Computer and then right click C: drive, choose
sharing and security, and then the sharing tab, following screen prompts to
share C drive,
After you click apply, you should see a supporting hand under your C drive.

This is usually the first thing that has to be done.


--
Jerry

One thing money can't buy,
The wagging tail of a dog
 
 
 

Can not Share folders. I'm stumped...Help Please

Post by Richard in » Fri, 07 Apr 2006 10:43:51

Reply on Bottom




The OP just wants to share a folder, not the entire C drive.
 
 
 

Can not Share folders. I'm stumped...Help Please

Post by Squir » Fri, 07 Apr 2006 11:30:38

What you say is true, but don't you have to have C drive shared before
another computer can look into it for a folder ?

--
Jerry

One thing money can't buy,
The wagging tail of a dog
 
 
 

Can not Share folders. I'm stumped...Help Please

Post by GTinterior » Sat, 08 Apr 2006 00:02:49


Alright here is the odd thing....

When i double click my computers, right click the C drive... there is
no tab for security and sharing... so i figured i should probably go
into properties... At that point, there IS a tab for security, but i've
been through that tab, and there is no option to share. Any other
suggestions?

Thanks!


--
GTinteriors
 
 
 

Can not Share folders. I'm stumped...Help Please

Post by Squir » Sat, 08 Apr 2006 00:31:45

It might be that your internet security options are set too high.

Control panel, Internet options, Security tab, slider to Medium.

I can't think of anything else to help.

--
Jerry

One thing money can't buy,
The wagging tail of a dog
 
 
 

Can not Share folders. I'm stumped...Help Please

Post by GTinterior » Sat, 08 Apr 2006 23:42:59


GTinteriors Wrote:

=\ Unfortunately this did not work. Time to call in an IT guy. *sigh*

Thank you very much for the help anyway, it is much appreciated.


--
GTinteriors
 
 
 

Can not Share folders. I'm stumped...Help Please

Post by Alpin » Fri, 14 Apr 2006 12:23:53

If you figure out how to get your "Sharing and Security" tab back, please
post how you did it. About 3 weeks ago, my PC got infected with numerous
Trojans. I ran several AntiSpyware cleaners (Spyware Doctor, Windows
Defender, Spybot S&D) as well as McAfee AV until everything finally came up
clean. Everything seemed fine until I noticed a week ago that I couldn't
share anything anymore. I am running XP home, File & Printer Sharing is
installed & listed as an exception in Windows Firewall for my network
adapter but no matter what I do the "Sharing and Security" tab is no longer
visible. I've tried booting to Safe Mode, scoured the Internet (including
Kelly's Korner) but still can't get the tab back. If anyone has any ideas, I
would appreciate any tips.

Thanks, Alpine