unable to connect to network drive

Installed win 7 on laptop w/ vista.  everything seems to work fine except i  can't access my network drive.  open explore, see drive under network, try to open and get "Network Error" Windows cannot access \\XXXXX.  error code: 0x80070035.

Why is it visible when the err says path not found?  explore detected it from the beginning.  diagnose tells me to ask a friend.
 

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Hi augie227,

 

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Option 1: Error message 0x80070035 means network path not found.

 

1) First, make sure the Workgroup name is the same on all of the computers in the network. On Windows Vista and Windows 7, the default workgroup name is "WORKGROUP". On Windows XP, the default workgroup name on Windows XP home computers is "MSHOME". On all other versions of XP Professional, it is "WORKGROUP".

Go to Control Panel, then Network and Sharing Center:
2) Network Discovery: ON
3) Network set to: Private
4) File Sharing is: On
5) Public Folder Sharing: ON
6) Password Protected: OFF

 

If you set up duplicate (the same) user accounts and passwords on All computers in your Network, you can turn Password Protected to ON. If you have the Password Protect set to On, you will be prompted for a user name and password every time you try to access a Vista computer from a Windows XP computer. If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible on the network map, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

 

File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing. In Windows Vista, the Public Folder Sharing is the same as Windows XP's Shared Docs.

 

If you are still having problems after setting up for File and Printer Sharing, then check to see if your Anti-Virus is enabled for File and Printer sharing on their firewall or make sure your rules or exceptions allow file and printer sharing.

For more information on File and Printer sharing, look over the technet website:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

 

Option 2: You can disable IPv6 and check if this can resolve the issue.

How to disable certain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) components in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852

Option 3: You can also run the hotfix from the link below which has resolution for Error message when you access the shared resources in a cooperation network over a VPN connection from a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008-based client computer: "0x80004005" or "0x80070035"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958285

 

 


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Vijay,

Thanks for getting back to me, but I still have my issue which is not connecting to another computer but a stand alone network drive.

Option 1: No problem accessing other computers.  Not the original problem.
Option 2: No change after disabling ipv6 (ffffff).  Should I re-enable this?
Option 3: Does not apply since the laptop is now Win 7.

My primary desktop is the latest Vista 64 and has no trouble access the network drive.  I want to update this machine to Win 7 too, but I need to resolve this issue first.

Before upgrading the laptop to Win 7 it accessed the network drive.  Now it cannot.  Should I re-install Vista?

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Hi Augie227,

I think I have the same problem as you (see my thread http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7network/thread/57957f7f-7718-4026-83f5-4a462e2f3d14). You don't mention if this only happens to you over wireless, as it does with me?

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Olly,

Yes, my laptop is connected wirelessly to my network.  It would be a hassle to test it connecting with an ethernet cable but I could try it.  This kind of defeats the purpose of the wireless network.

Sounds like our problems are the same except I can only see the drive and no other folders.  Also I'm reluctant to install Win 7 on my desktop until I get this resolved.

I'll try an ethernet cable this evening.

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Olly,

I connected my laptop via ethernet cable and still cannot see the drive.

Just wait now for an answer.

Augie

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Augie,

Thanks for letting me know. I guess your problem isn't exactly the same as mine, but there are obviously similarities. So far I've had no more useful responses, so I'll keep waiting too..!

Olly

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My Vista 64 is just as problematic.
sometimes i see the mapped network drive and some times it tells me it is not available (until i reboot that is)

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Hi All,

There are a few solutions I have seen for this error code, some of which have already been listed. Can you try disabling any third party antivirus or firewalls? Please do this and let us know if it allows you to connect.  

Hope this helps!

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Shawn,

I disabled PC Tools Spyware Doctor.  No change.  I also tried connecting with an ethernet cable and disabling the wireless connection.   Again, no change.

How do I go back to Vista?


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Hi Augie227,

Is the network drive a shared folder on a PC or a Network Attached Storage?

If it is a NAS, what's the make and model? It may be helpful to contact them for newer firmware that may resolve the issue.

If you're still looking to uninstall Windows 7, visit the following link for instructions:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971762

Let me know what I can do to help!

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